BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
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Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances."
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkmore>>
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Plaquemines Parish, La. -- Aerial photographs provide a dramatic example of how quickly parts of Louisiana's coast are vanishing.
P.J. Hahn, director of Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management, snapped two pictures of an island in Cat Bay, east of Grand Isle, from a helicopter. The first, from January of last year, showed the island stretching over two acres.
The second, taken earlier this month, shows all that is left, the skeletal remains of mangrove trees and a small mound of oyster shells pushed up by wave action.
The islands of Cat Bay were in trouble long before the April 2010 Gulf oil spill, which put them directly in the path of BP crude. Cut off from the river and subsiding rapidly, the islands also were battered by tides and everyday wave action.
"This is the first year pelicans did not nest on these islands," Hahn said.
A second island a few miles away mirrors the story.
The parish hopes to restore the two islands by pumping in sediment and partially surrounding the island with some kind of barrier.
It has cobbled together $3 million from various sources, but needs another $1.5 million to perform the work on just one island. Hahn estimates that would construct about 15 acres of island.
To date, Hahn argues the early uses of BP restoration money have ignored habitat.
Some coastal experts point out the islands are so tiny and remote, they serve no hurricane protection function and are not included in the state's coastal master plan. Hahn hopes to piggyback on a much larger project a few miles away.
Meanwhile, this place once teeming with life provides barely a resting spot for the few birds that remain.
Half-hour documentary to detail the fight to save Louisiana's coast, a way of life and vital natural hurricane defenses.more>>
Each year, Louisiana loses 25-35 square miles of its coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1932, the state has shed 1,900 square miles, or an area the size of Delaware.Tonight, Fox 8 presentsmore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
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