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81 years together: State’s oldest married couple honored at Governor’s Mansion

If you and your sweetheart stay married long enough, you could be honored by the state.

La. Sen. David Vitter reacts to Obama's State of the Union

U.S. Sen. David Vitter released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Updated damage reports from Miss. tornadoes and severe weather, according to MEMA

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of at least 800 homes destroyed or receiving major damage from severe storms and tornadoes Sunday night. Power companies report outages are down to 350 customers.

Vitter announces $24 Mil. grant for La. highway repair

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24,124,570 grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to repair federal-aid highways affected by Hurricane Isaac.

Casino celebrates official opening

After years of extensive planning, the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will officially be open following a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. Owned and operated by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, this 46,000 sq. ft.

Baton Rouge makes nearly $20 million on Super Bowl weekend

The Capitol City experienced a big Super Bowl weekend. According to Visit Baton Rouge, early numbers show visitors spent nearly $20 million dollars in just a few days.

LA. State income tax filing begins today

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will begin processing 2012 state individual income tax returns today, January 30, 2013.

Roads to see increase in traffic due to Super Bowl events

There are lots of drivers who are going to need to be careful this weekend as they go to the Super Bowl. The state says it’s changing the work schedules for some of its construction zones, especially getting into New Orleans.

Lottery second quarter transfers to state exceed budget

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred $39.6 million to the state, bringing total fiscal year-to-date contributions to $75.5 million, up 7.2 percent from 2012 and exceeding budgeted transfers b

Experts: Jindal could be setting himself up for a presidential run in 2016

Governor Bobby Jindal certainly made waves when he told his own party Thursday night that they had to stop being the "stupid party," and laid out instead a new plan for the party in years to come.