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Six months after Hurricane Isaac: Moving from 'survive' to 'thrive' in Louisiana

Six months after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf coast, Louisianians are starting to make the transition from "survive" to "thrive." Hard-hit communities are planning how to build back better than ever even as their re

Democratic rep. unveils his ideas to lessen healthcare spending cuts

One Democratic State Representative shared his plan to avoid hospital budget cuts with members of the press Monday.

Who knew you could grow a luffa in your backyard, Meet "The Luffa Lady"

You've seen them in body shops, drug stores and especially in bath tubs or showers all across the country. Where do those coarse stringy sponges really come from?

Deadline extended a fourth time for Isaac-related flood insurance claims in Louisiana

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses.

Louisiana residents missing out on $250M in tax rebates

If you own a home or any other type of property, odds are, there's unclaimed money waiting for you. More than $250 million is available through the state's "citizens assessment" program.

Tax Tips: Important reminders about tip income

If your pay from your job includes tips, the IRS has a few important reminders about tip income:

Morgan City woman claims $2 million Powerball Prize

After winning $2 million in the Feb. 16 Powerball drawing, Amy Sturges of Morgan City stared in awe at her Louisiana Lottery prize check and turned to show it to her husband.

Former LSU football legend Cannon 'doing well' after stroke

According to family members, former LSU football legend Billy Cannon is doing "very well" after suffering a stroke on February 19. They say he should be out of the ICU sometime tonight and into a normal room soon. 

Louisiana to receive $6 million from FEMA

FEMA is sending Louisiana $6 million in disaster recovery grants. Senator Mary Landrieu announced the approval of the grants this week.

More problems for company involved in Camp Minden explosion

A blast from an Explo bunker located at Camp Minden in October 2012 brought unwanted attention to the company. It was just the beginning of the explosive recycling company's problems.