Man found beaten on side of road dies

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A 22-year-old man found beaten and robbed on the side of a road early Thursday morning has died, according to a message his fiancee posted on his Facebook page. More

Shooting leaves teen dead, another hospitalized

An 18-year-old is dead and a 17-year-old is in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after a street fight led to gunfire late Saturday night. More

Members of the Southern University College Democrats gathered Sunday to prepare for a rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol later today. More

Detectives are investigation the shooting death of a 52-year-old homeless man. He was found in an abandoned home Sunday morning. More

The Livingston Parish Council is hiring private lawyers to defend the parish against a $52 million lawsuit filed by a company that spearheaded Hurricane Gustav cleanup efforts. More

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