1:30 PM Newscast April 12

After multiple delays with Federal Student Aid, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will have expanded virtual hours April 15-19 from 8 am until 8 pm and you can register now for an appointment if you need assistance. And if you can’t next week, the normal hours are 9 AM – to 3 PM. LOSFA Spokesperson Ebony Holmes says Until colleges can send award letters students who are eligible for TOPS should visit their student hub tracker and…

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Monday is the deadline to file federal income taxes and for those who won big by gambling, Alexandria CPA Kurt Oestriecher (Os-stric-ker) says, they will have to pay taxes on those winnings even if they suffered gambling losses with other bets.

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Good news for crawfish lovers. The average price per pound for mudbugs is 50 cents lower this week. Teiko Foxx has more…

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It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Rhonda Poche says this year’s strawberry crop looks amazing and there’s a reason Louisiana has the best strawberries in the world.

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Festival hours are noon to 11 pm on Friday, 9 am until 11 pm on Saturday, and 10 to 6 pm on Sunday.