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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.

Mayor Holden appoints assistant chief administrative officer, 2 department heads

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden announced today that Juvenile Services Director Gail Grover has been promoted to Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Grover replaces Gwen Hamilton, who is retiring.

RECALL: Whole Foods warns about contaminated cheese that could be fatal, high health risk

Whole Foods has issued a recall of cheese that is potential contaminated. It's considered a high health risk, especially to children, the elderly, and pregnant women. So far no illness has been reported.

Teen killed during overnight shooting on La Annie Drive; no motive or suspect

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating its 38 homicide for 2013. A 17-year-old was shot and killed shortly after midnight.

Trina Edwards: 'I couldn't possibly be a prouder mommy!'

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina are the proud parents of a baby boy who was born at 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, August 1.