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Over 85,000 claims filed related to BP spill, more to come

Claims checks from the BP oil spill have already reached the $1.5 billion mark.

New Magnolia River Bridge to better connect EBR and Livingston

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal marked the completion of the new La. 64 Magnolia Bridge project, connecting East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes over the Amite River.

Testimony continues in case against Governor Jindal’s school voucher program

The case involving Governor Bobby Jindal’s controversial school voucher program entered day two today.

Louisiana workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2011

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in Louisiana requiring days away from work declined in 2011.

Winning tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona

Two powerball tickets had all 5 matching numbers and the Powerball. The winners will split an almost $580 million jackpot. Unfortunately, there were no jackpot winners in Louisiana.

Statewide orientations planned for Hostess Brands’ employees

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide orientation sessions Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7, on behalf of more than 400 former Hostess Brands Inc. employees in Louisiana.

18-year-old woman killed after flipping vehicle on Hwy. 19

This morning shortly before 11:00 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 19 north of LA Hwy 10 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash took the life of Riquita B.

Some Baton Rouge organizations for voucher program, say it gives students the best education possible

Groups like the Black Alliance for Educational Options say the voucher program is one of the best things to happen to Louisiana children in failing schools.

ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Account established for Zachary family that lost home, pets in fire

A family from Zachary lost everything, including four pets, when their home caught fire. Now, an account has been set up in their name for those wishing to make a donation to help them rebuild and recover.