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Skeptics doubt value of Louisiana law regarding tax stamps for drug dealers

A law passed in 1990 is getting new attention, after a state senator brought it up. It allows drug dealers to pay taxes, without having to admit that they earn their living illegally.

Last chance to register to vote; link to locations

Your last chance to register to vote for next month’s election is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Fire Safety Week: Thousands of deaths are preventable by having a fire plan

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?

Two unrestrained men die in fatal car crash

Louisiana State Police, Troop A investigated a single vehicle fatal crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the lives of two unrestrained occupants. The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 am on US 61 south of LA 621.

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne announces 2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Jay Dardenne is reminding book lovers throughout the south that the Louisiana Book Festival is returning to downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More than 300 jobs to be cut at Earl K. Long under new LSU system budget

The board of LSU's hospital system solved a large budget deficit Thursday, but at the expense of hundreds of local employees.

Zombies overrun downtown for annual 'Thriller' bash

Zombies will invade downtown Baton Rouge tonight. Don’t worry, it’s not because of bath salts. Rather, this will be a family-fun activity that will certainly be a “thriller” for all who attend.

Orleans Parish Sheriff answers questions about recent inmate escapes

Those in charge of the jail in New Orleans are busy, not just with keeping inmates locked up, but with trying to find an escaped one.

LWFC approves revised deer harvest season due to Hurricane Isaac impacts

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved recommendations made today by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to revise hunting rules/regulations for the 2012-13 deer season.

Metro Council moves closer to removal of Blue law in Baton Rouge

The Metro Council is one step closer to voting on an ordinance making it easier to buy liquor on Sunday.