The Mississippi River remains closed at Vicksburg on Monday as authorities worked to determine whether a sunken barge was a navigation hazard.

Nearly a year after Gov. Bobby Jindal declared that Louisiana wouldn't tap into billions of federal dollars to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, lawmakers will take their first vote on whether to challenge his stance.

IND Events FlashmobDDA’s Nathan Norris was in the final minutes of his Smart Growth presentation at Friday’s luncheon when he was interrupted by a slow drumbeat coming from behind an adjacent sliding door.

A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and alleged accomplice dead.

You never know when you might be called on to save a life.
It appears the Cajundome really is in jeopardy of losing $200,000 in state revenues following Thursday’s near unanimous vote by the House of Representatives.
Scouts would continue to exclude adult leaders.

Four four decades the veteran educator of the Lafayette Parish School System has focused on improving the lives of the children; that, and her view that teaching is a path and not a paycheck, is among the reasons for her being honored by the Louisiana Association of Educators as a recipient of the 2013 Education Support Professional Image Award.

Jindal reiterated Thursday that he will oppose anything he considers a net increase in state tax revenue.

Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble, from tiny organisms to dolphins. Yet the long-term environmental impact from the spill is still not fully known and will likely be debated for years to come.

For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

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