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Louisiana looking to collect on owed money

Louisiana state officials are trying to decide how best to collect almost $1.5 billion that is owed the state. The money owed comes from unpaid fines and fees. It also includes state services and medical bills.

Vitter wins 'Man of the Year' award from BR Republican Party

Louisiana Senator David Vitter has been named “Man of the Year”, just days after making it to a list of the most corrupt congressmen.

Baton Rouge Zoo saddened to announce death of baby giraffe

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is deeply saddened by the loss of a female baby giraffe. The giraffe passed away this morning after Zoo staff conducted its regular morning inspections. The baby was born Monday, September 10.

Tax relief available for victims of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana

Victims of Hurricane Isaac that began on August 26, 2012 in parts of Louisiana may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Baton Rouge Youth Coalition takes part in charity campaign

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition helps local high school students, and you can make sure they have the money to continue doing their work.

FEMA gives over $7 million to Louisiana agencies after Hurricane Isaac

For all the past talk of FEMA making it difficult to get reimbursements to those in need, the agency appears to be coming through this time around.

Louisiana Secretary of State to educate Middle East troops about absentee voting

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is one of five secretaries of state, along with Federal Voting Assistance Program Staff, who are on an overseas trip to educate and assist servicemen, women and their families regarding military and overseas abse

Forum Energy announce new $19 million facility in St. Martin Parish

 Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Forum Energy Technologies CEO Cris Gaut announced the company’s plans to build a new 150,000-square-foot facility in St.

DOTD revises estimate for White Castle ferry's expected return to service date

Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced a revised estimate for when the White Castle ferry is expected to return to service.

Louisiana Army National Guardsman killed in crash

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, a crash involving two vehicles killed a Louisiana Army National Guardsman from Shreveport, LA and moderately injured another.