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Louisiana physicians named to prestigious 2013 Best Doctors in America list

Physicians affiliated with hospitals of the LSU Health Care Services Division appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Study: 55 parishes score high for risk factors for early childhood development

A new report released today by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center reveals that 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes score high on at least one of 11 risk factors related to poor early childhood outcomes, revealing significant

More new jobs expected for local economy in 2013

After a couple of slow years, the local economy is on the rise, and local business development experts believe 2013 will continue the upward trend.

New Orleans film industry sees record breaking year

Today, Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy announced that 2012 was a record-breaking year for New Orleans-based filming, with a 23 percent increase in spending for tax credit film projects (TV, films and commerc

Subaru recalls 630,000 vehicles for fire risk

Subaru of America is recalling more than 630,000 vehicles because water could get into lights on the side mirrors, possibly leading to a fire.

New Orleans Super Bowl could bring in millions for Baton Rouge

The Super Bowl usually means super bucks for the host city, and with the big show taking place in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge leaders are already figuring out how they can cash in on the thousands of tourists flocking to the game.

First draft-eligible junior on LSU football team declares for the NFL

LSU junior linebacker Kevin Minter has opted to forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL Draft, he announced on Thursday.

1,500 new jobs headed to Shreveport with opening of Elio Motors manufacturing plant

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Elio Motors plans to assemble new vehicles at the former General Motors Shreveport plant. Elio Motors Inc.

Off-duty firefighter saves woman after crash from burning vehicle

An off-duty firefighter is credited with saving the life of a woman who was trapped in a burning vehicle after a crash.

Unrestrained driver dies in crash on I-10

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-10 westbound west of LA Hwy 77 in Iberville Parish.