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Severe Weather Awareness Week for Louisiana

This week is National Severe Weather Awareness week for Louisiana. Each day a new topic will be featured to help get you prepared for the upcoming Spring severe weather season.

Tax reform recommendations could be critical for future of state’s revenue

Tax reform is coming up for the state legislature for the first time in a few years, but any changes need to be meaningful.

Problem Gambling Awareness week brings attention to addiction resources

Problem gambling is one of Louisiana's most serious health issues. It affects not only the addict; it affects that person's family, friends, co-workers and society as a whole.

MISSING: Man last seen at sailboat dock has made no contact for several days

Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating Douglas Morris, 54, who was last seen on Friday, March 01, 2013, at about 5:30P.M., on his Sailboat which was docked in the 6000 block of France Road.

Launch of 'LSU Online' offers promise for university's academic, financial future

Monday was the first day of school for a new type of LSU student. LSU launched its LSU Online initiative with three graduate programs that are held entirely online.

Man attempting to retrieve mattress struck by hit-and-run driver on I-310

State Police are searching a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian on I-310 last week.

MISSING: New Orleans woman last seen in her vehicle, police seek information

New Orleans Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Terry Lyn Monnette, 26, who was last seen on Saturday, March 2 at approximately 5:00 a.m., at the Parlay’s Bar located in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue.

Teacher tenure bill ruled unconstitutional

A Baton Rouge judge ruled the Act One or the "teacher tenure" bill is against the unconstitutional. 19th Judicial District Court Judge Michael Caldwell says the bill has too many topics wrapped up in it.

41-year-old woman arrested for engaging in sexual relationship with teen boy

A 41-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly participating in sexual relationship with a teen she met online.

Jindal's teacher tenure revamp rulled illegal by BR judge

Baton Rouge Judge Michael Caldwell says Governor Bobby Jindal’s revamp of teacher tenure laws is illegal because it was included in legislation that had too many other items.