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Former 'Angola 3' inmate dies days after release

Just days after he was released from a Louisiana prison for a murder he says he didn't commit, Herman Wallace has died, his legal team said Friday.

Price gouging law in effect following Emergency Declaration for TS Karen

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

Louisiana's WIC program extended through end of October

Louisiana's Women, Infants and Children Program, commonly called WIC, will be funded until the end of the month of October, using funds set aside from the prior fiscal year, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Thursday.

Furloughed La. National Guard Soldiers recalled to assist with TS Karen

Declaring a state of emergency, Governor Bobby Jindal has authorized the mobilization of 650 Guardsmen to state active duty to respond to Tropical Storm Karen as needed.

Amelia Manor is first nursing home in the area starting special program for deaf-blind patients

For the deaf and the blind in our community things are changing.  Amelia Manor has been a big part of that change as the first nursing home in the state to hire interpreters for deaf and blind patients.  Finally these patients can com

Authorities looking for two St. Landry men with outstanding warrants

St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help locating these two subjects who are wanted for outstanding warrants. Prescott Darjean, Jr.  

House made famous by 'Steel Magnolias' up for auction

A piece of Louisiana and Hollywood history is hitting the auction block. The Cook-Taylor house in Natchitoches is the bed and breakfast made famous in the movie "Steel Magnolias."

ATVs could soon face restrictions, partial ban from Scenic River system

ATVs and other motor vehicles could soon be prohibited from specific areas of the Scenic River system, which includes roughly 3,000 miles of waterways.

Investigators determine three factors that caused deadly explosion at Geismar plant

A rupture in an off-line reboiler is responsible for causing an plant explosion at a Geismar plant that killed two people, investigators concluded.

Child injured by hit-and-run driver outside Lake Charles elementary school

A 4-year-old child is in the hospital this morning after being hit by a car outside of an elementary school.