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String of car burglaries hit Ascension

Car break-ins are on the rise in Ascension Parish, but the sheriff's department says with a little common sense, it's a crime that could be avoided. Authorities say the burglars are targeting unlocked vehicles.

Study shows mercury levels in fish

A new federal study found unsafe levels of mercury in streams across the country. Officials at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality say the toxic substance has shown up in fish like the largemouth bass, trout and catfish. Experts s

St. George Fire Station under renovation

Construction is underway to fix up a fire station for first responders in St. George. Meanwhile, the 21 firefighters that use the old facility have temporarily relocated.

Citizen's Property Insurance has big legal bill to pay

Louisiana's state-backed insurance company faces a 95-million dollar legal bill, but the cost could trickle down to every property owner in the state. A mass class-action lawsuit is going after the Louisiana Property Insurance Corporation's wallet

SEC policy won't affect social networking site posts

The LSU faithful on Facebook won't have to worry this fall.

Nickelodeon to open theme park in New Orleans

Kids cable network Nickelodeon announced they will open a theme park at the site of hurricane damaged Six Flags. The new venture hopes to acquire one hundred million dollars in gulf oppurtunity zone bonds. Officals are hoping the new deal will

Store closes amid Perkins Rowe financial issues

The problems for the Perkins Rowe shopping center continue to pile up. Maude, the women's clothing store closed it's doors this weekend.

Louisiana shrimpers protesting prices

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimpers stormed onto the steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday to protest sinking shrimp prices. For years shrimpers across the state have complained about low per pound prices due to an influx of imported goods. They say a

BR Airport faring well in current economy

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport should be getting money from the stimulus plan, passed by congress this summer. It will pay for the construction of a new safety building. The money comes amid struggles for small to mid-size airports nationwide. Some

EBR school superintendent has high hopes for school year

East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent John Dilworth just stepped into office, and he says he's ready to make some major changes. Dilworth layed out plans for the school system, with high hopes of dropping the area's drop-out rate. Recently,