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Five guards at Madison Parish Detention Center arrested for alleged abuse of prisoners

On Thursday, July 25, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested 5 guards from the Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah.

POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea

Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., went missing 63 years ago in Korea. Today, his remains were brought home to the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

It's all in the family for the Kleinpeter family

Taylor Kleinpeter is the fifth generation in a long line of Kleinpeters to join the family business. She said growing up on the family farm there was no doubt in her mind that this is the job for her.

WANTED: Hit-and-run driver responsible for death of 40-year-old pedestrian

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who is responsible for killing a pedestrian on Old Hammond Highway.

WANTED: Deputies searching for Georgia man accused of making threatening calls in Hammond

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the sheriff’s office is looking for Thomas Graham, 55, of Commerce, GA.

LSU faculty to receive raises for the first time in four years

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced Friday, July 26, that LSU System employees across the state will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years.

WANTED: Two suspects fire shots into home occupied by 3 children

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect or suspects who fired several shots into a residence on Richard Miles Road in Gonzales early Thursday morning.

Louisiana Lottery winners claim $9.8 million in prizes in June from scratch-off tickets

From purchasing a sail boat to getting a head start on buying their kids’ school supplies, Louisiana Lottery players had a wide range of plans for the more than $7.3 million in prizes won during drawings held in June.

Walker men charged with animal cruelty for incident involving stray kittens

What started as an attempted act of compassion ended with an arrest for animal cruelty after a Walker man became “enraged” with the refusal of help from a local animal shelter.

Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles; last gaming license issued in Louisiana

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year.