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EBR to hold OSHA workshop for small businesses on Monday, March 25

Business with Baton Rouge, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Small Business Opportunity Program, will hold a free workshop on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety standards for

Ascension Parish to hold recreation master plan community meeting in Donaldsonville

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Tuesday the Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department will hold a master plan community meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at the Donaldsonville City Hall to discuss future plans for rec

End of Earl K. Long's emergency mental health service could be 'rather disastrous'

A parish with limited resources for mental health care will lose one of its effective systems in two weeks.

Faith based leaders gather to discuss issues in Louisiana

It's no secret that's Louisiana’s got a lot of problems with crime, and punishment, education and healthcare.

Earl K. Long to close in April

Earl K. Long will close in three weeks after three years of planning by LSU. Most of the hospital's services will be transferred to Our Lady of the Lake.

Gas prices lower in the Capitol City

Average retail gasoline prices in Baton Rouge have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week. According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Capitol City is $3.46.

No Pick 3/Pick 4 drawings to be held on Easter Sunday

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on March 31, Easter Sunday.

Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Two Covington police officers arrested on battery charges

Two officers with the Covington Police Department were arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office.