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‘Swamp People’ star causes crash that shuts off power for several hours

Troy “T-Roy” Broussard, one of the stars of the hit reality show “Swamp People,” caused a major crash in downtown Shreveport this morning. The damage included a power outage that lasted for several hours.

$250,000 bond for man accused of beating, kidnapping woman from hotel

The man accused of attacking and kidnapping a woman from a hotel in New Orleans has turned himself in to police.

DHH: One new case of neuroinvasive form of West Nile confirmed in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting one new West Nile case this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to nine. This week's new infection is a neuroinvasive disease case from Ouachita Parish.

'Duck Dynasty' star a victim of 'facial profiling'?

A&E's "Duck Dynasty" may be one of the biggest reality TV successes in recent memory, but one of the stars said he and his famously wild beard have been victims of "facial profiling."

One year later: Community to hold ceremony to remember two fallen deputies

The community will gather tomorrow to remember two deputies killed one year ago during an ambush at a trailer park near Laplace. Deputy Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Deputy Jeremy Triche, 27, were shot and killed on August 16, 2012.

Second hostage from Tensas bank standoff dies after being removed from life support

Col. Mike Edmundson with the Louisiana State Police has confirmed that the second hostage, Ledean McDaniel, was removed from life support and has died.

The Cure joins roster of headliners for 2013 Voodoo Experience

"The Cure has joined the ritual," was posted on Wednesday, Aug. 14 by The Voodoo Experience to announce the band's addition to the 2013 lineup.

UNO researcher investigates bull sharks' movements in Lake Pontchartrain

There is something lurking under the water at Sunset Point Pier in Mandeville.

Man arrested for cruelty after 29 puppies, 3 adult dogs found dead in refrigerator

A 52-year-old man was arrested after deputies found 29 dead puppies and 3 dead adult dogs in his refrigerator. He told them that he stored them there because he hadn’t gotten around to burying them.