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  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled

    Updated: 5:00 PM 1/30/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... (More)
  • Low-income households may qualify for energy bill help

    Low-income households may qualify for energy bill help

    Updated: 11:23 AM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to... (More)
  • Thousands of cards deactivated over ATM skimmers

    Updated: 6:47 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... (More)
  • State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    Updated: 10:48 AM 1/13/2015

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in Unclaimed Property for beneficiaries in the past eight years. The Treasury Department discovered the benefits after comparing the outstanding policies of a dozen insurance companies with the Social Security... (More)
  • The Who, Elton John among 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    The Who, Elton John among 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

    Updated: 11:18 AM 1/12/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans of The Who, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga should make plans to head to New Orleans in April. Organizers for the 46th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival released their lineup Monday for the 2015 music festival. The annual event covers... (More)
  • BREC offers Wi-Fi to park users in EBR

    BREC offers Wi-Fi to park users in EBR

    Updated: 2:02 PM 1/5/2015

    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - After months of gearing up, BREC is now offering public Wi-Fi internet access at more than 30 of its facilities throughout the parish. The Recreation and Park Commission calls the new service "BREC Open", and says it will allow park visitors to choose between... (More)
  • Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

    Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

    Updated: 4:00 PM 12/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says Hanukkah is about the miracle of courageous warriors overcoming great odds to protect their people's culture and dignity. Biden is marking the start of the Jewish holiday by observing the lighting of the national menorah. A trio of cantors sang Hanukkah songs as... (More)
  • Donate food in December to ditch library fines

    Donate food in December to ditch library fines

    Updated: 2:47 PM 11/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Next month at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, patrons with past due fines erased in exchange for non-perishable food items as the parish library pitches in to feed the less fortunate for the holidays. According to an EBRPL spokesperson, patrons can donate non-perishable food items... (More)
  • Protecting your home and family from the cold

    Updated: 7:05 AM 11/13/2014

    BATON ROUGE - People in the Baton Rouge area got their first taste of cold weather this morning with temperatures dropping into the 30's. There are ways you can protect your self and your home this winter. We visited St. Vincent de Paul on 2une In, where they're looking... (More)
  • Constitutional amendments explained

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Voters will have to consider 14 constitutional amendments when they hit the polls next Tuesday, and with a three-minute time limit behind the curtain it could prove difficult to tackle the ticket without some studying ahead of time. Some of the amendments only affect the New Orleans... (More)

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