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More State Troopers mean more protection on the roadways

You may start seeing more State Troopers on the roads soon. This is in thanks to state lawmakers who budgeted funding for a new class of cadets.

Elevation project to prevent I-10 flooding around LaPlace during storm surge

A surge of floodwater detained even the most agile rescue crew from entering LaPlace during Hurricane Isaac.

Central pizza restaurant's buffet catches fire, damages building

A restaurant in Central caught fire late last night due to its buffet having electrical problems. The Central Fire Department was called to Zoe’s Pizza on Greenwell Springs Road on Monday, June 1 at 11:11 p.m.

State troopers urge responsible choices for upcoming Fourth of July holiday

State troopers urge responsible choices for upcoming Fourth of July holiday Photo provided by MGN Online LOCAL NEWS Louisiana State Police  

Louisiana's highways rank 35th in the nation

Louisiana's state highway system is ranked 35th in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency in the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Paula Deen fallout: A mess for suppliers?

As Paula Deen's home-goods empire unravels, companies making or distributing her products -- everything from pots and pans to dishes and scented candles -- may be left with a messy situation of their own.

Guantanamo lawsuit: End forced feedings before Ramadan

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, lawyers for four Guantanamo Bay captives are trying to end forced-feeding at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba.

Child's body found under tarp in middle of Texas street

Children playing in a Texas suburb made a gruesome discovery Monday -- the decomposing body of a child on a residential street.

Kremlin: Snowden has given up on plan to stay in Russia

Edward Snowden has abandoned his effort to seek asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin warned that he would have to stop leaking information about U.S. surveillance programs if he wanted to stay, a Russian official said Tuesday.

Memorial ceremony to be held honoring fallen Arizona firefighters

A memorial ceremony will be held today to honor the 19 Arizona firefighters who were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yavapai County in Arizona.