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Raph Rhymes named SEC Player of the Week

LSU senior outfielder Raph Rhymes was named SEC Player of the Week Monday by the conference office in Birmingham, Ala.

Man who led police on two parish chase turns himself in after avoiding capture

A man accused of taking police on a wild chase across two parishes is locked up after he turned himself in to authorities.

25-year-old mother arrested for locking her 4 children outside

A Baker woman was arrested after she allegedly locked her four children, ages 1-7, outside of the home for 3 days. She denies the allegations and repeatedly called her children “bad kids.”

Bar fight ends with murder charge; victim died after spending 7 days in hospital

The victim of a bar fight died after spending 7 days in the hospital. Police are now looking for the man accused of attacking him.

Locals speak out about weekend shooting in Plaquemine

A man wanted for allegedly shooting up a Circle K gas station Saturday night turned himself into police Monday morning.

Medicaid Expansion hits another road block; advocates still hopeful

One by one, proposed laws to expand Medicaid are being shot down at the capitol. The latest in the line, Senate Bill 125, died in the Senate Finance committee.

Woman raped near LSU’s campus; police seek suspect

A young woman claims she was raped by a man at knifepoint over the weekend. Investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

Musicians raise their instruments to support victims of Mother’s Day shooting

Musicians are raising their instruments to show support for the victims of the Mother’s Day shooting.

Inmate with only a month left of sentence walked off of work release detail

An inmate who was roughly a month away from being released will end up with more time behind bars once he’s located. That’s because he allegedly walked off from the transitional work program.

Man arrested for 1962 murder of his wife; originally classified as ‘accidental drowning’

The family of a Lake Charles woman who died in 1962 never believed she accidentally drowned. That’s why they turned to an investigative reporter for help.