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SAFETY TIPS: Learn how to avoid being the victim of a crime before setting out for your vacation

Summer is in full swing and that means many will take a vacation. Below are some tips provided by the New Orleans Police Department that could help make sure your trip stays a safe and happy one. On The Road

The New York Times travels from the bottom of the boot to the top of the map

The New York Times is documenting a cross-country road trip. Rather than going the traditional coast to coast route, this trip is started at the bottom of the boot and will continue all the way to the top of the map.

Lafayette grandparents arrested for kidnapping; child returned in good health

The grandparents of a 3-year-old boy were both arrested for trying to keep the child out of state’s custody.

Crowley man sentenced for robbing Natchitoches Parish Post Office

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Ricky J. Scott, 44, of Crowley, La., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Dee D.

Police investigating triple homicide in west Shreveport

Detectives are investigating the violent deaths of three people at a home in West Shreveport Thursday night. Police were called to a house in the 4900 block of Gloria Drive at 9:45 p.m. for a shooting.

Bossier man sentenced to 36 months for stealing more than $500,000 with ‘shell’ companies

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Murlin D. Graham, 37, of Bossier City, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Mosquito numbers drop in East Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control officials said they are seeing less mosquitoes in their traps this year.

Art Melt part of increasing availability of artwork in Baton Rouge

The state's best artists have converged on Baton Rouge today. And you can go see their work for free.

First-ever Health Truck Round Up set to converge at Gloryland Baptist Church

Mobile units from local hospitals and other local health-related organizations will converge upon Gloryland Baptist Church at 6745 Greenwell Springs Road Saturday, July 20 for Baton Rouge’s first-ever Health Truck Round Up.

Louisiana teen found dead after falling from 16th floor of Orange Beach condominiums

A Louisiana teen was found dead in Orange Beach early this morning after he fell from the balcony of an apartment complex, officials say.