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25-year-old man drowns while swimming during camp party in Cocodrie

A 25-year-old man drowned during a party at a camp site in Cocodrie.

A month closer to peak of hurricane season

Typically, July is a quiet month during the Atlantic Hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, the season does not peak until mid-August and will stay active through late-October.

Pelicans unveil court for 2013-14 season

The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled the first ever rebranded New Orleans Arena court design for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Pelicans.com. Attached is an illustration of the new Pelicans court design.

Commissioner orders La. flags at half-staff following death of 19 Arizona firefighters

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff at LDAF facilities throughout the state until July 5, 2013 following the deaths of 19 Arizona wildland fir

Tow Truck operator dies following hit-and-run crash on shoulder of I-10

A Guy’s Towing tow truck operator has died and a Texas man is in jail for vehicular homicide following an early morning hit-and-run crash on I-10 near Breaux Bridge investigated by Troop I.

Motorcyclist dies from crash in Evangeline Parish

On Sunday, June 30, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 10 near Gretta Lane which claimed the life of a Mamou man.

Baton Rouge college student says it's unfair he can't give blood

A Baton Rouge college student is upset he cannot donate blood. Blood banks will not take his blood because he's gay. When Jesse Tate decided to to give blood, he had no idea his blood was not accepted.

Tips for safe use of fireworks in permitted areas

Fireworks and the Fourth of July are a common tradition.

Bathroom bandit strikes again; charged with obscenity at public restroom

A man with a history of bad behavior in a public restroom was busted again. This time he’s accused of exposing himself to people near the kids’ water fountain.

Attempted murder suspect arrested after evading deputies for two weeks

The victim of an attempted murder is continuing to recover and deputies arrested at least one man who is said to be responsible.