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Law agencies running out of space

Law enforcement agencies say they are overwhelmed with the amount of criminal evidence they have been forced to store. However, a new bill could help change that.

Mardi Gras ends, Lent begins

SHREVEPORT - In Shreveport-Bossier yesterday, Krewe members toasted to the end of the season along the Texas state bridge at midnight. With the end of Mardi Gras comes the start of Lent. About 200 people attended the event.

Pieces of Super Bowl grass for sale

MIAMI - Pieces of the sod from Sunlife Stadium, the stage for superbowl 44 will be on sale. This includes grass from the Saints end zone, 50 yard line and 25 yard line. It costs between 100 and 250 dollars per piece.

State considers abolishing lt. governor position

NEW ORLEANS - Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu will take on the role as mayor of New Orleans in May. Officials are trying to figure out what to do with his old position.

Jindal will not cut education funding

NEW ORLEANS - Governor Bobby Jindal says there will be no more cuts to higher education. The state faces a $1 billion short fall. The proposed $24.2 billion budget focuses on protecting economic growth, certain parts of healthcare and education

State facing budget cuts

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is facing a $26.4 million cut in funding for next year. The Shreveport Times reports Col.

Fans celebrate Saints with parade

NEW ORLEANS - A victory parade got underway yesterday in New Orleans. Thousands of fans lined up along the parade route, which started on Poydras in front of the Superdome. The parade then winded its way down to Convention Center Boulevard.

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died at the age of 76.The Trinity native served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades.

Drew Brees reacts to the Saints Super Bowl win

MIAMI - After the game, Saints quarterback Drew Brees talked about the win and what it meant for the city of New Orleans.

Saints win Super Bowl XLIV

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday. The Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts last night 31-17. It was the Saints first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Drew Brees received