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Brain-eating amoeba may be linked to Hurricane Katrina

A rare brain-eating amoeba that killed a 4-year-old boy in Louisiana may be a result of Hurricane Katrina. Tests of St. Bernard Parish water supply confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri.

Family of murdered teen asks for help paying for his funeral

 Kino Harris was shot and killed three weeks ago. But his family has not been able to bury him, and they need your help before they run out of time.

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

2012 work-related fatalities decline in Louisiana

The number of work-related fatalities in 2012 in Louisiana declined to 106, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Pastor speaks out after fire at fellowship hall in Baker

Friendship baptist church members are praying and picking up the pieces Wednesday after a car crashed into and burned their fellowship hall near central. The church itself was not damaged.

Jindal calls on Dept. of Justice to drop voucher suit

In the shadow of the nation's capitol governor Bobby Jindal is calling on the department of justice to drop their suit against the state's voucher program.

Mock crash gets students attention: teaches them not to drive impaired

From texting behind the wheel to drinking and driving, it's just not something anyone should ever do. But sometimes, teenagers make the wrong choices.

Mayor of New Roads assures Pointe Coupee residents are safe after morning fires

In Point Coupee Parish, several houses are now destroyed after a bizarre series of overnight fires in and around New Roads.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect jumps out of moving cop car

A suspect's daring jump to freedom leaves him flat on the pavement and behind bars. Suspect Eric Simmons, 42, reaches his arm out of the cruiser window, unlocks the door and out he goes, tumbling out onto the street.

University of Alabama sororities make big change after racism claims

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the campus of the University of Alabama to protest alleged segregation in the university's Greek system, even as the school took steps to deal with the problem.