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Minden firefighters, Webster deputies assisting with rescues

Webster Parish agencies have responded to the call for help for those affected by the torrential flooding in south Louisiana. Sheriff Gary Sexton and Minden...

Bistineau bill passes Senate, causes uproar

Sen. Ryan Gatti, District 36, is receiving a firestorm of backlash after Senate Bill 415, which would form a Lake Bistineau Commission, was pushed...

Entergy customers to receive January refund

Some customers of a major Louisiana utility will see a refund in their January electricity bills as a result of action taken at a...

Reynolds resigning from office

State Rep. leaving to take administration job After nearly two terms in office, State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, is moving out of the legislature. He...

Google researching use of color in business

NEW ORLEANS — Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces...

State sells property to residents

Sen. Ryan Gatti: Legislature is the best path to ownership As many residents around Lake Bistineau know, it can be hard to obtain financing for...

Senate backs REAL ID-compliant licenses for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana senators voted to scrap a law that prohibits Louisiana from issuing driver's licenses that comply with the security measures of...

Louisiana releases “Child Support Most Wanted” poster

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana's social services department has put out its latest "Most Wanted" poster of 14 parents who owe nearly half a million dollars...

A look at changes made to Louisiana’s criminal justice laws

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers have rewritten the state's criminal justice laws in an effort to shrink the prison population and keep inmates from...

Lawsuit: Wade prison brutally punishes inmates

Officials accused of isolating suicidal, mentally ill prisoners BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Claiborne Parish prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by...

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