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Powerball jackpot increases to $425 Million; third largest in history

The Powerball jackpot for the August 7 drawing climbed to $425 million, making the third largest Powerball jackpot of all time.

First heat advisory of the year in Baton Rouge

EMS officials said they have gotten a bunch of calls this week from people who are suffering from heat strokes.

Father of Cajun Lagoon drowning victim wants park closed

It’s been a week since 14 year-old Nick Kissner drowned at Cajun Lagoon; now his dad, John Kissner, is on a mission to make sure no parent has to go through what he has.

12-year-old boy dies after being thrown from ATV during crash

A 12-year-old boy died yesterday after he was thrown from the ATV he was driving.

Second man arrested for fatal shooting during alleged drug deal at trailer park

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that happened during an alleged drug deal.

Texas woman arrested for breaking washing machine, spitting on officers

A Texas woman has spent the last five days in jail after she was arrested for losing her temper in a Laundromat.

Dangerous heat: Advisory issued for most of southeast Louisiana

A heat advisory has been issued for Tuesday, Aug 6, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours (between 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.) of the day.

Metairie couple cited for stealing crabs on Lake Pontchartrain

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited two Metairie residents for alleged crabbing violations on Aug. 2 on Lake Pontchartrain.

WANTED: ‘Violent sexual predator’ from Texas sighted in several Louisiana cities

The reward for a Texas fugitive who has connections to Louisiana has increased to $13,000 for information that leads to his arrest.

Girl's generosity leads to healing space for teenage patients

The new teen lounge at Our Lady of the Lake brought a lot of smiles, from former patients and hospital staff alike.