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Man Arrested in Ex-NFL Player’s Death; Sheriff Defends Probe

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities “strategically” waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses.

Newborn Exposure to Drugs Triples in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The number of newborn babies who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol in Louisiana has tripled since 2008, mostly due to the massive rise and popularity of heroin being trafficked into the state through the U.S. southern border.

New Orleans PD Won’t End ‘Sanctuary City’ Policies

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The New Orleans Police Department will continue “sanctuary city” policies that protect illegal immigrants from deportation despite stricter immigration policies at the forefront of President-Elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration.

Close of Louisiana Early Voting Shows Trump Advantage

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – As early voting concludes in deep red Louisiana, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to have turned out a record number of voters, leaving an apparent advantage over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Louisiana Shatters Early Voting Record, Up 67 Percent

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Voters in the Sportsman’s Paradise State have shattered previous early voting records in the first three days as the 2016 presidential race tightens between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

BLM in New Orleans Demands $5M Annually for Black Artists

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – Following a march through New Orleans’ busiest street, the Black Lives Matter-aligned group ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ announced their list of “demands” from the City, saying they need $5 million annually to pay for education and salaries of African-American artists and historians.