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Federal Officials Have To Approve Senate Districts

The Louisiana Senate is waiting for federal officials to okay the redesign of the Senate's 39 districts. The plan was okayed in Baton Rouge during the Legislative Special Session.

Lafayette Lawmaker Wants To Be Next Speaker of the House

Independent, Joel Robideaux, is the speaker Pro Temp. right now and he is trying for the next job up. Robideaux is not the only one wanting the job.

Expanded Tax Break For Parents With Kids In Private Schools

Bobby Jindal is expanding a tax break for parents who send their children to private schools. The bill was signed by the Governor earlier this week. The tax break was capped at half of the money spent on education.

Financial Trouble For St. Landry Parish School System

According to reports, the Superintendent, Michael Nassif is headed to the board to try and cut expenses. School officials are working to shave a deficit of just over $4.5 million which they had that at the end of May.

Edwards Reaches Facebook Friend Limit

UPDATED -- Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards, is on Facebook and he has already met his five thousand friends limit.

The Pope Joins Twitter

Pope Benedict the 16th tweeted for the first time yesterday. The Pope is announcing the launch of a Vatican news information portal.

Body Found In Lake Identified

Deputies have identified the boater that was found dead over the weekend. The body found in Lake Dauterive was the body of Mark Courville, 49, of New Iberia.

Arrest Warrant Leads To Huge Drug Bust

In St. Landry Parish, an arrest warrant lead to $100,000 in drugs. Patrick Batiste and Lavonna Griffin are locked up. Deputies made the find on Trailer Lane while they were serving an arrest warrant on Batiste.

Move Is Complete for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

The final seventy patients made the move over the weekend. The new hospital had been planned for over 18 months. It's staffs over 300 nurses and doctors.

No ID On Body Found In Lake

Investigators still have not identified the body that was pulled out of Lake Martin Friday. A kayaker discovered the body just after 6:00am.