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Father In Abuse Case Sentenced To 5 Years

A 34-year-old Calcasieu Parish man, who prosecutors say knew or should have known his wife was severely abusing his son, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Jefferson Davis Parish Bans Saggy Pants

The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has unanimously passed an ordinance making it illegal for any person to appear in a public place wearing pants below the waist and exposing the skin or undergarments.

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Bell Helicopter Increase Presence In Broussard

Bell Helicopter is increasing its presence in Lafayette Parish with a new composites facility in Broussard.

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Domestic Violence Gun Bill Advances Through Committee

The legislation by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno prohibits a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery from possessing a gun for 10 years.

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Fundraiser Created For Houma Child Killed By Pit Bull

Four-year-old Mia DeRouen was killed Tuesday evening after a pit bull became vicious, attacking both DeRouen and her mother.

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Calorie Labeling Bill Backed By Senate Committee

Senators voted 4-3 Tuesday to advance the bill to the full Senate for debate, with Chairman David Heitmeier, the bill's sponsor, casting the tie-breaking vote.

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Lawmakers Consider Tweaking TOPS Tuition Program

The House Education Committee is scheduled to consider the bills Wednesday.

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Houma Police Seeking Parents Of Toddlers Killed In Fire

The couple has been charged with two counts of manslaughter.

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Lawmakers Advance Bill To Track Voucher Dollars In Private Schools

The voucher program is slated to receive $46 million in next year's budget.

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State Police Seize More Than 1,000 Pounds Of Drugs On I-10

Louisiana State Police said multiple arrests were made and more than a ton of marijuana and cocaine, along with thousands of ecstasy pills, were seized.

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Domestic Abuse Legislation Advances Through Senate

Current law says woman or man has to wait 180 days for a divorce to be granted when one spouse physically or sexually abuses the other or their children.

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Lawmakers Slam Jindal Budget Plan For Louisiana Prisons

Members of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday they don't like Jindal's plan to use $6 million in hurricane recovery money from FEMA to pay for retirement benefits.

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