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Pregnant Louisiana woman killed in Valentine’s Day drive-by shooting

GLYNN, LA (WAFB) - Police say Aerial Edwards, 25, a pregnant woman, died in a drive-by shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish early Thursday morning. Deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a man at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, saying that his girlfriend had b


Valentine’s Day drive-by shooting leaves woman dead in Louisiana

GLYNN, LA (WAFB) - Police say a woman died in a drive-by shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish early Thursday morning. Deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a man at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, saying that his girlfriend had been shot.


9-year-old Louisiana boy killed in accidental shooting

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday to address a fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Marrero boy. According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, the shooting happened Wednesday night at 10:12 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rue Racine.


EXCLUSIVE: Second man arrested in first Atlanta homicides of 2019, found in Louisiana

A second suspect has been accused of shooting and killing two people in southwest Atlanta on Jan. 3 — the first two homicides in the city this year. Lawrence Ray Pittman Lewis, 35, was arrested Sunday in Louisiana because of holds he had out of Fulton County and Mississippi, according to the Calcasi


Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface To Sell Drugs And Posed for Pictures

A Louisiana police chief issued a formal apology after 25-year-old yearbook photos surfaced of an undercover sting in which white police officers wore Blackface to sell crack to Black people.


Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Softball Rises In Both Top 25 Polls

With a 6-0 start in which they outscored opponents 65-4, Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun softball team has moved up in both Top 25 polls released today. Louisiana is up to #13 in both the USA Today/NFCA (up 2 spots from #15 last week), and the ESPN.com/USA Softball polls (up 5 spots from #18 last week).


Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure

Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action. Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, recently introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to stop — and hopefully fin


Louisiana plans to issue March food stamps early to address gap created by federal government shutdown

Louisiana families who rely on food stamps can expect their cards to be loaded with benefits a little ahead of schedule next month, as the state attempts to address a gap that was created by the recent federal government shutdown.


DA: Louisiana man sentenced to 10 years for stalking Marietta woman

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stalking a Marietta woman in 2017, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s office. Charles Ray Alexander III, 33, began dating the Marietta woman in April 2017 and soon traveled from Louisiana to Marietta to visit her, according to Kim I


Louisiana religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with children

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana volunteer religion teacher is accused of sexual battery and indecent behavior with children. The Advocate reported Thursday on the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre, who also is a former foster parent and volunteer coach for girls and boys sports.


Boosie Calls Out 6ix9ine For Snitching, Says Rapper Would Be “Murdered Less Than A Month” After His Release In Louisiana

Back in November, Tekashi69 and three of his former associates were arrested on a RICO, with charges including racketeering, drug trafficking, robbery and more. Days later, reports revealed the rapper’s decision to cooperate with officials, sparking widespread criticism from the streets.


Louisiana man arrested for calling 911 on officers who pulled over his car, officials say

THIBODAUX, La. (WDSU) - A Thibodaux man is accused of calling 911 on police officers who pulled over a car that belonged to him overnight Friday, officials said. Bryce Quanstrom, 22, was arrested for unlawful use of the 911 system, according to the Thibodaux Police Department.


Louisiana Man Could Be Facing A Life Sentence For Sexual Assault Of A Child In Custer County

CUSTER COUNTY— Robert E. Edwards Sr., 72 of Louisiana, could be spending the remainder of his life in prison after being found guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child, a class IB felony. According to Custer County District Court records, Edwards Sr. had the complaint filed against him on or


Louisiana rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

SHREVEPORT, La. — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond. Some local news is curated - Original might have been posted at a different date/ time! Click the source link for details.


Need to Know: FBI shares drawings of victims from serial killer with Louisiana connection

NEW ORLEANS — The FBI has released hand-drawn sketches from a serial killer with Louisiana connections, a New Orleans tourist was hospitalized after being attacked on Canal Street, and remembering the Parkland school massacre one year later.


Louisiana police officers defend wearing blackface in 1993 for a drug operation

While the Baton Rouge police department is apologizing for the controversial tactics it used in the 1990s, which were “department-approved,” two white officers are still defending the fact that they put on blackface to perform an undercover drug operation in a predominantly black neighborhood in Bat


7 Spring Food Festivals In Louisiana Your Tastebuds Can’t Afford To Miss

With springtime quickly approaching, you can expect your weekends to start filling up with festival after festival. Mark your calendars, because you’re not going to want to miss these amazing spring food festivals happening throughout Louisiana.


Louisiana lawmakers must stand against Trump and for the Constitution

It is time for members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation to stand up for the rule of law and stand against President Donald Trump’s bogus claims of a national emergency to meet his political aims to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Louisiana rapper Mystikal released from CCC

SHREVEPORT La. - Rapper Michael Lawrence Tyler, also know as Mystikal, was released from the Caddo Correction Center under a $3 million bond Tuesday evening. Tyler turned himself in August 2017 when he found out there was a warrant out for his arrest. Tyler was accused of a sexual assault at a downt


Bill to create Louisiana’s ‘do-not-sell’ gun self-registry gains bipartisan sponsors

A proposal to create a voluntary “do-not-sell” gun list for people in Louisiana who fear they are a threat to themselves or others has secured two sponsors and bipartisan support in advance of the legislative session. Rep. Jimmy Harris, D-New Orleans, has signed on as the bill’s primary sponsor whil