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Bill banning social media sites while driving headed to Governor’s desk

A bill banning Louisiana people from visiting social media sites while driving has gained final approval. The bill will now head to Governor Jindal’s desk.

May 22 proclaimed 'American Cancer Society Day' in Louisiana

In honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, Governor Bobby Jindal officially proclaimed May 22 as “American Cancer Society Day” and urges all residents of Louisiana to join together to finish the fight against ca

Uproar over tortured dog found decaying in field

A case of animal cruelty is being described as the worst ever seen by local animal rescuers, and life-changing for those who uncovered it.

New Orleans makes Travelers' Choice top 10 destinations list

It's no surprise that travelers flock to Paris, New York and London.

Man arrested after stealing speakers, wheels from a vehicle being serviced

A Houma resident has been arrested after stealing items off of a car while it was being serviced at a dealership on May 15.

Volunteers needed to help keep Baton Rouge beautiful

Several groups will gather Saturday to help clean up Baton Rouge. They hope you’ll want to pitch in some help, too.

More women wanted in state government

Louisiana has a shortage of ladies holding office in the state legislature, that's according to the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. They say women bring a fresh perspective to public policy, and the state needs their help.

Man fires shots at ex-girlfriend, roommate after attempting to ‘fix’ relationship; turns himself in

A St. Martin Parish man has surrendered to authorities after he fired a gun at his ex-girlfriend and her roommate.

Passenger dies from injuries sustained in April head-on collision

A Raceland woman died over the weekend from injuries she sustained in a crash on the evening of April 27, when the vehicle she was riding in struck another vehicle head-on.

Rising temperatures could create dangerous conditions for weekend activities

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. In south Louisiana, that feeling can often become a hazard to your health.