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Southern looks to out-of-state fee waiver program to help bolster lagging enrollment

New numbers show enrollment is way down at Southern University. Now, the school is working to get those numbers back up with a program that was implemented in 2011.

Louisiana airman killed in non-combat incident at base in Southwest Asia

A Louisiana soldier was killed last week in a non-combat incident that happened in Southwest Asia.

Family dog injured by black bear in Patterson neighborhood

A dog was recently injured in St. Mary Parish after it attempted to chase away a black bear. Officials warn residents that this is a peak time of the year to see an increase of bear activity.

Ascension animal control shelter likely to remain open

Animal lovers in Ascension Parish won a small victory Monday night, when the parish's strategic planning committee recommended to keep the animal shelter open. But the problem of what to do with the shelter is hardly solved.

Double fatal head-on crash caused by attempt to pass vehicle

Two people died Saturday night in a head-on collision that was caused by a driver who attempted to pass another vehicle.

Bayou Corne residents ready for Gov. Jindal visit

People living in Bayou Corne are aggravated. They've waited 7 months to hear Governor Bobby Jindal plans on coming to visit, but they say his visit could help bring comfort to the hurting community.

Pedestrian lying in roadway killed after being struck by vehicle

A 43-year-old man died last night after he was hit by a car. Officials say the man was lying in the roadway at the time of the crash.

State senator proposes reinstating Sunshine Bridge tolls

For years drivers have ridden toll free over the Sunshine Bridge, but state Senator Troy Brown is proposing to do away with all of that by putting the option of a toll to a vote.

Snap shot: Lil’ Boosie completes GED program at Angola

Baton Rouge rapper Lil’ Boosie is now a high school graduate, thanks to the GED program at Angola.

Gov. Jindal vows to help Bayou Corne residents receive buyouts

Governor Bobby Jindal met today with Assumption Parish officials and area legislators to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the sinkhole that formed in the Bayou Corne community as a result of problems with a salt dome cavern mined b