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First lung cancer screening center opens in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge residents have a new resource in the fight against cancer, starting today. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has launched the first site in the region to offer lung cancer screenings.

Passenger dies from early morning crash in Opelousas

One person died early this morning in a crash on I-49 in Opelousas.

Be prepared before you walk into the voting booth

Be prepared when you walk into the voting booth. That's Secretary of State Tom Schedler's advice for voters heading to the polls tomorrow.

Fire Marshal dispatches the 'Spirit of Louisiana' to Long Island

The “Spirit of Louisiana” fire truck was dispatched this afternoon by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office to Long Island, NY to support public safety efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

First lung cancer screening center opens in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge residents have a new resource in the fight against cancer, starting today. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has launched the first site in the region to offer lung cancer screenings.

FEMA offers free home repair advice for those recovering from Hurricane Isaac

If you need to fix your roof, clean up mold and mildew, or just want to storm-proof your home for the future, FEMA has hired experts to give free home repair advice to victims of Hurricane Isaac.

Hospital employees outraged; layed off and not paid

Former employees of the Cypress Psychiatric Hospital are angry because they have been laid off and still have not been paid.

Deputy responding to emergency call crashes into motorist

An EBR Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a crash on Bluebonnet near the Interstate. We’re told no one was seriously injured.

BR man killed in single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish

A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Monday, according to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Kenner receives check for $21 million from the DEQ State Revolving Loan Fund

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch presented a $21 million check to the city of Kenner yesterday.