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FAA furlough reprieve: 'No fair!'

Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers.

FAA suspends furloughs, typo or not

A typo is keeping President Obama from signing legislation designed to end budget-related FAA air traffic controller furloughs blamed for widespread flight delays, a congressional source told CNN Saturday.

Authorities: Mississippi man charged with possession, use of ricin as a weapon

A Tupelo, Mississippi, man has been charged with possession and use of a biological agent as a weapon in connection with an investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, federal authorities said Saturday.

LSU Biology class working to fight invasive species in Bluebonnet Swamp

For the past several years, LSU biology professor Barry Aronhime and the students in his Principles of Ecology Laboratory class have been working hands-on at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, or BSNC, to study an aggressive invasive species o

'Live in Peace' ride hopes to put an end to ongoing violence problem

Donaldsonville is a growing city with a growing violence problem.

Horse owners urged to prepare for mosquito borne diseases

As summertime approaches and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West

Louisiana ranks 17th nationally in infant immunizations

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date.

Louisiana's cohort graduation rate reaches an all-time high

Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana State Superintendent of Schools John White announced recently that, for the second consecutive year, Louisiana's graduation rate has increased--reaching an all-time high of 72.3 percent of students comple

Data shows babies born in state spend fewer days in intensive care

Partnerships between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, nonprofit advocacy groups and Louisiana hospitals reduced the number of days babies born in Louisiana have spent in Neonatal Intensive Care units by 20,000, according to pre

EBRSO to host Drug Take Back Program at Oschner

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office along with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a prescription drug take back this Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m.