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Jason Smith is proud to be New Orleans Pelican

New Orleans Pelicans forward-center Jason Smith said he’s ready to put on his blue, red, and gold for his first season as a Pelican.

Port Allen Mayor plans to fight city council decision to define department heads

The battle between the Mayor of Port Allen, the city council and the city's chief financial officer is in full swing. The city council voted 3 to 2 in favor of adding new positions to the list of people that run the city.

Local high school student displays artwork at Greenwell Springs Library, draws inspiration from his heritage

At the Greenwell Springs Road Llibrary, the walls are covered in art, and the artist is only 15 years old. Southern University Lab Student Marvin Bryant Jr. says that he’s influenced by the greats.

NOPD: Violent crimes drop during first half of 2013

In the first few months of 2013, there was a significant drop in the number of violent crimes committed in New Orleans, compared to the same time frame last year.

Art and music festival to be held Friday in Mid City

Hot Art – Cool Nights is having its tenth annual event this Friday in Baton Rouge. It's free and open to the public.

Good Samaritan pulls woman from burning vehicle; driver later dies from injuries

Despite the best effort of a good Samaritan, a Pineville woman died after she crashed her vehicle.

Downtown business owners prepare for IBM offices, will open next year

Though the downtown office of IBM won't be complete for over a year, business owners in the area say they're already preparing for the increase in customers.

‘Make something good come from my death’: May 9 declared Louisiana Gray Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013 will be the first Louisiana Gray Day in honor of a man who died from brain cancer in 2010. “The last thing he asked his family to do was to make something good come from his death.”

Costco will be the next mega store to set up shop in Baton Rouge

Metro Council approved the Costco proposal 10-1. That paves the way for the mega store to move into Baton Rouge.

Voucher program participants hopeful lawmakers will find the funds for the voucher program

"When I heard it my heart dropped," shared Shari Burks has seven grandkids at Hosana Christian Academy. When she heard the news the voucher program's funding was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday she was worried.