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JK, you don’t really have jury duty; Police advise about practical joke text

It may seem like a harmless prank and in some regards it is. However, the St. Mary Police Department has fielded several calls recently regarding a text messaging hoax that fooled its targets a little too well.

$184,800 returned to asphalt scam victims in Louisiana, Texas

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office is hand delivering checks totaling $184,800 to 18 victims of a driveway asphalting scam.

Holden wants costumes to entertain and inspire

Mayor Kip Holden has shown two very different sides of himself recently. He was serious, bordering on hostile during the firing of police chief Dewayne White.

Planned closure of USPS processing plant in Texas to shift more mail to Shreveport

A date has been finalized for the closure of an East Texas mail processing center.

Local construction company to be featured on A&E's 'Sell This House: Extreme'

If you build it they will watch - at least that’s what local builder-contractor JBC Construction is hoping.

Americans still aren't saving enough

Many Americans are still failing to sock away enough money to pay for retirement -- or emergencies for that matter, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people released Monday.

Democratic rep. unveils his ideas to lessen healthcare spending cuts

One Democratic State Representative shared his plan to avoid hospital budget cuts with members of the press Monday.

Homeless shelter in Shreveport forced to throw out 1,600 pounds of deer meat

An annual donation drive in Shreveport ended with controversy after the Department of Health and Hospitals forced a shelter to throw out a huge donation of meat.

Deputies in Plaquemines Parish help id bodies lost in Hurricane Isaac, family remains reunited

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Deputies identified 134 bodies washed from their graves after Hurricane Isaac, but they still have 60 bodies left to id.

Visitation begins today for Federal Judge Frank Polozola

Frank Polozola, the judge who oversaw former Governor Edwin Edwards' corruption trial, has passed away. Polozola died late Sunday night after a battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.