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Jindal chides GOP's 'obsession with zeroes' in budget battles

The current Republican Party is distracted by the constant battles in Washington over the bloated federal debt, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told a gathering of conservative activists Friday.

MISSING: Mother never arrives for work at restaurant in Brusly

Officials are asking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who was last seen heading to work. She never arrived and has not been seen for a nearly two days.

Flags fly at half-staff for Louisiana soldier killed in helicopter crash

In Winnsboro, the flag flies at half-staff, and the hearts and minds of the Ark-La-Miss stop to remember a home-grown soldier.  

Former 'No Child Left Behind' advocate speaks in Baton Rouge against the policy

Teachers, parents, and educators were in the crowd to hear Diane Ravitch speak Thursday. She and Chas Roemer from BESE talked about what's happening in Louisiana and where education is headed.

Interim police chief Dabadie continuing approach of public outreach

Carl Dabadie has been making the rounds as interim chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, showing up at a number of public events, including one Thursday night which he did not know had been postponed.

L'Auberge to host Zurich Classic golf tournament

The city's newest casino has signed on to sponsor the Zurich Classic Pro- Am of Baton Rouge. L’Auberge will sponsor the fifth annual tournament that will feature PGA tour players and amateurs in the same playing field.

Driver, passenger killed in crash after running stop light

Two people were killed in a crash last night after a driver ran a red light.

BRCC receives award for going green

Baton Rouge Community College has stepped up its recycling campaign and is being recognized for its efforts to eliminate pollution.

Local casinos hope 24-hour drink service will have positive business impact

In last night's Metro Council meeting, members voted to put Baton Rouge's casinos on an even playing field with casinos in other parts of the state.

Ascension Parish authorities searching for attempted robbery suspects

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who attempted to rob a couple at their residence on Shady Oaks Lane in Prairieville the evening of March 13.