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Bishop of Baton Rouge responds to news of pope's resignation

Below is a statement from Bishop of Baton Rouge Robert W. Muench on the resignation announcement from Pope Benedict XVI. This is the first time a pope has stepped down in nearly 600  years.

Louisiana-based Red Cross volunteers head to Mississippi to assist with relief effort

Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana headed to Mississippi early this morning to aid those impacted by a tornado that destroyed over 200 homes.

Louisiana taxpayers have choices for state income tax refunds

Louisiana taxpayers can choose between three methods of payment for state income tax refunds.

Scotlandville residents angry over location of planned pipeline

People in Scotlandville say the promise of jobs is not enough to overcome their safety concern about a proposed pipeline project.

Deepwater Horizon Claims Administration surpasses $2 billion in eligibility notices

Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick A. Juneau has announced Deepwater Horizon Eligibility Notices have surpassed $2 billion.

Electronics Waste Materials Recycling Day to be held today and tomorrow

Business owners and citizens are being asked to drop off their unwanted electronic components for recycling at the Electronics Waste Materials Recycling Day being held on Friday and Saturday.

Issues surrounding the City Club of Houma resolved through joint agreement

Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert announces that a downtown Houma night club and local officials have reached an agreement to resolve numerous issues stemming from the Club’s operations.

Seafood stores gear up for big profits during Lent

Washing crawfish, netting fish, and scooping shrimp are the everyday routine at Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge. But workers are getting ready to go into overdrive for the start of busy season for seafood sales.

Flood Watch issued for south Louisiana, EBR could see up to 6 inches

A Flood Watch is in effect for the remainder of the evening and will continue until Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers seek hit-and-run driver who killed 19-year-old man

A 19-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run diver early this morning. Troopers are asking for help from the public in identifying the driver who is responsible.