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Eight-year-old proves rare disease is merely a challenge to overcome

Mikayla Blunt knows she is not quite like everyone else. The Zachary-native has a bigger personality, and she is more controlling than her siblings and most of her peers.

Governor Jindal signs more bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 399 on June 19. HOUSE

Lawsuits continue to pile up in deadly plant explosion

Lawsuits continue to pile up for the Williams Olifen plant less than a week after a deadly explosion at its Geimser plant.

U.S. Congressman Cassidy and colleagues introduce bill to help reduce obesity

On the heels of the American Medical Association’s decision to officially recognize obesity as a disease, Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Reps. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

RECALL: Natura Pet Products issues voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to possible health risk

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Bayou Corne residents wonder what it will take to get more help

Some people living in Bayou Corne don't want to be forgotten. Residents said They are worried state officials are losing interest in their cause.

Governor Jindal signs bills into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 253. HOUSE

Two new pro-life laws increase penalties for coerced abortions

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of pro-life bills into law that increase penalties for coerced abortions and strengthen protections for pregnant women across Louisiana.

Trio of environmental reform bills signed into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a trio of environmental reform bills into law that will strengthen protections for communities where underground caverns are present.

Vitter visits Geismar Chemical Plant, receives briefing from officials

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today met with officials at Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana and received a briefing on the explosion Thursday.