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Three area graduating seniors win National Merit scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this week that about 2,500 graduating seniors across the United States are winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Maurepas residents still rebuilding as 2013 hurricane season begins

Summer begins in three weeks, but a different season began Saturday: hurricane season.

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offering Chinese university exchange program

Beginning next spring, students of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business will have the opportunity to take part in a life-altering learning experience.

Better Business Bureau offers tips to protect passwords from computer hackers

In our tech-savvy world, everything is readily accessible and convenient, even banking.

Governor Jindal urges Louisianians to 'get a game plan' for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season here in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Director Kevin Davis are urging Louisianians to “Get a Game Plan” to ensure they are

Gretna fishermen ordered to pay over $60,000

The Office of the General Counsel Enforcement Section within the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a civil monetary penalty in the amount of $62,500 to a Gretna fishing bo

Gov. signs bill to make adopting local children easier, faster

Parents and politicians both believe a newly signed law will mean better lives for hundreds of children every year. Governor Bobby Jindal signed the Louisiana Has Faith in Families Act during a special ceremony Friday.

La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season

The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.

BRPD closes over half of 2013 homicides with latest arrest

The latest homicide arrest has closed the gap for the number of unsolved homicides in Baton Rouge. There are only 10 remaining open cases out of 23 total investigations conducted by the Baton Rouge Police Department during 2013.

"Our Uniform to Yours" is a chance to donate unwanted school uniforms

As school comes to an end, there is now something you can do with those old or outgrown uniforms; you can donate them!