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Port Allen mayor vetoed new department heads list

Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter vetoed a new ordinance that would redefine who are the city's department heads.

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies

Popular American psychologist Joyce Brothers has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 85. "She passed away peacefully and in her home ... with her family all around her," Lisa Brothers said.

LSU needs more than $100M to finalize hospital privatization plan

The true cost of shutting down Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital is just emerging.

O.J. Simpson begins bid for new trial

Disgraced football legend O.J. Simpson was in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday in a bid to get his robbery, assault and kidnapping convictions thrown out.

REMINDER: Don’t forget to file your state taxes; due May 15

The deadline for filing 2012 Louisiana Individual Income Tax returns is Wednesday, May 15.

Sharing the road: Cyclists share dangers, horror stories of road

You’ve seen the memorials around town and heard the horror stories, but local cyclists say drivers are not phased.

Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case

A jury Monday found a Philadelphia abortion provider guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.

Two children not wearing seatbelts killed in single-vehicle crash

Two juveniles died yesterday after the car they were riding in crashed and hit a tree. Both were seated in the back seat and were unrestrained.

As Ohio women remained in captivity, alleged abductor's life crumbled

It was a breezy summer day in Cleveland about a decade ago when Michelle "Shorty" Knight put on eyeglasses, blue shorts and a white T-shirt and went to see her cousin. Though she was 21, Knight became easily confused by her surroundings.

Mother, son, and suspect dead as 3 hostages freed

Police burst into a home early Sunday in Trenton, New Jersey, finding a woman and her 13-year-old son dead, and three of her other children being held hostage, authorities said. The suspect, Gerald Tyrone Murphy, 38, was shot by police and died fr