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Police: Mobile Officers Justified in Shooting

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A top police official in Mobile says five officers who killed a bank robbery suspect in a hail of 44 bullets were justified because he pointed a weapon at them. The internal investigation was completed this week.

Chinese Drywall Investigation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says a probe into allegedly defective Chinese drywall is alive and well. Commission head Inez Tenenbaum told congressmen on Thursday that her agency is "pouring a record amount

Massive Search Underway For Escaped State Prison Inmate

A spokesperson for Angola State Penitentiary says a prisoner has escaped. Earlier today, Henry Smith, a 44-year-old white man escaped into the hills adjacent to Angola.

Grocery Prices Are Dropping

Grocery shoppers have a new reason to be excited.

Baton Rouge Ranks 36 For Traffic Congestion

It's no surprise to drivers that traffic in Baton Rouge is a big problem. It's even earned Baton Rouge a spot on this year's list of the Top 100 Congested Cities. The study focuses on traffic speed and congestion levels on roads in the area.

Missing Police Dog Found

The Baton Rouge police dog that went missing has been found. Council Member Scott Wilson saw Mandy near his home in the 23000 block of Greenwell Springs Road. Mandy is a Belgian Malinois and escaped from her handler's home this weekend.