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1,500 new jobs headed to Shreveport with opening of Elio Motors manufacturing plant

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Elio Motors plans to assemble new vehicles at the former General Motors Shreveport plant. Elio Motors Inc.

Curbside Christmas tree recycling in EBR Parish

Curbside pickup of Christmas trees in East Baton Rouge Parish for recycling will begin Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, and continue through Jan. 20. The curbside pickup service will not be available in Baker and Zachary.

Farm bill doesn't go far enough

If Congress hadn't passed a farm bill just days ago, it would have meant that the next time you went to the grocery store you probably would have paid about $8 for a gallon of milk and that loaf of bread would have doubled in price.

FOUND: Missing Youngsville teen found safe

UPDATE: Hannah Gerendorff has been found. She is safe and has been returned home to her parents. --   The Lafayette Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help locate a runaway teen.

Louisiana physicians named to prestigious 2013 Best Doctors in America list

Physicians affiliated with hospitals of the LSU Health Care Services Division appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Study: 55 parishes score high for risk factors for early childhood development

A new report released today by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center reveals that 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes score high on at least one of 11 risk factors related to poor early childhood outcomes, revealing significant

More new jobs expected for local economy in 2013

After a couple of slow years, the local economy is on the rise, and local business development experts believe 2013 will continue the upward trend.

New Orleans film industry sees record breaking year

Today, Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy announced that 2012 was a record-breaking year for New Orleans-based filming, with a 23 percent increase in spending for tax credit film projects (TV, films and commerc

Subaru recalls 630,000 vehicles for fire risk

Subaru of America is recalling more than 630,000 vehicles because water could get into lights on the side mirrors, possibly leading to a fire.

New Orleans Super Bowl could bring in millions for Baton Rouge

The Super Bowl usually means super bucks for the host city, and with the big show taking place in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge leaders are already figuring out how they can cash in on the thousands of tourists flocking to the game.