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Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Louisiana Creole Bisque recalled for unlisted ingredients; high health risk for those with allergies

If you have a dairy, soy or wheat allergy and you love Louisiana food, then you might be impacted by the recall of a popular New Orleans-based product.

Resident kills armed home invader, second suspect escapes

A resident in Lafayette shot and killed a home invader. Police are currently looking for a second suspect who managed to escape.

Glimmer of hope for critically endangered butterfly in Florida

At his version of an ICU unit, Jaret Daniels pays extraordinary attention to his young charges. Each of the creatures is kept in its own plastic cup, isolated to prevent the spread of disease.

DEA: Suburban mom by day, pot grower by night

 The mother of two would often drive back and forth between her suburban Scarsdale, New York, home and the bleak-looking, one-story brick warehouse in Queens. Sometimes, she drove the route in her Mercedes SUV.

Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

Toyota recalls some hybrids to fix brakes

Toyota is recalling nearly a quarter of a million vehicles because of a braking problem.

Chrysler refuses to recall 2.7 million Jeep SUVs

In a rare rebuff of the U.S. government, Chrysler Group is refusing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request for a recall of 2.7 million SUVs, saying that the gas tank design being cited by the agency is safe.

Statewide debt recovery agency one step closer to becoming a reality

A department that could help the government find tens of millions of dollars in revenue is one step closer to becoming a reality. Lawmakers want to tweak just a few more things before they create the Debt Recovery Department.

Bill proposing more lenient penalties toward possession of marijuana passes through committee

Getting caught smoking marijuana could soon carry a smaller fine and little to no jail time. One representative is hoping to get a law passed that makes the penalties for possession of marijuana more lenient.