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Trial drug for children with rare genetic disorder discontinued: Local family concerned

One young boy from Baton Rouge with a genetic disorder called Fragile X has another hardship to face. After his parents got him on a clinical trial with a drug proven to be successful; his condition was drastically starting to improve.

20 bills passed by Louisiana Legislature signed into law

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed the following bills passed by the Legislature into law. These additions make the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 26. HOUSE

2013 Special Olympics Summer Games this weekend

 This weekend over 800 Special Olympics Louisiana athletes, hundreds of volunteers, family members and staff invite you to come out to the 2013 State Summer Games. Friday:

Great Grilling Tips to Make Summer Meals Sizzle

(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Medicaid expansion bills continue to be defeated at the Capitol

One by one, proposed laws to expand Medicaid are being shot down at the capitol. The latest in the line, Senate Bill 125, died in the Senate Finance committee.

Musicians raise their instruments to support victims of Mother’s Day shooting

Musicians are raising their instruments to show support for the victims of the Mother’s Day shooting.

This Year's Summer Blockbusters Aim to be Bigger than Ever

(StatePoint) This year’s summer blockbuster season is shaping up to be a big one, full of some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.

Encourage Kids to Have Gadget-Free Fun this Summer

(StatePoint) You may remember your parents telling you to turn off the television and go outside or read a book.

Woman arrested for harboring Shawn Scott after Mother’s Day shooting; 7 total arrests

Another woman has been arrested for allegedly withholding information regarding the location of the Mother’s Day shooting suspects. This is the seventh arrest in connection to this case.