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New Iberian mother charged with murder of own child

A mother from New Iberia has been arrested for the death of her 2-month-old child.

Baton Rouge students bring gun to middle school

Two students from a Baton Rouge middle school were arrested today for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.

Fire destroys century-old church in Bogalusa, LA

A century old church located in Bogalusa went up in flames over the weekend. The three-alarm blaze completely destroyed the building.

Tornado destroys buildings in Ascension Parish

The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down in Baker this morning. Winds reached an estimated strength of 105 mph, causing major damage along its path.

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage case

A Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on gay marriage would bring dramatic changes to the financial lives of the country's 120,000 married same-sex couples.

Three more dead dolphins wash up along the Gulf Coast

The bodies of two dolphins and the head of another have washed up along the Gulf Coast, raising red flags for federal investigators already looking into roughly half a dozen dolphin killings.

Both parties consider cutting farm subsidies to avoid fiscal cliff

Republicans and Democrats are still largely at an impasse over a deficit reduction plan to help avert the fiscal cliff. Could farm subsidies be part of the solution?

Report: 6 million pounds of gunpowder improperly stored in Louisiana

A massive stockpile of at least 6 million pounds of gunpowder was found improperly stored in Louisiana's Camp Minden, not far from where an explosion occurred two months ago, authorities said.

Renaissance era revived at LA RenFest

Head just about 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and you’ll find a small village dedicated to a time where jousting was all the talk, Shakespeare plays were top box office hits, and mead was the all time favorite beverage.

Is the state holding your unclaimed property?

If you didn't win the lottery, you might just be due some extra money from the state, just in time for the holidays. The latest list of all unclaimed property holdings has been released by the Louisiana State Treasury.