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The beginning of lent signals the begining of seafood season

Customers are already scooping crawfish up! Crawfish is still the season's biggest catch but other gulf coast delicicies are also being brought to dinner plates!

BP gives first payment to help revitalize Louisiana's tourism industry

Lieutenant Governor, Jay Dardenne said the first of six payments is in the bank. BP is giving the state 30 million dollars to help promote the beaches, and other vacation hot spots.

Reverend Jesse Jackson will be in Baton Rouge

Jesse Jackson is holding a rally to support the students fighting against Governor Jindal's Board of Regents. He will speak on Sunday at The Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourn.

Major cities in Louisiana have less traffic

According to the 2010 INRIX Traffic Congestion Report, both Baton Rogue and New Orleans have shown traffic improvements over the last year. Baton Rouge moved from 32nd to 42nd, while New Orleans moved from 35th to 40th.

Early morning robbery suspects still at large

Four males in a vehicle were on the 200 block of N. Grant Street in Lafayette, when six suspects approached the car on March 8. A suspect pulled a gun, and made all four victims get out of the vehicle.

Devestating tornado moved through Rayne

UPDATED -- The residents in Rayne are slowly making steps toward picking up the pieces after Saturday's tornado. This is the latest on the aftermath.

Independent Parade in Lafayette was successful

Despite the rain, the Independent Parade in Lafayette was a big success. Our own Emily Turner and Meteorologist Chris Paulsen were on the lead float for the parade.

Pain at the pump

Experts said the pain has just begun. In the last two weeks, prices have gone up over thirty cents a gallon. It averages out to around three thirty seven. That's 75 cents more han this time last year.

2007 tax refunds

Money is pretty tight for most people these days. According to the IRS there is over 20 million dollars in refunds from folks who never filed their income tax from 2007.

State Police need help finding two escaped trustees

State Police and US Marshalls are looking for two trustees who escaped from State Police headquarters in Baton Rouge. Police said Darian Peirce,33 and Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, escaped over the weekend.