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LSU faculty to receive raises for the first time in four years

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced Friday, July 26, that LSU System employees across the state will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years.

Ariel Castro pleads guilty to 937 counts, avoids death penalty

Three young kidnapping victims could be spared another ordeal because there may be no trial. Castro is accused of holding three women against their will for about a decade.

Teen girls still skipping HPV vaccine

Nearly half of all adolescent girls are still skipping the recommended HPV vaccine, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tax reform proposals to be secret for 50 years

Tax reform is apparently so treacherous for senators these days that they require the utmost protection from the public -- half a century's worth.

Livingston Parish Council vote fails to increase tax incentive for Juban Crossing development

After more than an hour and a half of spirited debate, the Livingston Parish Council failed to vote on an increased tax incentive for the Juban Crossing development.

Slooooooooow: U.S. slips to ninth in Internet speed

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Bastion of mediocre Internet speeds.

Slidell pedestrian killed while standing in oncoming traffic

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on July 24, State Troopers began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 190/Gause Boulevard at its intersection with Cross Gates Blvd. in St. Tammany Parish.

Consumer Reports gives Chevy Impala rave reviews

Consumer Reports is giving high praise to the new Chevrolet Impala, calling it the best new sedan the magazine has tested. It's the first time an American sedan has held that standing in at least 20 years.

Elderly man dies after crashing into concrete pillar

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of an 83-year-old driver. It happened around 9:48 a.m. on July 24 at the North I-110 exit ramp at Florida Blvd.

Isaiah Marshall resigns as CATS board chairman

Isaiah Marshall resigned from the Board of Directors of CATS Thursday.