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ADI releases top success stories for animals in 2013

Animal Defenders International (ADI), a world-leading animal rights organization, has named their top ten animal rights success stories for 2013. The list includes campaign efforts launched all around the world.

BR woman, 'LSU's oldest fan' celebrates 100th birthday on Christmas

While many are still soaking in Christmas day, December 25th is another special milestone for Tina Bonanno. "[I'm] 100. They say I don't look my age...Do I?" she laughed.

Operation Carpe Diem huge success: LSP continues to combat crime

Louisiana State Police celebrated a victory Friday evening. Hundreds of people are behind bars and thousands of pounds of drugs off the streets. This all happened in a six week effort to keep our state safe.

People across Louisiana say goodbye to George Rodrigue

People all across the state said goodbye to one of Louisiana's most loved artists. Hundreds of people came to the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans to honor and remember George Rodrigue, the iconic "Blue Dog" painter.

Nearly $113M allotted for I-49 expansion

Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced on Wednesday that nearly $113M will be used to finance the I-49 North and South extensions.

LDOE launches initiative to better prepare teachers

The Louisiana Department of Education is launching a new “Believe and Prepare” initiative to better prepare the next generation of teachers.

Louisiana listed as Judicial Hellhole

Based on a survey by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), Louisiana ranks number #2 in the nation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Louisiana remembers legacy of "Blue Dog" painter George Rodrigue

World-renowned artist George Rodrigue, appointed twice as Louisiana's Artist Laureate, died Saturday. Rodrigue, a New Iberia native, gained acclaim for his series of paintings of blue dogs.

National Hurricane Museum and Science Center may find home in La.

Louisiana may be the home of a new National Hurricane Museum and Science Center. State and national leaders are pushing for the museum and science center to be built near Interstate 10 in Lake Charles.

OSHA cites Williams Olefins for safety violations due to Geismar plant explosion

Williams Olefins LLC in Geismar was cited for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful, by the U.S.