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GOHSEP holds hurricane preparedness meeting

In advance of a predicted, near-normal season, state officials came together today for a midseason review of their hurricane preparedness plans and coordination with other agencies.

Shaw Group sold for $3 billion

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with CB&I (NYSE: CBI) under which CB&I will acquire Shaw in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

Heat advisory issued; EMS seeing high number of heat related calls

A heat advisory has been issued for Monday, July 30, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours of the day. For those working outdoors, that creates the potential for a dangerous medical issue.

NOPD seeking information about missing teen

Members of the New Orleans Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Haraquon Degruy, who was last seen leaving her residence on July 16, 2012, at about 1:45 p.m., in the 5300 block of Norgate Drive.

Shot Truck Rolls Through New Orleans Offering Free Vaccines

Most of us have seen food trucks stopped along busy streets, but have you heard about the shot truck? There's one making stops throughout New Orleans, vaccinating children for free. Vanessa Bolano takes us inside.

Email scam claims to be from Pointe Coupee Parish schools

If you’ve received an email claiming that you’ve been selected to win a $1,000 gift certificate as a sign of appreciation from the Pointe Coupee school system, report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Office; it’s a scam.<

Olympic Pole Dancing?

When the Olympic games start on Friday, you can see all kinds of athletes in all kinds of sports, but pole dancing? Believe it or not, the International Pole Sports Federation wants to be recognized by the Olympic Committee.

Southern University to hold town hall meeting to discuss issues, moving forward

The Southern University System is hosting a series of town hall meetings across Louisiana to discuss concerns about the effect of budget cuts on the system's campuses.

West Monroe Navy man killed in helicopter crash

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two sailors who died in a helicopter crash July 19 in Oman.

Motorcycle crash causes Baton Rouge man's death

A Baton Rouge man died last night as the result of a motorcycle crash. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night.