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New construction projects announced to begin across Louisiana

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced millions in Capital Outlay cash-line-of-credit funding was approved for infrastructure and construction projects today by the State Bond Commission.

LSU press poet Alice Friman wins Georgia Author of the Year Award

“Vinculum,” by LSU Press poet Alice Friman, received the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry. The 48th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards were presented at Kennesaw State University on June 16.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes baby zebra

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby plains zebra. He was born on Tuesday, July 17 and is doing well on exhibit with the herd. This baby is the 23rd zebra born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Ascension Parish

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Ascension Parish. A spokesperson for the parish president's office says mosquitoes have been trapped in several spots across the parish and tested.

Twelve-year-old girl hit and killed while crossing Florida Boulevard

Teeya Wilson, 12, was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Florida Boulevard on July 16. The incident happened at around 9:40 p.m.

Cashing in on parking at LSU football games

It's one of the most frustrating parts of going to an LSU football game. Driving around for what seems like forever looking for that elusive parking spot.

Nothing found in St. Landry Parish grave sites

UPDATE: The third grave site has been cleared. We're told nothing was found.

ExxonMobil reports flaring due to power outage, no public threat

The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant is currently experiencing heavy flaring due to a power outage at the site. No community impact is expected at this time, and all appropriate agencies have been notified.

Governor Jindal orders limited hiring freeze

A partial hiring freeze has been issued by Governor Bobby Jindal. The freeze affects executive branch agencies of the state government and lasts the entire fiscal year, which started at the beginning of July.

Voucher program receives approval from district judge

Aletha Haynes is a mother of four kids in East Baton Rouge Parish's school system. She's ecstatic a district court judge has decided to not stand in the way of the recently passed voucher program.