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UPDATE: Senate Approves $500 Million Disaster Aid Bill

The House is set to take up the proposed continuing resolution and is expected to approve it as well.

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NOAA/National Hurricane Center
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BREAKING: Tropical Storm Matthew Forms In The Gulf

The storm is currently moving through the Windward islands.

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State Transportation Secretary Announces Major Task Force [VIDEO]

Group effort makes strides in improving the roads and interstates in our area.

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Baton Rouge Reels In Aftermath Of Ambush Shooting Killing Three Police Officers, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
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GOP Claims Edwards Using Flood Relief Efforts To Fill Campaign Coffers

Louisiana Republicans are suggesting that Governor Edwards used his flood relief trips to Washington D.C. to pad his own political coffers.

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Louisiana Flood Relief Caught In Political Red Tape

Floodwaters have subsided across much of Louisiana. The flood of Washington red tap is now holding up the recovery. It's politics over people, the new American way.

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How Big Is Louisiana’s Deficit? Figure Expected Next Month

A dollar figure for Louisiana's budget deficit will be released next month, after the state's financial analysts finish reconciling the accounting books.

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Category: AP News, State News
Bayou Country Superfest
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Bayou Country Superfest Moving to Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2017

Bayou Country Superfest has a new home for 2017 and that is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It will be scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28.

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Youngsville Flooding Picture, Townsquare Media
Youngsville Flooding Picture, Townsquare Media
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Debris Still Lines Roadways Five Weeks After Flood

Five weeks after the historic flooding in south Louisiana, many people still have debris piled up in their front yards.

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Category: State News
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco
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Former Gov Blanco Offers Encouragement To Flood Victims In This Rebuilding Phase

As thousands of residents in south Louisiana continue to put the pieces of their life back together, it feels to many like this nightmare will never end.

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Category: State News
John White (Photo Courtesy of louisianabelieves.com)
John White (Photo Courtesy of louisianabelieves.com)
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Education Leaders Look At Ways To Improve Public Education In Louisiana

Education leaders in Louisiana are looking at ways to improve public education, in compliance with a new federal law that goes into effect for the next school year.

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Category: State News
Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms
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Kennedy No Longer Front Runner In Senate Race

A new poll in the Louisiana Senate race puts Charles Boustany and Foster Campbell at the head of the field.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images
William Thomas Cain, Getty Images
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One Thousand Louisiana Kindergarten Students Suspended

Over 1,000 Louisiana kindergarten students were suspended last year. An educational advisory council hopes to create a way to help students behave better and to help teachers maintain control of their classes.

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