Gov. Edwards says current special session ‘last chance’ to solve budget

By Tryfon Boukouvidis, Paul Braun and Drew White, LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE – At the outset of the third special legislative session...

Sen. Kennedy votes to give Louisiana troops largest pay raise in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) voted Monday in favor of a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would give Louisiana troops their...

Penn National Gaming acquires Margaritaville

Bossier Casino Venture, Inc., the owner and operator of Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement...

Lifeshare blood supply critically low

The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with only enough to last two days. Anyone who may be able to donate...

BPT Sports

Rodeo: Benton Middle School students headed to National Finals

Two Benton Middle School rising eighth-graders are headed to South Dakota for the National Junior High Rodeo Association Finals. Chase Rambin and George Chambers...

Rodeo: English sisters preparing for Little Britches National Finals

Sisters Landan and Katie English have both qualified for events in the upcoming National Finals Rodeo to be held the second week of July...

High school football: Airline runner-up in Benton 7-on-7 tournament

Coming back through the losers’ bracket Saturday, the Airline Vikings finished runner-up in the Hudl Benton 7-on-7 Charity Invitational tournament at Freedom Fields. After Friday’s...

Louisiana now home for Texas native Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees left no doubt about how he feels about his adopted home state of Louisiana during the Walk-On’s Independence...

BPT Life

Obituary – Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr.

Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr. Benton, LA - Robert “Bill” Lee Burks, Jr., Age 48, a life-long resident of Benton, Louisiana, died unexpectedly at his...



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