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Too many boards? Law cuts 15 state advisory committees

An Ascension Parish lawmaker believes getting rid of some state-level advisory committees will save taxpayers money while making government operate more efficiently.

Southern receives $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil

Southern University Chancellor Dr. James Llorens today accepted a $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge. The funds are a combination of donations from ExxonMobil employees and matching funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, pleads guilty to simple battery

Friday morning in court, LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, plead guilty for getting into a fight back in April. Here is a list of some of the sentence handed down by the judge. Hill is on probation for the next two years.

Hundreds pay final respects for NOPD officer killed by hit-and-run driver

A funeral service was held today at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church for Officer Rodney Thomas. The veteran law enforcement officer died in the early morning on Sunday, July 7 after he was stuck by a hit-and-run driver.

Decision to avoid veto session devastates families

The Brown family has spent the last few weeks hoping for a miracle. "I don't know what they're reason could have been but we all hoped, and prayed and worked for a better outcome," explained Ursula Brown.

New construction project leaves residents of Scotlandville neighborhood ready for final resolution

Residents of Scotlandville's University Place subdivision dealt with stench, flies, and even some health problems for almost twenty years before the city parish agreed to buy them out several months ago.

O'Mara: No winners possible in Zimmerman case

Whatever the six-woman jury mulling the fate Friday of George Zimmerman decides, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin cannot emerge as a winner, according to his defen

Single-vehicle crash kills unrestrained driver

On Thursday, July 11 shortly after 9:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of LA 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker, LA.

Senate decides against holding veto session

Twenty-six senators returned ballots late Thursday evening to cancel out an automatic veto session. The session was automatically set to start on July 16, unless either 2/3rds of the House or Senate voted against it.

Texas driver threatens victim with handgun while driving on I-20; arrested

A Texas man has been arrested for a severe case of road rage in Webster Parish. On July 10 at 4:35 p.m., Troopers responded to a road rage incident involving a gun on I-20 westbound at Minden.