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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE)—Children's Hospital in New Orleans apologized Thursday for its handling of information about a deadly fungus that claimed the lives of five patients between 2008 and 2009 at the medical facility.

Children's has been responding to news media inquiries and public concerns since FOX 8 News first reported earlier this week that five children died of mucormycosis which contaminated hospital linens. It is an invasive fungal infection with a high fatality rate that tends to affect people with weak or comprised immune systems.

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Darren Sharper's attorneys began Wednesday's hearing by trying to convince the Arizona judge to set a bond.

As rebuttal, a Tempe, Ariz., detective took the stand and laid out the details of the investigation that led to Sharper's indictment.

Sharper is charged with two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs. According to the Tempe police report, two women claim Sharper drugged them and sexually assaulted them after a night of partying last November.

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More than 18 pounds of what police suspect is marijuana was found washed up on a Grand Isle beach Tuesday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office and Grand Isle Police recovered the recovered the drugs, and the two agencies are in the process of trying to determine their source.

To aid in the ongoing investigation, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Water Patrol Section has increased shoreline patrols with the assistance of Port Fourchon Harbor Police.

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After a medical journal article spawned reports that surprised and alarmed some in the community, Children's Hospital held a news conference Thursday to address public concerns about a deadly fungal outbreak that resulted in the deaths of five patients in 2008 and 2009.

Children's said the fungal infection mucormycosis was not the primary cause of death for any of the patients, ages 35 days to 13 years old, all of whom had compromised immune systems.

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Detectives are looking for a Reserve man who is accused of trying to kidnap a 17-year-old girl Saturday outside a business in Boutte.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Devin Donald on a second-degree kidnapping charge.

The girl told detectives she was waiting for a ride when Donald got out of his vehicle armed with a gun and forced her into his car. She escaped and ran to a nearby gas station.

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GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) -

More than 18 pounds of what police suspect is marijuana was found washed up on a Grand Isle beach Tuesday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office and Grand Isle Police recovered the recovered the drugs, and the two agencies are in the process of trying to determine their source.

To aid in the ongoing investigation, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Water Patrol Section has increased shoreline patrols with the assistance of Port Fourchon Harbor Police.

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A New Orleans woman is accused of defrauding the State of Louisiana of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns, the Louisiana Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

Kenshika Sade Jiles, of Spain Street, was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Louisiana Department of Justice and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. She faces two felony counts of computer fraud and injuring public records.

Investigators say Jiles, owner of S&A Tax Service, prepared and submitted tax returns containing false information that included phony business expenses, unreimbursed employee expenses and improper child care tax credit claims.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

House Bill 1231 becomes law July 1. Republican Bryant says he signed it Thursday, only after Bureau of Narcotics officials assured him that the oil can't be used to produce a high.

The medicine is used to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy.

It would be available by prescription and dispensed through a University of Mississippi Medical Center pharmacy.

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A Denham Springs man was arrested Wednesday for multiple sex crimes against children, according to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr., 44, was arrested Wednesday and charged with producing child pornography, computer-aided solicitation of a minor, indecent behavior with juveniles, oral sexual battery and simple rape.

Louisiana State Police apprehended Thibodeaux at his home and booked him into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the Attorney General's Office. Investigators with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit executed a search warrant on Thibodeaux's home.

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BOUTTE, LA (WVUE) -

Detectives are looking for a Reserve man who is accused of trying to kidnap a 17-year-old girl Saturday outside a business in Boutte.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Devin Donald on a second-degree kidnapping charge.

The girl told detectives she was waiting for a ride when Donald got out of his vehicle armed with a gun and forced her into his car. She escaped and ran to a nearby gas station.

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