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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.

New construction project leaves residents of Scotlandville neighborhood ready for final resolution

Residents of Scotlandville's University Place subdivision dealt with stench, flies, and even some health problems for almost twenty years before the city parish agreed to buy them out several months ago.

O'Mara: No winners possible in Zimmerman case

Whatever the six-woman jury mulling the fate Friday of George Zimmerman decides, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin cannot emerge as a winner, according to his defen

Single-vehicle crash kills unrestrained driver

On Thursday, July 11 shortly after 9:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of LA 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker, LA.

Senate decides against holding veto session

Twenty-six senators returned ballots late Thursday evening to cancel out an automatic veto session. The session was automatically set to start on July 16, unless either 2/3rds of the House or Senate voted against it.

Texas driver threatens victim with handgun while driving on I-20; arrested

A Texas man has been arrested for a severe case of road rage in Webster Parish. On July 10 at 4:35 p.m., Troopers responded to a road rage incident involving a gun on I-20 westbound at Minden.

Shot 16 times by officers: Innocent man files $20M suit in Washington

Lawyers for Dustin Theoharis, an Auburn man who was shot 16 times in his bed by a sheriff's deputy and a DOC officer, say they are filing a $20 million lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections.

Workers spark fireball during sewer repairs

A construction crew in the process of installing a sewer line along Orice Roth Rd. and S. Edwards in Gonzazles caused the explosion of a gas main this afternoon.

Domestic abuse prevention advocates prepare for the worst with budget cuts

Every year the domestic abuse center Judy Benitez runs loses more and more money. The IRIS Center helps battere