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Senate committee approves Medicaid expansion bill

The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare narrowly approved a bill that allows for the expansion of Medicaid Tuesday night. The bill passed on to the Senate floor in a four to one vote.

The Advocate sold to the Georges Family

The Georges family announced today that they have purchased the state’s largest daily print newspaper.

Woman critically injured after running into back of log truck

A two-vehicle crash in Bossier Parish has sent one driver to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

New Orleans Bowl date announced

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (CST).

BRPD searching for attempted murder suspect

Authorities are looking for a woman wanted on attempted murder charges. The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for Martina Creshaun Gibson for Attempted-Second Degree Murder.

'Night of Remembrance' to honor Mickey Shunick, other loved ones lost

Mickey Shunick will be among students to be honored tonight at UL Lafayette's "Night of Remembrance."

Midwives grateful for recognition by American Academy of Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatricians has given a qualified approval to home births.

EBRSO searching for three identity theft suspects

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is looking for three Asian males that were seen making fraudulent purchases using two different victim’s information.

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.