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Governor Jindal signs bills into law

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session to 817 bills.

‘The Butler’ sets up in Big Easy with mega-star cast

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The next big blockbuster hit has set up shop in the Big Easy. Along with an interesting plot, the film is chock full of mega-celebrities, including one of the richest women in the world.

Suspects being questioned in case of dismembered woman

NEW ORLEANS, LA  — UPDATE: The two suspects were identified and brought into custody this morning. They are Margaret Sanchez, 28, and Terry Speaks, 39, both of Kenner.

East Texas man stabs friend over $7 dispute

Waskom — A petty cash argument left one person with a large stab wound in Harrison County.

Two arrested after 56 bruises and bites found on dead child

BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and a woman Tuesday evening for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered bruises and bites on their deceased 8-year-old son.

SpaceX vehicle travels to Texas

Two weeks after Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft made history as the first commercial vehicle to visit the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden traveled to McGregor, Texas to see the his

Officials seeking persons possibly connected to woman found dismembered

NEW ORLEANS, LA — UPDATE: Law enforcement revealed the surveillance video to the media on this afternoon. Investigators said they are looking for the man in the video and the woman. The man is a person of interest in the case.

Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.

Louisiana Federation of Teachers files suit over new education laws

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is challenging the constitutionality of recent education reforms passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal, according to a news release.

Dogs looking for homes after puppy mill rescue

Several East Texas dogs are still looking for good homes after a puppy mill bust last week in Marshall. Kay Hill with the Harrison County Humane Society says about 65 dogs were recovered off the property on Driskell Bridge Road.