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All lanes open on Mississippi River Bridge

All lanes open on Mississippi River Bridge

Posted 5:04 PM 1/31/2015 by Caroline McDougall

BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge after a tractor trailer blocked the right lane of I-10 East and an accident blocked the center lane just shortly afterwards.

The closures happened just a few hours after the right lane on I-10 West was reopened due to two other disabled vehicles on the road earlier Saturday.

 

1/30/2015

EXCLUSIVE: Delivery driver talks about seeing man under train

Posted 9:12 AM 1/31/2015 by Russell Jones, Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train Friday morning.

A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result.

"It's mangled," (More)

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Japanese and Jordanian Hostage Negotiations at a Standstill

Japanese and Jordanian Hostage Negotiations at a Standstill

Posted 7:37 AM 1/31/2015 by Elizabeth Lawrence

The negotiations with Islamic State militants to try and save the lives of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot appear to be deadlocked. The militants are demanding the release of an Iraqi prisoner. It has already been two days past the extremists deadline, and still no word.

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1/30/2015

11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues

11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues

Posted 8:54 PM 1/30/2015 by Trey Schmaltz

NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The (More)

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