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Shreveport City Council votes to move forward with Shreveport Aquarium

SHREVEPORT — Shreveport's city council has voted to move forward with bringing a public aquarium to Northwest Louisiana. The council Tuesday voted for a plan...

Deputies to shoot feral hogs in Jefferson Parish

GRETNA— Feral hogs are the latest foe being taken on by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Hogs on the parish's west bank are rooting up...

No winners means jackpots rise in Powerball, Lotto, Easy 5

BATON ROUGE — There were no big winners in the multi-state Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games, meaning those lottery jackpots will rise...

Lawmakers strike $26B budget deal

BATON ROUGE — With hours remaining in the regular legislative session, Louisiana's lawmakers reached a compromise Sunday on a $26 billion state operating budget...

Jindal wants to arm National Guard to protect military sites

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is directing the state National Guard to arm soldiers as needed to protect local military installations. Jindal announced the...

Boustany, Maness declare candidacies for Senate race

BATON ROUGE — Two Republicans, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, have formalized their plans to run for U.S....

Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

BATON ROUGE — Call it a big CAT scan. Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and brought to a human...

Tax hikes, furloughs, cuts being weighed to balance budget

BATON ROUGE — State leaders are rummaging around for ideas to stop the flow of red ink in Louisiana's budget, with a more than...

Gov. John Bel Edwards Edwards congratulates Trump on presidential win

BATON ROUGE — Though he didn't support him for president, Gov. John Bel Edwards is congratulating Donald Trump on winning the election and pledging...

State revenue forecasts to be revised Wednesday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's income forecasting panel will soon set the official number for this year's budget deficit and next year's financial shortfall. The figures...

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