Tax Tips: Important reminders about tip income

If your pay from your job includes tips, the IRS has a few important reminders about tip income:

Free program to focus on web, mobile apps and email for established entrepreneurs

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Small Business Opportunity Program, will hold a free digital marketing workshop for entrepreneurs on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Belle Chase bridge to close for repairs

The DOTD has announced that the Belle Chasse Bridge will be closed starting Saturday, February 23, through Sunday, March 3, 2013. During this time the Belle Chase Tunnel will have two-way traffic.

Gov. Jindal announces $24.7B budget proposal

Governor Bobby Jindal is preparing to offer the legislature a $24.7 billion budget. He revealed a handful of details about the plan Thursday, but refused to get into too many specifics.

Ascension-Livingston parkway '8-10 years out'

Ascension Parish leaders and engineers hosted an open house Wednesday to speak with residents about their study of a proposed parkway linking Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

Effort to incorporate Watson moving quickly

The town of Watson faces a familiar decision: whether or not to become a city. And the group leading the way to incorporation wants it to make a decision soon.

Former BRPD chief files appeal to try and get his job back

An interim chief has been named, but former chief Dewayne White hasn’t given up on getting his job back.

LOCATED: Runaway teen missing since November located in Eunice

UPDATE: Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the missing 16 year old Quanesha Sims of Independence has been located. Sheriff Edwards was notified today that Sims was located in Eunice, La. and is reported to be in good health.

Three people hospitalized after train and SUV collide

On February 19, 2013, at 7:37 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a crash involving a train and an SUV on Liberty Cemetery Road near U.S. Highway 190 in Jefferson Davis Parish that sent three people to the hospital.

Arrest: 13 vehicles damaged, several injured by broken concrete thrown off overpass onto I-10

A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly throwing large pieces of broken concrete off an overpass, onto passing vehicles on I-10.