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St. James community mourns the death of Talaija Dorsey

"She was a sweet little girl. I mean, she never had problems mingling with the kids and playing with the kids and never trouble with behavior. Just a sweet, innocent child."

56-year-old man dies in Pointe Coupee crash

Izel Givens, 56, of Maringouin, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Monday morning around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 977 in Pointe Couppee Parish south of Highway 77.

SLU’s Bennett named to Payton Award watch list

Southeastern Louisiana senior quarterback Bryan Bennett is one of 20 student-athletes named to the Watch List for the 28th Walter Payton Award, which is awarded to the outstanding player of the Football Championship Subdivision.

LSU's Tiger Stadium ranked as top college football venue by Athlon Sports panel

Tiger Stadium has been ranked as the best college football stadium along with having the best game day atmosphere, in a poll conducted by Athlon Sports that was released on Monday.

Youngsville bicyclist killed in hit and run crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating a hit and run crash that took the life of 30-year-old Lon Lomas, of Youngsville, on Monday around 7:00 a.m. The crash happened on LA 92 at Mermentau Road east of Milton.

Deputies investigating robbery of Chase Bank on O'Neal

Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating a robbery at the Chase Bank on O’Neal Lane that happened just before noon.

Pope asks forgiveness for Church leaders in handling of sex abuse cases

By Michael Pearson, Daniel Burke and Holly Yan- CNN

Local scam artist due for sentencing in federal court

Johnathan Williams, 34, is due in federal court today for sentencing. He's pleaded guilty to wire fraud and duping people out of $500,000 over a four-year period.

Worker discovers skeletal remains in St. Francisville

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of skeletal remains found near the Old Ferry Landing in St. Francisville on Sunday, July 6, around 1:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Tangipahoa murder suspect, escapee in police custody

UPDATE: Moore, who escaped from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on Sunday night, is now in police custody. Authorities located more in Osyka, Mississippi, and are transporting him to the Pike County jail to await extradition.

Car flips and hits tree: one dead and one injured

Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning single vehicle car crash that killed one young man and injured another.

UPDATE: Fatal stabbing leaves one dead: man responsible turns himself in

One man is dead after being stabbed and the person responsible turned himself in.

'Patriot Tour' raises money to give back to veterans in need

More than 180 motorcyclists drove hundreds of miles across our state today for a good cause. It's part of this year's Patriot Tour that raises money to help our veterans.

One dead, two hurt when truck flips over I-10 overpass

One person is dead and two others are hurt in a crash that sent a truck over the Interstate 10 guardrail.

USS Kidd faces financial troubles: downsized celebrations continue despite woes

For those who were ready to watch some fireworks from the USS Kidd on the fourth and of course see the mock attack and air raid, you’re out of luck.