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Alexandria juvenile charged with animal cruelty after video caused social media outrage

Alexandria Police has charged a 13-year old juvenile from Alexandria with one count of cruelty to animals Monday morning, after a video surfaced over social media of the alleged attack and caused public outrage.

Flood Insurance Reform passes Senate, will save Louisiana homeowners from crippling rate hikes

The United States Senate passed legislation on Thursday that will delay crippling flood insurance rate hikes for the nearly half a million homeowners in Louisiana, and many others across the country.

Dairy sees benefit for farmers, consumers in Farm Bill

Farmers are breathing a big sigh of relief. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Farm Bill, and it will likely become law soon.

Cleco fares well so far in ice storm, watching southern parishes closely

As Winter Storm Leon moved through Cleco’ s service territory in north and central Louisiana, it brought sleet and snow but few power outages.

Jindal gives La. emergency order to provide propane, heating fuels in extreme cold

Governor Bobby Jindal has ordered a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the extreme cold weather conditions and a shortage of propane and heating products.

La. Sheriffs kick off scholarship program

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program provides scholarships to eligible students from around the state to help them further their education and training.

'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

Synthetic marijuana discovery leads to permit suspensions, arrests

The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert issues an immediate suspension of alcohol and tobacco permits for an Alexandria business found selling synthetic marijuana.

'Jump Start' career-based program changes education for LA students

A new initiative could be changing your child's education. It's called the Jump Start Program. It's a career-based curriculum taught by industry professionals.

Acadian Ambulance and Air Med honored by La. State Police

The Louisiana State Police have awarded Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with their elite Distinguished Service Award.