BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City has approved its controversial 2010 budget.
The new budget will eliminate 83 employee positions.
The Shreveport Times reports 45 of those positions come from the police and fire departments.
A doctor who exposed the torture of jailed protesters in Iran died of poisoning from an overdose of a blood pressure drug in a salad, prosecutors say. The findings fueled opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew.
LOUISIANA - It appears fewer people are becoming sick with swine flu in Louisiana.
State health officials have noticed a decrease in the amount of people getting the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks.
Officials still want folks to stay healthy.
UNDATED - The state is asking for more time to offer hurricane recovery benefits from last years storms.
Federal aid is scheduled to end in March, but state officials are asking for a 6 month extension.
Louisiana's hurricane recovery chief says