Tobacco tax fails to get through legislative session

The much discussed and hotly debated tobacco tax has seen its last day at the Capitol for this session.

LSU's Alex Bregman named quarterfinalist for Brooks Wallace Award as nation's top shortstop

LSU freshman Alex Bregman has been named to the 2013 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award Watch List.

Mario Lopez to return as host of “THE X FACTOR”

Actor and television personality Mario Lopez will return as the host of The X Factor.

Scott Fujita signs one-day contract with Saints; announces retirement from NFL

The New Orleans Saints announced today that linebacker Scott Fujita has signed a one-day contract with the team and will announce his retirement from professional football.

“GLEE” tunes up for fifth and sixth season on FOX

FOX has ordered two more seasons of the genre-defying musical sensation Glee, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co

Grants from U.S. Labor Dept. to strengthen community colleges/employer partnerships

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need.

La. Senate to hold Military Family Day in honor of Louisiana's fallen heroes

The Louisiana State Senate will hold its 9th Annual Military Family Day to honor Louisiana Fallen Heroes and their families on Tuesday, May 7th, at 1:30 p.m., during the legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol.

La. legislators observe National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 2

The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed throughout the nation on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Louisiana National Day of Prayer program will be held from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on that day in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol.

Former coach Yvette Girouard throws first pitch at ULL-Houston game

She pioneered the UL-Lafayette softball program before coaching the Lady Tigers for eleven years, and yesterday, Yvette Girouard was back at Lamson Park in Lafayette.

EXCLUSIVE: Texas local newscast covering fertilizer plant explosion

Watch portions of the local 6:00 p.m. newscast exclusively provided to us from our sister stations, KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas, and KWKT-TV in Waco, Texas.