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I-12 West reopens after 18-wheeler crash Video included


An 18-wheeler crash on I-12 West caused massive backups and headaches for drivers Wednesday morning. All lanes were reopened just before 8 a.m.

Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.

At least 4 dead, about 290 missing in South Korea ferry sinking Video included


The rescues dragged into the afternoon Wednesday, as the massive ship sank into the waters of the East China Sea.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded tug taking on water


The US Coast Guard said it rescued three people from a grounded tugboat that was taking on water Tuesday. It happened on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.

Drive-by shooting leaves 3 injured, 1 seriously Video included


Police said three people were wounded, one of them seriously, in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. The other two victims suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

New advanced melanoma treatment on the horizon Video included


Currently, doctors have very few affective ways to treat advanced cancer, but a new class of drugs could soon change that.

West, TX, still recovering one year after deadly explosion Video included


The fertilizer blast killed 15 people and caused at least $100 million in damage.

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

Driver, passengers recovering after wild carriage ride Video included


A carriage driver and her five passengers were recovering Tuesday after a tour ride that went wrong. 

Deputies investigate deadly domestic shooting


Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night in which one person was shot and killed.

Remains of teens missing since 1971 found in submerged car


Investigators say it wasn't foul play but a car accident that took them off the road and into the creek.

Man charged with leaving hoax device at Boston Marathon finish line Video included


Two unattended bags found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday have been detonated by Boston police's bomb squad. One suspect has been taken into custody.

LSU defeats Southern Miss 13-5 in Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic


LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field.

Cedotal, Pickett combine on shutout of South Alabama


Sophomore left-hander Kyle Cedotal tossed a career-high 7.1 innings Tuesday as Southeastern Louisiana shut out South Alabama, 5-0, at Stanky Field.

LSU-Fordham game called in fourth inning


The LSU softball team and Fordham Rams managed to get a few innings, but the game was called in top of the fourth due to heavy rains and field conditions tied at 3-3 resulting in a no-contest.

Gov. Jindal, State Superintendent at odds over Common Core Video included

Political analyst Jim Engster addressed the difference of opinion recently made public between Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White. Jindal has gone on record opposing the implementation of Common Core testing in Louisiana releasing a statement Monday.

Newly-elected Port Allen Mayor sworn in Video included


It's official. The newly-elected Mayor of Port Allen took the oath of office Tuesday night.

Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business owners Video included


Widening Hooper Road, in Central, will help with traffic concerns, but some owners are worried about what the construction will do to their businesses.

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to...

Proposed bill would make it harder for teachers to get arrested Video included


From the legislature, a bill to protect teachers from being arrested.

Varsity Sports teams headed to Boston Marathon Video included


Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing--a tragedy that took three lives and injured nearly 300. Baton Rouge's Varsity Sports employee, Michael Edmonson, remembers it vividly.

Baton Rouge Police investigating a drive-by shooting


Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in North Baton Rouge.

Investigators: Arsonist sets bathroom of home on fire Video included


Emergency crews were called out to a house fire early Monday that investigators have ruled as arson.

House overwhelmingly rejects 'crimes against nature' repeal Video included


The House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's ‘crimes against nature' law. This despite strong support from the House Committee. The vote 27 to 66.

Lives upturned after dangerous storm hits RV park Video included


A strong storm system that moved through the coast Monday night left several RVs, campers and vehicles damaged at the Santa Maria RV Park, located at 5800 Martin Bluff Road in Gautier.

State Police investigating fatal deputy-involved shooting Video included


State Police is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a suspect.

Napoleonville man killed in Sorrento crash Video included


A two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish has taken the life of 36-year-old Shelby G. Johnson of Napoleonville.

Baker program helping to bring community together Video included

The City of Baker is behind a big effort to bring families together through an initiative called "Building Bridges in Baker."

Income taxes by the numbers: Last-minute filers hurry to beat deadline


The IRS says nearly 100 million tax returns have been filed so far and millions more are expected by April 15.

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who...

Police: 18-wheeler goes over ramp side wall Video included


Police said an 18-wheeler went over the side wall on the LA 1 North onramp to I-10 West Tuesday morning. LA 1 North was reopened around 2:30 p.m.

Heroin bill passes in Senate judiciary committee Video included


A Senate judiciary committee advanced a heroin bill Tuesday that could impose a life sentence to dealers of the deadly drug.

Flight attendant's humor livens up plane safety speech


In a pre-flight safety monologue full of brutal honesty, sarcasm and a few things that could save their lives, one flight attendant actually got her passengers to listen.

Alleged pimp wanted on human trafficking charges Video included


Louisiana State Police reported Emmanuel Bailey, 21, of Fort Smith, AR, is an alleged pimp sought in an investigation into prostitution and online solicitation throughout the state.

BRPD: Stun gun used twice on suspect accused of battery


Police used a stun gun on a 37-year-old man twice after he allegedly resisted arrest for an incident that happened at a Baton Rouge hotel.

Huge alligator snapping turtle set free Video included


There is good news for an alligator snapping turtle that was rescued from a drainage ditch a week ago. "Snappy," as the rescuers referred to the reptile, has been set free.

Titanic sank 102 years ago Tuesday Video included


 It's been 102 years since the Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic on its maiden voyage.

Region that shaped Tsarnaev more volatile Video included


The region where Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived for six months in the year prior to the April 15, 2013, attack is a hotbed for terrorist activity plaguing southern Russia. 

Port Allen new mayor set to be sworn-in


Port Allen's new mayor will take the oath of office Tuesday. Richard Lee III, a retired police officer, was voted in earlier this month.

Straight-line winds flip 20+ RV campers in Gautier Video included


Straight-line winds are being blamed for flipping dozens of RV campers at the Santa Maria RV Park Monday night in Gautier. Jackson County EOC Director Earl Etheridge told WLOX News up to 25 campers and several vehicles were toppled.

'Blood moon' plays starring role Video included


Crowds stepped outside in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the coppery red moon as it crossed the Earth's shadow.

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies Video included

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.

Plaisance chosen by Tulsa Shock in 2014 WNBA Draft


Theresa Plaisance was selected with the 27th pick by the Tulsa Shock during Monday's WNBA Draft. She becomes the 17th player to be drafted in program history.

Evans, Pelicans stun Thunder 101-89


Tyreke Evans scored a career-high 41 points and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped an eight-game skid by shocking the playoff-bound Thunder 101-89 on Monday night.