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Authorities looking for suspect in check fraud investigation

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man that recently cashed a fake payroll check. On July 25, officials received a call a convenience store in Amelia regarding a counterfeit check.

Statewide Sales tax holiday begins today

The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use.

Hundreds of newly-passed laws take effect in Louisiana

The next time you drive your car, bake a cake, or buy a gun, be aware of new laws that took effect Thursday. Nearly 250 of them took effect August 1 after making their way through the state legislature earlier this year.

New Orleans Pelicans unveil new uniforms

To continue to showcase a new identity that represents the culture and character of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, the New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new home and road uniforms today.

Police officer arrested after hitting cuffed rape suspect

Three people have been arrested after a rape suspect was allegedly battered by both a Walker police officer and a family member of the victim.

Jags go through a "polished" first practice

The Southern football team started fall training camp Thursday. The players went though a conditioning test in the morning followed by a practice in the afternoon.

71-year-old man killed after woman hits his motorcycle

A 71-year-old man from Youngsville died yesterday after the motorcycle he was driving was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.

Lottery drawing show posted incorrect Easy 5 number for July 24 drawing

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation has discovered that its drawing show, which airs on select television stations throughout the state, contained an incorrect Easy 5 number for the July 24 drawing.

Troopers seize nearly 50 pounds of marijuana on I-10 traffic stop

Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Patrols Unit in Troop I with the assistance of the St.