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Parts of southern Louisiana declared disaster areas after recent flooding

President Obama has declared part of the state a major disaster area after severe storms last month. The declaration includes Livingston Parish, as well as 10 other parishes.

Gov. Jindal announces $24.7B budget proposal

Governor Bobby Jindal is preparing to offer the legislature a $24.7 billion budget. He revealed a handful of details about the plan Thursday, but refused to get into too many specifics.

Prarieville sex offender sought after failing to comply

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in searching for Kelvin Clark, 40, of Prairieville for failing to complete registration requirements for sex offenders.

Dog groomer arrested for severe allegations of animal abuse

A dog groomer in Slidell was arrested today for serious allegations of animal abuse. Although she admitted to using discipline, she denies being abusive.

Livingston parish school administrators excited about hiring more resource officers

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the school district want an additional four resource officers to patrol schools around the parish.

Man violates protective order, severely injuries elderly family member

A man was arrested for allegedly striking his elderly family member several times, causing her bone fractures and severe bruising.

Saved in a cell: Inmates help other inmates learn compassion

Approaching the end of life is something that can not only have a profound impact for the individual, but also for those who are close to that person as well.

Baton Rouge woman uses 'mom's numbers' to win Easy 5 jackpot

After Saturday night’s drawing, Baton Rouge resident Carolyn Blanchard became the fifth Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 jackpot winner this year.

RECALL: Breakfast biscuits could contain metal fragments

A nationwide voluntary recall has been issued for belVita Breakfast Biscuits due to possible metal fragments in the product.

Tax Tips: Important reminders about tip income

If your pay from your job includes tips, the IRS has a few important reminders about tip income: