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Louisiana hurricane prep sales tax holiday this weekend

LOUISIANA — On Saturday and Sunday, Louisiana residents will have a chance to stock up on necessary items to prepare for this hurricane season.

Seven arrested for scam that cost victims tens of thousands of dollars

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA — Seven people were arrested for an asphalt paving scam that has cost several victims tens of thousands of dollars.

ETX mother who stoned children to death 8 years ago back in court

SMITH COUNTY — The East Texas woman who stoned two of her children to death and seriously injured another has been released from her court-ordered mental health facility, according to Smith County court documents obtained by KMSS.

Louisiana man found guilty of east Texas child pornography violations

A 66-year-old Covington, LA man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Louisiana ranks fifth for business-friendly environment

It's National Small Business Week and cities across the country are encouraging people to "Shop Small." For local residents, that means supporting thousands of small businesses across the Ark-La-Tex.

East Texas college employees terminated by email

Almost all employment at Lon Morris College has been terminated.

Community plans candle light vigil for missing cyclist

LAFAYETTE, LA — A community that banded together to finding a missing woman has sparked the attention of a national audience.

Zachary man busted with over 200 pounds of marijuana

Zachary, La — The Zachary Police Department made the biggest seizure of marijuana in the history of the department.

Louisiana Tech fraternity vows to rebuild house

A Louisiana Tech fraternity is promising to rebuild its house after a blaze swept through the building Saturday afternoon, destroying it.

One injured in chemical explosion, evacuation ordered

Port Allen — A chemical fire in Port Allen injured one man, shut down a road and forced an evacuation. State Police say a state of emergency has been declared.