Teen circulates petition to make road safer

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An 18-year-old young man has started a petition to get guardrails put along the road that runs near the bayou that was the site of a deadly crash Tuesday night. More

Judge rules murder suspect as mentally disabled

Judge James Brady ruled Thursday that Kevan Brumfield, convicted of murdering Cpl. Betty Smothers, is mentally disabled. The ruling reverses his death penalty sentence. More

The district attorney's office said it will seek the death penalty in the case against a father accused of strangling his 2-year-old daughter to death. More

A judge denied the bond reduction request of the men accused of killing two LSU graduate students in 2007. Their bonds remain at $250,000 each. More

Some Denham Springs residents said their neighborhoods have never flooded. Yet, new maps being released in April puts their homes in the flood zone. More

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) launched a new website Thursday that will allow people buying homes to view a list of structures statewide contaminated by meth. More

The US Postal Service has decided to move all mail-processing operations from New Orleans to the Baton Rouge Processing and Distribution Center. More

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