Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.
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  Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to New York state police.

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  Juveniles account for majority of human trafficking victims in La. in 2018

Court orders Cannon jury selection to restart

  Fundraiser for black churches destroyed by arson surpasses $2 million

Storm damage reported throughout the ArkLaTex

LSUS history department chairman reflects on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

It's the soul of the French nation but its historical impact goes way beyond that, he says
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  House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

"It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1.

  Lawmakers break ground on Comite diversion project

  Steve Scalise, others comment as the nation awaits the release of the Mueller report

Four primetime games, a week 2 matchup with the Rams, highlight the Saints 2019 schedule

  Homeless shelters prep for severe weather

  Baton Rouge man sentenced to federal prison after threatening to kill president

  Alleva steps down as athletic director; will transition into new role at LSU

FOUND: Gonzales woman found unharmed

Request to restart jury selection in Cannon trial denied

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In old blog post, Facebook updates ‘millions’ of Instagram passwords compromised

Facebook announced a security flaw affecting millions of Instagram users under the cover of one of the year's biggest news days.

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Saints favored by 7.5-points over Texans in week 1 matchup on MNF

  LSU hires Woodward as athletic director

LSU has hired LSU graduate and Baton Rouge native, Scott Woodward, as the next LSU athletic director, the Times-Picayune newspaper reports.

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Four deputies injured in fight at Tangipahoa jail; investigation underway

Former governor Kathleen Blanco in hospice care

  Warrant issued for mental health patient accused of attacking nurse who died days later

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  Family pushes for body cams following deadly officer-involved shooting in Clinton

The family of Myron Flowers is horrified after finding out their loved one was shot multiple times at the hands of two law enforcement officers Friday, April 12 in East Feliciana Parish.
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  Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

  Donations encouraged to help St. Landry churches rebuild

  Bill protecting sexual, domestic violence victims from testifying advances to Senate floor

  Abortion rights could go before Louisiana voters

  House committee rejects K-12 budget, removing per pupil funding boost