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Caffeinated chewing gum catches FDA's eye

Wrigley's new caffeinated gum has caught the attention of the Food and Drug Administration, which says it will investigate the effects of added caffeine on children and teens.

Recent downpours, northern U.S. flooding may cause local levees to overflow

All the rain, combined with flooding in the northern part of the country is causing concern for the Army Corps of Engineers and local residents.

Louisiana has record-shattering year for tourism revenue

Record numbers have been reported for the tourism industry in Louisiana. The high numbers include money spent on hotels, food and retail.

Bird problems frustrate La. rice farmers

Southwest Louisiana farmers are frustrated this year with a larger-than-usual number of birds eating rice seed, causing many farmers to replant.

Bill proposing voting rights for paroled felons shot down

A controversial bill that would allow convicted felons on parole the right to vote was shot down today.

New West Feliciana Parish Hospital to be built, playground and park to be removed

The West Feliciana Parish Hospital is over 40 years old, and after years of saving and planning, a new hospital looks to be in the works. However, that reality comes at a price.

BP agrees to pay $340 million for restoration projects

Governor Bobby Jindal announced that BP has agreed to fund approximately $340 million in restoration projects for Louisiana.

Early discussion under way on Boston bombing suspect avoiding death penalty

Preliminary talks have been under way "for the past few days" to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the t

Louisiana sees record agriculture earnings at $11 billion

Agriculture in Louisiana has had a record year, and now the numbers are out that prove it.

Home price rise continues to pick up speed

The pace of home prices increases continued to accelerate in February, according to a measure released Tuesday that showed the biggest gain since near the height of the housing bubble.