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Woman, man arrested after marijuana found in pink backpack.

Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana.

- FOX News - US

In St. Bernard Parish, fishers wary of Louisiana's plan to save coast.

Studies forecast doom for oyster beds in Breton Sound.

- Times-Picayune - US

Brexit officially triggered: 'There can be no turning back'.

British government became the first country to ever trigger Article 50 - the mechanism by which nations can exit the European Union.

- Times-Picayune - US

What's new on Freret Street? 11 stores, restaurants and businesses.

The growing corridor will host Freret Street Festival on April 1.

- Times-Picayune - US

Mandeville police to run sobriety checkpoint Wednesday night.

Checkpoint funded by Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

- Times-Picayune - US

Shots fired on grounds of U.S. Capitol: report.

A person is in custody.

- Times-Picayune - US

Tangled 'ghost bikes,' a melancholy memorial.

Presumably meant to be a reminder of bicyclists' vulnerability.

- Times-Picayune - US

Man arrested in March 17 murder of Algiers father of 3.

Curtis Delmore, 22, was booked Wednesday on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Verrick Bills.

- Times-Picayune - US

Driver rams U.S. Capitol Police car, shots fired.

Streets near the Capitol were closed.

- Times-Picayune - US

Gov. John Bel Edwards floats narrow agenda for schools in upcoming session.

He targets corporal punishment, school vouchers, teacher evaluations and disaster recovery.

- Times-Picayune - US

$23,000 in traffic fines reduced to $9 for one man as pilot program takes on New Orleans' court system.

Over the course of 13 hours at the Corpus Christi Epiphany Catholic Church in the 7th Ward, more than 1,200 people showed up for the clinic, owing an average of $8,000 in court fines.

- Times-Picayune - US

Remembering Vietnam: The photographs of Horst Faas

The last American troops withdrew from Vietnam on this day in 1973.

- Times-Picayune - US

New Orleans Wednesday weather: Warm, partly sunny

Severe weather possible overnight Wednesday for part of Southeast Louisiana.

- Times-Picayune - US

Trump's approval ratings drop after health care failure

President Donald Trump's approval ratings are taking a hit after last week's failure to get a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare out of the Republican-controlled House.

- Times-Picayune - US

The 5 best U.S. cities for women in tech

What do Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Baltimore, Indianapolis, and New Orleans have in common? According to a recent report, they're the best places to be if you're a woman in tech. To conduct its annual Best Cities for Women in Tech report, Smart Asset, a New York-based financial technology company, analyzed data ...

- VentureBeat - US

CMA CGM to launch weekly Brazil service from New Orleans

Service will be able to handle reefer cargoes with 300 reefer plugs allocated on a weekly basis

- LloydsList - UK

Dems allege White House tried to stop testimony; Brexit plans take shape

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

- Times-Picayune - US

Louisiana Deputy Convicted of Manslaughter in Shooting of Autistic Child

A Louisiana jury convicted a "moonlighting" deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter after a shooting that left a 6-year-old autistic boy dead and his father hospitalized. Former Marksville police officer and part-time city marshal Derrick Stafford, along with another officer, opened fire on Christopher ...

- FindLaw - US

Slidell's 'Bayou Cleanup' performs annual spring cleaning

Five years ago, Zane Galbert went kayaking on Bayou Liberty, only to find trash impeding a pure view of the waters. He spotted a mess of trapped bottles and cups trapped in the curve a downed tree. Galbert decided to...

- Times-Picayune - US

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock.

- Times-Picayune - US

Ask the Dog Trainer-- teaching your dog to just 'drop it'

From teething puppies to feisty seniors, dogs love to chew. It's the most natural thing in the world to them--chewing feels great on their strong jaws, it relieves stress and it is a fun and exciting way...

- Times-Picayune - US

Xavier's Confucius Institute snares 'Institute of the Year' honor

Dr. Li Xiaoliu, Hebei University, Dr. Anne McCall, Xavier provost and Dr. Yu Jiang, director of the Xavier CI accept the CI "Institute of the Year" award in China.  The Xavier Confucius Institute has earned 2016 global "Confucius Institute of the...

- Times-Picayune - US

Slidell City Council OKs purchase of Pinewood Country Club

Pinewood shareholders want to sell about 86 acres to the city.

- Times-Picayune - US

'Polar Plunge' warms the hearts for Special Olympics in Louisiana

If the plunge was supposed to be "polar," Louisiana weather didn't get the memo. At the recent "Polar Plunge" Special Olympics fundraiser, the sun was out, the weather was beautiful and sunny. Over 30 local community members and law enforcement...

- Times-Picayune - US

Slidell's 'Bayou Cleanup' performs annual spring cleaning

Five years ago, Zane Galbert went kayaking on Bayou Liberty, only to find trash impeding a pure view of the waters. She spotted a mess of trapped bottles and cups trapped in the curve a downed tree. Galbert decided to...

- Times-Picayune - US

Hospitality workers demand RTA bring better bus routes to New Orleans East

Late-night bus rides often drop people off at their homes in New Orleans East around 3 a.m., workers say.

- Times-Picayune - US

After 3rd DWI arrest, some ask why Metairie mailman was still delivering letters

Letter carrier Mitchell Molitor had twice been convicted of DWI before his third arrest Friday

- Times-Picayune - US

Bicycle-friendly beer garden on Lafitte Greenway gets Planning Commission approval

The proposed patio bar is near Bayou Bicycles, which fronts Jefferson Davis Parkway, and Bayou St. John.

- Times-Picayune - US

Ben Franklin High graduate dies in New York accident: report

Wyatt Tyler, 21, fell out of a fourth-floor window.

- Times-Picayune - US

Pistol falls from Alabama inmate's body cavity: report

Suspect was arrested on public intoxication charge

- Times-Picayune - US

Free school internet plan dies for lack of interest

Only 11 of the state's 69 districts signed up by the deadline.

- Times-Picayune - US

Drug possession case brought against convicted Bunny Friend Park shooter

Quendrick 'C4' Bailey faces additional jail time if convicted of illegal possession of the Schedule IV opioid Tramadol during a November 2015 traffic stop.

- Times-Picayune - US

Old Jefferson man booked with rape of teenager

Kamurt Brides was booked with third-degree rape and other charges.

- Times-Picayune - US

Here's what you said about the prospect of releasing old, sick prisoners

Many readers want to keep criminals locked up, regardless of the cost

- Times-Picayune - US

Waze traffic app will now let you order coffee as you drive toward Dunkin Donuts

If all goes well with the Dunkin' Donuts test, Waze plans to team up with other merchants

- Times-Picayune - US

Body found on Riverbend train tracks March 21 run over by train, NOPD report says

The man whose body was found on the tracks is identified by an NOPD police report and by his brother as Champ Openshaw LaRocca.

- Times-Picayune - US

Louisiana Republican director leaving to work for President Donald Trump

Jason Dore has been chief executive of Louisiana GOP since 2011

- Times-Picayune - US

Mom angry over Dallas airport pat down of special needs son

Jennifer Williamson videotaped Sunday's search of her son, Aaron, who appears to cooperate. The Facebook video was viewed nearly 6 million times by Tuesday.

- Times-Picayune - US

The partisan tug-of-war begins over Louisiana's $29 billion budget

GOP lawmakers resist suggestion that state government needs another $400 million

- Times-Picayune - US

Jacques Morial's DWI charge in Kenner dropped, he pleads guilty to traffic violations

Morial pleaded guilty to running a red light and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

- Times-Picayune - US

Mumps cases reach 20 at LSU: Fox 8 report

The first cases were reported by the Louisiana Department of Health in mid-March, after an outbreak in Arkansas.

- Times-Picayune - US

City workers board up municipal auditorium

The city is preparing to take a FEMA damage assessment to arbitration.

- Times-Picayune - US

The House just voted to wipe out the FCC's landmark Internet privacy protections

Internet providers could collect and sell their customers' Web browsing history, location information, health data and other personal details.

- Times-Picayune - US

Wilson 'Bill' Minor, civil rights journalist and former Times-Picayune reporter, dies at 94

He became known as "the conscience of Mississippi."

- Times-Picayune - US

Republican leaders have diverging views on whether or not Democrats should celebrate the 'Trumpcare' flameout

REUTERS/Mark MakelaTwo leading congressional Republicans had seemingly different views on the future of healthcare overhaul from the party — and whether or not Democrats should be cheering the GOP's inability to bring their to the House floor for a vote last week. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Republican House ...

- Business Insider - US

In French Quarter, man robbed at gunpoint during morning walk to work: NOPD

A 35-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while walking to work in the French Quarter Monday morning , New Orleans police said.

- Times-Picayune - US

Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation areas closing for disaster drill

The Spillway is one of three sites that state officials will use to coordinate and test disaster response capabilities

- Times-Picayune - US

Mid-City school burglarized, laptops taken: NOPD

Officers were called about 9:10 p.m. to investigate an alarm at Esperanza Charter School, 4407 S. Carrollton Ave.

- Times-Picayune - US

2 in New Orleans stabbed with butter knife, box cutter in separate attacks: NOPD

NOPD arrested Kenneth Cummings, 59, in connection with the butter knife stabbing.

- Times-Picayune - US

People who want Desiree Charbonnet to run for mayor aren't taking no for an answer

The municipal court judge's supporters keep pushing her to run.

- Times-Picayune - US

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