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Earth Day Celebration

More than a billion people are expected to celebrate Earth Day today. Since its creation by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson 39 years ago, Earth Day activities have spread around the world to more than 170 countries. This afternoon President O

Freddie Mac CEO Found Dead

The acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead at his Vienna, Virginia home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.

Tigers Fend Off Lions, 6-5

Juniors Ryan Schimpf and Blake Dean launched back-to-back home runs to spearhead a five-run third inning, and the LSU pitching staff hurled five straight scoreless frames after the fourth to lead the sixth-ranked Tigers past Southeastern Louisiana, 6

Zurich Commits to PGA Tour Event Through 2014

The Zurich Classic will remain the Zurich Classic for at least five more years. Louisiana’s PGA Tour event announced an extension to its title sponsorship deal Tuesday, keeping Zurich Financial Services on board through 2014. This year's tourna

Parkview, Lafayette Win in Softball Playoffs

The LHSAA softball tournament started Tuesday, with Parkview Baptist and Lafayette High School among local winners in the opening round. Parkview beat district rival Redemptorist, 5-1.

Educators Fight Budget Cuts

Educators are not giving up without a fight; they’re planning to rally next week.

Arson Investigations

Two Baton Rouge homes caught fire last night. Investigators believe they were the targets of arson. Our Emily Turner is tracking this story.

Higher Education Budget Cuts

Big changes could be on the way for some of Louisiana’s most prestigious universities. State education leaders took their concerns to the capitol today.

Identity Thieves Targeting Sports Fans

Next time you head out to an LSU game make sure to keep a close eye on your wallet. Identity thieves have made Tiger fans a target. It’s an organized group of criminals. They’re targeting middle-aged sports fans.

Former LSU WR Byrd Hurt in Car Wreck

Less than a week before the NFL draft, former LSU receiver Demetrius Byrd was hurt in a car crash.