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May 22 proclaimed 'American Cancer Society Day' in Louisiana

In honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, Governor Bobby Jindal officially proclaimed May 22 as “American Cancer Society Day” and urges all residents of Louisiana to join together to finish the fight against ca

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law Universities across the state could soon be putting stronger smoke-free policies in place if a proposed law passes through the legislature.

Cleco sends crews to restore power after Oklahoma tornado

Cleco is preparing to send a 34-member crew to Oklahoma City today to help Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OGE) restore power to customers after yesterday’s devastating tornado destroyed its electric system.

Hana Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar agree to pay nearly $115K in back wages following U.S. Labor Dept. investigation

Hana Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, headquartered in New Llano, has agreed to pay 135 servers and chefs $114,978 in back wages after an investigation by the U.S.

Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

Tibetan monks visit Capital City for first time; prepare for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Tibetan monks are staying here in Baton Rouge in preparation for the Dalai Lama's birthday on Friday. This is the first time these monks have visited the Capital City.

VIDEO: Baton Rouge-native captures footage of Oklahoma tornado

A Baton Rouge-native was two miles from the direct path of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. He captured the terrifying sight of the massive twister that killed 24 people, including nine children.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Gov. Jindal to Texas Brine: No more excuses about buyout delays

Governor Bobby Jindal issued an ultimatum to Texas Brine on Monday: buy out evacuated residents from their homes, or risk losing every permit the state issued it.

Camp Minden update: All explosives now properly stored, Explo licenses revoked

After six months of continuous work by the Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit, and the Explo employees working under their immediate supervision, the public safety hazard has been mitigated and Louisiana State Police has revoked the