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Man provides false name at robbery crime scene; arrested on drug, battery charges

A Scott man has been arrested on drug and battery charges after providing a false name at a crime scene. On May 21 at 7:56 p.m., Scott Police Officers were investigating a reported shoplifting at a Family Dollar.

Report: Louisiana students improve standardized testing scores

The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on standardized tests grew one point in grades 3-8, with 69 percent of students testing at Basic or above.

Tornado-relief donators advised to research before donating

After any disaster, people all across the country try to do everything they can to help those impacted.

May 22 proclaimed 'American Cancer Society Day' in Louisiana

In honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, Governor Bobby Jindal officially proclaimed May 22 as “American Cancer Society Day” and urges all residents of Louisiana to join together to finish the fight against ca

More women wanted in state government

Louisiana has a shortage of ladies holding office in the state legislature, that's according to the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus. They say women bring a fresh perspective to public policy, and the state needs their help.

Bill banning social media sites while driving headed to Governor’s desk

A bill banning Louisiana people from visiting social media sites while driving has gained final approval. The bill will now head to Governor Jindal’s desk.

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law. Universities across the state could soon be putting stronger smoke-free policies in place if a proposed law passes through the legislature.

One arrested, one at large for Lafayette shooting

A man has been arrested and another is at large for their involvement in a recent Lafayette shooting.

Arson suspect accused of setting church on fire during Sunday service

A New Orleans man faces a $300,000 bond for allegedly setting a church on fire while roughly 148 people were inside.

1,300 new jobs coming to Louisiana due to $30m corporate expansion project

A $30 million corporate expansion project will bring roughly 1,300 new jobs to Louisiana.