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Vacant house catches fire

A vacant home located in the 10000 block of Elm Grove Garden caught fire yesterday. Baton Rouge firefighters got the call around 4:45 p.m.

Louisiana offers further clarification on 2013 Red Snapper Season

Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries takes the bold action to move forward with a Louisiana-only recreational red snapper season. The Louisiana-only Season

Big black bears cause big fight at community meeting

People living in Patterson are fed up with black bears destroying their neighborhoods. Residents told experts Louisiana black bears are a big nuisance. They are worried the bears could end up hurting someone.

Speed a possible factor in Ascension Parish Fatal Crash

A Slidell woman has died as the result of a crash in Ascension Parish.

Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

EBR to hold OSHA workshop for small businesses on Monday, March 25

Business with Baton Rouge, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s Small Business Opportunity Program, will hold a free workshop on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety standards for

Ascension Parish to hold recreation master plan community meeting in Donaldsonville

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Tuesday the Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department will hold a master plan community meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at the Donaldsonville City Hall to discuss future plans for rec

End of Earl K. Long's emergency mental health service could be 'rather disastrous'

A parish with limited resources for mental health care will lose one of its effective systems in two weeks.

Faith based leaders gather to discuss issues in Louisiana

It's no secret that's Louisiana’s got a lot of problems with crime, and punishment, education and healthcare.

Earl K. Long to close in April

Earl K. Long will close in three weeks after three years of planning by LSU. Most of the hospital's services will be transferred to Our Lady of the Lake.