| Dec 1, 2010
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David...
| Dec 16, 2010
A grand jury has indicted a Metairie man in a Jan. 31 hit-and-run crash in Baton Rouge that killed a Hammond woman who was checking on a motorist involved in a separate accident.
The Advocate reports that 34-year-old Christian J. Cvitanovich faces up...
| Dec 18, 2010
Louisiana is removing about 121,000 inactive voters from voting rolls.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler said the legally mandated process will take place Sunday. Voters are placed on the inactive list when the secretary of state's office is unable to...
| Dec 20, 2010
Louisiana's lawmakers will call themselves into a special legislative session for the first time in history, when they come in March to redraw the state's political district lines.
Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, the chairman of the House committee that...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:47 PM
They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued.
Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos.
"A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
| May 4, 2011
An investigation is underway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a state trooper was shot.
The trooper was making a suspected DWI traffic stop just after 2:30 a.m. off I-10 west at LA-1. After making the stop, an altercation ensued between the suspect and...
| May 5, 2011
| 12:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the hit television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without her authorization....
| May 9, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Experts say once all the pins have been pulled at the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the force of water rolling through those bays will be as powerful as the water cascading from Niagra Falls.
The Spillway is opening to relieve pressure on the levee system...
| May 17, 2011
| 12:03 PM
Tunica, Mississippi -- The Mississippi River drew to within a finger's length of the highest level ever recorded at Greenville, Mississippi, on Tuesday as a flood of historic proportions continued to slink its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
| Dec 22, 2010
Citing budget concerns, the Orleans Public Defenders office plans a general hiring freeze and cutbacks on legal representation for poor defendants in New Orleans traffic and municipal courts.
Orleans Parish Chief Public Defender Derwyn Bunton says in a...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 3:56 PM
One of life's most hopeful acts is hitting the open road with a good friend, good music and a full tank of gas, knowing that in ways you can't predict you'll come home changed.
So when Emma Bee Bernstein and Nona Willis Aronowitz pulled out of Chicago in...
| Jul 8, 2010
A Louisiana judge has formally sentenced Dacarius Holliday to death for fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2007.
An East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted the 33-year-old Holliday, of St. Louis, of first-degree murder on March 14....