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People who ride LA Swift say they're relieved; Saving LA Swift

Advocates have been working to save LA Swift. It has been in operation since Hurricane Katrina.

Baker man arrested for rape of girlfriend’s teen daughter

A 46-year-old man was arrested for the rape of his girlfriend’s daughter. Officials say the man has been in a relationship with the woman for the past 13 years and the teen referees to him as “step daddy.”

Miles: Jeremy Hill remains suspended from LSU football team

Despite being sentenced, Jeremy Hill will remain suspended from the LSU football team, Les Miles said on Thursday, July 18.

Louisiana students' ACT scores increase

The Department of Education today announced an increase of 3,600 public high school seniors posting scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students the opportunity to attend four-year and two-year colleges without the requir

Full closure of Lee Drive begins tonight, will reopen July 22

Lee Drive will close to traffic between Boone Drive and Bayou Duplantier/Bennett Drive beginning Thursday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. The road is expected to re-open Monday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m.

2013 SEC Media Days All-SEC team/predicted order of finish announced

The Southeastern Conference on Thursday announced the 2013 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Team. 2013 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

Terrytown man arrested for possession, distribution of child pornography

Shane Joseph Gainey was arrested on Wednesday after undercover investigators discovered him distributing child pornography via the Internet, said John Bosco, head of the Louisiana Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit.

LDWLF clarifies stance on ATV use in Comite River

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and FIsheries issued a clarificiation on its postion on ATV use in the Comite River. Bo Boehinger, LDWF spokesman, explains that the issue is under a legal grey area.

In electrical storms, being indoors doesn't mean you're out of the woods

Weather experts agree: When lightning strikes, it's best to go indoors.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus reported this year

A two-year-old horse located in Maurepas in Livingston Parish reportedly tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV) and was humanely euthanized by a local veterinarian.