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Governor Jindal: 500 prisoners will be eligible for release with reform bills, saving millions

Today Governor Jindal announced a few reforms that will be presented during this year's legislative session. They deal with troubled youth and non-violent drug offenders.

MISSING: Pregnant mother never returns home

UPDATE: The New Orleans Police Department reports that Khristy Smith has been located and is in good health. They did not provide any other details relative to her disappearance.

Scotlandville residents angry at local politicians over lingering gas smell

The odor that caused three schools to evacuate is still there a week later. Many Scotlandville residents claim it has made them sick, but none of the experts know what caused the smell, or where it comes from.

Beating back bullies: New law holds schools accountable

3.2 million. That's the number of kids that are bullied every day. It's a national problem and it's one kids face right here in Louisiana.

81 years together: State’s oldest married couple honored at Governor’s Mansion

If you and your sweetheart stay married long enough, you could be honored by the state.

Judge puts halt Port Allen Mayor’s firing of CFO

A judge has granted a temporary retraining order preventing the Mayor of Port Allen from firing the city’s chief financial officer.

Brother of missing Des Moines woman travels to New Orleans to continue search

The brother of a missing Des Moines woman traveled to New Orleans to try and gain answers about her disappearance.

Transocean pleads guilty, fined 2nd biggest penalty for Gulf spill

Transocean Deepwater Inc. will pay the second-largest environmental fine in U.S. history for its role in the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Tempers ignite at Port Allen meeting over controversial staff decisions

Political leaders and community members took part in a heated debate at the Port Allen City Council meeting Wednesday night.

Metro Council reluctantly approves short-term extension for red light cameras

Drivers in Baton Rouge will need to keep their fear of those red lights cameras a little while longer. The Metro Council chose Wednesday to extend the city's contract to keep them up and running.