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173 bills signed into law from 2013 legislative session

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 173. HOUSE

Man shot multiple times walks to gas station for help after suspects take vehicle

A 22-year-old man is in the hospital after he was shot multiple times by two unknown men, who fled the scene in the victim’s car.

LSU’s Alex Bregman named freshman hitter of the year by NCBWA

LSU shortstop Alex Bregman and Cal State Fullerton right-handed pitcher Thomas Eshelman have been named the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year recipients, as announced by the organizati

Monty Williams selected as USA Basketball men’s national team assistant coach

USA Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, and New Orleans Pelicans head coach and former USA Basketball player Monty Williams, today were announced as USA Basketball Men’s Na

1 killed, 2 injured in two-boat crash on Mississippi

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a boating crash incident between two vessels that occurred on June 10 in the Venice area in Plaquemines Parish.

Baton Rouge residents talk consolidation of police department, sheriff’s office

A new report released Monday shows what you think would make Baton Rouge better.

Tigers, Bruins set for Sunday night showdown in CWS

If nothing else, the LSU baseball team should be well rested when they take the field for their opening game of the College World Series. The Tigers will take on the UCLA Bruins Sunday night at 7 p.m. (CT).

Baker woman describes moment plane hit her home

Carolyn Walker can barely stand to look at the roof of her home on Rue Nicole in Baker. She was inside when a plane crashed into her home Friday afternoon.

Louisiana man among three drowning victims in Gulf Shores area; beaches closed to public

A Louisiana man is among three individuals who drowned during separate incidents in Alabama. They occurred within a 24-hour period, prompting a beach closure.

Last piece of crashed plane removed from Baker neighborhood; investigation continues

The last piece of a crashed plane was removed today from a Baker neighborhood, the FAA announced.