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Social media posting and driving could soon be on the banned list

Most drivers will guiltily admit they’ve done it before, used Facebook, Twitter or any number of other social media sites while driving.

No more serious cases being taken at Earl K. Long in anticipation of closure

People with serious problems are now being turned away from Earl K. Long Hospital and those who need an overnight stay also aren't being accepted.

Unclaimed $10,000 Powerball prize set to expire on April 4

A Powerball ticket bought back in October worth $10,000 expires on Thursday. It was bought at a Kajan Mart in Carencro. The numbers on the ticket matched numbers from a drawing held October 6th.

Graduation Day: 46 new deputies, officers join ranks in local law enforcement

Forty-six trained deputies and officers are joining the ranks of more than 20 area agencies. The graduating class consists of officers and deputies from across the capitol area.

England in 1819 represents BR in Paste Magazine’s list of Louisiana bands

Twelve Louisiana-based bands gained a place in the national spotlight with in the latest installment of the 50 States Project by Paste Magazine. Only one band, however, from the Baton Rouge-area made the list.

Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out set for April 6

Cabela’s Gonzales celebrates the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with “Ladies Day Out”, April 06, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April proclaimed as Bike Month in Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed April as “Bike Month" in Ascension Parish. President Martinez read the proclamation aloud during the parish council meeting on March 21.

Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama on Tuesday will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders.

SU’s ‘Jukebox’ performs in new Jonas Brother video

The Southern University Marching Band continues to expand its global recognition today with the premiere of the Jonas Brothers, that’s

April Fools' Day joke? Entergy advises 'pay now' over two cents

Lots of people were victims of April Fools' pranks Monday. Abby Jones thought she might have been one of them when she opened up her electric bill. Entergy said it wanted her two cents. Literally.