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State income tax form offers paper-check option for refunds

Louisiana taxpayers can choose a paper check for their state income tax refunds beginning with returns filed for the 2012 tax year.

Board approves 10 percent tuition hike at all UL campus locations

College students in Louisiana are feeling the crunch after the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors approved a 10 percent tuition hike at all nine of their campuses for the 2013-14 school year.

Baton Rouge travelers weigh in on TSA's ‘pocketknife policy'

Major changes are set to take effect at airports across the nation, but travelers at Baton Rouge Metro Airport have mixed feelings.

Brandywine Apartments residents forced to move out at end of March

Water and sewer services will be shut off at Brandywine Apartments in Baton Rouge at the end of March. The reason for the shutoff - the owner of the complex is over $100,000 behind in utility payments.

Ninety-five-year-old hospital volunteer inspires patients, coworkers

North Oaks Medical Center has approximately 250 volunteers, a mix of adults and students looking for course credit. But one man does more than just help out - he inspires everyone around him.

Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy speaks out on cancellation of White House tours

Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy released the following statement on the Obama Administration announcing that scheduled and future public tours of the White House will not occur due to the sequestration cuts:

DEQ presents $45 million loan to baton Rouge for sewage upgrades

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality presented a loan in the amount of $45 million to the city of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, through funding under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Drugs, guns, and over $14,000 in cash seized from Baker man's apartment

A man has been charged with both drug and illegal weapon charges due to the help of informant tips.

Ex-boyfriend nearly shoots victim, himself in altercation; arrested on attempted murder charges

Baker police have arrested a man for attempted murder after almost killing his ex-girlfriend and himself.

Motel 6 pokes fun at Super Bowl blackout in radio ad

Organizers of February's Super Bowl insist the blackout in the 3rd quarter was just a glitch that should not cast any sort of permanent shadow over the big game and how the city handled it, but at least one national company is having some f