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Internet sales tax: What you'll pay, and when

Internet shoppers could be one step closer to having to pay sales taxes on online purchases.

Hagel: 'Outrage, disgust' as Air Force leader charged with sexual battery

An Air Force officer who served as a branch chief for the service's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program was arrested and charged with sexual battery over the weekend.

Cleveland abductions a chilling reminder of 'House of Horrors'

Like Amanda Berry, who ran to freedom Monday after years in captivity, Tonia Carmichael was abducted and held by a male captor not far from her Cleveland home.

Audit shows millions wasted by SNAP fraud

A new state report of the SNAP system shows that people have used millions of dollars that do not belong to them to buy things they are not supposed to get.

Singer Lauryn Hill sentenced to prison on tax charges

Singer Lauryn Hill's failure to pay federal income taxes for three years has earned her a three-month prison sentence.

Young non violent offender get new option for staying out of trouble

Kids who commit small crimes like vandalism or burglary usually end up in juvenile detention center. But now, there's the evening report center for non violent offenders in East Baton Rouge.

Budget maneuvers continue at the Capitol

Both Democrats and Republicans are coming together and reporting bills unfavorably out of committee to make sure those bills were not killed and can be used in the upcoming budget debate.

BR public school ranks well in national magazine's 'Best High Schools' list

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (BRMHS) was ranked 339th in the nation by Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast in its annual America’s Best High Schools list this week.

Audit: Louisiana food stamp program overpaid millions in benefits, possible fraud

An oversight allowed for the overpayment of millions in benefits for recipients of the Louisiana food stamp program, an audit revealed.

Law to ban social media while driving gains support from lawmakers

A bill that bans accessing social media sites while driving is gaining more support at the Capitol. The House Committee on Transportation and Highways is passing on a bill that came through the senate without issues.