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{FD} Louisiana firefighters perform ‘kitten extraction’ in video

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The incident involved firefighters Eric Dupuy and Richie Carter, according to St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1. Continue reading

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{FD} Effort to eliminate florist licenses in Louisiana becomes a thorny issue

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Florists in Louisiana are speaking out after a proposal that would have done away with a licensing and testing requirement failed last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Severed heads found in Texas, Louisiana may be part of the same case, police say

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The severed heads of two unidentified women, found at two lakes 150 miles apart, have investigators searching for a possible link between the gruesome findings. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana homeowner finds ***** intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

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Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a ***** stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman breaks into home, found taking bath and eating Cheetos: cops

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A Louisiana woman received an unpleasant surprise when she returned from work Tuesday evening to find a ***** woman in her bathtub, munching on some Cheetos while taking a bath. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stole ticket from Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game, police say

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A Louisiana man this week had a valuable World Series ticket from New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game — the only perfect game thrown during a World Series — stolen by a homeless man he had befriended, according to authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Horse tail-hacking cases rising in Michigan, motive unclear

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Reports of equine tail-hacking cases are on the rise in Michigan and though authorities are asking people to be on the lookout for perpetrators, it remains unclear if the motivation behind targeting horses and ponies is for play or profit. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans police investigate shooting death

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Police say that a man who was found shot to death in New Orleans over the weekend had come to the city to plan his wedding. Continue reading

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French Quarter attack: Man accused of tourist area stabbing

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New Orleans police say a 50-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend in the French Quarter tourist district and stabbing one of several men who tried to make him stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana school includes headshot of service dog next to student in yearbook

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Among all the headshots of smiling students in a Louisiana middle school’s new yearbook, one photo clearly sticks out. Continue reading

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{FD} No criminal charges for deputies who killed mentally ill man in Louisiana

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Prosecutors in Louisiana have ruled out criminal charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Unclear if suspect shot self or if deputy shot him

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A northeast Louisiana sheriff says a wanted man pulled a gun while deputies had him surrounded and either shot himself or was shot by a deputy. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana shooting: 2 dead when gunmen burst in on card game

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Several masked men burst in on a card game at a tire shop in Louisiana early Thursday and began firing semi-automatic rifles, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead, 8 injured in North Shreveport shooting

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Police in Louisiana say masked men burst in on a card game at a tire shop and shot eight men, killing two of them. Continue reading

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{FD} 110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies

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A 110-year-old Louisiana man who served in World War II has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Robber is shortchanged after coming away with only 35 cents

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New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the assailant walked away with only 35 cents. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans man found competent for trial in teen’s death

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A 54-year-old New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old and wounding the boy’s teenage brother in retaliation for being bumped off his bicycle has been found competent to stand trial. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Animal advocate: ‘High time’ chimps were moved

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The Latest on chimps being moved from Louisiana lab to sanctuary (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans sheriff: Federal takeover not the answer

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The New Orleans sheriff says his department is doing a good job improving the city’s jail and should get more time rather than face a federal takeover. Continue reading

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{FD} Double murder that rocked ’15 NFL draft remains unsolved, iPhone may hold clues

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Baton Rouge authorities stymied in their probe of a double murder that made national headlines during last year’s NFL draft said Friday they want the FBI to unlock an iPhone that could yield critical clues. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man shot dead after killing wife, shooting at deputy

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Authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife is dead after exchanging gunfire with sheriff’s deputies in southwest Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Robert Durst’s plea deal approved in weapons case ahead of pending murder trial

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A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plea agreement for real estate heir Robert Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Foul play suspected in Louisiana teenager’s death

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Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana suspect foul play in the death of a 16-year-old girl from Kenner, a suburb just west of New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

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A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors appeal judge’s order to release 7 jail inmates

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New Orleans prosecutors are appealing a judge’s order to release seven jail inmates because their cases have stalled amid uncertain funding for their defense. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Cuffed kidnap, carjack suspect fatally shoots self

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Police say a handcuffed man shot and killed himself at a Baton Rouge hospital after carjacking an acquaintance in New Orleans and kidnapping a second woman at gunpoint. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: In 911 call, prosecutor accused of sex assault

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The Latest on the case of a former Louisiana district attorney who pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing a federal investigation of allegations that he solicited sex from at least 20 women in exchange for leniency from his office (all times local): 1… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-prosecutor accused of soliciting sex from his defendants

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A former district attorney in south Louisiana repeatedly abused his power to prey on vulnerable women, offering them leniency from his office in exchange for sex, authorities said Wednesday after the veteran prosecutor pleaded guilty to obstructing a f… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 5 ex-cops plead guilty in post-Katrina shootings

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The Latest on five former New Orleans police officers who have pleaded guilty in the deadly Danziger Bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Five New Orleans ex-cops plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

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Five former police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced number of charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina and are expected to be sentenced to far less prison time than they originally faced. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 ex-cops to plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

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Five former police officers said in court Wednesday they intend to plead guilty to lesser charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

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{FD} Poll: Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

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A Louisiana State University survey has found a majority of people in the state oppose taking down Confederate monuments. Continue reading

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{FD} Trouble in an unused tunnel under New Orleans’ Canal Street

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Traffic is being restricted on one of New Orleans’ busiest streets because officials noticed a bulging wall in a mostly unused tunnel. Continue reading

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{FD} School band director found hiding in teen’s closet arrested

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A high school band director in Louisiana has been arrested after authorities say he was found hiding in a 16-year-old girl’s closet. Continue reading

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{FD} Man wounded in deadly shootout released from hospital

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A 24-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout that killed two 19-year-old Southern University students has been released from a Baton Rouge hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NFL player Will Smith’s suspected killer described as ‘mild-mannered’ guy

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The man accused of gunning down former Saints defensive end Will Smith is a soft-spoken, respectful team leader who always calls older women “ma’am,” his pastor and his high school coach said. Continue reading

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{FD} Murdered ex-NFL player Will Smith never brandished gun, attorney claims

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The former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death in an apparent road rage incident, a Smith family attorney told reporters Wednesday, adding that the suspect shot the athlete in the back… Continue reading

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{FD} Murderers are mentors in prison once notorious for violence

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A Louisiana maximum-security prison once notorious for violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other “lifers” are now teaching job skills and morals to non-violent offenders, readying them for another … Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NFL player Will Smith may have been involved in hit-and-run before shooting death

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New video shows that former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith may have been involved in a hit-and-run collision moments before he was gunned down Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern plans vigil for 2 students killed in shooting

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Southern University in Louisiana is planning a candlelight vigil for two 19-year-old students who were shot and killed at a party outside an off-campus apartment complex. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawnmower-wheelchair joyride leads to deadly crash

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Three men in Louisiana took a lawnmower on the road — with one of them sitting in a wheelchair, hanging on from behind — when a pickup truck slammed into them on Sunday, killing one person, police said. Continue reading

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