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UPDATE: Angola Inmate Captured After 5 Days

Smith escaped from the Louisiana State Penitentiary on Thursday, September 10th.

Governor Jindal Awards Veterans in Assumption Parish with the LA Veterans Honor Medal

PIERRE PART – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded 116 veterans from Assumption Parish with the Louisiana Veterans’ Honor Medal at American Legion Post 328 in Pierre Part.

DHH Expands Access for Flu Vaccines

BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has opened online registration for health care providers interested in administering the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, expected to be available initially in limited quantities in October.

Nicholls State University Enrollment Climbing

THIBODAUX – More students are choosing Nicholls State University as their institution of choice for a four-year baccalaureate degree despite recent state budget cuts to higher education, which resulted in the elimination of five low-completer program

Fatal Crash Near Grosse Tete

GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Two people have been killed in a two-car collision on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete, and another person has been rushed to a Baton Rouge hospital. Louisiana State Police Sgt.

Spain to Close New Orleans Consulate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Spain plans to close its New Orleans consulate at the end of October, a move that will cut a historic tie with the city it once governed as a colonial power. According to the city's international relations director, Lisa Ponce de

EBRSO To Host Hunter Sight-In

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a Hunter Sight-In for the 2009 hunting season as a public service to hunters. The sight-in sessions will run from 8:00 a.m.

Sheriff Looking for Cigarette, Lottery Thieves

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two men in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes and lottery tickets from the Circle K on Old Hammond Highway September 8 at approximately 10:31 p.m. According to reports, the t

Guilty Plea: Failure to File Tax Returns

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that JODY L. STEVENS, age 52, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph E.