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Fans concerned with decline of offensive stats in college baseball

There’s a concern about the sport of college baseball. The exciting offensive stats that fans love are on the decline.

NOPD: Mother of 5-year-old who accidentally shot herself in head charged with cruelty

A New Orleans mother has been arrested after her 5-year-old child died from accidentally shot herself in the head.

Port Allen comunity reacts to auditors report

People living and working in Port Allen spent Monday morning carefully reading a report by the Louisiana legislative auditor's office.

Mayor speaks out after audit

Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter feels a new report by the state legislative auditors office does not show the the full story of what's been going on at city hall.

Man charged with murder for shooting woman in the head

A man was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman to death over the weekend.

2013 has seen 7 lightning related deaths; Summer is peak lightning season

NOAA's National Weather Service has deemed June 23-29: Lightning Safety Awareness Week. They want to highlight the dangers of lightning and how to stay safe during a storm.

Gaines family looking for more time for their family's killer

The Gaines family is fighting off what they believe is another blow to justice for their family, and they say it doesn't look like their court dates will be ending any time soon.

Woman charged for selling stray dog, lying to investigators; animal returned to owner

An unusual case involving a stray dog has escalated to include the arrest of a Livingston Parish woman. That’s because deputies claim she sold the purebred animal and knowingly lied about when questioned by investigators.

Two anti-human trafficking bills signed into law; strengthens protection for victims, increases penalties

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will help guard against human trafficking across Louisiana by strengthening protections for victims and enhancing penalties for wrongdoers.

On-duty Vernon Parish deputy killed in construction zone crash; was not wearing seat belt

A deputy in Vernon Parish was killed in a crash early this morning. We’re told he was on duty when it happened, but was not wearing his seat belt.