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Pilot dies in helicopter crash near Crowley

 A pilot died today after he lost control and crashed a helicopter near Crowley.

FEMA adds West Baton Rouge Parish for individual assistance

Louisianians in West Baton Rouge Parish can now apply for federal and state disaster assistance, as the parish was added to the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac.

Tony Chachere’s to launch 'Bold Seasoning'

Tony Chachere’s to Launch “Bold” Seasoning Louisiana will be the launch site for Tony Chachere’s newest product—Bold Seasoning, says President and CEO Don Chachere.

FEMA brings information on Isaac relief to Plaquemine residents

 FEMA has found that lots of people still don't know how to get help, 6 weeks after Hurricane Isaac.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Cat found hanging from noose, family suspects hate crime

A disturbing investigation has been launched in East Feliciana after an elderly man woke up Sunday morning to find that someone had killed and strung up his 6-month-old cat, leaving it hanging from a noose in his front yard.

Overnight fire destroys home that was under construction

A house that was under construction caught fire early this morning. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Threatening call prompts lock-down of schools, public buildings in Thibodaux

Schools and buildings in Lafourche Parish are on high alert this morning after an anonymous phone call made threats against the facilities within the city of Thibodaux.

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?