NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - People who want to see Louisiana's "Stand Your Ground" law repealed won't see state lawmakers take on the issue during the current legislative session.
State Rep. Wesley Bishop shelved his bill Tuesday.
It would have repealed a law that allows someone to shoot a person armed with a gun and claim self-defense, as long as the person claiming self-defense proves an effort was made to withdraw from the confrontation.
Rep. Bishop says he wants to take a closer look at how "Stand Your Ground" laws in other states have impacted shooting cases before he moves forward with his effort to repeal Louisiana's law.
New Orleans police are investigating a homicide in Algiers. The incident was reported Monday morning on Shepard Court. Police say that a male victim has died. Authorities have not released any furtherMore >>
Police say that a 23-year-old man was found dead in a grassy area between a canal and apartment complex. More >>
A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say. The incident happened on Bull Run Road in Schriever. The resident said that his shed had been burglarized while heMore >>
A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say.More >>
This waterspout video was sent from a viewer, Chris, who captured the funnel cloud forming over Hackberry Bay in Lafourche Parish last Tuesday. Chris said there was lightning and heavy downpours whileMore >>
This waterspout video was sent from a viewer, Chris, who captured the funnel cloud forming over Hackberry Bay in Lafourche Parish on Tuesday.More >>
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1nNaCjH )More >>
A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students.More >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
New Orleans police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a man's dog at gunpoint. Officers are searching for 35-year-old David Lewis. Lewis went to a home in the 2800 block of Philip Street SaturdayMore >>
New Orleans police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a man's dog at gunpoint.More >>
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,More >>
A cold front is, for the third time this month, approaching the Gulf coast.More >>
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Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.More >>
A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.More >>
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Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >>
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >>