Cool Planet awarded $91 million USDA loan guarantee

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced a $91 million loan guarantee from the federal government to help build a biomass fuel plant in Louisiana.

Training, real world same for Fort Polk’s 115th CSH

When Fort Polk’s 115th Combat Support Hospital headed to the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Forward Operating Base Forge to support the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division’s rotation Sept.

UL Lafayette linebacker suspended indefinitely after domestic violence arrest

UL Lafayette has suspended Ragin Cajuns linebacker Chris Hill indefinitely following his arrest on domestic abuse battery charges.

Alexandria native's new book sheds light on Civil War regiment from Louisiana

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will release a new book chronicling the history of an independent troop of cavalrymen from New Orleans who served during the war.

Louisiana man reflects on memorable role in "Hocus Pocus"

You've probably already seen the movie Hocus Pocus playing on cable. For many - the movie is a cult classic. Unknown Object

LSU gets new 30-foot Christmas tree

Christmas is still a ways away, but LSU is getting ready a little early this year. The university now added a 30-foot Christmas tree to campus. It's a little gem magnolia tree.

U.S. Coast Guard helps sea turtles swim free in Gulf of Mexico

Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico, on October 1, 2014.

LSU commit Blake Ferguson named to U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Blake Ferguson of Buford High School, Buford, Georgia, has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan.

Harris named SEC Freshman of the Week

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week following his performance in the Tigers’ 63-7 win over New Mexico State.

Freshman pitcher Mac Marshall withdraws from LSU

LSU freshman left-handed pitcher Mac Marshall has decided to withdraw from the university, and as a result, leave the baseball team, coach Paul Mainieri announced Friday.