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Ryan's is gathering canned food for Food Bank of Central Louisiana

This holiday season, Ryan's Restaurant in Central Louisiana are organizing the “Together We Can” canned food drive to support the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

Louisiana officials discuss state's Ebola response plan

Louisiana leaders discussed their statewide response plan today during a special meeting at the state capitol. State officials outlined the procedures set in place to protect residents if Louisiana has a case of Ebola.

LSU employee asked to stay home after returning from Liberia

 The assistant director of The National Center For Biomedical Research at LSU has agreed to stay home for 21 days after returning home from a mission to Liberia.

Tax amnesty program launches to help La. delinquent taxpayers

 If you haven't paid your taxes, today's the day to do so.

'Are we ready?': Emergency officials prepare for Ebola in La.

 Ebola hasn't made it's way to Louisiana yet, but state officials say they are doing everything they can to prevent it. "Scary, very. very scary," said Baton Rouge Resident Gina Murphy.

Community invited to Poverty Point World Heritage Site inscription ceremony

On Saturday, Oct. 11, Lt.

Cool Planet awarded $91 million USDA loan guarantee

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced a $91 million loan guarantee from the federal government to help build a biomass fuel plant in Louisiana.

Alexandria native's new book sheds light on Civil War regiment from Louisiana

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will release a new book chronicling the history of an independent troop of cavalrymen from New Orleans who served during the war.

Forbes names 13th Gate among nation's best haunted houses

Halloween is just a little over a month a way and some of the best haunted houses in the nation are gearing up to deliver a screaming product.

Federal judge upholds Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage, appeal planned

United States District Judge Martin Feldman declared Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional. The judge issued a 32 page ruling Wednesday.