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BRAC pleased with public education progress, seeks continued growth

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber's annual education report showed positive signs for school districts around the region.

Residents on deadly highway want more safety measures

"I've lived here since 1953, and there is at least one accident every week," Carl Robert who lives along Highway 44 in Burnside explained

The search is on to find Louisiana's longest married couples

The Louisiana Family Forum and Governor Bobby Jindal want to find the longest married in the state for a Valentines Day celebration.

Voter registration deadline for March 2 special elections is today

Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the March 2 special primary election to fill vacant seats in State Representative Districts 65 (parts of East Baton Rou

New computer system to prevent tax fraud

Recent actions by the US Congress regarding the fiscal cliff legislation, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), delayed the date when Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns may be filed.

State income tax filing begins today

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will begin processing 2012 state individual income tax returns today, January 30, 2013.

CATS to receive GPS units in their buses

A $1.5 million investment is coming to a CATS bus near you.

Girl Scouts release 'cookie locator' app

It’s that time of year again - Girl Scout Cookie season. Now, there is an easier way to find out where you can get your hands on the delicious treats.

Portion of Mississippi River still closed after barge accident

The Mississippi River is a mess today after a weekend barge accident closed a portion of the river to all waterway traffic.

Mental competency ruling expected to be made in child decapitation case

The Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his own child back in August of 2011 is back in court today to determine his mental ability to stand trial.