New Orleans bail bond companies told to refund estimated $6 million for years of overcharges

Louisiana's Insurance Department said many criminal bail bond providers in New Orleans have been overcharging customers for years and must refund the excess money collected.

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The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.
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  Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

Peter Tork is the second members of The Monkees to die. Davy Jones died in 2012.

TOP STORIES

  Parish officials looking for source of crude oil dumped in canal

Walmart ‘yodel boy’ Mason Ramsey coming to Baton Rouge

Pair arrested in relation to string of car burglaries in Zachary

Crate and Barrel recalls 17,000 Holiday Milk Bottles due to laceration hazard

Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

A man led multiple law enforcement agencies on a wild chase in Acadiana.
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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

  EBRSO looking into claims of man posing as LSU athletics employee, advertising bogus job

Stolen tanker truck found after being taken from fire department

Man stabbed at Baton Rouge liquor store

1 dead, 5 rescued from Elmer Avenue blaze

  TOPS among dedicated funds protected by state committee

Mother arrested in Acadiana High fight investigation

Man accused in four different shootings in 2016 now behind bars

Are we done with freezes for the winter in Baton Rouge?

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  Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after Instagram post

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun.

SPORTS

LSU softball suffers 7-5 loss at home to Stanford

Gentry on AD’s future with the Pelicans: ’He is playing the game tomorrow

Pelicans at Indiana, 6 p.m. Friday

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Mayor-president will ask for nearly $3M to repair downtown library during litigation

Police: Woman escapes kidnapping by man posing as rideshare driver

Man shot, killed trying to stop alleged carjacker

  3 arrested for allegedly setting fire to trailer to collect insurance money

Three people have been arrested in connection with a trailer fire in Walker back in 2017, the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) reports.
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  Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutor says

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  EBR School Board discusses attendance zones, reassigning students

No. 1 LSU baseball pulls out 6-5 win over Southeastern

Woman survives vicious dog attack in St. Helena Parish, recounts ordeal

New push to legalize sports betting, use revenue to fund early childhood education expansion

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