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Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S.

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Whether you're making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

Student of the year regional finalists announced

Each year Louisiana recognizes extraordinary students through the Student of the Year awards program, and today the Louisiana Department of Education released the names of the 18 regional finalists who will compete for the state title.

Families of 12,000 students demand school choice

The Louisiana Department of Education announced that families of nearly 12,000 students across the state are seeking participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Check state income tax refund status online

Louisiana taxpayers can go online to check the status of their state income tax refunds.

State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

TX pastor blasts Victoria's Secret in open letter

Victoria's Secret is under fire from some parents over its new lingerie line. They feel the "Bright Young Things" collection is marketed to tweens.

OK dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis

A Tulsa dentist who health investigators say may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis because of unsanitary practices also allowed "unauthorized, unlicensed" employees to perform intravenous sedation of patients, Su

Statue in the works to honor slain Navy SEAL from TX

A statue is being created to honor slain Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle. Florida artist Greg Marra sculpted the clay model and Schaefer Art Bronze Casting in Arlington has taken over the project.