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173 bills signed into law from 2013 legislative session

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 173. HOUSE

1 killed, 2 injured in two-boat crash on Mississippi

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a boating crash incident between two vessels that occurred on June 10 in the Venice area in Plaquemines Parish.

Mumford and Sons cancel sold out New Orleans show due to medical emergency

Louisiana fans of Mumford and Sons will not get the chance to see the band perform in New Orleans. That’s because the band cancelled the show due to a medical emergency.

Louisiana hero laid to rest: his life celebrated and remembered

A Louisiana hero has been laid to rest. Specialist Christopher Drake died in Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend. He had only been deployed for a few months and now the Tickfaw-native is being remembered as a hero.

Louisiana man among three drowning victims in Gulf Shores area; beaches closed to public

A Louisiana man is among three individuals who drowned during separate incidents in Alabama. They occurred within a 24-hour period, prompting a beach closure.

Autopsy confirms body found in bayou is that of missing Louisiana teacher

The decomposed body found this weekend in a Louisiana bayou was identified Monday as that of a teacher missing for three months, the New Orleans Police Department said.

Last piece of crashed plane removed from Baker neighborhood; investigation continues

The last piece of a crashed plane was removed today from a Baker neighborhood, the FAA announced.

Run on guns continues as proposed law to protect semi-automatic weapons fails to pass

A law that would have protected those who own semi-automatic weapons wasn't able to gain the momentum it needed to pass this session, continuing to the fuel the run on certain guns.

Rep. Austin Badon: Body of Terrilynn Monette found in Bayou St. John

The black, two-door Honda Accord registered to missing Harvey school teacher Terrilynn Monnette, was pulled from the floor of Bayou St. John this afternoon. Human remains were found inside the vehicle.