Trial date set for man accused of orchestrating murder of ex-wife

Hamid Ghassemi will stand trial for allegedly orchestrating the murder of his ex-wife Taherah Ghassemi.

  Nebraska teen uses senior photo shoot to honor father killed in Afghanistan

Although he's not by her side physically, the photos show she'll never be without her dad.
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  Fake back-to-school ads show kids in bulletproof vests

A Florida graphic designer is getting attention for images that look like back-to-school fashion ads.

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  Gov. Blanco’s fight with ocular melanoma brings attention to rare disease

  Denham Springs officer praised for stopping wounded man’s bleeding

  Bridge Center moves ahead with service provider

Postal worker indicted after mail found dumped in Baton Rouge area

Date rescheduled for support workers job fair in Ascension Parish

Ascension Public Schools is hiring maintenance workers, bus drivers, child nutrition staff, and custodians during a job fair.
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  Caught on camera: Bear raids home’s refrigerator as teen boys watch in fear

They came face-to-face with a bear while they were on a sofa watching TV, but a deputy came to their rescue.

Baton Rouge entrepreneurs still have time to apply for eBay Retail Revival program

  Third brand of animal treats recalled over Salmonella amid outbreak spanning 33 states

WANTED: Man accused of robbing Family Dollar at gunpoint

Horses in La. test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

  More lighting coming to Tigerland area after LSU sophomore hit by car, killed

  KIRAN: Baker officer’s employment reinstated after calling firearm law ‘B.S.’

Funeral arrangements announced for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

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  12-year-old Okla. boy, mother break windshield to save toddler locked in hot car

The toddler's mother, found inside a nearby store, was not arrested for child neglect but was ticketed $250 in the case.

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LSU defensive all-stars named to ESPN preseason All-America Team

  Tigers rank in Top 10 for AP preseason poll; players believe they should be higher

LSU football comes in at No. 6 for the AP preseason poll.

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Target to soon launch new grocery brand Good & Gather

Funeral services begin Monday for fallen Zachary firefighter

Woman’s Hospital selects Dr. Barbara Griffith as new CEO

  Positive West Nile Virus sample collected in West Baton Rouge

  Remembering Kathleen Blanco: Tributes pour in after former governor’s death

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, has died at the age of 76.
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Dog Goods USA recalls Chef Toby Pig Ears due to salmonella risk

Consumers who have purchased the affected products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone exhibiting the symptoms of salmonella should contact a doctor.

  Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

  Remembering Nancy Parker: Devoted journalist, loving wife and mother

  Man arrested after stabbing at Denham Springs apartment complex

  Friends of Sadie Thibodaux hold fundraiser in her honor