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Tips to avoid making yourself a mosquito magnet

Some people get bit by mosquitoes, no matter what they do. They can be out with friends who don't get bit, but they end up covered in them. So what is it that makes them mosquito magnets?

Saints come back for win over Kansas City in preseason opener

The backups bailed out the starters for the New Orleans Saints, as a total team effort led to a 17-13 victory over Kansas City in the preseason opener for both teams.

DHH confirms 7 news cases of West Nile this week

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting seven new West Nile cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to eight. At this time last year, the state had 53 cases of West Nile virus.

New jobs: 500 new jobs with average salaries of $46,600 coming to Lake Charles airport

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and AAR Corp. Chairman and CEO David Storch announced the company will establish a 750-job aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operation at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles.

SCAM ALERT: Text message claims your credit card has been declined

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii wants our partners to be aware of a new scam circulating in the area.

‘Habitual offender’ sentenced to 24-years in prison for LSU bomb threat

A convicted felon will spend the next 24-years in prison for calling in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of LSU’s campus.

Recent spike in motorcycle-related deaths prompts discussion about safety

Darrin Baymen has been riding for 15 years, and he said wearing the right protective gear is not just a regulation, it could make all the difference in an accident.

Gonzales Police officer placed on paid administrative leave after arrest for domestic battery

A four-year veteran of the Gonzales Police Department was arrested for domestic battery.

Motorcyclist killed from two-vehicle crash in Port Allen

On Friday, Aug. 9 shortly after 12:15 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle. It happened on US Hwy 190 west of LA Hwy 1145 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Fifteen LSU student-athletes earn degrees during summer commencement

LSU had 15 student-athletes earn their degrees Friday during its annual Summer Commencement ceremonies held on-campus. In total, LSU issued 104 diplomas to its student-athletes during the 2012-13 academic year.