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'We will have to adapt or change': Gulf of Mexico just had its hottest June ever, report says

The Gulf of Mexico just had its hottest June since the federal government began keeping records 110 years ago, according to a new report on… Read more

In Sadie Roberts-Joseph killing, attorney wants to know if suspect's DNA was planted on her body

An attorney for the man accused of killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph is now questioning whether it's possible police could have illegally seized… Read more

Why Matthew Naquin's felony conviction makes LSU case stand out from other hazing trials

Max Gruver was one of four fraternity pledges to die in an American college in 2017 after a night of coerced drinking. Read more


LSU lands pledge from 3-star tight end Kole Taylor: 'This has been a long and awesome journey'

LSU has added its first tight end commitment to the 2020 recruiting class. Read more

Dan Mullen vs. Dave Aranda: How Florida's 'offensive guru' has gotten the best of LSU recently

HOOVER, Ala. — Dan Mullen, supporter of performing arts, son of a ballet teacher, knows plenty about the importance of technique and detail… Read more

Another prisoner escapes from Livingston Parish program that 'will continue to press forward'

A Louisiana state prisoner walked off his landscaping job Thursday afternoon before being recaptured hours later — the latest mishap for th… Read more


Baton Rouge man convicted of torturing man in 'house of horror': kidnapped, sodomized, waterboarded

A Baton Rouge man accused of kidnapping another man in 2017 and taking him to what a prosecutor called a "house of horror" — where the vict… Read more

A sugar cane experiment in Louisiana, years in the making, released this month for farmers

ST. GABRIEL — In a sense, two new sugar cane varieties released this week were more than 100 years in the making. Read more

Why are only a few Louisiana police agencies in compliance with a new law on eyewitnesses?

Nearly all of Louisiana’s law enforcement agencies are not in compliance with a new law trumpeted by police and advocates as the best way t… Read more