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Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne announces 2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Jay Dardenne is reminding book lovers throughout the south that the Louisiana Book Festival is returning to downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More than 300 jobs to be cut at Earl K. Long under new LSU system budget

The board of LSU's hospital system solved a large budget deficit Thursday, but at the expense of hundreds of local employees.

Zombies overrun downtown for annual 'Thriller' bash

Zombies will invade downtown Baton Rouge tonight. Don’t worry, it’s not because of bath salts. Rather, this will be a family-fun activity that will certainly be a “thriller” for all who attend.

Orleans Parish Sheriff answers questions about recent inmate escapes

Those in charge of the jail in New Orleans are busy, not just with keeping inmates locked up, but with trying to find an escaped one.

LWFC approves revised deer harvest season due to Hurricane Isaac impacts

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved recommendations made today by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to revise hunting rules/regulations for the 2012-13 deer season.

Metro Council moves closer to removal of Blue law in Baton Rouge

The Metro Council is one step closer to voting on an ordinance making it easier to buy liquor on Sunday.

Baton Rouge is the number one destination for month of October

Baton Rouge is the place to be in October. That's according to a survey released by CheapFlights.com.

November election to include 9 proposed amendments in Louisiana

People in Louisiana won't just be voting for president in November. There are also nine proposed amendments to the state's constitution.

Office of Juvenile Justice receives national recognition for innovative program

The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) has been recognized by Harvard University for its innovative programming.

LSU survey shows serious concerns in New Orleans regarding daily newspaper

In May, the Times-Picayune, the daily newspaper serving the greater New Orleans area since 1837, announced it would cease daily publication and switch to a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday schedule with a supplemental sports paper printed on days a