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Tugboat captain finds dead woman floating in Red River

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA — A woman was found floating in the Red River yesterday afternoon. Deputies are working to determine who she is and how she died.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $640 million

UNDATED — As the numbers continue to climb, so does the anticipation. The Mega Millions jackpot is now $640 million.

Memorial dedicated in honor of Justin Bloxom

STONEWALL --- A memorial was dedicated this morning at a Stonewall middle school in honor of Justin Bloxom, a 12-year old murdered 2 years ago.

Former state worker behind bars for alleged theft of public funds

BATON ROUGE, LA  — The executive assistant to the Louisiana librarian is in police custody and facing literally hundreds of charges. Alison Foster turned herself into police earlier this afternoon.

Senate approves bill to toughen sexual abuse witness laws

BATON ROUGE, LA — The full Senate unanimously voted to make it a felony for a person to witness but not report child sexual abuse.

Dillard's employee arrested for identity theft

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Dillard’s employee at Pierre Bossier Mall was arrested Wednesday afternoon for stealing the identity of an elderly customer and then making purchases with her information.

Shreveport woman arrested in connection with 2 East Texas bank robberies

Tyler, Texas — Tyler Police tell KMSS Vanessa Ashford, the woman arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with today's Regions Bank robbery in Tyler, Tx, has confessed to both the Regions Bank robbery and a

Crews extinguish apartment building fire in Shreveport

2:12 p.m. The building on fire has been confirmed as the Village Square Apartments.

Autism rates reach all time high

UNDATED — A new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals autism rates are climbing in the U.S.

Olympic hopeful kicked off LSU swimming team

BATON ROUGE, LA — A star swimmer at LSU is off the team and her chances of being in the 2012 Olympics are shot.