DOTD says repairs to Intracoastal Bridge could last a month after dump truck collision

A dump truck hit a girder on the Intracoastal Bridge Tuesday, Mar. 19, causing an undetermined amount of damage to a bridge already undergoing repairs.

  Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.
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  Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

International Terminals Company said the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.

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  Attorney files appeal after judge denies motion for change of venue due to Confederate monument outside of E Feliciana courthouse

  Coach O’s contract extension includes $500K raise, $2M in incentives

LSU officials approved a contract extension for Coach O after the Tigers' 10-3 season and bowl game victory over UCF.
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  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

Another hypertension tablet recalled due to impurity

Dept. of Treasury: Look out for unclaimed property checks in the mail

  Exxon found at fault for 1993 deadly explosion

  Former head of La. higher education calls for removal of top-ranking LSU officials

  Two mothers blow the whistle on alleged abuse at capital area schools

  Man accused of shooting his nephew while he was mowing the yard, then shooting himself

  Supreme Court decision could lead La. to retry old criminal cases

  Beyond the Badge: Honoring Louisiana’s law enforcement

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  Powerball jackpot now at $625 million, 4th largest in lottery’s history

With no jackpot winner Wednesday or in the rest of 2019, the Powerball grand prize just keeps on growing.

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  LSU vs Yale: Let the madness begin

  Coach O’s contract extension includes $500K raise, $2M in incentives

LSU officials approved a contract extension for Coach O after the Tigers' 10-3 season and bowl game victory over UCF.

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing crew member

  Warrant claims court employee falsified results of 500+ drug tests

  LifeShare Blood Center critically low on Type O and B blood; asks community to donate

LifeShare Blood Center is in critical need of blood donations.
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  Pentagon to probe if acting defense secretary used office to help Boeing

The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

  La. SNAP benefits to be issued on modified schedule for April

2 taken to hospital after dump truck overturns

  Train crashes into 18-wheeler, stalls traffic on Airline at Choctaw; no injuries

Aerial photos show Miss. River in downtown Baton Rouge