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{FD} Fugitive on the run for 4 years caught when he asks deputy for a ride

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A Louisiana man left stranded on the side of the road flagged down what turned out to be a police car and was arrested for outstanding warrants early Monday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Alton Sterling protests: Seven arrested outside Baton Rouge police headquarters

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Seven people have been arrested outside Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters during a protest on the anniversary of a deadly police shooting in Louisiana’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran celebrates 100th birthday on Independence Day

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Leon Minvielle Jr., or “Bubby,” turned 100 as America turned 241 yesterday. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans tourists attacked: 4 arrested in French Quarter beating

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Two more men were arrested Wednesday in the violent attack on two tourists who were visiting New Orleans’ French Quarter Saturday night when they were robbed and beaten, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans police arrest 2 suspects in brutal beating of tourists in French Quarter

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Authorities in New Orleans said two people have been arrested so far in the violent beating of two tourists during a robbery Saturday night in the French Quarter. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston man remains critical following violent attack in New Orleans

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A vicious attack in New Orleans left two men from Boston seriously injured, and the whole incident was caught on camera. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin father whose daughter donated her heart visits man whose life she saved

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An organ donor’s father spent his Father’s Day meeting the man whose life was saved by his daughter’s heart. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans police hunt suspects in brutal beating of tourists in French Quarter

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Police in New Orleans are searching for four suspects involved in a brutal beating of two tourists during a robbery Saturday night in the city’s famed French Quarter that left one victim critically wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy’s remnants unleash heavy rains on Gulf Coast; reports of a tornado in Alabama

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Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday after it made landfall in Louisiana. There are reports that a tornado touched down in Fairfield, Ala. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans man walks free after judge axes murder conviction 36 years later

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A man who was imprisoned for 36 years walked free Thursday after a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor’s stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy’s remnants unleash heavy rains on Gulf Coast

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Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday after it made landfall in Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

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Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy, which is responsible for at least one death, sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy turns deadly: 10-year-old Alabama boy killed

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The area from the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas are monitoring slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, and is responsible for one death in Fort Morgan, Ala. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy creeps toward northern Gulf Coast; flood warnings issued

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The area from the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas are monitoring slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said posed a threat of “life-threatening flash flooding.” Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans July 4th boat parade canceled because of Trump’s election, founder says

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The July 4th flotilla in Louisiana has been canceled this year because the parade founder thinks the symbolism of the event is off-base, following the 2016 election. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana girl, 7, goes to Chicago to hug police officers

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A little girl with a big heart is on a mission to show her gratitude and appreciation to police officers from coast to coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana lawmakers OK driver’s ed course on traffic stop etiquette

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A bill that would require first-time drivers to take lessons on how to act during a traffic stop could soon be on its way to the governor’s desk in Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana woman, 98, breaks state record for oldest skydiver

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A woman broke a record in Louisiana on Thursday to become the oldest person to skydive in the state at the age of 98.  Sara Simmonds, 98, decided in March to go skydiving with her friends, according to KALB. Continue reading

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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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