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Memorial for Late Governor Treen

Hundreds turned out for a memorial service Monday morning at the State Capitol. Friends and relatives of late Governor David Treen called him a statesman... and a very important part of Louisiana history.

Unemployed and No One Wants To Train Him

Chris Cheramie has been unemployed for six months and can not find a job. He wants to be trained so he can go back into the workforce.

Clock Ticking on Tax Amnesty Program

Time is running out in the state's Tax Amnesty Program. The deadline is midnight Saturday. The Department of Revenue says they've seen about $120 million come in because of the program. They say they're expecting $150 million.

Former LA Governor Dave Treen Dead at 81

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov.

Fans Pumped for Michael Jackson's "This Is It"

Some fans are calling it the movie of the year. Folks lined up outside the Rave Theatre to get their chance to watch their favorite superstar take his last bow. Rave officials say "This Is It" has been creating a lot of buzz here.

DHH Updates Status of 'Fight the Flu' Campaign

BATON ROUGE – State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state’s H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr.

Fire Officials Offer Tips When Using Space Heater

Temperatures are taking a dive, they may even dip to the forty's. Fire officials say this is the time of year when they see the most house fires because people are not paying attention them.

Oschner Giving out 1st Round of H1N1 Shots

Oschner officials are giving out their first round of the H1N1 vaccine today. Officials say the people most at risk are the very young ages two through the seven, the eldery and the people who work with the ill.

Louisiana Hospitals Cutting Back on Services

Some Louisiana hospitals have to cut back on some services because of the economy. Medicaid and Medicare aren't enough to keep hospitals going. Some have slowed down on expansion some have stopped hiring people.

Social Security COLA Concerns

In these tough economic times - senior citizens say they're getting right to tighten their belts even more.