Today's Santa pix: Rent Santa's lap, use your own camera

A south Louisiana fundraiser is renting Santa's lap instead of selling photos of kids with the jolly old elf
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Tornado warnings in southeast Louisiana; no damage reported

The National Weather service says severe storms are moving through parishes south of New Orleans
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NCDOT awards contracts for 2 new replacement ferries

The NC Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build two new replacement ferries to go into service in 2020
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German exchange student fits right in with football team

When back-up high school linebackers get into varsity football games during blowouts it usually doesn't generate much excitement from the starters watching from
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Man's confessions solve 4 long-unsolved slayings in 2 states

Investigators in two states say they've been able to close four unsolved murder cases so far because of confessions by a man being held in Texas
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The Latest: 2 Georgia slayings solved after man confesses

Authorities in Georgia say they have closed the decades-old slayings of two women based on confessions by a man being held in Texas who says he killed as many a
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2 Louisiana murder cases solved following man's confessions

Authorities in Louisiana say they've closed two longstanding murder investigations because of confessions by a man being held in Texas who says he killed as man
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Terrebonne citrus ripening early; Plaquemines normal time

One of the last commercial citrus growers in Terrebonne Parish says he lost hundreds of trees to last winter's cold, but hopes that a good crop in his remaining
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Lung transplant survivor races back to recovery

After receiving his second double lung transplant last year, just getting out of a chair took a lot out of Paul Thibodeaux
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Court: No review of 100-year sentence for attempted murders

A Louisiana court is refusing to review the case of a 31-year-old Houma man who is serving 100 years for the attempted murder of two people
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Louisiana senior football player continuing father's legacy

Whenever he puts on his No. 74 Terrebonne High School football jersey, Johnny Carter III said he feels a source of inspiration flowing through his body
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Toddler drowns in family's above-ground backyard pool

A Louisiana toddler has drowned in an above-ground backyard swimming pool
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Louisiana father builds his son a Star Wars Landspeeder

Houma native and resident Mike Levron is building a working replica of a "Star Wars" Landspeeder for his son
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Houma transplant finds home in community service

Houma transplant finds home in community service
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Construction on bridge replacement set to begin next year

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is moving forward with plans to replace a bridge
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Louisiana man arrested in connection with Georgia murder

A Louisiana man is accused in a killing in Georgia and a shooting in his home town
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Analysis: Officials weigh in on marijuana permit applicants

Elected officials sought to offer recommendations for Louisiana's medical marijuana dispensing permits, but seemed to have minimal, if any, sway
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Louisiana man indicted with murder in death of 3-month-old

A Louisiana man is accused of killing his 3-month-old son last year
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Man convicted of stabbing death involving pool cue

A jury has convicted a 36-year-old Houma man of stabbing another man to death with a pool cue
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Inside race to save Louisiana's 1st line of storm defense

Ten miles from Louisiana's receding shore, on an island that was on the verge of sinking away, new land is growing at a rate of 200 feet per day
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Louisiana plant announces $2.5 million expansion

An industrial coatings facility in Louisiana says it plans to invest $2.5 million to expand
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They're back! Bama vs Georgia in rematch of January classic

They're back! Alabama faces Georgia for the SEC title, trip to College Football Playoff in a rematch of their national championship classic from 11 months ago
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Mayor: Cop to be fired for 'despicable' Christmas tree decor

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a police officer who decorated a Christmas tree
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Boy, 15, arrested as suspect in series of rapes in 2 states

Police in Dallas have arrested a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in a series of sexual assaults, including two in Louisiana, and also are investigating whether h
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