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AT&T to acquire Cricket

AT&T plans to acquire Leap Wireless International, the prepaid wireless provider known for its Cricket brand, in a deal valued at about $1.2 billion, the companies announced Friday.

After divisive debate, Texas Senate approves restrictive abortion measure

A bill that places new restrictions on abortion passed the Texas Senate on Friday after days of debate that galvanized activists nationwide.

Jury weighing Zimmerman's fate asks question about manslaughter option

After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the six women deliberating George Zimmerman's fate asked the court Saturday evening for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter, the judge said.

BRPD K-9 handler surprised by officer of the year award

Most dog owners come home from work and play with their pets. But Cpl. Jesse Barcelona and his dog, Geno, work together. Their unique bond led to Barcelona's being named Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Man gored during running of the bulls

WARNING: The video attached to this story could be considered highly disturbing to some viewers. The centuries old running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is living up to its dangerous reputation.

Too many boards? Law cuts 15 state advisory committees

An Ascension Parish lawmaker believes getting rid of some state-level advisory committees will save taxpayers money while making government operate more efficiently.

Southern receives $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil

Southern University Chancellor Dr. James Llorens today accepted a $65,000 donation from ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge. The funds are a combination of donations from ExxonMobil employees and matching funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, pleads guilty to simple battery

Friday morning in court, LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, plead guilty for getting into a fight back in April. Here is a list of some of the sentence handed down by the judge. Hill is on probation for the next two years.

Hundreds pay final respects for NOPD officer killed by hit-and-run driver

A funeral service was held today at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church for Officer Rodney Thomas. The veteran law enforcement officer died in the early morning on Sunday, July 7 after he was stuck by a hit-and-run driver.

Decision to avoid veto session devastates families

The Brown family has spent the last few weeks hoping for a miracle. "I don't know what they're reason could have been but we all hoped, and prayed and worked for a better outcome," explained Ursula Brown.