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Apr 18th

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most

April 15 not much of a deadline for most

WASHINGTON — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

If you're due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all.

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal tax returns apply only to people who owe money. The penalty is a percentage of what you owe. If you owe nothing, 5 percent of nothing is ... nothing. But it doesn't make much sense to file late. If you are owed a refund, why wouldn't you want it as soon as possible? And if you have unpaid taxes, the late fees add up quickly.

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Time running out to replace Common Core

More than a month into the legislative session, Common Core is still a top discussion issue at the state level, but time is running out to find anything to replace it.
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Law Enforcement

Webster Arrest Report

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement agencies April 10 through April 14.

Traci E. Sanders, 30, 21000 block of Hwy. 371, Cotton Valley, simple assault, ...

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US/World News

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the...

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Creighton or Crichton? The story behind the name

Pastor Royal Scott, head of Creighton Hill Community Development Corporation, said there is a story behind the spelling of Creighton, which differs from the spelling of t...

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Local News

Council’s support moves group closer to construction dream

Council’s support moves group closer to construction dream

Pastor Royal Scott and Creighton Hill Community Development Corporation, Inc. (CHCDC), are beginning to see the fruits of their labors as they seek support to make afford...

Last Updated ( April 14, 2014 )

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Local News

Traffic stop leads to meth bust

Traffic stop leads to meth bust

A malfunctioning piece of equipment on a pickup truck has led to a narcotics bust for Minden police officers and a trip to the lockup for a local man.

William R. Shuford, ...

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