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Local woman wins all expenses paid trip down under, thanks to Ellen

She watches Ellen every day and it's paid off for her! One capital area woman is getting ready for the trip of a lifetime thanks to her loyalty.

WANTED: Police identify two suspects in connection to shooting death during robbery

Police have identified two suspects in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man during a robbery attempt.

Man with criminal history indicted for murder of woman, two children by way of arson

A Beauregard Parish Grand Jury, earlier today, indicted Christopher Bounds, 21, on three counts of First-Degree Murder, and one count each of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and Aggravated Arson.

Gonzales toddler dies after getting head stuck in open car window; investigation ongoing

An investigation is being conducted after a 3-year-old boy died at his home in Gonzales.

Tropical Storm Humberto forms, could become first hurricane of 2013

Tropical Storm Humberto formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could become the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Tuesday.

JPSO: Man accidentally kills neighbor after bullet travels through apartment wall

A man died after his neighbor accidentally discharged his firearm and shot him through their adjoining wall, officials say.

Kickoff time announced for LSU vs. Auburn in Tiger Stadium

LSU’s Southeastern Conference opener against Auburn on September 21 in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 6:45 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN, the league office announced on Monday.

Bond set at $225,000 for man accused of ramming gate at Angola

Bond was set at $225,000 for a man accused of ramming his vehicle into the gate at Angola Prison. The judge also ordered an evaluation regarding his mental state.

DOTD announces 13 new projects to make walking, biking to school safer

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Safe Routes to School Program announced that thirteen new projects have been selected in the 2013 application cycle.

Sinkhole gobbles more land

The massive sinkhole in Bayou Corne swallowed more land according to  Assumption Parish emergency officials. They said it happened overnight Saturday on the northern side of the sinkhole.