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Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Whether you're making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

Families of 12,000 students demand school choice

The Louisiana Department of Education announced that families of nearly 12,000 students across the state are seeking participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Check state income tax refund status online

Louisiana taxpayers can go online to check the status of their state income tax refunds.

State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Student of the year regional finalists announced

Each year Louisiana recognizes extraordinary students through the Student of the Year awards program, and today the Louisiana Department of Education released the names of the 18 regional finalists who will compete for the state title.

Share your passion for baseball with your kids

(StatePoint) As kids, many had the same dream of hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. Now baseball season is finally underway, and there is no shortage of opportunities to share your passion of the game with your children.

How to manage your seasonal allergies

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, beautiful flowers and warm weather can also mean itchy, watery eyes, sneezing fits and nasal congestion.

Anticipating household dangers can save your pet's life

(StatePoint) Household pets are adorably curious, but they can't read labels or plant their own gardens.

Design flaw, human errors blamed for Super Bowl blackout

A combination of technical and communication failures contributed to the partial power outage that disrupted this year's Super Bowl, an independent analysis has determined, utility Entergy New Orleans said Thursday.