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Bossier City caretaker accused of stealing thousands from 93 year-old woman

A Bossier City woman is accused of stealing thousands from a 93-year-old woman for whom she was caretaking.

Governor Jindal: 500 prisoners will be eligible for release with reform bills, saving millions

The first is a sentencing reform, which aims to get non-violent offenders out of prison faster. Jindal says it’s an expansion of the drug court system already in place.

Beating back bullies: New law holds schools accountable

3.2 million. That's the number of kids that are bullied every day. It's a national problem and it's one kids face right here in Louisiana.

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.