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Louisiana teen removed from life support after injury on high school football field

After three days in intensive care, a family had to make the painful decision to remove their 17-year-old from life support.

Marine Missing from Vietnam War to be buried with crew

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, was recently accounted for and will be buried along with the 12 other servicemen who were lost in the same cr

Animal cruelty arrest: Two neglected dogs showed signs of malnourishment, infected sore

A Thibodaux man was arrested for animal cruelty after two dogs in his care were found to be painfully neglected. Officials say one dog was injured so badly, he couldn’t bark.

WANTED: Police search for 19-year-old identified as shooter at New Orleans parade

Police have named the suspect they believe to be responsible for the shooting on Mother’s Day at a Second Line parade that injured 19 people.

Man arrested after flashing woman pushing stroller

A Houma man has been arrested on obscenity charges.

AG Holder recuses himself from subpoena of AP phone records probe

Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters after he was interviewed by the FBI in an investigation, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.

Careful with those drinks; Tougher standard for drivers may be on way

A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated -- the 0.08 blood-alcohol content rate -- should be lowered to 0.05, reducing the amount a motorist can imbibe before being presumed to be drunk, federal safety officia

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cance

New pictures: Ariel Castro's backyard

New photographs offer a glimpse of the life kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro was leading in his Cleveland, Ohio home.