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North Oaks Medical Center Volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

Lawrence “Larry” Dominguez of Ponchatoula recently joined fellow volunteers at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond for a early celebration of his 95th birthday.

Sequestration could cost Louisiana more than $25 million in cuts to education

The federal government only has 4 days to stop spending cuts from going in to effect on March 1. If the cuts happen the Louisiana will lose $15.8 million for schools and $9.8 million for special education.

Homeless shelters seeing more women and children seeking help

With the cold temperatures lingering throughout the area, more homeless are seeking shelter but now it's the women and children looking for a little extra help.

Courtroom showdown starts; BP could pay billions more for Gulf spill

The stage is set for a titanic courtroom showdown here between BP and federal and state governments over whether the oil giant must shell out billions more for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

The Onion apologizes for vulgar 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' tweet

It couldn't get any better for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, a Louisiana-native, on Sunday.

Tornado, Flash Flood Watch in south Louisiana, several inches of rain expected

A Tornado Watch has been issued for most of south Louisiana due to a warm front passing through the area. Along with the potential for damaging winds and hail, the storm could bring as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain.

Stringer Bridge Road residents want gaurd rails

People living off Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant say not enough is been done to protect drivers. The street curves and can be very dangerous.

Man died after accident near conveyor belt

A man died after an accident near a conveyor belt at Burnside Terminal in Ascension Parish. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the accident.

Rural roads to be improved in West Baton Rouge Parish

Despite budget woes, there's some good news for drivers in West Baton Rouge Parish. The state has agreed to borrow around $100 million to improve rural roads across the state.

Allen Parish officials looking to put armed officers in schools

The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has proposed a joint venture with the school board to place armed resource officers in each school. However, voters will have to decide if they want tax dollars to fund the plan.