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LA to drug test welfare recipients?

Louisiana is one step closer to becoming the only state that would require random drug tests for its welfare recipients. House Bill 617 barely made it past a State Senate committee.

Fishermen Rely on Local Philanthropy to Stay Afloat

Fishermen are getting help from the private sector. One organization wants to help people in this industry stay afloat, until BP can pay up.

BEOC unveiles Louisiana Earth

A new Emergency Business Center is up and running. It opened today and is located on LSU's south campus off GSRI Road.

Hurricane Preparedness

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is projecting between 14-23 named storms, eight to 14 hurricanes, three to seven of which will become major storms. The outlook exceeds the seasonal average.

GOHSEP Urges Everyone to 'Get a Game Plan'

BATON ROUGE (June 1, 2010) - Today is the first day of hurricane season and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is encouraging everyone to be ready.

James Carville Delivers Keynote Address to LSU Graduates

BATON ROUGE - C. James Carville, a 1973 graduate of the LSU Law Center, delivered the keynote address at the 2010 LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Commencement exercises held on Friday, May 28.

DOTD Issues Memorial Day Travel Advisory

BATON ROUGE, La.

Fishermen: Oil spill damages top Katrina

The Crisis on the Coast is an unprecedented hit to South Louisiana's fishermen. Many of these men and women say the damage done is worse than Hurricane Katrina.

Plaquemines Parish President expresses outrage

Louisiana is ready to move forward with emergency plans to buffer its fragile coast—with or without permission from Federal agencies.

Cadaver dogs prove valuable tools

The man who drowned while saving his 6-year-old child in the Amite river will be laid to rest this week. 20-year-old Jose Chevez's body may have never been recovered if werent for the help of specially trained dogs.