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Mother Of 3 Arrested, Left Kids In Car In Store Parking Lot

A woman was arrested for leaving her three young children in a car unattended in a store parking lot.

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judge's gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Judge: Jury Can Hear Testimony Of Father’s Previous Abuse

When Xzayvion Riley's father stands trial in the June 2012 beating death of the 8-year-old Baton Rouge boy, a judge has ruled the jury will be allowed to hear about the broken leg he suffered in his father's presence and about repeated punches his father is accused of delivering to him outside a day care center.

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Police Sirens 2, iStock
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Baton Rouge Police Say Man Tosses Drugs From Car

Police say 24-year-old Terrance Thibodaux drove through a fence and two yards, and people had to dive out of the way to keep from getting run over.

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What To See On Closing Day Of New Orleans’ Jazz Fest

Some of Sunday's highlights include rock musician Lenny Kravitz, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, The O'Jays and the Stooges Brass Band.

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Bill Would Ban Hospitals From Charging Victim For Rape Exam

A proposal to prohibit hospitals from billing rape victims for medical exams has started advancing in the Louisiana House.

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judges gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Dequincy Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeiting $100 Bills

Surveillance footage shows Fowler producing counterfeit $100 bills in a hotel room.

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Budget-balancing Deal Has Yet To Take Shape In Legislature

Lawmakers remain undecided on an approach for closing next year's $1.6 billion shortfall, so the House tax committee has advanced a menu of options that could become the building blocks of a budget-balancing deal.

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U.S. Justice Dept. Reports Men Sentenced In Meth-Related Cases

One Houston man was sentenced to 20 years for conspiring in Texas-Louisiana drug ring.

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Louisiana Coast 2 Getty Images by Mario Tama
Louisiana Coast 2 Getty Images by Mario Tama
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Citizens Attempting To Sway Army Corps Of Engineers To Provide Coastal Protection

Citizens are concerned that the Army Corps of Engineers is overlooking southwest Louisiana's coastal protection priorities.

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Shannon Marie Laycock LSP photo
Shannon Marie Laycock LSP photo
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Lake Charles Woman Arrested After High Speed Chase On I-10

One trooper sustained minor injuries, Laycock was not injured.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Proposal To Scale Back Governor’s Records Exemption Advances

Lawmakers are considering whether to restrict the broad public records exemptions granted to the governor's office.

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A Look At How Lawmakers Voted On Proposed Medicaid Expansion

The House and Senate health care committees each rejected legislation Wednesday to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law.

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