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  • Man's violent past leads to habitual offender status, life sentence Play Video

    May 10, 2016 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman told News 2, the system failed her son after he was sentenced to life in prison for being a habitual offender. In court Tuesday, we learned more about Donald Dickerson's violent past. In the more than two hour sentencing hearing Tuesday, Dickerson's defense attorney... more »
  • Thibodaux man receives life in prison after raping girl

    December 13, 2015 2:16 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A Thibodaux man convicted of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Bud Barnes says 27-year-old Joseph Riney was sentenced Friday. Riney was convicted of aggravated rape in November after a two-day trial in which a state police crime... more »
  • Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth

    October 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago - when the planet was a mere toddler. That's 300 million years earlier than previously thought. It changes the way scientists thought Earth was like soon after it formed 4.5 billion... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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