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Driving while Facebooking could soon be illegal

Most drivers will guiltily admit they’ve done it before, used Facebook, Twitter or any number of other social media sites while driving.

Louisiana recording rebate program quietly provides huge incentive for music industry

It’s no secret that Louisiana’s aggressive tax incentive program propelled the local film industry to record breaking heights.

Pedestrian killed in Vernon Parish crash

A crash involving a pedestrian killed a man from Leesville during the nighttime hours of April 2. Troopers responded to the crash around 10:00 p.m., which occurred on US Hwy 171 north of Leesville.

$8 million grant to be available to Hurricane Isaac victims

 The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's Hur

Gear Up students and their families taught importance of financial literacy

Keynote speaker Rachel Cruze shared her message with the students of handling money with wisdom, which is an all-too-important skill to have in this day and age.  Financial literacy is increasingly important for the survival and success of

Senators Fred Mills and Terry Landry discuss legislative session with the League of Women Voters

Senators Fred Mills and Terry Landry took time out of their busy schedules to speak to members of the League of Women Voters at SLCC for an educational seminar on the legislative process.  This timely discussion of the ends and outs of the

WANTED: Authorities looking for New Roads shooter

Law enforcement agencies are searching for a man thought to be involved with a shooting that took place in New Roads on December 30, 2012.

Tremors stall sinkhole cleanup efforts

The Bayou Corne sinkhole remains off limits tonight to cleanup crews, according to Assumption Parish emergency officials. Work stopped once again yesterday because of tremors.

Unclaimed $10,000 Powerball prize set to expire on April 4

A Powerball ticket bought back in October worth $10,000 expires on Thursday. It was bought at a Kajan Mart in Carencro. The numbers on the ticket matched numbers from a drawing held October 6th.

Man charged with vehicular homicide flees from court last Monday

"I don't want anyone else to lose their best friend because of somebody else's carelessness," says Kelly Breaux, the best friend of Cacie Barras, the victim of a drunk driver.