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5-year-old girl drowns in unsecured pool behind abandoned home in Jefferson Parish, officials say

A 5-year-old drowned in a pool in Jefferson Parish, officials said.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:09:09 GMT

14-year-old boy injured in New Orleans East shooting, police say

A 14-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in New Orleans East, police said.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:56:19 GMT

Detectives looking for man involved in Metairie hit-and-run

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office is now looking for a suspect involved in a hit and run at a Metairie gas station. The man is accused of striking a 75-year-old woman while he was backing out of a parking space.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:43:38 GMT

Glitch halts NASA's expansion of space habitat

Early Thursday morning, astronauts on the International Space Station ceased the inflation of the space habitat BEAM after something went wrong.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:43:28 GMT

100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor to be recognized

At the age of 100, the Rev. Ernest Jackson, of River Ridge, became a member of VFW Post 3337 in LaPlace. In the years immediately following World War II, Jackson, an African-American, was not allowed membership in similar organizations.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:34:03 GMT

Trangender youth advocates say school restroom debate issue of safety

Governor John Bel Edwards was taken by surprise over a multi-state lawsuit that includes Louisiana. The governor said he found out that Louisiana joined 10 other states in suing the Obama administration through media reports.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:32:46 GMT

Planned Parenthood will seek abortion license for new clinic

Planned Parenthood's national leader said Louisiana legislation aimed at discouraging the organization from offering abortions at its New Orleans clinic won't stop it from seeking a license to provide the procedure.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:23:42 GMT

Animal control advocates question person in animal abuse case, find no wrongdoing

After the Humane Society issued an animal abuse alert in New Orleans for a dog that was spotted tied next to a moving vehicle, the Louisiana SPCA says it spoke to the owner of the dog and found that the dog was never in any danger.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:26:24 GMT

Tracking the tropics: Disturbance in Atlantic could become tropical depression by Saturday

A disturbance in the western Atlantic, designated as Invest 91L, has become better defined as of Thursday morning.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 15:07:33 GMT

May 26 forecast: Streak of early summer-like heat, Better odds for Invest 91L

With high pressure stretched across the Gulf coast, rain chances will remain suppressed through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Each afternoon will feature near to slightly above-normal temps, with afternoon heat index values sliding into the low and mid 90s through the end of the week. Rain chance: 10%-20%.

Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:49:43 GMT