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Governor tables tax reform, still hopes to get rid of income tax

Fireworks over Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed tax plan were expected this session, but Monday the governor surprised a lot of people when he announced he was going to ‘shelve’ his tax plan.

BR man could face up to 30 years in prison for child pornography arrest

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with violating Louisiana statutes against pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Woman almost throws away $10,000 winning Powerball ticket

Joyce Womack of Greensburg said she originally threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn’t checked the numbers—and it’s a good thing she did.

Reward upped to $19,600 for information about missing school teacher

The reward for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing school teacher has been increased to $19,600, according to Crime Stoppers.

We're no.1! LSU baseball ranked top team in newspaper poll

LSU is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll released Monday. The Tigers (30-2, 11-1 SEC) have won 12 straight games, including nine consecutive SEC contests, and are tied with Vanderbilt for the overall conference lead.

Acadia deputy recovering after being shot by suspect; State Police investigating

State Police continue to investigate a case that resulted in the death of a man after he allegedly shot a sheriff’s deputy in Acadia Parish.

BRPD hosts 'The Equalizer' self-defense class for women

The Baton Rouge Police Department will be hosting "The Equalizer," a free self-defense class for women. The sixteen-hour class will be offered in four parts on the following nights; April 23, 25, 30, and May 2.

Governor Jindal parks tax reform package, still pushes for phase out of income taxes

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal delivered his address to the opening of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session where he announced that he is parking his tax reform package and asking legislators to send him a bill to phase out income taxes.

Lottery announces final Saints Second-Chance drawing deadline

The Louisiana Lottery is calling all Saints fans to mail in any remaining nonwinning $5 I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off tickets for its final second-chance drawing to win a 2013 Saints Prize Package, including season tickets.

Lafayette’s Most Wanted Fugitive releases YouTube video explaining his case

A fugitive with a lengthy criminal history released a video on YouTube explaining his reasoning for skipping out on a court date.