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    NOLA Patrol proposal irks police association Video included

    If Mayor Mitch Landrieu gets his way, New Orleans cops assigned to the Eighth District will get assistance through "NOLA Patrol."
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    Prison phone call may aid prosecution in Lower 9 mass shooting case

    In the call on the day he was arrested, suspected gunman Blair Taylor and girlfriend Ashley Shorts discuss what happened to the "hammer," a term police believe is street slang for a gun. More>>

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    Affidavit details teacher's shocking molestation confession Video included

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    A South Mississippi teacher has admitted to investigators that he molested at least eight boys who were his students, and the abuse spanned a period of 20 years. That's according to an affidavit released Thursday. William Richard Pryor, 68, is in federal custody charged with transportation of minors with intent of sexual activity. (WARNING: This story contains explicit details that may be offensive to some readers.) More>>

    Alabama, LSU lead coaches' preseason All-SEC teams

    Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. More>>

    Saints looking for more production from Toon

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Nick Toon are not on the same page yet, and time is running short for Toon to get it right. More>>

    Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect on west bank Video included

    A masked gunman forced an Algiers couple from their backyard and into their home, but he didn't live long enough to finish the crime.
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    Council approves controversial Dome security detail plan

    They are essential to any big event: scores of New Orleans police officers working details to make sure things run smoothly.
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    City Council wrestles with ordinance to remove homeless Video included

    The New Orleans City Council on Thursday tried to pass sweeping new measures to remove the homeless from traditional gathering spots such as under the Pontchartrain Expressway.
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    Proposal would rework traffic in Warehouse District

    People behind the effort to expand the Convention Center have a plan they think will ease traffic in the Warehouse District and rework the way cars, bikes and pedestrians circulate in the area. More>>

    Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted on lesser charges Video included

    A grand jury on Thursday indicted 20-year-old Trung Le, the alleged Bourbon Street shooter, on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
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    Seven-year-old boy runs through burning house, saves family Video included

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    There's no better feeling than going to bed knowing your loved ones are safe and sound, but that feeling went up in flames for a Marion County a few nights ago. To think a cute little Marion County boy More>>

    TBT: Pontchartrain Beach, 50 photos

    Do you remember hot summer days at Pontchartrain Beach? The sandy beach? The Zephyr? The Ragin' Cajun? The Wild Maus? More>>

    Tropical Blog: NHC gives wave 50 percent chance of development by weekend; uncertainty remains

    There is still too much uncertainty with the wave, but it will continue to be closely monitored. The Hurricane Hunters will likely fly into the area later today. More>>

    Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

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    Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government. More>>

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

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    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

    Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

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    A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel. More>>

    Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

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    According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


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    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

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    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Friday

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    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

    Michael Brown's shooting death fuels online petitions

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    Petitions for law changes and crowdsourcing support grows for Michael Brown's family after his shooting death; the support is also rolling in for Darren Wilson.  More>>

    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

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    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. More>>

    5-year-old child dies from injuries, charges upgraded against father Video included

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    Varnell Day Jr. is now facing a murder charge after his 5-year-old son, Jay'v'une Bergin, died Wednesday night at a Baton Rouge hospital as a result of suspected abuse.  More>>

    Police arrest Hammond man on child porn charges

    Investigators booked 19-year-old Brandon Brown into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possessing and a single count of distributing pornography involving juveniles. More>>

    4 firefighters shocked, 1 critically, while helping CU students with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Two of the injured firefighters were treated at and released from a Campbellsville hospital, according to police.
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    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

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    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said... More>>

    Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

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    Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting... More>>

    City of Kenner breaks ground on new food bank

    Work is set to begin in October and is expected to take six months. More>>

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

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    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice... More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: #newtoWho? Catch up before season premier

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    The tools of fans new to 'Doctor Who,' Taylor Swift culturally appropriates for first full pop single, Mo'ne Davis is our hero and a pre-Emmy's YouTube clip this week in pop culture.  More>>

    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

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    The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

    Former cancer center employee sought for theft

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. More>>

    NOPD searches for Bud Light bandits

    Three suspects are sought for stealing seven cases of Bud Light beer. More>>

    Victim identified in deadly Marrero shooting Video included

    Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning. More>>

    Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital Video included

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    Emory University Hospital will make an announcement later Thursday about the status of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were being treated at the hospital for the deadly disease.

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    Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

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    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday.  More>>

    Boyz II Men call off concert for "unforeseen circumstances"

    Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances."


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    To meet pets at the La. SPCA, visit 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers, visit la-spca.org or call 368-5191. More>>

    Franklin: Hottest so far, but not record heat

    We still have a chance, albeit a very slight chance, to see a cooling shower here and there today, but probably less than 20 percent.
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    Cable barriers to be installed along I-10 in New Orleans East

    Transportation leaders break ground on a project designed to prevent crossover crashes on I-10. More>>

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