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{FD} Louisiana inmates sue over solitary confinement on death row

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Three inmates on Louisiana’s death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells “the size of an average of home bathroom.” A class action filed Wednesday claims prison officials are violating the constitutional rights o… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman, man arrested after marijuana found in pink backpack

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Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Journalist Wilson ‘Bill’ Minor dies; covered civil rights

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{FD} Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

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Authorities say an apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in autistic boy’s death

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A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer’s body camera. Continue reading

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{FD} Man indicted on murder charges after parents dismembered

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A Louisiana man has been indicted on murder charges after authorities say he killed his parents in their Tennessee home and tried to dissolve their bodies in acid while he was visiting them for Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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{FD} Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South

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Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

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Authorities say two people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in south Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Court OK of student-led school board prayers to be appealed

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A federal appeals court in New Orleans will be asked to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings. Continue reading

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{FD} Law requiring birth certificate for marriage challenged

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Viet Anh Vo is a U.S. citizen who has lived in Louisiana since he was an infant, but he says in court papers he’s unable to get a marriage license under a 2015 state law that, he argues, discriminates against the foreign-born. Continue reading

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{FD} Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

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Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. Continue reading

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{FD} Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announces 20 medal winners

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A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died trying to save his father from a house fire are among 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

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A federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings. Continue reading

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{FD} Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery, wreck

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Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a Louisiana woman when she tried to rob a bar. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate advocates seek video, documents on jail disturbance

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Inmate advocates have asked for video and documents from the New Orleans jail as they look into a weekend disturbance there that they say was more serious than authorities have reported. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII vet searching for ‘angel’ behind act of grocery store kindness

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A World War II veteran needs help looking for his “angel.” Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot, killed; suspect in the hospital

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A sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge while on duty. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in quadruple slaying in New Orleans

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested in this week’s drug-related slaying of four people at a suburban New Orleans apartment complex. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl in iconic Hurricane Katrina photo going to JROTC ball with Air Force rescuer

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An Air Force enlistee who worked as a pararescue jumper in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is reuniting with the little girl he hugged in a now-iconic photograph to a Junior ROTC ball. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 killed in shooting, stabbing at New Orleans-area apartment complex

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Four people were killed and another was critically injured in a grisly shooting and stabbing spree early Wednesday at a New Orleans-area apartment complex, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Andrew Higgins, maker of PT boats, hailed as ‘man who won the war for US’

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Andrew Higgins was the man behind the company that built some of the most iconic American ships used during World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Combat-hardened WWII PT boat makes triumphant return to the water

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Fox News got an early ride on the finished product of a multi-year project at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans goes all-out for Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras celebrations are coming to a close Tuesday as the costumes, beads and makeup are at their peak in New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Mardi Gras: New Orleans lets the good times roll

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The streets of New Orleans are filling up with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Continue reading

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{FD} Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level nearly triple legal limit

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The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 injured after car plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

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A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured on Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 injured after truck plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

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A “highly intoxicated” driver plowed into a crowd of parade-watchers in New Orleans on Saturday night, leaving 28 people injured, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 12 hurt

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Twelve people were critically injured Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 injured and suspect in custody

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A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured on Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of inmate who killed himself announcing lawsuit

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Family members of an inmate who hanged himself in New Orleans’ new jail last year say they’re filing a lawsuit over his death. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana woman hailed as a hero for stopping man from beating police officer

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Authorities said a Louisiana woman “made a big difference” Sunday when she jumped on a suspect’s back to save a police officer from a brutal beatdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge reduces charges in fatal New Orleans shootout

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A magistrate judge has reduced the charges against two men accused in a shootout in New Orleans’ tourist-filled French Quarter that left one man dead and nine others wounded. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate anti-Muslim flyer at Louisiana mosque

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Louisiana police are investigating an anti-Muslim flyer pasted onto a sign in front of a mosque. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports: Student rammed hotel window before fatal fall

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Witnesses told police a University of Southern Mississippi student who fell to his death early Saturday repeatedly rammed a window in a New Orleans hotel before breaking through it. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterinarian charged with plot to drug horses before races

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A Louisiana veterinarian has been charged with engaging in a scheme to influence the outcome of horse races by illegally treating the animals with a synthetic version of a drug known as “frog juice.” The federal indictment accuses the veterinarian, Kyl… Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: 1 missing, 2 injured in Louisiana pipeline fire

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One worker was missing and two were injured after an explosion sparked a fire at a Louisiana pipeline Thursday night, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘WooWooWoo BOOM!’ Tornado survivors tell their tales

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Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and damaged 300 properties on a two-mile rampage through east New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana in recovery mode after powerful line of tornadoes

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Parts of Louisiana are recovering after seven tornadoes touched down on Tuesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction across the region. Nearly 40 people were injured but no deaths were reported due to the storm system. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: 12 inmates charged after vicious jailhouse death

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Twelve inmates in Louisiana are facing murder charges after a man who was jailed on a probation violation was beaten to death in what other inmates described as a “shark feeding frenzy.” The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman hangs onto 8-week-old daughter as tornado rips through workplace

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A Louisiana woman said Tuesday she held on to her 8-week-old child as a tornado ripped through an impound lot and tossed both of them through the air. Continue reading

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{FD} Tornadoes slam New Orleans area

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Tornadoes touched down in Louisiana, wiping houses from their foundations and downing power lines as severe weather moved across the region. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 7 tornadoes touch down in Louisiana, state of emergency declared

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At least seven confirmed tornadoes hit southeast Louisiana Tuesday, causing major damage as a wave of severe thunderstorms swept through the region. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: NWS confirms 3 tornadoes hit south Louisiana

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The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tornado warnings issued in Louisiana and Mississippi

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Powerful thunderstorms were lighting up radar monitors and prompting multiple tornado warnings from Louisiana to Alabama as severe storms brought hail, high winds and possible twisters to the New Orleans area. Continue reading

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{FD} Groups slam Louisiana’s public defender system in lawsuit

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A lawsuit is slamming Louisiana’s system to defend poor people, describing defendants waiting months in jail to see their lawyers, and lawyers who are woefully overworked. Continue reading

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{FD} Not guilty plea from man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

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The man who fatally shot former NFL player Joe McKnight formally pleaded not guilty Monday to a second-degree murder charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Man indicted in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

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The Louisiana man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was indicted Thursday on a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Drive-by near school kills 2; packed ball game locked down

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New Orleans police say a drive-by shooting killed two men in front of a high school during a basketball game. Continue reading

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{FD} US, Louisiana schools reach pact in 1965 desegregation case

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Officials from a Louisiana school district have reached a new agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to desegregate three nearly all-black schools in a case that dates back to 1965. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge acquits 2 men of perjury in inmate’s exoneration

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Two men were acquitted Monday on perjury charges that were filed after they recanted their stories in a 1993 murder case — resulting in the release of the convicted suspect. Continue reading

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