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  • Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

    July 23, 2015 2:41 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. What makes this planet remarkable is that it orbits... more »
  • Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

    April 13, 2015 12:26 PM

    PHOENIX - A judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention. The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life... more »
  • Deputies honored for giving their all

    August 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than fifty current, retired and deceased members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were honored in a special ceremony Tuesday night. Four deputies were remembered posthumously for their service: Dustin Hamilton, Corey Gueho, Dana Scott and Gwendolyn Clayton. Hamilton died in a crash involving... more »
  • Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today. The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.... more »
  • Tour guide issued cease & desist for gator show

    June 12, 2014 10:42 PM

    LAFITTE - Deputies in Jefferson Parish issued a cease and desist order to a swamp tour guide who operates out of the swamp below New Orleans and has become infamous for swimming and feeding alligators. There is no Louisiana law prohibiting luring and feeding of alligators, but it's against... more »
  • Watch this swamp guide swim, feed alligators

    June 6, 2014 11:19 PM

    BARATARIA- A swamp tour guide is quickly becoming an Internet sensation, after an out-of-town visitor posted a video on YouTube showing the man swimming with alligators in the swamp south of New Orleans. The guide also feeds the swamp creatures, sometimes with marsh mellows directly from his mouth to... more »
  • Bill mandating life support for pregnant women approved

    April 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors and hospitals to use life support to keep brain-dead pregnant women alive until they give birth, no matter a family's wishes. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the proposal Wednesday without objection. The measure by New... more »
  • Shelby Holmes: A tragic end and a new beginning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2014 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A murder victim's spirit survives after death because of an organ donation. Shelby Homes, 38, was shot and killed in October while he was walking home in Old South Baton Rouge. His killer remains a mystery. But, from this tragedy came hope for Holmes' friend Doug... more »
  • Vibrant TV icon dead at 71

    December 9, 2013 10:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported. Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
  • Paramount would fight "Wonderful Life" sequel

    November 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Paramount won't be giving any wings to a planned "It's a Wonderful Life" sequel. A studio spokeswoman said no project relating to "It's a Wonderful Life" can proceed without a license from Paramount, which owns the film's rights. Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions announced plans Monday to create... more »
  • We're not the "worst," but our neighbors are

    November 19, 2013 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisianans can rejoice since no city was listed as the most miserable in a recent publication. Business Insider ranked the eleven worst places to live based on a well-being index. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, was the closest metro area to the capital region on the list. ... more »
  • Estrade pleads guilty to threatening Letten's life

    November 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before a jury could be selected for his trial, a Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he threatened to murder former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of Letten's family. 56-year-old Gerald P. Estrade entered the plea Monday before U.S. District Judge James... more »
  • Tech sessions focus on Islam in America

    September 21, 2013 11:19 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - The Muslim experience in America will be the topic of a five-week series of discussions at Louisiana Tech University. The News-Star reports ( http://tnsne.ws/1aIzPCL ) that Tech assistant professor of history Nazir Atassi will lead the sessions. The program, titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,"... more »
  • Louisiana sixth worst in life expectancy after 65

    July 18, 2013 12:11 PM

    ATLANTA - Louisiana has the sixth worst life expectancy and healthy life expectancy for those at the age of 65. The news comes from the first ever federal report on state-by-state life expectancy. The Centers for Disease Control has Louisiana with life expectancy of 17.9 years after 65... more »
  • Twinkies to last longer than many may remember

    July 8, 2013 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week. Hostess Brands LLC says spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting stores again July 15. That's nearly three... more »
  • La. inmates face life in 2011 kidnapping death

    May 30, 2013 9:29 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Louisiana inmates were facing life sentences Thursday in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were inmate workers with jobs as groundskeepers at the Louisiana State Police compound in... more »
  • Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

    May 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were... more »
  • Weatherton given life sentence for kidnapping, rape

    December 18, 2012 5:32 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish judge handed down a life sentence today for a man convicted of kidnapping and rape who was featured on "America's Most Wanted". Bobby Weatherton acted as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of the trial. He was convicted in March of beating and... more »
  • NYC man sentenced to life in subway terror plot

    November 16, 2012 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A Bosnia-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2008. Adis Medunjanin received the sentence Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Medunjanin and two high school classmates of... more »
  • Katrina evacuee on Texas death row gets life term

    November 7, 2012 2:12 PM

    DALLAS- A Louisiana man's death sentence in Texas has been reduced to life in prison without parole in the killing of a woman who helped him when he relocated after Hurricane Katrina. Attorneys for 50-year-old Roosevelt Smith Jr. contended he's mentally impaired and ineligible for execution under Supreme Court guidelines.... more »
  • Bell given life for killing former chief's brother-in-law check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Leandre Bell, the man convicted of killing the brother-in-law of Baton Rouge's former police chief, to life in prison today. A jury found Bell guilty this past June of killing Christopher Domingue, the brother-in-law of former Police Chief Jeff LeDuff, as well as... more »
  • Bell given life for killing former chief's brother-in-law

    October 12, 2012 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Leandre Bell, the man convicted of killing the brother-in-law of Baton Rouge's former police chief, to life in prison today. Bell, was convicted of two counts of murder and a host of other charges, including armed robbery. Leandre Bell was formally sentenced... more »
  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    September 24, 2012 4:28 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak on life support after heart stops

    June 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    CAIRO - A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital. The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said... more »
  • Angola inmates perform "The Life of Jesus Christ" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2012 5:36 PM

    ANGOLA- Convicted murderers and armed robbers will portray the lives of Jesus and his disciples in the first ever American performance of "The Life of Jesus Christ," a play originally written by Peter Huntley. The inmates, alongside offenders from Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, worked more than a year... more »
  • Man convicted of raping girl gets life term

    April 6, 2012 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted Feb. 1 of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. After the sentencing, Leron Clark's attorney blasted East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors for being uncompromising in the case. Clark was 20 years old... more »
  • Caddo Parish train accident claims woman's life

    March 5, 2012 7:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a train accident that claimed a woman's life Sunday evening. Officials say the accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on a Union Pacific railroad track that crosses Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and runs behind subdivisions on the west side of Youree Drive... more »
  • "Underwear Bomber" gets life in prison

    February 16, 2012 2:35 PM

    DETROIT - A Nigerian who tried to blow up an international flight near Detroit on behalf of al-Qaida has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The mandatory punishment Thursday for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) was never in doubt after he pleaded guilty in October. The 25-year-old... more »
  • Nigerian underwear bomber faces life sentence

    February 16, 2012 4:22 AM

    DETROIT - The government expects at least five passengers will speak in court at the sentencing of a Nigerian man who admits trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison Thursday, four months after pleading guilty in... more »
  • Shreveport man gets life for infant's death

    February 14, 2012 7:08 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 22-year-old Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his infant son. Grady Thornton was convicted last week of second-degree murder for the killing of his 3-month-old son, Terrell. Thornton was sentenced Monday after state District Judge Scott Crichton denied a defense... more »
  • BR teen says guns becoming a way of life check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teenager says many people he knows have started carrying guns for personal security, in an area that has seen three deadly shootings in recent days. Joseph Reed, 17, says if young people feel threatened, the guns start coming out. Adding to the problems,... more »
  • Driver strikes pole, suffers life-threatening injuries

    January 27, 2012 5:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is listed in critical condition this morning after his vehicle struck a utility pole. Police responded to the accident late Thursday night in the 600 block of N. 19th St. Fire crews had to remove the driver from the wrecked vehicle. He... more »
  • Cage given life in prison for 2009 murders

    December 14, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Percy Cage, who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her unborn child and her brother back in 2009, received a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court. Cage was indicted two months after the shootings at a home on Syble Drive. Investigators said he had... more »
  • Suspected serial killer given life in prison

    December 14, 2011 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced suspected serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory to life in prison today for strangling Renee Newman in 2002. Prosecutors linked Guillory to the case using DNA found under Newman's fingernails. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the case, which carries a... more »
  • NASA finds planet that's just about right for life

    December 5, 2011 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Scientists say the temperature on the surface of the planet is about a comfy 72 degrees. Its star could almost be a twin of our sun. It... more »
  • Deadly crash claims life of Napoleonville man

    April 1, 2011 3:05 PM

    A deadly car crash in Terrebonne Parish has claimed the life of a Napoleonville man. It happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday on LA 24 in Terrebonne Parish. Authorities say 23 year-old Jonathan Durocher was driving northbound, when he ran off the road, hit a fence, an unoccupied... more »
  • Life sentence handed down in Ark. doctor bombing

    March 2, 2011 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announces a life sentence was handed down for the explosives crime that severely injured an Arkansas doctor. Earlier this week, former Arkansas doctor Randeep Mann was sentenced in the U.S. Eastern... more »
  • Pierre Part man gets life for mother's death

    February 10, 2011 11:58 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A 35-year-old Pierre Part man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death in 2008. The Advocate reports that state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced Charles Gaspard on Tuesday. An Assumption Parish jury found Gaspard guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 6 in... more »
  • Oklahoma passes Louisiana in anti-abortion rankings

    January 20, 2011 11:04 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A national anti-abortion group has given Oklahoma a No. 1 ranking after lawmakers passed more than a half-dozen bills last year restricting abortion in the state. The Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Life on Thursday placed Oklahoma at the top of its 2011 "Life List." Oklahoma ranked... more »
  • Kennedy given life sentence in cold case

    January 12, 2011 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Vernon Kennedy has been sentenced to life in prison 25 years after he killed a woman in her Baton Rouge home. The sentence was handed down today in district court. Kennedy was convicted Dec. 3 for raping and beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik to death in 1985.... more »

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