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14 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last week advised fishermen to be cautious about the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria found in saltwater.
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18 hrs ago | NOLA.com
Louisiana's high schoolers continued to improve on state and national tests in the 2013-14 year, and a record number of them graduated on time in 2013, state officials announced Friday.
19 hrs ago | The Times
NATCHITOCHES - Angelle Nicole Williams of St. Amant High School was the first-place winner of Northwestern State University's Louisiana High School Essay Contest for her entry, "I Am Proud To Be Louisianian."
Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn't just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff's attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages.
All lanes are now clear 10 West before the split with I-110 Split and I-110 South before merge with I-10, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Twitter.
Despite setbacks, the new Sulphur High School stadium is set to be complete in 2015.
About $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used fraudulently in Louisiana after the legal recipients died, a state audit has found.
The state highway department plans to build acceleration lanes for traffic merging onto Louisiana 3127 on the west bank of St. Charles Parish.
Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday .
The huge number of Jindal backers and prominent business people objecting strongly to the governor's about-face on the Common Core issue is remarkable.
On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for "gender reassignment surgery," commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon the gender chosen.
The News-Star reports that a new state law that prohibits school bus drivers from loading or unloading students at school or near their homes in a way that would cause them to have to cross traffic lanes will cause many rural school districts to have to extend their bus routes.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development has hired a Missouri contractor to jack up the cantilever span off its piers and reset bearings that are being stressed by tiny movements of the river bottom.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports their first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014 in Louisiana have been found in Livingston Parish.
Three people have contracted the virus in Livingston Parish - the first three human cases reported by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 2014.
As documented in the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Monday report, the state of Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased people from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 03:35 pm
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