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8-year-old girl found dead in Florida; man faces charges

The body of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night from a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, was discovered Saturday morning, police said.

5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

4 stocks I'm buying to ride U.S. energy boom

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there is a major U.S. energy boom going on now.

Bayou Corne residents struggle living life crammed in a trailer since sinkhole formed

Ronnie and Betty Thibodaux home in Bayou Corne filled with boxes of memories, and every day essentials packed waiting to be taken away with no place to go.

Bayou Corne residents brace for buyout process change

People living in Bayou Corne only have a few hours left to decided what to do with buyout offers from Texas Brine Company. A federal court in New Orleans gave Texas Brine until June 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Fire fighters respond to fire in warehouse

Baton Rouge fire fighters are investigating what caused a commercial fire at Terminal Transfer Inc. They say it happened around 11:50 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of N. 3rd Street.

Nelson Mandela in critical condition, South Africa's presidency says

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition, officials said. Mandela's condition worsened in the past 24 hours, the South African president's office said, citing Mandela's medical team.

Lane closures to be held on Mississippi River Bridge

Eastbound and Westbound US 190 Mississippi River Bridge in East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, from the West abutment of the bridge to the East abutment of the bridge, may have one lane closed from Monday, June 24th through Saturday, June 29th.

CDC: HPV rates down more than expected

Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpaced even their greatest predictions.

Hammond physician group to host men's wellness event

The City of Hammond and North Oaks Physician Group will host a "Man Up and Get Informed" Men's Health Month event beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 in the gym at the Michael J.