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More women wanted in state government

Louisiana has a shortage of ladies holding office in the state legislature, that's according to the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. They say women bring a fresh perspective to public policy, and the state needs their help.

Man fires shots at ex-girlfriend, roommate after attempting to ‘fix’ relationship; turns himself in

A St. Martin Parish man has surrendered to authorities after he fired a gun at his ex-girlfriend and her roommate.

Passenger dies from injuries sustained in April head-on collision

A Raceland woman died over the weekend from injuries she sustained in a crash on the evening of April 27, when the vehicle she was riding in struck another vehicle head-on.

Rising temperatures could create dangerous conditions for weekend activities

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. In south Louisiana, that feeling can often become a hazard to your health.

BPRD looking for 'bait car' thieves

Local authorities are looking for four individuals that burglarized a bait car in two separate incidents this year.

Planned Parenthood under fire at the Capitol

New Orleans native Shawna Kimbrough maintains that one trip to Planned Parenthood as a teen changed her life forever.

Baton Rouge Red Cross volunteers head to Oklahoma to help those in need

Volunteers with Red Cross chapters all across the south are on their way to Oklahoma tonight. Ten people from the Baton Rouge area have already left to lend a hand, and more are expected to head out in the next few days.

1,300 new jobs coming to Louisiana due to $30m corporate expansion project

A $30 million corporate expansion project will bring roughly 1,300 new jobs to Louisiana.

Liberty Lagoon and BREC pools open for summer season

BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark is opening its doors Wednesday, May 22 for the hot summer days ahead. Two additional BREC pools will open this weekend.

Morgan City authorities looking for 'person of interest' in murder investigation

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in a shooting which occurred at approximately 11:04 p.m. on Monday, May 20.