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Louisiana hospitals launch statewide smoking initiative

The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) launched the second phase of its Smart Choices, Better Health Hospital Campaign, a hospital workplace wellness initiative.

River traffic closed due to search for missing firefighter

River traffic along the Intercoastal Spillway has been shut down due to the search for a missing Baton Rouge firefighter. Officials have not said how long the closure is expected to last.

Brusly using website to take traffic fine payments

Brusly is giving drivers a new, simple way to pay their speeding tickets. The town launched BruslyPayments.com about 3 months ago.

IRS officially starts tax season

Whether you have solid savings or not, tax time can be stressful, and today's the official kick-off of tax season.

Thibodaux PD launches mobile app for new approach to community relations

The way of doing business is changing at the Thibodaux Police Department and it’s an effort that includes the entire community.

Unanswered questions, frustrations remain after Bayou Corne community meeting

A community in Assumption Parish meeting got heated after Texas Brine Officials and representatives from it's contracted companies tried to give an update to residents of Bayou Corne.

New computer system to prevent tax fraud

Recent actions by the US Congress regarding the fiscal cliff legislation, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), delayed the date when Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns may be filed.

Ascension Parish drainage crews continue Frog Bayou pumping

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No.

Woodcrest Apartments host grand opening near Goodwood

A new 48-unit apartment complex is bringing some excitement to the Goodwood area of Baton Rouge. Woodcrest Apartments is an affordable housing community built by LDG Development.

Baton Rouge ready for Super Bowl visitors

The Super Bowl party is here early in Baton Rouge.