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White, wealthier students receiving majority of TOPS money

We have a civil rights issue here in Louisiana involving our children. White, wealthier students are receiving the majority of our state's free college money TOPS.

State will now cover rape victim's hospital bills

Governor Bobby Jindal wants to make sure rape victims don't have to pay for their hospital bills.

Local school throws homecoming celebration for recently deployed dad

Today is Katherine Von Kanel's birthday and all her daughter Keira wished for, was for her father to come home from his ten month deployment.

CNN Gun Project: Guns and New Orleans

The CNN Gun Project explores our country's complicated relationship with guns. In this video, we look at the challenges faced in New Orleans ...where gun violence is an everyday event.  

Cassidy, headed toward win, takes Election Day off

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (CNN) -- What's a Republican congressman with an all-but-certain Senate seat in his pocket to do on Election Day?

Medical study to bring new treatments for lung cancer patients

It's the deadliest cancer in the United States. Lung cancer kills more than 150,000 people year. That's according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control.

Amazon Smile makes it effortless to donate to your favorite charity

It's Cyber Monday, and one online retailer is making it easy for you to give back while stocking up for the holidays!

Coast Guard rescues 4 from vessel fire southwest of Grand Isle

The Coast Guard medevacked four people from a vessel fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Monday.

Father and son thwart mom's kidnapping in Gonzales

A St. Amant man is now in jail after he tried to kidnap a woman and was stopped by her family. It all happened on November 30, 2014, in the 11100 block of Martin Road in Gonzales.