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Stories with place: Louisiana
  • new storyMyrtle man dies in Lafayette County crash 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:13 am

    OXFORD, Mississippi - Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal one car crash in Lafayette County.

  • St. Tammany Sheriff: 14-month probe busts heroin ring 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:05 am

    COVINGTON, Louisiana - Law enforcement agencies in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have announced the breakup of a heroin ring.

  • $1.1M in flooding damage to Rapides Parish infrastructure 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:05 am

    ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - Rapides Parish sustained more than $1 million in public costs related to recent flooding of the Red River, according to the latest estimate.

  • New Orleans mayor making donation to vandalized memorial 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:04 am

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office says Landrieu is donating $2,500 from his campaign fun to help restore a memorial to law enforcement officers that was vandalized over the weekend.

  • Friends, family mourn women killed in theater shooting 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:49 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Jillian Johnson was an artistic force in the Lafayette community who worked to beautify her neighborhood while Mayci Breaux was a young woman looking forward to a new job and married life with a longtime boyfriend.

  • Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:23 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans are outraising Democrats in Louisiana's top two races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor - and pouring more of their own money into their competitions as well, according to the latest campaign reports.

  • The Latest: Lafayette woman remembered for artistry, spirit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:37 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - 5:30 p.m.

  • The Latest: Friends describe Colorado shooter's character story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:29 pm

    CENTENNIAL, Colorado - The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Man dead after shooting involving police officers in Houma 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:01 pm

    HOUMA, Louisiana - State police say a man has been killed in Houma in a shooting involving officers from three law enforcement agencies.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Timeline story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:55 pm

    In a timeline of the life of Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that a Carroll County probate judge ordered him committed involuntarily to a mental hospital. Judge Betty Cason says her order was limited to ordering deputies to deliver Houser against his will if necessary to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:48 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:07 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.

  • ID released on man fatally shot by New Orleans detective 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:34 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans coroner has identified the man who was shot to death by a police officer over the weekend as 60-year-old Christopher Olmstead.

  • Davis endorses Gentry plan for roster stability, new style 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:03 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis sounds rather pleased that the New Orleans Pelicans have done very little tweaking to their roster since their first-round exit from last season's playoffs.

  • Houma interpreter charged with fraud to stand trial 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:40 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - A Spanish-language interpreter accused of taking bribes from clients of the Terrebonne Parish Public Defender's Office is set for trial in two weeks on federal charges.

  • Man dies in shootout with Shreveport police 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:02 am

    SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Shreveport police say a man was shot and killed when officers responded to a call from a woman who said she and another woman were being held at gunpoint by a male relative.

  • Body found in Mississippi River near Chalmette Battlefield 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:31 am

    CHALMETTE, Louisiana - St. Bernard Parish authorities say there are no obvious signs of foul play evident on the remains of a decomposing body recovered from the Mississippi River.

  • Vandals damage police memorial at New Orleans cemetery 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:52 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Vandals have damaged the eternal flame honoring fallen officers at New Orleans cemetery.

  • Judge stops Caddo Parish judges from enforcing funding order 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:18 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge judge has ordered Caddo Parish's criminal court judges must stop ordering the public defender board to fund private lawyers appointed to represent indigent defendants that the public defenders are unable to defend due to conflicts.

  • United to end its direct Lafayette-to-Denver flights 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:01 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - United Airlines on Oct. 23 will discontinue its Lafayette-Denver direct flights, which opened in August to accommodate leisure travelers and Acadiana's oil and gas personnel working in Colorado.

  • Hospital manager to LSU: Breach notice invalid 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:31 am

    SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The operator of two public hospitals in north Louisiana says LSU's claims that it breached its contract are based on subjective complaints rather than anything measurable, and therefore are not valid.

  • Baton Rouge looking at bike share rental program 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Environmental Protection Agency staff and experts are coming to Baton Rouge to talk about choices for a bike share program that would let people rent and drop off bicycles at kiosks.

  • Hotel mini-boom comes to Alexandria/Pineville 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 7:07 pm

    ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - Construction and renovation will bring at least an 18 percent boost to the number of hotel rooms in the Alexandria-Pineville area.

  • Court: $350K settlement proposed in police injury suit 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 6:56 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A man left permanently brain-damaged after being hit by a policeman has agreed to a $350,000 settlement rather than the $5 million originally sought in his civil rights lawsuit, court documents show.

  • New Allen Parish jail nearly finished 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 6:29 pm

    OBERLIN, Louisiana - The new jail in Allen Parish could be ready for inmates by September.