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Preparing for the LEAP Test while Playing Chess

Fourth and fifth grade students at Park Ridge Elementary have a new technique to prepare for the LEAP exam.

Hawkins Homer Helps Cajuns Top LSU, 10-9

A seven-run LSU comeback was cut short in the top of the ninth when Louisiana-Lafayette first baseman Scott Hawkins blasted a solo homer to give the Cajuns a 10-9 win on a rainy Wednesday night at Alex Box Stadium. The third-ranked Tigers (11-3) w

Tigers Survive ThreatDown, Beat Bears

The 20th ranked LSU softball team battled the elements and edged Baylor for a 4-3 walk-off victory Wednesday evening at the new Tiger Park.

Richwood Eliminates Plaquemine Boys

The dream season for the Plaquemine Green Devils ended Wednesday night with a 56-48 loss to Richwood in the Class 3A state semi-finals.

Lady Jags Win SWAC Tournament Opener

After a slow start, Southern's second half surge powered the Lady Jaguars to a 57-49 win over Texas Southern in the first round of the SWAC women's basketball tournament. "We just didn't play well in the first half," said Southern head coach Sandy

Costly Smokes

There is a warning for smokers tonight: pay up or put it out. The new federal tax on tobacco kicks in April 1st, but the cost of a pack of cigarettes is already burning the pocketbooks of smokers.

More People Carrying Concealed Weapons

It’s an increasing trend in Louisiana, more people are applying to carry concealed weapons. Our Lauren Unger talked to some who are seeking safety. At Jim’s Firearms, there’s no shortage of people looking to carry a concealed weapon.

Stomach Virus Spreading

A nasty stomach virus has people rushing into local emergency rooms and doctors’ offices and the numbers are rising.

Recession Proof Jobs, Medical Field Booming

More people are looking at changing jobs to avoid being laid off during this economic downturn.

Stanford FBI Investigation

If you’ve invested in the Stanford Financial Group in the last couple of years the FBI would like to talk to you. Last month, fraud charges were filed against company chairman Robert Allen Stanford and other top officials.