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52 bills become new laws in Louisiana for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 52. Below are the latest additions.

Two NOPD officers fired for violating department policies

Two New Orleans Police officers have been fired for violating policies. One is accused of putting the public’s safety at risk, and the other lied about being sick so he could work a side job.

Ascension Parish bus driver in jail on juvenile indecency charges

An Ascension Parish man faces charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor after a tip from a concerned resident.

Woman found shot to death in alley way on Mohican; no suspect

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Angel Brooks, 19. She was located on the ground behind her apartment complex. ORIGINAL: A woman was found shot to death and police are looking for the person responsible.

'Freedom Movement' founder believes community involvement can curb crime

Lots of people talk about Baton Rouge's problems, but only a few try to become the solution. Ron Hardy says he can reduce the city's crime rate if other people will follow his lead.

Representative Cassidy honors widow of one of the first African-American Marines

Representative Bill Cassidy gave a certificate to Audrey Nabors-Jackson this afternoon; her late husband, Freddie Jackson, was one of the first black men to serve in the Marines during World War II.

EBR coroner discusses origin of his position at Rotary Club

The Rotary Club got a bit of a history lesson today from the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner.

Man robbed while riding his bicycle; one arrest made, three still at large

One arrest has been made and more are wanted for robbing a man riding a bicycle and sending him to the hospital due to injuries he sustained in the robbery.

POLICE: Man runs red light while having sex in driver's seat, crashes car

A half-naked man hiding behind a cactus, a bleeding, naked woman on the ground, and a crashed Ford Explorer were all elements of a crime scene in Albuquerque, NM, police said.

LSU area businesses wait for big baseball crowds

LSU area businesses are about to get bombarded by baseball fans, and managers say it's a good thing.