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LSU faculty to receive raises for the first time in four years

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced Friday, July 26, that LSU System employees across the state will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years.

WANTED: Two suspects fire shots into home occupied by 3 children

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect or suspects who fired several shots into a residence on Richard Miles Road in Gonzales early Thursday morning.

Louisiana Lottery winners claim $9.8 million in prizes in June from scratch-off tickets

From purchasing a sail boat to getting a head start on buying their kids’ school supplies, Louisiana Lottery players had a wide range of plans for the more than $7.3 million in prizes won during drawings held in June.

Walker men charged with animal cruelty for incident involving stray kittens

What started as an attempted act of compassion ended with an arrest for animal cruelty after a Walker man became “enraged” with the refusal of help from a local animal shelter.

Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles; last gaming license issued in Louisiana

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year.

Authorities looking for suspects in Duscon shooting

Lafayette Parish officials are investigating a shooting that took place in Duson. On July 23 at 8:53 p.m., Lafayette Parish emergency personnel were called to the 700 block of Third Street.

Livingston Parish Council vote fails to increase tax incentive for Juban Crossing development

After more than an hour and a half of spirited debate, the Livingston Parish Council failed to vote on an increased tax incentive for the Juban Crossing development.

Slidell pedestrian killed while standing in oncoming traffic

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on July 24, State Troopers began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 190/Gause Boulevard at its intersection with Cross Gates Blvd. in St. Tammany Parish.

Houma man arrested after burglarizing car

Darren Marc LeBouef, 34, was arrested after law enforcement completed an investigation into a car burglary in the Summerfield area.

Woman arrested with 23 pounds of marijuana

A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after a search warrant revealed she had 23 pounds of marijuana in her possession.