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Lawmakers address Medicaid cuts, LSU to be hit the hardest

Lawmakers were called into work today to address the more than three quarters of a billion dollars in healthcare cuts facing Louisiana.

Consumer spending up in EBR Parish

Sales-tax collections continue to rise in the East Baton Rouge parish this month. Recently released numbers show a 13% increase in collection intake from the same time last year.

Shreveport officials looking for runaway teen

Shreveport Police detectives need your help in locating a teenage girl who has apparently run away from home.

New construction projects announced to begin across Louisiana

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced millions in Capital Outlay cash-line-of-credit funding was approved for infrastructure and construction projects today by the State Bond Commission.

LSU press poet Alice Friman wins Georgia Author of the Year Award

“Vinculum,” by LSU Press poet Alice Friman, received the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry. The 48th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards were presented at Kennesaw State University on June 16.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes baby zebra

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby plains zebra. He was born on Tuesday, July 17 and is doing well on exhibit with the herd. This baby is the 23rd zebra born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Ascension Parish

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Ascension Parish. A spokesperson for the parish president's office says mosquitoes have been trapped in several spots across the parish and tested.

Twelve-year-old girl hit and killed while crossing Florida Boulevard

Teeya Wilson, 12, was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Florida Boulevard on July 16. The incident happened at around 9:40 p.m.

Cashing in on parking at LSU football games

It's one of the most frustrating parts of going to an LSU football game. Driving around for what seems like forever looking for that elusive parking spot.

Nothing found in St. Landry Parish grave sites

UPDATE: The third grave site has been cleared. We're told nothing was found.