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Report cards released: Record number of Louisiana Schools earn an 'A'

A record number of schools in Louisiana earned an A this year, according to school report cards released today by the Louisiana Department of Education. The number of schools earning an A rose from 98 last year to 163 this year.

Early voting for November election in Louisiana

Early voting for the November election starts tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 23, across the state.

5-year-old girl crushed to death by elevator

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says a five year old girl died after being crushed by an elevator.

Lake Charles man dies after falling from deer stand

A man from Lake Charles was found dead yesterday in Allen Parish. Officials believe the security straps holding the deer stand he was located in broke and caused him to fall to his death.

I-10 West to remain closed throughout the day for cleanup after massive crash

7:23 p.m. The Louisiana State Police reports that all lanes are now reopen.

Help 'The Blue Dog' build a house with Habitat for Humanity!

Purchase a raffle ticket for $25, and be entered to win a framed “We Are Marching Again” Blue Dog print, signed by George Rodrigue. The print measures 36" x 30 1/2" and is valued at $2,500.

'Wordshops for Writers' to be held day before Louisiana Book Festival

The tradition continues as the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library hosts four WordShops for Writers on Friday, Oct. 26, the day before the Louisiana Book Festival.

Baton Rouge proud of early results from Redevelopment Authority

After three years and millions of dollars, leaders of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority finally presented the results of its efforts.

L'Auberge numbers in, could force one of the other BR casinos to close

Baton Rouge's newest casino is proving to be a big hit here in the Capitol City. According to the State Gaming Board, L'Auberge took in more money than the Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino combined.

Hurriance Isaac churns up oil from BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Frustration continues along the Gulf Coast even after more oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has been cleaned up.