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A man died after he was hit by a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle as he tried to cross Airline Highway in LaPlace, State Police said.

“A friend of mine told me, ‘You might as well save your money and don’t buy lottery tickets; you’ve used up all that luck." On May 15 in Cashiers, North Carolina, two friends and New Orleans-area residents beat those odds for a moment they won't forget.

"It's making the public perception even worse and certainly isn't doing anything to restore public trust." After only 20 days, St. Tammany Parish has stopped the 60-day chlorine burn.

Bayou Boogaloo, a 5k, a dance-off and more: What are you up to this weekend? Here are some ideas if you haven't nailed down your plans just yet.

Being a festival queen isn’t a typical job, but past royalty say it gave them a front row seat to Louisiana. 👑 “I’ve been able to go crawfishing, pick Louisiana strawberries, oranges and cotton, hold an alligator, milk a cow, and learn so much..."

Since "National Treasure" began filming in Baton Rouge, around 2,500 extras have been cast. And Disney needs more extras, so it's not too late to be a part of the adventure series.

She may have missed graduation, but she had a healthy baby boy. And she got her diploma the next day.

A woman was shot and killed Friday evening in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans police said.

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Protesters chant “Lock him up” right outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where is speaking today.

NOPD looks for 14-year-old boy missing from Algiers:

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BREAKING: Louisiana's first fatality from Hurricane Laura has been reported as a 14-year-old girl

Shocking video shared via @BrienFallon : As the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed, vehicles and a streetcar dodged debris falling down from the construction site as captured from inside a streetcar. LATEST info from the scene:

This kid has all the moves! (His dancing partner ain't too bad either) Many thanks to Christopher Henry for allowing us to share his video, which he shot in the French Quarter while Them Boys Brass Band played in the background.

Quick, someone get this kid a trumpet! ? #JacksonSquare  #NOLA 

Jrue Holiday asks for prayers as pregnant wife Lauren Holiday faces brain surgery

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