Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.
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  Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled that the rest of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was inextricably linked to the individual mandate, and so the whole law is unconstitutional.

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  Attorneys sue for decades worth of traffic camera fines to be refunded in Baton Rouge

Sheriff: Runaway 13-year-old girl last seen Dec. 13

Slidell PD arrests suspect accused of robbing 92-year-old WWII veteran

Dept. of Education erasing $150 million worth of student debt after massive campus closures

  Metal shavings found in toddler’s intestines after eating Zarbee’s multivitamins, mother says

Samantha Andersen said she'd been feeding her 3-year-old the brand for months.
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  Officials investigate arson after fire damaged duplex

In a release from BRPD, crews responded to the fire in the 2700 block of Osceola Street just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The fire was coming from the rear window of the apartment and was contained to the back bedroom.

Remains of Louisiana sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

Sheriff’s office helps deliver packages after pile of them found on side of road

22 arrested in Livingston Parish as part ‘Operation Naughty List’ drug sting

Man arrested after fake bomb threat made against LSU

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child; bond set

9-year-old collecting toys for Children’s Hospital patients

83-year-old Vietnam War veteran receives Ph. D. from LSU despite setbacks

Billboard goes up in E Feliciana Parish for child missing nearly 17 years

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Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Ryan Zinke , the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, was tapped by Trump in December 2016.

SPORTS

Appalachian State crushes Middle Tennessee to win New Orleans Bowl

App State is the Sun Belt champs

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  Grand jury indicts 2 former officers caught on video slamming teen to ground

The Big Squeezy to add hemp-infused juices next month

Louisiana gas terminal wins controversial $1B-plus tax break

Police: 7-year-old boy in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself

Jambalaya plate lunch benefit held for fallen officer

Do you have lunch plans for Friday? If not, here’s an idea ... get a jambalaya plate at a benefit for Chris Lawton, a reserve officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
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Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Saturday is the deadline for ACA coverage in most of the country.

  Friday is National Free Shipping Day

Suspected shooter in Barber St. murder returned to Baton Rouge to face charges

Elderly man faces rape charge involving child

‘Getting Our Vets Ready for Winter’ drive to help homeless veterans

HEALTH

9-year-old collecting toys for Children’s Hospital patients

  The Big Squeezy to add hemp-infused juices next month

Cancer Center celebrates spirit of volunteerism