NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Investigators say five very sick children at a New Orleans hospital died after exposure to a fungus made them even sicker. Federal and state health officials say the children died in 2008 and 2009. Children's Hospital officials confirm it happened at their facility. Children's Hospital quickly changed linen providers and now sterilizes all linens used in intensive care.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Authorities say 10-year-old boy allegedly brought a loaded handgun to an elementary school in Thibodaux. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says administrators at Thibodaux Elementary School confiscated a .380 caliber automatic pistol. The child was taken into custody.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has voted to ban organizations that perform abortions from distributing any information on family planning or human sexuality at public schools. Planned Parenthood opposes the measure, describing it as an effort to keep comprehensive sex education out of Louisiana schools. The measure now goes to the Senate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An ex-jailer at the Orleans Parish Prison has been accused of smuggling cellphones and marijuana to inmates in exchange for cash. NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reports Tyrell Sutherland faces a single felony conspiracy charge.
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