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California wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres

Firefighters continue to battle what has been a fast-growing Southern California wildfire -- one that has already consumed more than 2,950 acres.

Bayou Corne residents banking on Blue Ribbon Commission

People living in Bayou Corne got a chance to chat with members of the Blue Ribbon Commission at home Wednesday during a community meeting. They're the group that will eventually determine when it's safe for residents to come home.

Disability rights advocates excited about extra funding

New Opportunities Waivers help children and adults with severe developmental disabilities get services they need, in a rare move during budget cuts the NOW program is getting more funding, creating 75 new slots for those who need them.

FDA approves over the counter Plan B pill, causes some to question that decision

The FDA has approved Plan B to be sold over the counter so now any woman over 15 years old can pick it up without a prescription. Before the approval, people under 17 needed a prescription.

Downtown street closures for shooting of movie to begin Thursday, May 2

Several streets in the downtown area will close to traffic over the next two weeks to film the movie “Search Party,” a comedy produced by Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

Parents excited to get scholarship letters for upcoming school year

While the state supreme court waits to rule on the legality of school vouchers, thousands of Louisiana parents are happy to take advantage of them.

Bill making sexual identity discrimination illegal shot down

The LGBT community took another hit in their fight for equality at the State Capitol today.

Sawmill closed due to recession set to reopen this year, creating 90 new jobs

A sawmill will reopen its doors, creating 90 new jobs and just under 300 indirect jobs.

Senate committee approves Medicaid expansion bill

The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare narrowly approved a bill that allows for the expansion of Medicaid Tuesday night. The bill passed on to the Senate floor in a four to one vote.

The Advocate sold to the Georges Family

The Georges family announced today that they have purchased the state’s largest daily print newspaper.