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6th grader from Covington selected as state winner in Doodle 4 Google art contest

A 6th grader from Abita Springs Middle was selected from more than 130,000 students as a winner in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Two games of LSU-Ole Miss baseball series selected for national television

Two of the LSU-Ole Miss baseball games in Alex Box Stadium will be televised by national networks, the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.

Elderly man shoots wife, turns gun on himself

An elderly man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself, officials say.

Passenger in vehicle killed after bullets fly on Provost Street

A 20-year-old man was killed last night after the vehicle he was in was struck by bullets.

Bayou Corne residents banking on Blue Ribbon Commission

People living in Bayou Corne got a chance to chat with members of the Blue Ribbon Commission at home Wednesday during a community meeting. They're the group that will eventually determine when it's safe for residents to come home.

Disability rights advocates excited about extra funding

New Opportunities Waivers help children and adults with severe developmental disabilities get services they need, in a rare move during budget cuts the NOW program is getting more funding, creating 75 new slots for those who need them.

FDA approves over the counter Plan B pill, causes some to question that decision

The FDA has approved Plan B to be sold over the counter so now any woman over 15 years old can pick it up without a prescription. Before the approval, people under 17 needed a prescription.

Downtown street closures for shooting of movie to begin Thursday, May 2

Several streets in the downtown area will close to traffic over the next two weeks to film the movie “Search Party,” a comedy produced by Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

Parents excited to get scholarship letters for upcoming school year

While the state supreme court waits to rule on the legality of school vouchers, thousands of Louisiana parents are happy to take advantage of them.

Bill making sexual identity discrimination illegal shot down

The LGBT community took another hit in their fight for equality at the State Capitol today.