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{FD} New Orleans ready to take down controversial Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

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The city of New Orleans announced that it will take down a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee Friday, completing the southern city’s removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Continue reading

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{FD} Father, son arrested for spraying graffiti on Confederate-era monument in New Orleans

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Not more than six hours after the P.G.T. Beauregard monument was removed by city crews, the remainder of the pedestal was painted with red spray paint. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans takes down third Confederate monument

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New Orleans officials removed a Confederate monument of General P.G.T. Beauregard on Wednesday. This is the third Confederate-era memorial to be taken down in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana boy accidentally shot in school after gun falls from backpack, investigators say

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A 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot in a Louisiana elementary school Monday morning, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana high school quarterback killed in shooting at graduation party

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A Louisiana high school quarterback died Saturday after a shooting at a graduation party, a coroner said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man injured when tornado touches down in Louisiana

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At least three tornadoes have touched down in Louisiana, injuring at least one person. Continue reading

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{FD} $4.2M penalty in deadly 2012 fire on oil platform in Gulf

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An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 2 officers shot in standoff, suspect in custody

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A Louisiana State Police trooper and at least one other officer were shot Thursday during a standoff with a man who they’d tried to serve a warrant on in rural Avoyelles Parish. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana police shooting: State trooper, 2 other cops hurt; suspect arrested

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Three Louisiana police officers were injured during a shooting Thursday by a suspect who is now barricaded in a home, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Honoring victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago

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Descendants of victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago in south Louisiana and of plantation and Confederate families are working to honor the victims by searching for their remains. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid protests, Jefferson Davis statue comes down in New Orleans

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Workers Thursday morning removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal in a contentious, months-long process that has sparked protests on both sides. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisianan veteran and daughter to graduate from university together

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An Army and Navy veteran and his daughter will both receive bachelor degrees in general studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Effort to block Confederate statue’s removal goes to court

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A last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general in New Orleans has landed in court. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit filed to preserve Confederate statue in New Orleans

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Supporters of Confederate-era monuments slated for removal in New Orleans have launched a new court fight to save one of them. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge blasts ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for marijuana

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Is an 18-year prison sentence too harsh for having 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice thinks so, and says it’s outrageous that her colleagues upheld the punishment. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Man shot, wounded aimed gun at officers

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Authorities in Louisiana say a man was shot and wounded after he aimed a gun at officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Alton Sterling case: US attorney details why no charges filed in shooting

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An investigation into the police shooting death of a black man in Baton Rouge found that there was not enough evidence to prove that the white officers acted unreasonably and willfully, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sterling’s aunt calls for justice at vigil

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The Latest on the Justice Department’s decision not to charge two officers in the shooting death of Alton Sterling (all times local): 8 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline: Events related to Alton Sterling’s death

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Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, in the July 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, outside a convenience store where he had … Continue reading

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{FD} Alton Sterling case: DOJ will not charge officers in fatal shooting, reports say

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The Justice Department will not charge the two Baton Rouge officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling that was captured on cellphone video, according to a report Tuesday by The Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court may be next for school board prayer case

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A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral home denies refusing gay man’s cremation

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A south Mississippi funeral home went back on an agreement to cremate an 86-year-old man after he died and paperwork showed he was gay, according to a lawsuit in state court. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana elementary teachers charged with bullying student

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Two elementary school teachers are under arrest in Louisiana after being accused of bullying a child. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana gator handcuffed after trespassing

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Wildlife agents in Louisiana made a snappy arrest on Saturday after putting a trespassing alligator in handcuffs. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans takes down prominent Confederate monument

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New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments under the cover of darkness early Monday, the latest Southern city to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

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Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans begins to take down prominent Confederate monuments

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New Orleans planned to begin removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-soldier’s parole for Louisiana murder yanked at last minute

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Louisiana has rescinded a controversial parole granted to an ex-soldier sentenced to 71 years in prison for kidnapping, raping and killing a young woman, but who only served 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Bid to ban dodgeball shot down by Louisiana school board

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A plan to ban dodgeball and other “target games” from public schools has been scrapped by Louisiana’s top school board. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana tanker explosion on highway kills driver

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An 18-wheel tanker carrying about 8,000 gallons of gasoline exploded after it rear-ended a dump truck killing one person in Louisiana on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver accused in Mardi Gras parade crash pleads not guilty

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The suspect in an accident that injured dozens of people watching a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuation

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Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana church offers drive-thru Good Friday prayers

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A congregation in Louisiana is going to offer drive-thru prayers for commuters as part of the holy day of Good Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican mom with 4 US-born kids is held in federal detention

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A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in Ohio is being held in federal detention in Louisiana as advocates urge that she not be deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Prosecutor jailed crime victims to enforce testimony

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A new report says New Orleans prosecutors jailed at least six crime victims to make them testify last year, including a rape victim who was held for eight days. Continue reading

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{FD} Change-of-plea hearing set in deadly 2013 offshore fire

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Federal criminal charges filed against an energy company over a deadly 2012 offshore oil platform fire may be headed for a resolution. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly man admits killing son-in-law 24 years ago in North Carolina

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A North Carolina man found dead in 1993 was murdered by his father-in-law who confessed on the 24th anniversary of the crime, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man admits killing son-in-law 24 years ago in North Carolina

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A 74-year-old man has confessed to killing his son-in-law in North Carolina on the 24th anniversary of the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy arrested on malfeasance charge in teen’s jail suicide

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A sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on a malfeasance charge in connection with last October’s suicide of a 15-year-old boy at the New Orleans jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Southeast storms: Fifth person reported dead as severe weather moves east

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A powerful storm system that killed four people across the country continued to threaten the Southeast on Monday as it brought strong winds and heavy rains to the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Uber driver reports carjacking bid, wounds 1 suspect

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New Orleans police say an Uber driver has shot and wounded one of two men he told authorities had tried to carjack him. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

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A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek Monday was among four people killed in storms across the South. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

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The Latest on severe weather in the Southern United States (all times local): 9:03 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Southeast on ‘high alert’ after tornado kills 3-year-old girl, mother

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A powerful storm system that killed two in Louisiana took aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast on Monday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

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Severe storms that killed two people in Louisiana are taking aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana on ‘high alert’ after tornado kills 3-year-old girl, mother

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A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed in Louisiana Sunday morning when high winds flipped their mobile home off its foundation. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother, daughter dead after severe storm rips through Louisiana

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A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed in Louisiana Sunday morning when high winds flipped their mobile home off its foundation. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead after suspected tornado rips through Louisiana

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A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed Sunday morning when a suspected tornado ripped through southern Louisiana, demolishing the family’s mobile home. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe weather threat: Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding, tornadoes

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A storm system rumbling heading east through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

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A storm system rumbling eastward through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes. Continue reading

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