Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Over the past week, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed five additional cases of Zika virus.

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Leather made of tuna skin. Canned seafood marketed to tourists as souvenirs. Dried shrimp shells sold as a soup seasoning or used to extract chitin, a protein that has various agricultural, industrial and medical uses.

Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM

A man being pursued by a sheriff's deputy in a New Orleans suburb was shot to death after pointing a gun at the deputy, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 7:41 AM

Funeral services are planned for city police officer Montrell Jackson, a 32-year-old slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement.

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Hundreds of mourners began gathering at the church where funeral services were about to begin for slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald.

Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Funeral arrangements are set for three Baton Rouge police officers shot to death in an ambush by a lone gunman.

Posted Jul 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Hundreds attended a rally Tuesday night supporting law-enforcement officers at police headquarters, about a mile from where the officers were shot to death Sunday morning.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Police say Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, brazenly prowled a crime scene of hundreds of yards around a cluster of nondescript buildings along a busy highway, rifle pointed straight ahead as he sought targets.

Posted Jul 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

The Louisiana Department of Health has received confirmation of one additional case of Zika virus from another state laboratory. The patient had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in another state after...

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 9:47 AM

An engineer announced to the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce Thursday that the Department of Transportation and Development has more than $100 million worth of projects planned for the area over the next three to five years.

Posted Jul 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The teenage son of a black man killed by white police officers told a crowd of reporters gathered at the Triple S convenience store was his father died that he wants everyone "to protest the right way, protest in peace."

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