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  1. Deputies: Man kills wife, son; car found on bridge

    Deputies: Man kills wife, son; car found on bridge

    GONZALES, La. (AP) — Ascension Parish deputies say they are searching for a man who may have jumped off a Mississippi River bridge after shooting and killing his estranged wife and 12-year-old son.

  2. Sheriff: 10-year-old brought loaded gun to elementary school

    Sheriff: 10-year-old brought loaded gun to elementary school

    A 10-year-old boy was in custody Wednesday after the sheriff said he brought a loaded handgun to school in his backpack.

  3. Decades-old Lakeshore Drive weekend motorist ban lifted

    Decades-old Lakeshore Drive weekend motorist ban lifted

    After nearly three decades, the Lakefront will once again be open to traffic in both directions on weekends.

  4. Dozens pack tense meeting on fracking in Mandeville

    Dozens pack tense meeting on fracking in Mandeville

    More than 100 people packed the Community Center to talk oil drilling Wednesday night.

  5. Mayor Landrieu pitches CBS on bringing Colbert's show to New Orleans

    Mayor Landrieu pitches CBS on bringing Colbert's show to New Orleans

    In a letter to CBS chairman Les Moonves, Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes his pitch for Stephen Colbert to relocate "The Late Show" to New Orleans when the comedian takes over for David Letterman next year.

  6. State police searching for alleged sex trafficker

    State police searching for alleged sex trafficker

    Louisiana State Police say the man accused of trafficking at least two women to Baton Rouge for sex could be anywhere at this point.

  7. Children's Hospital says it should have done more after fungal outbreak

    Children's Hospital says it should have done more after fungal outbreak

    - Children's Hospital says a fungus did not kill five "gravely ill" children who were patients at the hospital from 2008 to 2009.

  8. Sheriff: Washington Parish teacher charged with child porn, incest

    Sheriff: Washington Parish teacher charged with child porn, incest

    A Mt. Hermon special education teacher was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office and charged with child pornography and aggravated incest.

  9. Police: Deputy fatally shot man who was threatening his 70-year-old mother

    Police: Deputy fatally shot man who was threatening his 70-year-old mother

    State Police are looking into a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Tangipahoa Parish. Investigators say it all started when deputies responded to a domestic violence call on Tuesday afternoon.

  10. NOPD investigates 2 deadly shootings in 2 different parts of city

    NOPD investigates 2 deadly shootings in 2 different parts of city

    New Orleans police are investigating two fatal shootings that occurred overnight Wednesday, in different parts of the city.

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  12. Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  13. Mackie Shilstone: 5 foods to curb appetite

    Mackie Shilstone: 5 foods to curb appetite

    did you know some foods can help you curb your appetite? It’s five of those foods that Mackie Shilstone joins the Eyewitness Morning News to talk about today.

  14. Large package of marijuana washes ashore in Grand Isle

    Large package of marijuana washes ashore in Grand Isle

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and the Grand Isle police are trying to figure out where 18 pounds of marijuana that washed ashore Tuesday came from.

  15. Construction workers complain about conditions during Iberville remodeling

    Construction workers complain about conditions during Iberville remodeling

    Health hazards and threats of violence are at the center of complaints by a pair of workers at a multi-million dollar construction site in New Orleans.

  16. Portland to dump 38 million gallons of water after man pees into reservoir

    The Portland Water Bureau decided to “discard” about 38 million gallons of drinking water, after a 19-year-old man was caught urinating into one of the reservoirs, water bureau administrator David Shaff said Wednesday.

  17. Controversial developer's Canal St. project held up by unpaid fees

    Controversial developer's Canal St. project held up by unpaid fees

    City officials plan to meet with a controversial developer as early as next week to discuss hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees for construction of a new high-rise to replace the vacant Woolworth Building on Canal Street.

  18. Photos: South Korea ferry capsizes, hundreds missing

    Photos: South Korea ferry capsizes, hundreds missing

    In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, a passenger ferry sinks off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea.

  19. Cyclist fatality raises concerns over bike safety, enforcement

    Cyclist fatality raises concerns over bike safety, enforcement

    Biking continues to get more popular here in the city, but last week's car crash that killed an Ironman competitor raises concerns about whether drivers and bicyclists know the rules.

  20. Newly-signed safety Jairus Byrd already member of Saints Nation

    Newly-signed safety Jairus Byrd already member of Saints Nation

    Though he wasn’t in full pads and a helmet, Saints fan got their first glimpse of newly-signed safety Jairus Byrd in black and gold, wearing his no. 31 Saints jersey and speaking to a group of energetic schoolchildren at Harahan Elementary Wednesday.