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16 new cases of hepatitis A reported in La. since last Friday

Almost 20 more cases of hepatitis A have been reported in the last week, according to new numbers released by the Louisiana Department of Health Friday.

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

Louisiana reports first human West Nile virus cases for 2019

Louisiana deputy dies while serving with Army Reserve

Two arrests made in decades-old rape, homicide cold case in Louisiana

Horses in La. test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

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Gov. Edwards requests major disaster declaration after flood fight ends in Louisiana

Coast Guard reports oil leak near Breton Sound

Former Lake Charles police officer pleads guilty to using excessive force during 2017 police chase

Gov. Edwards requests federal assistance for areas affected by Barry

Attorney: Former head of LSP cleared by La. Board of Ethics

Lawmakers approve bonds for Superdome renovation

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

Several drivers got quite a surprise Wednesday morning when they were pulled over by West Monroe PD

Bond set for man arrested in beating case of Andy Dick

New Orleans police arrested a man accused of knocking out actor Andy Dick in the French Quarter early Saturday morning outside of a popular club.

State seeks death for mom accused in baby’s burning death

Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son

School bus driver ticketed for running red light, crashing with children on board

Seven children were on board when a school bus driver ran a red light, causing a crash in Brusly.

  Video: Alleged attack on Andy Dick captured by French Quarter surveillance camera

POLICE: Former daycare employee caught on video hitting, shaking, dropping children

LSU nears the top of SI.com’s greatest college football lists

Andy Dick attacked after French Quarter show, representative says

‘In God We Trust’ motto to appear in every Louisiana public school this fall

Number of wildfires in La. down in last decade

Gov. John Bel Edwards announces $450 million in Superdome renovations

Gov. Edwards discussed a long-term deal to keep the Saints in New Orleans as well as Superdome renovations.

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms it’s investigating after a video surfaced on Snapchat early on Wednesday, Aug. 7 of a Slaughter police officer punching another man in a gas station parking lot.

Teen accused of killing father indicted

A Baton Rouge teen accused of killing his father in June has been indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.

‘No shooting at Walmart’: Person legally armed with gun, one with scissors get into altercation; bystander injured

Authorities released the names of the suspects connected to an incident that caused chaos in a Walmart store on Burbank Drive.

Five former correctional officers among 22 indicted in ‘large-scale’ operation that trafficked drugs into Angola

Twenty-two people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a “large-scale” operation that smuggled drugs into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

4 juveniles charged after reportedly taking buses on joyride in Donaldsonville, damaging building

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office confirm they’re investigating a bizarre incident involving three school buses at Donaldsonville High School.

Police chief apologizes to Baton Rouge, family of Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul issued an apology to the city of Baton Rouge and the family of Alton Sterling after announcing that the police officer who fired the fatal shot in 2016 will never return to the police department.

Both sides to keep negotiating in prison health care lawsuit

A federal judge says both sides will continue negotiating after recent efforts to reach a settlement failed in a class-action lawsuit by Louisiana prison inmates over inadequate medical care

New Louisiana abortion, marriage laws take effect Thursday

More than 260 new laws take effect Thursday in Louisiana, requiring people to be at least 16 years old to marry, allowing medical marijuana patients to inhale cannabis and adding new restrictions on abortions done via medication

Louisiana-based National Guard unit to deploy to Iraq

The Louisiana Army National Guard's 832nd Engineer Detachment, 528th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, based in Plaquemine, is scheduled to deploy to Iraq

7 arrested in Louisiana for alleged crimes against children

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has arrested seven men for child pornography and other crimes against children.

New Orleans judge says Roger Goodell should give deposition in 'NOLA no-call’ suit

Roger Goodell will be in New Orleans in September to appear in Civil Court

Man who rear-ended garbage truck, killing employee was EBRSO reserve deputy

A two-vehicle crash involving a dump truck happened just after 5:30 Monday morning.

Mother charged with murder of 5-year-old daughter declared ‘clinically deceased’ after suicide attempt in jail

A mother accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter has died in jail.

Louisiana man snags 7-foot Gar fish

Leroy Andrus and his trusty rod and reel snagged a prehistoric monster in Krotz Springs.

State Fair of Louisiana returns for 113th year in October

This year’s theme is “A Gumbo of Fun” which is meant to represent all of the things families can do at the fair.

Suspect dead, deputy wounded after standoff

A Louisiana law enforcement officer was reportedly shot during an incident at an apartment complex in Vidalia, La.

Louisiana judge orders man’s mouth taped for interruptions

After repeatedly requesting for Duhon to be quiet, Castle ordered the bailiff to tape Duhon’s mouth shut.

Almost 30 pounds of prescription pills recovered from Baton Rouge chiropractor’s home, car

Over 80 pill bottles with obliterated labels and almost 600 dosage units of drugs were recovered by investigators.

Find out if your information was impacted in latest Equifax data breach

Louisiana will receive over $3 million of the largest data breach settlement in history.

Judge orders teen accused of causing fatal crash to be restored to competency

Jack Jordan, 18, is facing a murder charge for allegedly intentionally causing a crash that claimed the life of Stephanie Payne, 51.

Hundreds of gallons of molasses cleaned from French Quarter street

Between 300 and 500 gallons of syrup leaked from a truck holding 4,000 gallons of liquid at the height of evening rush hour Monday (July 22).

Social media videos help lead to arrest in night club shooting that injured 7

Police announced an arrest in a shooting investigation where seven people were injured at a Florida Boulevard night club.

Mother of 5-year-old, who brought her dead to hospital, charged with her murder

An Alexandria woman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her 5-year-old child on July 17.

Shreveport investment adviser swindles clients out of $3.5 million

He used it to pay down loans, purchase two luxury sport utility vehicles and place a down payment on a vacation property.

1,000 gallon syrup spill shuts down French Quarter street

New Orleans police were forced to shut down the eastbound side of N. Rampart St. because of 1,000 gallon syrup spill.

Hundreds gather to celebrate life and legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph

A celebration of life for slain local legend Sadie Roberts-Joseph was held Monday, July 22.

Gretna Police Department fires two officers following controversial Ocasio-Cortez social media post

The Gretna Police Department fired two officers following a social media post that surfaced online over the weekend.

Army Corps of Engineers begins closing bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will start closing bays of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Monday morning.

Iberia Parish deputy killed in mobile home fire in Erath; another deputy injured

A deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was killed in a mobile home fire in Erath Tuesday, July 16. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is investigating the case.

  How to file a flood insurance claim

FEMA has some tips on how to file a claim.

Louisiana fishing and swimming advisories now available as an app

Fishers and swimmers can get their advisories in Louisiana through a new app.

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

  Amber Alert from Arizona canceled after children found in Louisiana

A man and woman at the center of an Amber Alert were found approximately 1,000 miles from where the alert was issued. Now they are in police custody and their children are safe.

  Tenant behind on rent accused of murdering ‘Miss Sadie’, founder of African American history museum

An arrest has been made in the killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Rouge icon who founded an African American history museum, according to officials during a press conference held Tuesday, July 16.

Recent findings from National Geodetic Survey show Louisiana is in fact sinking

It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) measured Louisiana’s subsidence, but according to recent results from 2018, the state’s elevation is changing.

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is alerting the public to be cautious of wildlife species seeking higher ground in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.

Makers of Tabasco visit White House for Made in America Product Showcase

As part of the third annual Made in America Product Showcase, the McIllhenny Co. visited the White House.

Louisiana National Guard preparing for weekend storms

The Louisiana National Guard will station troops and high-water vehicles in vulnerable areas around south Louisiana in anticipation of storms this weekend.

Two men wanted for stealing $1,500 worth in lighters from gas station in Ascension Parish

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating two men who stole lighters valued at $1,500 at a gas station in Ascension Parish.

Better Business Bureau warns of scams during and after disaster

With Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 predicted to make landfall in south Louisiana Saturday morning, now is the time to be aware of scams related to severe weather.

Gov. Edwards declares statewide disaster as storms barrel across New Orleans

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a “considerable” amount of water could over-top levees that hold back the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area as emergency officials prepared for a weekend storm.

Owner horrified after his dog was found dead in stolen truck

Deputies have recovered a truck stolen from outside a Baton Rouge doughnut shop Sunday, July 7. A dog that was in the truck when it was stolen was found dead inside, the owner confirmed Monday.

Toxic algae growth forces closure of all coastal Mississippi beaches

Officials believe the growth is due to fresh water coming from the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

DCFS offers license reinstatement help to non-custodial parents

The state is helping non-custodial parents get their driver’s licenses reinstated at a reduced cost.

REPORT: 3 LSU graduates killed in helicopter crash in The Bahamas

Three of the seven people killed in a helicopter crash in The Bahamas were LSU graduates, according to several media outlets.

Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans could soon be demolished

An abandoned New Orleans amusement park that has stood empty since Hurricane Katrina may finally be torn down.

LDWF locates body of woman missing in Lake Pontchartrain

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the body of a woman reported missing in Lake Pontchartrain has been found.

UL Ragin’ Cajuns baseball head coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57; arrangements announced

Tony Robichaux, the head baseball coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has died at the age of 57.

  UL Lafayette head baseball coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57

Tony Robichaux, the longtime head baseball coach of the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, has died, the university announced Wednesday.

Baton Rouge interstate shooting, carjacking suspect shot by officer in Woodville, Miss.

A police officer shot the man accused of shooting and carjacking a woman in Baton Rouge after he threatened a gas station employee in Mississippi

Volunteer firefighters arrested in multiple arson investigations

Both men were dismissed from the fire department.

‘Something you see in the movies’: 2 vehicles exchange gunfire for miles along I-12 in Livingston Parish

Authorities arrested five men from Plaquemine, La. in connection with a shootout between two vehicles along I-12 in Livingston Parish on June 24, according to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.

High Mississippi River brings unexpected crawfish population explosion

Fishermen are trapping mudbugs by the thousands in Mardi Gras Pass thanks to the high waters of the Mississippi River.

63 arrested across La. for child exploitation as part of Operation Broken Heart

Sixty-three people from across Louisiana have been arrested on child exploitation charges as part of Operation Broken Heart, the Attorney General’s Office announced Monday, June 24.

Legal sale of CBD products begins in Louisiana

On Monday, June 24, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued its first permits to allow the legal sale of hemp-derived CBD products. Multiple temporary permits were issued, the office says, including five in the Baton Rouge area.

DA: Woman hired as public defender not licensed to practice law in La.

A woman working with the Orleans Public Defenders has been falsely portraying herself as a licensed attorney in Louisiana, according to the district attorney’s office.

Family says Baton Rouge teen who killed father went missing 11 years ago

The family of a Baton Rouge teen accused of killing his father says they had been searching for the teen for more than a decade.