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Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Two Covington police officers arrested on battery charges

Two officers with the Covington Police Department were arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office.

DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Easter holiday (Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31

DOTD: MAP worker killed in I-10 crash

DOTD has confirmed the victim in this morning's crash on I-10 was a Motorist Assistance Patrol worker. The name of the victim hasn't been released, and we're not sure what led to the crash.

Music Therapist joins Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program

Baton Rouge General announced that local Baton Rouge music therapist Mary Malloy has joined its Arts in Medicine program.

Burbank to experience lane closures

Westbound LA 42 (Burbank Drive) will have an intermittent outside lane closure in the area between the intersection with Staring Lane Extension and the intersection with Lee Drive, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

LSU earns place on National Honor Roll for community service

 LSU has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Louisiana agencies test their disaster preparedness

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to host a training exercise to measure Louisiana’s readiness to respond to a statewide emergency Saturday.

Judge allows buyout of Scotlandville homes to move forward

A judge allowed the process to move forward yesterday in the buyout of almost 50 homes near a wastewater treatment facility.

Demand for food assistance remains high at Louisiana’s food banks

According to the Louisiana Food Bank Association, demand for emergency food assistance statewide remains high while food and financial resources for the state’s five food banks are dwindling.