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Stolen truck used to pull down wall for burglary in Hammond; possible Baton Rouge connection

Investigators believe they’ve recovered the stolen vehicle that was used to rip down the wall and burglarize a deli in Hammond. Evidence recovered suggests that the suspect may have a connection to Baton Rouge.

Salt dome bills make their way through legislative process

For nine months residents of Bayou Corne have been living in the shadow of the sinkhole.

Teen girl claims male student sexually assaulted her on school bus

Police are investigating a claim from a 16-year-old girl about being sexually abused by another student in the back of a school bus.

Attorney for ex-priest accused of sex crimes against children requests bond reduction

The attorney for an ex-priest who is accused of sex crimes against children reportedly requested a major bond reduction and to have a taped confession thrown out.

6th grader from Covington selected as state winner in Doodle 4 Google art contest

A 6th grader from Abita Springs Middle was selected from more than 130,000 students as a winner in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Two games of LSU-Ole Miss baseball series selected for national television

Two of the LSU-Ole Miss baseball games in Alex Box Stadium will be televised by national networks, the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.

Elderly man shoots wife, turns gun on himself

An elderly man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself, officials say.

Passenger in vehicle killed after bullets fly on Provost Street

A 20-year-old man was killed last night after the vehicle he was in was struck by bullets.

Bayou Corne residents banking on Blue Ribbon Commission

People living in Bayou Corne got a chance to chat with members of the Blue Ribbon Commission at home Wednesday during a community meeting. They're the group that will eventually determine when it's safe for residents to come home.

Disability rights advocates excited about extra funding

New Opportunities Waivers help children and adults with severe developmental disabilities get services they need, in a rare move during budget cuts the NOW program is getting more funding, creating 75 new slots for those who need them.