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Deputies stopping "a speeder" on the interstate found 57 grams of suspected ecstasy and a stolen handgun May 17, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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With a vote of 6-3 in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association on May 14, the United States Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, but don’t expect Texas to “say yes” anytime soon.

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Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police

One man was killed and another was injured following a head-on crash Feb. 5 on I-10 westbound about a mile east of the community of Roanoke, Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson said in a release.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

On Jan. 5 at about 5:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a nightclub located on South Cities Service Highway in Sulphur in reference to a shooting.

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A man from Texas is dead after being struck by a vehicle overnight while walking on Louisiana Highway 12 in the community of Starks, according to Louisiana State Police.

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Matthew Fontenot | Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office

On Nov. 18, at about 6:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic on I-10 in Orange County when the driver of a Honda motorcycle failed to stop for troopers.

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Stephane Baril and the seized cocaine | Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office photos

A Canadian citizen was arrested with $3 million of cocaine just inside the Louisiana border on I-10, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Stephane Baril, a Quebec native, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center after law enforcement discovered about 80 large bundles of cocaine in his truck during a traffic stop.

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A couple from Leesville, Louisiana has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Nov. 3.

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Bayou Games Zombie Hunt

It’s your last chance to brave Louisiana’s annual outdoor Zombie Hunt hosted by Bayou Games in Sulphur. Recognized as Halloween’s “must-do” family-friendly attraction, the seasonal paintball and laser tag event is set to kick off the premiere of the newly expanded Bayou Games Paintball Complex, a national-caliber outdoor arena at 681 Kim St. in Sulphur.

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Vernon S. Benoit

On August 15, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested former teacher, Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, after a four month long investigation revealed he was videoing female students at high school football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom where he taught at a local high school in Calcasieu Parish.

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