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Man arrested for attempted murder; victim survived multiple gunshot wounds

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday for attempted murder after he allegedly shot up a vehicle over the weekend.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

18-year-old arrested for drive-by shooting that resulted in teen’s death

An 18-year-old was arrested last night for the murder of a 16-year-old.

Group turns funding loss into advocacy opportunity

Turning a loss into a victory; one grass roots group has decided to keep up the momentum of their advocacy group even though they lost their initial fight to override the governor's vetoes.

Home destroyed after fire caused by unattended cooking; $110,000 of damage

A Baton Rouge home was destroyed after a kitchen fire sparked a blaze that caused roughly $110,000 worth of damage.

People who ride LA Swift say they're relieved; Saving LA Swift

Advocates have been working to save LA Swift. It has been in operation since Hurricane Katrina.

Baker man arrested for rape of girlfriend’s teen daughter

A 46-year-old man was arrested for the rape of his girlfriend’s daughter. Officials say the man has been in a relationship with the woman for the past 13 years and the teen referees to him as “step daddy.”

Miles: Jeremy Hill remains suspended from LSU football team

Despite being sentenced, Jeremy Hill will remain suspended from the LSU football team, Les Miles said on Thursday, July 18.

Louisiana students' ACT scores increase

The Department of Education today announced an increase of 3,600 public high school seniors posting scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students the opportunity to attend four-year and two-year colleges without the requir

Full closure of Lee Drive begins tonight, will reopen July 22

Lee Drive will close to traffic between Boone Drive and Bayou Duplantier/Bennett Drive beginning Thursday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. The road is expected to re-open Monday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m.