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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.

Beware scam involving fake car accident and kidnapping

A scam is going around that prays on one of a parents' worst fears: finding out that their child is being held hostage.

Dump truck driver to be charged for causing six-vehicle crash

Louisiana State Police reports that two dump trucks and at least four cars were involved in a major wreck this morning near LA-30 and LA-73 in Geismar.

Roads to see increase in traffic due to Super Bowl events

There are lots of drivers who are going to need to be careful this weekend as they go to the Super Bowl. The state says it’s changing the work schedules for some of its construction zones, especially getting into New Orleans.

EBR School Board elects new president

David Tatman (District 1) was elected president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board at the last Board meeting. Tatman replaces outgoing president Barbara Freiberg (District 7) who stepped down after two years of service.