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FEMA awards $3.7M to Department of Agriculture and Forestry for Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will receive a $3.7 million federal grant to reimburse some of the costs associated with the delivery of fuel and fuel tanks meant to maintain vital citizen services during and after Hurrican

State committee discusses how to keep Louisiana schools safe

At a committee meeting held at the State Capitol today, officials discussed school security around the state.

Custom officers in TX seize nearly $1.4 million dollars in cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at approximately $1,372,800 hidden within a Ford Explorer.

Former guards accused of smuggling cell phones into Texas prison

How were inmates inside a Texas prison allegedly able to make cell phone calls, plot crimes and acquire drugs?

Gov. Perry releases statement on death of Van Cliburn

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the death of the world renowned American pianist, Van Cliburn:

TX school discusses ban on cheerleaders' religious banners

Cheerleaders in one Texas town say they are fighting for their faith. They were writing scripture on signs for the football players until someone filed a suit.

Two Tulane students busted with 107 grams of ecstasy

Louisiana State Police say a package full of drugs led law enforcement officers to a Tulane University fraternity house.

Texas officer accused of framing ex-wife as meth dealer

A Madisonville police officer was indicted Monday for allegedly plotting to place methamphetamine on his ex-wife.

TX firefighters find burning body in dumpster

Beaumont police are investigating the discovery of a body in a dumpster Tuesday morning.

The Onion apologizes for vulgar 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' tweet

It couldn't get any better for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, a Louisiana-native, on Sunday.