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Update: Legislature waiting on possible override vote

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The House of Representatives pushed back until tomorrow a vote on whether or not to override Governor Jindal's veto of the four cent tax on a pack of cigarettes.

Charges filed in Florida over WBR Chase

PORT ORANGE, FL (FOX44) - Detectives in Port Orange, Florida say several charges have been filed against the men they say led WBR deputies on a chase Friday Morning.

La affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the cure to host rally & news conference at State Capitol in support of screening

Baton Rouge, LA (June 8, 2011) – The Louisiana Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will hold a rally and news conference at the Louisiana State Capitol Building at 11:00 am on June 15, to mark Susan G.

Health Centers in Schools awarded grant to increase Oral health care to students in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Health Centers in Schools is the only organization in the nation that integrates school-based health centers and the school nurse program.

Wall Street Journal Article Documents LSU Libraries’ Audubon Day Exhibition

BATON ROUGE, La  – The Wall Street Journal documented LSU Libraries’ annual Audubon Day exhibit at Hill Memorial Library in an article published in the newspaper’s Arts & Entertainment section on May 19.

Krotz Springs inmates, dispatcher arrested on burglary charges

KROTZ SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — The evidence room at the Krotz Springs police department was allegedly broken into by a pair on inmates. We’re told back on June 5th Jessica Courville and Michael Stermer swiped drugs from that room.

Coast Guard: New oil near Venice cleaned up

VENICE, LA (U.S Coast Guard) - The Coast Guard has completed operations, Monday, as part of the cleanup of a pollution response in Breton Sound near Venice.

Income tax repeal bill revived in House committee

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The proposed bill to repeal the state's personal income tax is back in action Monday.

Last bay on Morganza Spillway won't close until July

Officials say it's going to be awhile before the Morganza Spillway is officially closed.

Staying safe on Louisiana's waterways

TICKFAW RIVER, La (FOX44) — Spending time on the waterways seems like a great way to beat the heat this summer, but Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries experts say its best to know the rules of the rivers to stay safe in the sun.