Louisiana

In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer/AP Photo, File
May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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Alligator taken into custody
WGNO
May 20, 2019 - 10:40 am
SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) — A police chase in Slidell ended with officers taking the suspect into custody at one of the high schools in the city. It happened at a little after 9 p.m. Thursday at Slidell High School. Police say they cornered an alligator underneath a school bus at the school. According to...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards
Gerald Herbert/AP, Pool, File
May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 11, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Dreamstime
February 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
UPDATED: Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) — The Supreme Court Thursday blocked a Louisiana abortion access law from going into effect for now, dealing a victory to opponents of the law who argued it could decimate "safe and legal" abortions in the state. The...
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This photo provided by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office shows Dakota Theriot on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office via AP
January 27, 2019 - 10:07 am
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he showed up at his grandmother's house in Virginia, a sheriff there said. On Saturday, Dakota Theriot shot and killed three people — the woman...
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A couple finds an old lottery ticket while cleaning for Thanksgiving. It's worth $1.8 million.
Louisiana Lottery via CNN
November 23, 2018 - 12:14 pm
By Christina Maxouris and Saeed Ahmed, CNN (CNN) -- If you've been putting off tidying up the house, let this serve as an incentive. Harold and Tina Ehrenberg, a couple from Mandeville, Louisiana, were cleaning up for Thanksgiving guests when they found a lottery ticket they'd purchased months...
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