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Louisiana Kappa Sigma pledge sues frat, school after fatal crash | The Kansas City Star

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Louisiana Kappa Sigma pledge sues frat, school after fatal crash | The Kansas City Star


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Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck by vehicle on Florida Boulevard

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Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck by vehicle on Florida Boulevard


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More than 20 killed, 20 wounded in Texas church shooting; daughter of pastor among those killed

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More than 20 killed, 20 wounded in Texas church shooting; daughter of pastor among those killed


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A Teenager Accidentally Shot His Dog and Grandmother, Police Say

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Mexican national sentenced to 2 years on federal charges stemming from teen's fatal shooting

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Mexican national sentenced to 2 years on federal charges stemming from teen's fatal shooting


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Port Allen man found shot to death inside his home in city's first homicide of 2017, police say

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  • A Teenager Accidentally Shot His Dog and Grandmother, Police Say
    A Teenager Accidentally Shot His Dog and Grandmother, Police Say

    , time.com

    (PLAQUEMINE, La.) — Authorities say a teenager who pulled the trigger on what he thought was an empty handgun fired a bullet that went through the family dog and hit his grandmother, killing the woman at the scene. Kenny Payne, the police chief in Plaquemine, Louisiana, told news outlets that the shooting appears to be accidental. That’s based on the teenager’s 911 call and information from his sister
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Violence

  • Louisiana woman fatally shot by authorities in New Mexico
    Louisiana woman fatally shot by authorities in New Mexico

    , koat.com

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Authorities in New Mexico have identified a Louisiana woman who was fatally shot after she allegedly broke into a Las Cruces home. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 37-year-old Heather Denean Bubrig of New Orleans was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Bubrig was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her 51-year-old boyfriend, who told authorities she had just been discharged from a Texas mental health facility
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Gun Violence

Obituary

  • Body of missing Zachary boater recovered from Bayou Bienvenue
    Body of missing Zachary boater recovered from Bayou Bienvenue

    , wmbfnews.com

    CHALMETTE, LA (WAFB) - Search and rescue crews say they have recovered the body of a Zachary boater reported missing near Chalmette on Thursday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reports Haskin Payne III, 44, fell overboard while fishing with his wife on Bayou Bienvenue in St. Bernard Parish. Agents say the incident was originally reported around 5 p
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Disasters & Accidents

  • Fire breaks out at ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge overnight; no injuries reported
    Fire breaks out at ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge overnight; no injuries reported

    , theadvocate.com

    A fire broke out overnight at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, according to a report. An ExxonMobil spokesperson told WBRZ that the fire began around 2:30 a.m. Internal firefighters worked to contain the blaze, which has been put out. No injuries were reported, WBRZ reported. Air monitoring tests came back clear. The fire is under investigation. UPDATE: The fire at the ExxonMobil refinery has been put out
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Murders

  • Man charged with murder of 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish
    Man charged with murder of 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish

    , wmbfnews.com

    DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old child in Beauregard Parish. DeRidder Police officers arrested Forrest Edward Menard, 22, on Friday, Nov. 3, on charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered a 2-year-old child under Menard's care with multiple injuries, including severe head trauma, according to DeRidder Police Chief John Gott
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