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GRAPHIC WARNING: Cat found hanging from noose, family suspects hate crime

A disturbing investigation has been launched in East Feliciana after an elderly man woke up Sunday morning to find that someone had killed and strung up his 6-month-old cat, leaving it hanging from a noose in his front yard.

Overnight fire destroys home that was under construction

A house that was under construction caught fire early this morning. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Threatening call prompts lock-down of schools, public buildings in Thibodaux

Schools and buildings in Lafourche Parish are on high alert this morning after an anonymous phone call made threats against the facilities within the city of Thibodaux.

Skeptics doubt value of Louisiana law regarding tax stamps for drug dealers

A law passed in 1990 is getting new attention, after a state senator brought it up. It allows drug dealers to pay taxes, without having to admit that they earn their living illegally.

Family claims to be victims of hate crime after finding their family pet hanging by a noose in their yard

Jarriet Boatner and his daughter Sandra Johnson woke Sunday morning to a gruesome sight.

Last chance to register to vote; link to locations

Your last chance to register to vote for next month’s election is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Fire Safety Week: Thousands of deaths are preventable by having a fire plan

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?

Two unrestrained men die in fatal car crash

Louisiana State Police, Troop A investigated a single vehicle fatal crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the lives of two unrestrained occupants. The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 am on US 61 south of LA 621.

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne announces 2012 Louisiana Book Festival

Jay Dardenne is reminding book lovers throughout the south that the Louisiana Book Festival is returning to downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More than 300 jobs to be cut at Earl K. Long under new LSU system budget

The board of LSU's hospital system solved a large budget deficit Thursday, but at the expense of hundreds of local employees.