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Von Jennings has resigned as the city of Alexandria's director of community services following a social media controversy over the weekend.

 

It didn’t take long. The man suspected of robbing the Capitol One Bank location on Jackson Street yesterday, shortly before noon, was arrested at a Mac Arthur Drive Motel less than 2 hours after the robbery.

 

The trial for a Pineville woman, accused with her brother in the deaths of three people, has been pushed back to March of next year.

 

Here in CenLA,  Law enforcement officials believe there are women out there who were held captive by a man identified as 56-year-old Justin Walters of Colfax.

 

One day after the Senate rejected legislation to abolish the death penalty; the House Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill that would allow the state to keep it a secret on where they purchase lethal drugs to carry out an execution.

 

A House committee advances legislation that would move regulatory power of the state’s medical marijuana program out of the Ag Department and into the Department of Health.

 

A Council for a Strong America report says the state needs to do more in making sure parents are able to find child care.

 

Last week it was the Vice President, next week, Tuesday to be exact; President Trump is scheduled to visit the state to highlight job growth in the energy sector.

 

A bill that would up the amount of time a minor has to work before getting a break from five hours to eight hours has stalled in the House after a heated argument on the lower chamber floor.

 

Governor Edwards has deemed May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. With the weather more favorable for hitting the road on two wheels, State Police Sgt. Jared Sandifer says motorcycles are more present on the roadways, and LSP is offering a refresher course for riders.

 

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The LSU men’s basketball program is planning to visit Spain in August. The NCAA allows schools to take one foreign trip every four years and LSU’s last out of country trip was in 2015 to Australia.

 

New LSU athletics director Scott Woodward appeared on 94.7 ESPN’s After Further Review with Matt Mascona yesterday and was asked about basketball coach Will Wade.

 

Preliminary estimates show the devastating EF-3 tornado that ripped through Ruston likely destroyed Louisiana Tech’s softball, baseball, and soccer fields.

 

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After 56 reported tornadoes in two days, severe weather heads east

After 56 reported tornadoes in two days, severe weather heads east

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Southern Plains were hit hard over the past two days with 56 reported tornadoes, 230 damaging storm reports and almost 9 inches of rain in Oklahoma.

There have been three deaths reported due to the storm, including a woman who died in Perkins, Oklahoma, after driving around a barricade and getting washed away by floodwaters.

Flash flood alerts stretch from Montana to Mi...

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Will Smith "excited," "proud" of 'Aladdin' at Hollywood world premiere

Will Smith "excited," "proud" of 'Aladdin' at Hollywood world premiere

Walt Disney Studios(HOLLYWOOD) --Weve still got three days to wait before Disneys live-action remake of Aladdin opens, but a lucky few got to see it at Tuesday nights world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Will Smith stars as the Genie in the film, the role originally made famous by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated original. On the purple carpet, Smith told ABC Radio he...

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Misinformation around abortion bills causing confusion and fear for patients

Misinformation around abortion bills causing confusion and fear for patients

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Dalton Johnson knew that his phone would be ringing off the hook.

Every time Alabama lawmakers or courts move on a bill that chisels away at abortion rights, patients call in with questions for the Alabama Womens Center, one of the three clinics that provide abortions in the state, which is owned by Johnson.

That happened in 2013, when lawmakers required that abo...

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Pressure grows on Theresa May to resign as new Brexit plan comes under fire

Pressure grows on Theresa May to resign as new Brexit plan comes under fire

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A growing number of lawmakers are calling for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to resign after she unveiled her latest Brexit plan in a speech Tuesday.

May said she would bring a package to lawmakers that would include a Parliamentary vote on whether the deal should be subject to a referendum."

This is the first time government policy gives lawmakers the chanc...

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Are "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers" latest victims of US-China trade war?

Are "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers" latest victims of US-China trade war?

cbarnesphotography/iStock(BEIJING) -- For most Game of Thrones fans around the world, to quote the show, their watch has ended. But in China, the divisive series finale hasnt been made available.

A hour before the show was due to stream Monday morning in Beijing, as it aired simultaneously throughout much of the rest of the world, HBOs content partner in China wrote on its Weibo account: "Dear...

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Family member tried to extort NFL star for $5 million, court documents show

Family member tried to extort NFL star for $5 million, court documents show

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A relative of NFL star Tyrann Mathieu allegedly tried to extort him for $5 million, according to federal court documents unsealed on Tuesday.

Mathieu, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs after stints with Houston and Arizona, was allegedly blackmailed over private information, with the relative saying he would send private information to gossip outlet TM...

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