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DHH confirms second West Nile virus death in Louisiana during 2013

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed the state's second West Nile virus death this season. The death occured this week in Ouachita Parish. The state's first death was last month in Rapides Parish.

Louisiana deputy arrested for forcible rape, battery; being held without bond

A LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s deputy was arrested for forcible rape and battery. The Louisiana State Police completed the investigation at the request of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.

‘Operation Street Sweeper’ results in arrest of nearly a dozen accused drug dealers

An early morning multi-agency effort resulted in the arrest of a dozen people for drug related charges.

House: A vote for cloture is a vote for ObamaCare

Twenty-one conservative House members, including a Louisiana representative, have sent a bill to Senator Mitch McConnell warning Senate Republicans not to vote for cloture.

Houston man sentenced to 11 years in prison for trafficking $1.5M of cocaine into Louisiana

A Houston man was sentenced to over 11 years in prison for trafficking cocaine to Louisiana.

Great turn out for 2nd annual Stone Energy gumbo cook-off

Today is the second annual Stone Energy gumbo cook-off to benefit United Way of Acadiana.  One hundred gumbo cooking teams, majority of them oil field businesses around the area, have been hard at work cooking chicken and sausage and seafo

Cyclist killed from crash with vehicle in Avoyelles Parish

A 57-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a car while he was riding his bicycle.

Teen arrested for stealing over $26,000 of cattle in Vermilion Parish

A Vermilion Parish juvenile is charged with theft of livestock in connection with allegedly stealing 24 cattle from a Vermilion Parish cattleman.

Lottery drawings produce $6.9M in winnings in August, scratch-off winners claim $9.6M

From remodeling a kitchen to “putting the money in the bank and waiting for the grandkids to call,” Louisiana Lottery players had big plans for the more than $6.9 million in prizes won during drawings held in August.