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Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.

Motorcyclist killed in Concordia Parish crash

A single vehicle crash killed a man from Vidalia. Troopers responded to the crash around 2:20 p.m. on June 11 on LA Hwy 566. The crash involved a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by David M. Welch, 33.

Terrilynn Monette memorial services scheduled for California, New Orleans

Two memorial services will honor the life of school teacher Terrilynn Monette. The first will be held in her hometown, and the second in New Orleans.

Daughter tracks down suspect 26 years after dad's killing

Joselyn Martinez was 9 when her father was shot and killed outside his New York City restaurant in 1986. Nearly three decades later, she may finally see justice for his death. And she has herself to thank.

After 16 years in hiding, Whitey Bulger stands in spotlight of federal trial

If you lived in South Boston from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s you either loved or loathed Whitey Bulger. He could be colorful and generous, or, if you were his enemy, he could be cutthroat and cruel.

Ohio kidnap suspect pleads not guilty

An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

Baker city council: 'We're broke'

The financial problems in Baker are worse than city leaders thought. And the budget they approved Tuesday night does nothing to solve them.

Colorado fires scorch state; thousands evacuated

Fast-moving wildfires lit up central Colorado, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching some 12,000 acres of brush and timber. Of the five fires burning, the most problematic was the Black Forest Fire.

Baton Rouger man continues to fight state to get back his turtles

A Baton Rouge man is fighting the state to get his turtles back.

Body of missing man recovered in Grand Isle; officials suspect drowning

The body of a man reported missing from Labadieville was recovered yesterday in Grand Isle. Although an autopsy will have to confirm the cause of death, officials believe he drowned.