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  • Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Updated: 4:42 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue released details about this year's back-to-school tax holiday on Aug. 1 and 2. Most retails purchases on those days will be exempt from the state's 4 percent sales tax. LDR said parents may not also realized those expenses, and similar purchases... (More)
  • Alligator drawn out by flooding

    Updated: 6:48 PM 5/28/2014

    PAULINE, La. - Flooding displaced a number of southeast Louisiana residents Wednesday, including a curious alligator in St. James Parish. News crews from WWL-TV said the alligator was in a parking lot near where they were filming, swimming around in the floodwater. State wildlife officials said people should... (More)
  • State test scores stay largely flat

    Updated: 4:41 PM 5/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials released data showing 69 percent of public school students scored at the basic or better level on standardized tests this year, the same percentage as in 2013. However, education officials noted that tests are about to become more challenging and school standards more... (More)
  • 2014 La. Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

    Updated: 9:05 AM 5/19/2014

    Hurricane season is two weeks away and now is the time get prepared. The annual Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming this weekend, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 25 for residents to get supplies ahead of time. During the two-day annual holiday, tax-free purchases are authorized... (More)
  • Bayou Country Superfest Fun Fest to offer free fun

    Bayou Country Superfest Fun Fest to offer free fun

    Updated: 6:20 PM 5/13/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers for the fifth annual Bayou Country Superfest Fan Fest at Tiger Stadium released their schedule of events and more information Tuesday. The country music festival runs Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, and includes high-profile country music stars in the stadium as well as... (More)
  • Students near goal for life-changing trip

    Updated: 3:40 PM 4/11/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers at a Baton Rouge middle school say they've almost met their goal to send students to out-of-state colleges and get a taste of life outside Louisiana. Elroy Johnson, a history teacher at Prescott Middle School, said the trip will send several 20 of the school's... (More)
  • 10th Kite Fest Louisiane this weekend

    Updated: 1:15 PM 4/4/2014

    PORT ALLEN - The 10th Annual Kite Fest Louisiane is this weekend in West Baton Rouge Parish. The annual kite festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex. The festival is free and open to the... (More)
  • 29th Wearin' of the Green parade Saturday

    Updated: 5:08 PM 3/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Preparations are underway for the 29th Annual Wearin' of the Green parade in Baton Rouge Saturday. The parade has been a longstanding St. Patrick's Day tradition in Baton Rouge. This year's grand marshal is Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson. "Mike Edmonson certainly has used... (More)
  • Mayor Holden unveils city data website

    Mayor Holden unveils city data website

    Updated: 3:27 PM 1/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders released details Wednesday about a new website that would display maps full of data about East Baton Rouge. Mayor-President Kip Holden said the site, BRCityKey.com , would have demographic information such as neighborhood education levels and crime rates, as well as the location of... (More)
  • Snapchat suffers security breach

    Snapchat suffers security breach

    Updated: 3:04 PM 1/2/2014

    NEW YORK - Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users. Snapchat said Thursday that it is assessing the situation, but did not have further comment. Earlier this... (More)

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