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Items linked to crime duo Bonnie & Clyde sold for $186K

Several personal items related to 1930s Texas outlaw Clyde Barrow have sold at a Boston auction for nearly $186,000.

Governor’s debate not short on small jabs between candidates

La. ranks second in nation for violence against women, according to report

Candidates ready for first Louisiana Governor’s race debate

Chemical burn in LSU lab sends 1 to hospital

  Woman survives being thrown out of moving car by abusive ex, now telling her story for other victims

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

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East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office says dog was dead before being dragged by rented vehicle; no charges filed

Video appears to show moment EBRSO deputy fatally shot man near Jefferson highway

  Video shows alleged shoplifting at Mall of Louisiana; investigation underway

Laughing gas available as pain management alternative to epidural for moms in labor

  Oil prices rise over attack in Saudi Arabia, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation respond

Massive 12-foot alligator seized in Louisiana, two men cited for hunting violations

‘God was watching me’: Lone survivor shares photos and recounts fiery, deadly I-12 crash

Leanna McCrea says being alive is “more than enough” after she was involved in a deadly crash on I-12.

Louisiana surplus estimate grows to $500M, up from $300M

Louisiana's latest surplus will be larger than expected, reaching $500 million, rather than the $300 million previously discussed.

Woman accused of striking officer in the face with high heel during fight

An arrest document states Shannon Bouya, 26, faces multiple charges after striking an officer in the face, throwing closed fist punches, and kicking officers during an altercation Saturday, Sept. 14.

Unhappy Meal? Woman booked after McDonald’s mayhem

A drive-thru dispute led to a woman’s Friday the 13th tirade inside a McDonald’s near Baton Rouge that included her ripping photos from the walls, deputies said.

  Louisiana solar energy advocates fear new rule will stifle growth

Body of 2-year-old recovered from Mississippi River after weekend crash in Tunica

‘I just want to bring somebody a smile’: Friends collect stuffed animals for BRPD officers to give away

Louisiana Gray Television stations announce statewide debate in governor’s race

Gov. Edwards requests SBA assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Barry in 3 parishes

DOC: Lightning injures 10 inmates at Louisiana jail

Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

His life ended Saturday, Sept. 7 when an unidentified man entered the building where he was working as a clerk and fatally shot him before robbing the store, according to police. An investigation to identify the shooter remains ongoing.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

World Series winning Little League team treated at La. Governor’s Mansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards hosted the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion.

Police searching for woman and 2 children missing, vehicle located in Miss. River after crash

A statement from the Tunica Sheriff’s Office says a gray Chevy Suburban driven by 29-year-old Symphony Wilson crashed around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Pickup hits man riding lawn mower, killing him

He was driving the mower at a slow speed on the highway, preliminary investigation shows

Hancock Co. sheriff’s deputy placed on leave after assault arrest

The deputy accused was arrested Saturday and transported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been released on bond.

Houma man sentenced to 10 years for child porn charges

A 42-year-old Houma man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child porn charges Friday (Sept. 6), according to the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office.

After one month, how are Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients doing?

When medical marijuana became available on Aug. 6, Alex Domino said he had no expectations. For him, the medicine was simply a remedy for a myriad of serious ailments that he had not tried.

State Farm has cut insurance rates again for drivers in Louisiana

Drivers in Louisiana with State Farm insurance policies will see yet another decrease.

Sheriff: Louisiana man tried to bring gun into courthouse

Authorities in Louisiana say a man has been charged with attempting to bring a loaded handgun and ammunition into a Lafayette courthouse.

  President Trump, state officials announce efforts to combat opioid crisis

President Donald Trump announced the Department of Health is awarding $1.8 billion towards substance abuse and mental health.

Denham PD believes man accused of scamming elderly woman may be in Georgia

The Denham Springs Police Department is still looking for a man accused of scamming an elderly woman out of money by tricking her into thinking she owed him money for work he never performed on her house.

Man allegedly attempted to meet up with underage boy from dating app

Ronald Mancuso is accused of arranging to meet up with a trooper posing as an underage boy for sex.

Louisiana congressmen give their staffers thousands of dollars in bonuses annually

All six congressmen who serve Louisiana in the House of Representatives hand out thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staffs each year, a researcher says

Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

Former Louisiana governor, Edwin Edwards, was rushed to the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 3 after experiencing a severe drop in blood sugar.

  14-year-old arrested after possible threat at Woodlawn High School

A 14-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday in connection with a possible threat at Woodlawn High School.

Standardized forms for Louisiana colleges to report hazing

Louisiana's public colleges are receiving standardized forms to report hazing allegations, as the state's top higher education board works to comply with toughened anti-hazing laws.

CAPTURED: Escaped inmate arrested at motel in Harvey

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said an escaped work release inmate has been recaptured Wednesday morning.

  Heartwarming marriage proposal caught on camera at first LSU game of 2019 season

Most people in relationships keep a watchful eye out for signs that their partner is ready for marriage. Erin Sampere, a former member of LSU’s Colorguard, missed about 20 signs Saturday, Aug. 31 before eventually realizing she was being proposed to.

Louisiana voting rights change not causing surge in signups

A Louisiana law change earlier this year restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but at most, only a few hundred have registered to vote so far.

Boy, 10, missing from Texarkana, Texas found safe

Dashawn Long Rekeylin is described as being 4’0” and weighing 80-85 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey tank top shirt, black jeans, and grey shoes.

Body of Louisiana woman missing since 2014 found in Vermilion Parish

Authorities in Louisiana say a body pulled from an Abbeville ravine has been identified as a woman who disappeared five years ago.

Louisiana ambulance teams heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

Seven ambulance teams consisting of a total of of 35 units and 80 medical personnel arrived in Florida Saturday, Aug. 31 as emergency officials in the Deep South prepare for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall.

U.S. Marshals search for La. man convicted of juvenile sex

A U.S. Marshals task force, as part of an ongoing sex offender operation named “NO Saints and Sinners 2019,” is searching for sex offender fugitive Jeremiah Shawn Prater.

Pictures of apparent overcrowding on Denham Springs school bus raise concerns over safety

Pictures of a cramped school bus full of Denham Springs High School students has left parents wondering why so many students were on the bus and if it was safe.

Congressman Steve Scalise settles the chicken sandwich debate

Congressman Steve Scalise decided it was time to take part in the chicken sandwich debate.

Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

‘Not one discriminatory bone in my body’ Rep. Ralph Abraham says about campaign ad

U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham’s second television ad outperformed the campaign’s expectations, the Republican candidate for governor told WAFB Tuesday, Aug. 27.

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for areas in La. affected by Hurricane Barry

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration request made by Governor John Bel Edwards for areas in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Barry.

World’s heaviest grapefruit is in Louisiana; Guinness World Record awarded

The world’s heaviest grapefruit is in Louisiana!

WWE Smackdown Tuesday night in Baton Rouge

WWE Smackdown is coming to downtown Baton Rouge in August, with tickets going on sale Friday, June 28.

Teen accused of killing father pleads not guilty

A teen accused of killing his father pleaded not guilty Monday, Aug. 26 to a second degree murder charge.

La. State Fire Marshal: First-grader admits to setting church fire

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has ended an investigation into the cause of a fire at a Vivian church over the weekend. The cause? A seven-year-old.

Watch: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco laid to rest

Trailblazing former Governor Kathleen Blanco will be laid to rest in Lafayette Saturday (Aug. 24), where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated before a private burial.

'We lost a real Louisianian’: Hundreds pay last respects to Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will lie in state on Thursday, August 22, in the State Capitol Rotunda as part of a three-day Celebration of Life

Tensions surrounding gun violence grow after false alarm of armed intruder at LSU

What ever happened at LSU, most can agree on this: someone saw something out of place and said something, and law enforcement responded, ready to protect lives.

  Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority honors Kathleen Blanco

The late former governor was instrumental in the formation of the CPRA.

Officer likely behind LSU intruder situation was on campus to educate students about online safety

An armed officer from the A.G.'s office was on campus as part of LSU's Welcome Week activities.

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

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

  Sharp decline in human West Nile cases, but still work to be done

Nine cases of West Nile have been reported in Louisiana this year, down from 53 in 2017.

  LSU students shaken, but pleased with school’s response to armed intruder scare

An armed intruder scare came just days after new freshmen moved into their dorms at LSU. While they said the situation was scary, they were put at ease by the way the school handled it.

Post officer worker charged with DUI after allegedly hitting mailbox, parked mail truck

A Baton Rouge post office worker has been arrested after allegedly hitting a mailbox and a parked mail truck with his vehicle while drunk.

  Louisiana reports first human West Nile virus cases for 2019

In comparison, the department reported 53 West Nile virus cases at this time last year.

  Some who worked with Gov. Blanco recall her strength after Hurricane Katrina

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco is remembered fondly by some who worked closely with her during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Arrests made in cold case homicide reported in 1980

Arrests have been made in a cold case homicide that was originally reported almost 4 decades ago.

  Remembering Kathleen Blanco: 1942 - 2019

Kathleen Blanco died Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), surrounded by her husband Raymond, her children and other loved ones. She was 77 years old and lived a life defined by trailblazing firsts.

Over 460 cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Louisiana outbreak

More than 460 cases of Hepatitis A were confirmed as part of an ongoing outbreak in Louisiana, data provided by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) showed Friday, Aug. 16.

Baton Rouge man charged with child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’

Evidence found on a man's computer allegedly contained graphic images of young girls.

$14M in federal funding now available, disaster mitigation project approvals begin

Over $14 million in federal funding is now available for several statewide projects as part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

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

LSU welcomes new freshman class to campus

Move-in for the fall semester will begin this weekend for incoming LSU freshmen.

Louisiana safest state for kids to go online, according to study

So, internet provider, CenturyLinkQuote looked at three different factors in each state to determine just how safe each state is for your children online.

Construction has begun at one of largest solar power facilities in La.

Entergy announced Wednesday, Aug. 14 that construction has begun at one of Louisiana’s largest solar power facilities.

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.

Louisiana launches veteran first business initiative

A program aimed at promoting veteran-owned businesses officially launched on Tuesday.

Man arrested after Gonzales police officer dragged by car during chase

On Monday evening, August 12, at approximately 8:30 p.m., City of Gonzales Police Officers were dispatched to a large disturbance in Gonzales Municipal Park

Ex-fraternity brothers released from jail after serving time in Gruver hazing case

Two ex-fraternity brothers involved in the 2017 hazing death of Maxwell Gruver have been released from jail after serving their sentences.