End of Earl K. Long's emergency mental health service could be 'rather disastrous'

A parish with limited resources for mental health care will lose one of its effective systems in two weeks.

Faith based leaders gather to discuss issues in Louisiana

It's no secret that's Louisiana’s got a lot of problems with crime, and punishment, education and healthcare.

Earl K. Long to close in April

Earl K. Long will close in three weeks after three years of planning by LSU. Most of the hospital's services will be transferred to Our Lady of the Lake.

Lawmaker: Google Glass and driving don't mix

Google Glass, the tech giant's Internet-connected headset, isn't on the market yet. But that hasn't stopped one lawmaker from trying to keep the eyewear off the highways in his state.

Gas prices lower in the Capitol City

Average retail gasoline prices in Baton Rouge have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week. According to, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Capitol City is $3.46.

No Pick 3/Pick 4 drawings to be held on Easter Sunday

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on March 31, Easter Sunday.

Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Easter holiday (Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31

DOTD: MAP worker killed in I-10 crash

DOTD has confirmed the victim in this morning's crash on I-10 was a Motorist Assistance Patrol worker. The name of the victim hasn't been released, and we're not sure what led to the crash.