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Louisiana Lottery players win big on record Powerball drawing

More than 142,000 Louisiana Lottery players will cash in on prizes won in the record $590.5 million Powerball drawing on May 18, including one $1 million Match-5 winner, for a total of more than $1.9 million in prize money.

More than 2 dozen seniors will not walk for graduation due to ‘senior prank’

Roughly two dozen high school seniors may be banned from participating in their graduation ceremony due to a costly act of vandalism.

Gator: From swamp to table

Kliebert's Turtle and Alligator Farm is a family business, four generations strong.

Texas files lawsuit against BP for Deepwater Horizon spill

The State of Texas filed a lawsuit against BP America for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

$3,000 reward being offered for information in Whooping Crane shooting

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials are looking for leads regarding a whooping crane that was found shot to death in Red River Parish.

Louisiana in urgent need of additional foster families

As part of Foster Care Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Governor Bobby Jindal for May, the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

National Safe Boating week: 651 deaths in 2012 were preventable accidents

The Coast Guard kicked off the start of National Safe Boating Week with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day at many of its units Friday.

Minnesota teen runaway located in home of Lafayette man; additional child pornography charges

A runaway juvenile from Minnesota was located in Lafayette at the home of a 52-year-old man. Investigators also discovered that the man was in possession of a massive amount of child pornography images.

Eyeing $600M Powerball jackpot? You have better chance of death by lightning

The estimated jackpot for Saturday's multistate Powerball drawing has risen to $600 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association said Friday. That would be the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S.

Bill banning social media use while driving passes through the House

A bill that bans using social media sites while driving will soon be law. All that it needs is for the Senate to pass it and the Governor's signature.