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5 dead, 7 injured in minivan flip

BATON ROUGE - Five are dead and seven remain in critical condition after a minivan flipped over on I-10 near Baton Rouge Saturday. Officials say the van was likely overweight and not designed to carry so many people.

Family suing crib maker after baby's death

LAFAYETTE - A local family of a seven month old who died in May in a stork craft crib, has filed a federal lawsuit. Officials say the lawsuit alleges the baby was trapped between the mattress and the crib's railing.

Turkey saved by Massachusettes woman

UNDATED - A turkey has been spared this Thanksgiving. Jerry the turkey would have been slaughtered because of his cataracts. However, a woman in Massachusettes has saved him and is planning to pay for his surgery.

Planned casino costs less than expected

LAKE CHARLES - A proposed casino in Lake Charles is expected to cost less than first thought. Pinnacle Entertainment says the Sugarcane Bay project will come in at $305 million.

Holiday gas going up

LAFAYETTE - Gas prices are going up just in time for the holiday season. Officials say in the Shreveport Bossier area right now, prices are at $2.50 a gallon. The national average is at $2.33.

Officials seek Cajundome upgrades

LAFAYETTE - Cajundome directors presented plans to the commission for 80 million dollars for proposed expansion and upgrade projects. Officials say the upgrade is needed to attract more business over the next 25 years.

Saints sink Bucaneers

TAMPA BAY - The New Orleans Saints have now moved to a perfect 10-0 record Sunday. The Saints drubbed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-7 in Florida. This is the longest winning streak in Saints franchise history.

Ponzi schemist facing up to 500 years

PONCHATOULA - The Tangipahoa district attorney says a man could be sentenced to 500 years behind bars for allegedly running an 11- million dollar ponzi scheme. Investigators say 60-year-old William Chaucer Jr., has been taking money from about 200

Deputy placed on leave

LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy Jean Phillip Joubert was cited for allegedly slashing a tire in the parking lot of Walmart. Officers were able to identify the suspect by the jacket he was wearing. Joubert has been placed on admini

Fourteen indicted on alleged food stamp fraud

LAFAYETTEE - Fourteen people in Iberia and St. Mary Parish have been indicted for alleged food stamp fraud following the 2005 and 2008 hurricanes. The indictment accuses them of diverting U.S.