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LDAF warns horse owners of potential virus

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is monitoring the Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) equestrian event in Ocala, Florida.

BR middle school students published in national scientific journal

Two Baton Rouge middle school students' projects that started out as part of a science fair now have been published in a national scientific journal.  

Roddy Road resurfacing to start Wednesday, officials advise alternate route

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday Roddy Road resurfacing work from La. 931 south to La. 621 will start Wednesday at 7 a.m.  

Officers awarded for taking drunk drivers off the streets

More than 20 law enforcement officers were recognized today for working to eliminate drunk drivers on our roads.

Ascension Parish Animal Control Center at risk of shutting its doors

Ascension Parish's Animal Control Center could end up shutting down, because parish leaders say they just don't have the money to keep it open. Animal lovers in the parish say the shelter needs to remain open.

Fatal hit-and-run crash involving motorcycle shuts down I-10 in New Orleans

A motorcyclist was killed during a crash this afternoon on I-10 in New Orleans. Police say the vehicle responsible fled the scene and they are currently seeking the suspect.

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.