WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Top Story en-us Copyright 2015, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:01:27 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive http://www.wbrz.com/news/whitney-houston-s-daughter-found-unresponsive/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/whitney-houston-s-daughter-found-unresponsive/ Top Story Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:56:38 AM Caroline McDougall Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive

ATLANTA - The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered Saturday morning by her husband and a friend.

A spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, Officer Lisa Holland, said Brown was given CPR until rescuers arrived.

Holland said Brown was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.

The incident remains under investigation.

Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. The 48-year-old Houston had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills.

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Fugitive task force catches murder suspect http://www.wbrz.com/news/fugitive-task-force-catches-murder-suspect/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/fugitive-task-force-catches-murder-suspect/ Top Story Mon, 26 Jan 2015 9:19:18 AM Russell Jones Fugitive task force catches murder suspect

BATON ROUGE - A fugitive task force arrested an East Baton Rouge man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month in the city-parish.

U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members located 22-year-old Aljerard Warner at a home on East Black Oak Drive Monday morning in Baton Rouge.

Police said Warner shot and killed Derrell Haynes on Dec. 23. Investigators said the two were in the middle of a drug deal in a parking lot on Choctaw Drive and 38th Street when Warner shot Haynes in the chest.

Police said a friend drove Haynes to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Authorities booked Warner into the parish jail on charges of first degree murder.

 


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Half naked body of woman found http://www.wbrz.com/news/half-naked-body-of-woman-found/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/half-naked-body-of-woman-found/ Top Story Sat, 24 Jan 2015 3:31:46 PM Caroline McDougall Half naked body of woman found

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they found the body of a woman killed, Saturday afternoon.

Police say they found the half naked body of a 30-year-old white female shot in a field on the 1500 block of Gracie street.

According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD, they victim had sustained multiple gun shot wounds and believe the victim was shot sometime Friday night.

The woman has not been identified and the investigation is still underway.

Stay with News 2 for the latest information.


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Redemptorist High, Jr. High decision not overturned http://www.wbrz.com/news/redemptorist-high-jr-high-decision-not-overturned/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/redemptorist-high-jr-high-decision-not-overturned/ Top Story Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:34:28 AM Caroline McDougall Redemptorist High, Jr. High decision not overturned

BATON ROUGE - The decision to close Redemptorist High School and Junior High will not be overturned.

After multiple meetings scheduled by the Diocese of Baton Rouge school board to review the final plan, Bishop Robert Muench says the efforts are appreciated but the plan did not assure them that it would be able to keep the doors open at Redemptorist for years to come.

"After carefully considering the plan, all three entities unanimously recommended that the decision to close RHS should not be rescinded. In the collective judgment of these three groups, the plan did not assure the long-term viability of the schools in demonstrable, measurable and compelling ways."

The announcement comes after the diocese reviewed a plan sent on December 26 by parents and alumni to keep the school open.

The Bishop announced plans to close the school in a press conference on December 19. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said the schools would close at the end of the current academic year.

In December, Bishop Muench also met with parents and students in an expression of grief and to discuss how they can apply to other Catholic schools and to listen to grievances on the decision.

"Redemptorist Junior & Senior High Schools will forever hold a sacred place in the hearts not only of those who have been directly connected with it, but all who have benefitted from its proud sixty-five year history of positive impact.

The diocese says Redemptorist Elementary will remain open because it still has enough students to cover operational expenses.

 


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Doctor: someone at your work might be using synthetic weed http://www.wbrz.com/news/doctor-someone-at-your-work-might-be-using-synthetic-weed/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/doctor-someone-at-your-work-might-be-using-synthetic-weed/ Top Story Fri, 23 Jan 2015 8:20:07 PM Brittany Weiss Doctor: someone at your work might be using synthetic weed

BATON ROUGE - An ER doctor is asking companies to do more to help people kick the deadly habit of smoking synthetic pot.

Dr. Chuck Thompson says some of the area's largest employers need to watch their workers, because there's a good chance some are using.

"This drug will kill you," he said. "You're gone... Eventually."

Coroner Beau Clark says at least four recent deaths in Baton Rouge have been linked to Mojo, a brand name of synthetic marijuana. Two of those deaths are pending toxicology reports.

Synthetic marijuana is not new but still new enough that the law can't get a tight grip on it. The chemicals in synthetic pot constantly change making it hard for law enforcement to crack down.

Dr. Thompson says he's seen a spike in patients coming to the emergency room on Mojo.

"People are coming in from work with bizarre behavior," he said. "They're coming in from school and it's not just high school, it's junior high, acting bizarre, being aggressive and they're on this stuff."

Thompson is worried there is a growing trend of people on Mojo while at work. He's calling on employers to be more aware of the signs.

"When people show up at work on the stuff, they can be fairly normal and then all at once have a psychotic break," he said.

In 2014, Capital Area Human Services created a campaign against Mojo. A billboard stands along I-110 with a message that calls synthetic marijuana poison. It may look like marijuana, but it's often made overseas with dangerous chemicals.


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Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union http://www.wbrz.com/news/obama-aims-to-influence-2016-debate-with-state-of-the-union/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/obama-aims-to-influence-2016-debate-with-state-of-the-union/ Top Story Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:08:41 PM APNewsNow Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging President Barack Obama to come up with ways to work with Republicans to shore up Medicare and Social Security and to balance the budget, not just propose, in his words, "more tired tax hikes."

Obama is expected to include in his State of the Union speech tonight calls for increasing taxes on the wealthy, making community college free for many students and expanding paid leave for workers. The proposals stand little chance of winning approval from the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill.

But key elements of the economic proposals appear to be aimed at driving the debate on income inequality and middle-class economic issues. Those issues are likely to be part of the 2016 election.

Obama's chief of staff, Dennis McDonough says the president is determined to improve the lives of middle-class Americans. He tells "CBS This Morning" that Obama will not hesitate to veto legislation that doesn't improve the lot of the middle class.


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Movie filming to close part of Government St. Monday http://www.wbrz.com/news/movie-filming-to-close-part-of-government-st-monday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/movie-filming-to-close-part-of-government-st-monday/ Top Story Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:17:51 PM Brock Sues Movie filming to close part of Government St. Monday

BATON ROUGE - A section of Government Street east of Interstate 110 will be closed to traffic for the shooting of an independent film for most of Monday.

The shooting for the feature film "Vincent-N-Roxxy" will close the eastbound and westbound lanes of Government Street between South 12th Street and Park Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12. During the filming, traffic alternate interstate access will be directed toward North Blvd.

The Mayor's Office said the independent feature, produced by Unified Pictures and directed by Gary Michael Schultz, is the story of a small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker who unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere. The all-star cast includes Emile Hirsch, Zoe Kravtiz, Zoey Deutch and Scott Mescudi.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the road closure should contact Liza Kelso of the Baton Rouge Film Commission at (225) 382-3563.

 


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Jindal criticizes Obama's college plan, supports TOPS http://www.wbrz.com/news/jindal-criticizes-obama-s-college-plan-supports-tops/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jindal-criticizes-obama-s-college-plan-supports-tops/ Top Story Fri, 9 Jan 2015 3:45:00 PM Russell Jones Jindal criticizes Obama's college plan, supports TOPS

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's governor, who has ambitions for national office, released a statement Friday criticizing President Barack Obama's proposal for a plan that would make it free for most people to attend community colleges in the U. S.

Meanwhile, Governor Bobby Jindal is a supporter of the TOPS program in Louisiana which pays for graduating high school seniors to attend public universities, community colleges and trade schools in Louisiana.

The president's proposal would have the federal government pick up 75 percent of the tab for people to attend community colleges for two years, if they maintained a 2.5 GPA and met other requirements. The states would pick up the remaining 25 percent of the cost.

On Friday, Jindal said the president's plan was an example of entitlement programs run amok.

"President Obama has increased our national debt by $7.5 trillion dollars and created a new entitlement program at a time when our current entitlement programs are going bankrupt. So of course, now he is planning to offer two years of taxpayer paid college," Jindal said. "Why stop there? Why not have the government buy a car and a house for everyone? We believe states are better positioned than the federal government to handle initiatives like these."

Lawmakers in Louisiana have expressed concerns about the rising costs of the TOPS program, which the La. Office of Student Financial Assistance forecast in October could increase to $294 million by 2020. In 2013 Jindal opposed putting any caps on the TOPS program, calling it a good investment for the state.

A recent budget proposal from Jindal's administration called for $370 million in higher education cuts and drew criticism from House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, a fellow Republican who often sides with Jindal. The cuts come as the state is facing a budget shortfall of $1.6 billion, which could grow worse due to sagging oil prices.

News 2's Ambria Washington gathered local reaction by speaking with some students at Baton Rouge Community College. According to the students she talked to on Friday, they think Obama's plan is a good idea and pointed out that the program would benefit many non-traditional students. Many also say they never expected to have loans while attending a community college.

"Our non-traditional students struggle with balancing work and school and a lot of them children," said MiaNwi Obioha, Vice President of Student Government at BRCC. "It would help students get an Associate's degree and will help simulate the economy. It'll encourage them to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Jindal is scheduled to co-host a prayer rally called "The Response" for Jan. 24 at LSU's Pete Maravich Center. Rick Perry used a similar rally with the same name and co-hosted by the same group, the American Family Association, to announce his intentions to run for president in 2011.

 


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Police say mother, family members lied in drowning http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-say-mother-family-members-lied-in-drowning/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-say-mother-family-members-lied-in-drowning/ Top Story Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:23:01 AM Russell Jones and Brock Sues Police say mother, family members lied in drowning

BATON ROUGE - Detectives said the mother of a 4-year-old Baton Rouge boy lied to them during their investigation into his disappearance and had let him play unsupervised for hours, where he fell into a hole and drowned.

Investigators charged Brittni Clark with negligent homicide Tuesday in the death of her son, Jassiah Clark. She reported him missing Dec. 20 and authorities found his body in a water-filled hole after an intense two-day search effort.

Police said Clark initially told them the last time she saw her son was around 6 p.m. when an 11-year-old neighbor came by and him to play outside. When she realized he was missing family members said they searched for him for hours before notifying police around 10 p.m. Family members also told police that Brittni Clark, her sister's boyfriend, and Jassiah Clark were the only people home that afternoon.

Detectives said they determined much of the story they were told was a lie. They claim Brittni Clark was watching a movie with her boyfriend when she heard children playing outside around 5 p.m. and let her son go out and play with them, unsupervised. Police said she never checked on him until her sister came home around 8 p.m. and asked where Jassiah was. Officers said Clark checked with the neighbors and found out Jassiah had never been there. The neighbors told police they had not been home all day.

Detectives also said in Clark's arrest affidavit that witnesses told them she had a substance abuse problem. Investigators said they retrieved text messages from Clark which showed her asking for "bars" or "sticks" on Dec. 19 and 20, which police said were slang for illegal narcotics. Detectives also said a neighbor told them it wasn't unusual for Jassiah Clark to show up by himself at their home and stay there for days at a time.

Police said they chose to charge Clark with negligent homicide because she demonstrated a "gross deviation" from what's expected of a child's caregiver, which led to her son's death.

An autopsy found Jassiah Clark died from drowning and hypothermia. The Department of Public Works said the hole he fell into was connected to a decommissioned sewage pump station, and that the hole had been filled in and covered but heavy rain caused it to wash out and be filled with water.

 


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White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill http://www.wbrz.com/news/white-house-issues-veto-threat-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-bill/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/white-house-issues-veto-threat-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-bill/ Top Story Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:40:01 AM White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.

A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the Congress that convened Tuesday is Republican-controlled and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the pipeline bill will be among the first issues voted on.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says he does not expect Obama would sign any Keystone legislation that reaches his desk.

The spokesman says there is a "well-established" review process that is being run by the State Department that should not be undermined by legislation.

Earnest also says the pipeline's route through Nebraska also must be resolved.


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Denham Springs officer laid to rest http://www.wbrz.com/news/denham-springs-officer-laid-to-rest/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/denham-springs-officer-laid-to-rest/ Top Story Sat, 3 Jan 2015 4:42:26 PM Greg Renoud Denham Springs officer laid to rest

DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds showed up to honor the life of a Denham Springs officer killed in the line of duty.

James Foster Jr., 39, was hit by a vehicle while on his motorcycle. He was on duty and responding to a crash on I-12 last week.

Those who worked with Foster shared their stories Saturday at his funeral. "He was as likable as anybody I ever met for the past 35 years he was a gentleman very thorough, dependable loyal qualified, unselfish friendly and a man of character james had integrity," said Denham Springs police chief Scott Jones.

He was given the title of "officer of the year" two times while serving on the force in Denham Springs. He is the first Denham Springs officer to be killed in the line of duty in the organization's history, which goes back to 1903.

Foster is survived by his wife and two children.

 


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Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-girl-7-survives-ky-plane-crash-police-id-4-dead/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-girl-7-survives-ky-plane-crash-police-id-4-dead/ Top Story Sat, 3 Jan 2015 8:26:04 AM Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Federal authorities have arrived at the scene of a Kentucky plane crash that a 7-year-old girl survived after it killed four members of her family.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson says Federal Aviation Administration officials have arrived, and investigators with the National Transportation Safety board also were expected to get to the scene on Saturday.

The FAA says a small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying over the southwestern part of Kentucky late Friday afternoon.

About a half hour later, a Lyon County resident called 911 and told dispatchers that a 7-year-old girl had walked to his home and said she had been involved in a plane crash.

The girl has been released from a hospital.


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North Korea hurls racial slur at Obama, blames US for Internet shutdown http://www.wbrz.com/news/north-korea-hurls-racial-slur-at-obama-blames-us-for-internet-shutdown/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/north-korea-hurls-racial-slur-at-obama-blames-us-for-internet-shutdown/ Top Story Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:54:13 AM North Korea hurls racial slur at Obama, blames US for Internet shutdown

SEOUL, South Korea - The White House's National Security Council has declined comment on North Korea's latest stream on insults and accusations directed at President Barack Obama amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview."

Pyongyang is blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet, while denying it was involved in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures. It has expressed fury over the comedy, which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling it illegal, dishonest and reactionary.

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim and is the country's top governing body, accuses Obama of being behind the release of "The Interview." In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, the commission used a racial slur and called Obama "reckless in words and deeds."

North Korea has used insults against Obama and other top U.S. and South Korean officials previously which the State Department has described as "offensive" and "absurd."


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Landrieu can't settle on message in Senate runoff http://www.wbrz.com/news/landrieu-can-t-settle-on-message-in-senate-runoff/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/landrieu-can-t-settle-on-message-in-senate-runoff/ Top Story Fri, 5 Dec 2014 9:40:44 AM Landrieu can't settle on message in Senate runoff

BATON ROUGE - With hours to go before Saturday's runoff election in Louisiana, underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu is running through her talking points.

Seniority and clout. Energy committee leadership. The Keystone XL pipeline. Her opponent's timesheets. And a slap at the national Democrats who abandoned her bid for reelection. She's hit each topic since the Senate race headed into overtime.

Rep. Bill Cassidy is Landrieu's Republican opponent. Cassidy is sticking to a single theme: Tying Landrieu to Obama. Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor and North Carolina's Kay Hagan lost re-election bids on Nov. 4 after being pummeled by similar Republican-driven, anti-Obama strategies.

Landrieu is trying to hang on to the last statewide Democratic-held seat in the Deep South. But she is the underdog in her race.


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Chaos in Ferguson, locals worry about race relations here http://www.wbrz.com/news/chaos-in-ferguson-locals-worry-about-race-relations-here/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chaos-in-ferguson-locals-worry-about-race-relations-here/ Top Story Mon, 24 Nov 2014 8:02:16 PM Ryan Naquin, Trey Schmaltz Chaos in Ferguson, locals worry about race relations here

BATON ROUGE - As parts of suburban St. Louis burned Monday night, advocates in Louisiana said the situation is a learning experience that should force a new conversation about race in America.

Within an hour of the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an African American teenager, protests turned violent. Protesters started by throwing things at police in SWAT gear and eventually smashed police cars, raided businesses and set buildings on fire. By midnight, the FAA issued a no-fly-zone over the St. Louis area.

St. Louis County Police said officers used tear gas to disperse crowds.

In Louisiana, a small group of people gathered outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse Monday evening to protest the grand jury's decision.

Earlier, advocates said the situation in Ferguson could close race relation talks instead of open them.

"I'm sad to think that the (decision) could come down in a way that just continues to perpetuate problems that we are hoping to solve," Dialogue on Race Louisiana CEO Maxine Crump said.

"We really need to sit down, relax and talk about these things and be comfortable to talk about it," Baton Rouge Community College criminal justice professor Paul Guidry said.

"No doubt Ferguson has opened that door up again to say we need to take a step back a little and pause maybe...like a reset button and come back to the table and start talking about the racial issues that we have in our community, especially when it comes to law enforcement and things of that nature," Guidry said.

Baton Rouge Police said there were no added patrols Monday night related to the grand jury's decision.

There were other protests in other major U.S. cities, too.
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5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say http://www.wbrz.com/news/5-die-in-crash-on-way-to-disney-world-police-say/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/5-die-in-crash-on-way-to-disney-world-police-say/ Top Story Thu, 20 Nov 2014 9:27:15 AM APNewsNow 5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana.

State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the five who died, the driver and two other passengers suffered minor injuries.

The family was making its way from Texas to Florida for a vacation at Walt Disney World.

Authorities identified the adults killed as Michael and Trudi Hardman of Terrell, Texas. The children killed were ages 4, 7 and 15. State police say none of those killed wore seat belts.

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Common Core opponents turn to grassroots effort http://www.wbrz.com/news/common-core-opponents-turn-to-grassroots-effort-66680/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/common-core-opponents-turn-to-grassroots-effort-66680/ Top Story Wed, 12 Nov 2014 1:41:06 PM Common Core opponents turn to grassroots effort

BATON ROUGE - As students and teachers adjust to Common Core, a group of lawmakers is trying to build grassroots support for stripping the education standards from classrooms.

The lawmakers are holding town hall meetings across Louisiana, looking to gain momentum for a planned push in next year's legislative session to undo Louisiana's decision to use Common Core.

Earlier this year, the Legislature refused to strip the multi-state standards from public schools. Rep. Brett Geymann, a Lake Charles Republican, said he hopes new pressure from parents and teachers can persuade his colleagues to change their minds.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is on Geymann's side, saying he'll ask lawmakers to jettison Common Core.

But Education Superintendent John White, a majority of Louisiana's education board members and key legislative leaders continue to support the standards.


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49ers beat Saints in OT thriller 27-24 http://www.wbrz.com/news/49ers-beat-saints-in-ot-thriller-27-24/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/49ers-beat-saints-in-ot-thriller-27-24/ Top Story Sun, 9 Nov 2014 2:24:07 PM BRETT MARTEL 49ers beat Saints in OT thriller 27-24

NEW ORLEANS - Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.

The victory snapped a two-game skid for the Niners (5-4) and marked the first home loss for the Saints (4-5) in more than a season.

Brooks' decisive blow on a sack of Brees had to feel like poetic justice to the Niners' linebacker. His unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a vicious sack and strip in the Superdome a year ago allowed the Saints to pull out a late comeback victory in these teams' previous meeting.

Brees was intercepted twice, but also passed for three scores, the last to Jimmy Graham to give the Saints a 24-21 lead with 1:52 left in regulation.


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LSU vs. Bama times of interest http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-vs-bama-times-of-interest/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-vs-bama-times-of-interest/ Top Story Sat, 8 Nov 2014 8:45:05 AM Greg Renoud LSU vs. Bama times of interest

BATON ROUGE - The next chapter of the LSU and Alabama will be written tonight when the two teams square off in Tiger Stadium at 7:10 p.m.

The Tide come will enter having won the last 3 contests against LSU, including the 2011 national championship game and a last minute victory over the Tigers in 2012.

Watch WBRZ tonight at 6 p.m. for our LSU vs. Bama special, where WBRZ's sports team will break down everything you need to know going into tonights contest.

Here are some times of interest for game day on campus. All of these events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

11 a.m. College Gameday Radio live on the Parade Ground.

Noon Ticket office opens.

1:00 p.m. Golden Band practice at indoor football facility.

2:00 p.m. Zatarain's Tiger One Village Opens

2:30 p.m. Cowboy Mouth performs in front of the PMAC.

3:30 p.m. TAF tailgate begins at the PMAC (open to all TAF and LSU alumni association members).

4:15 p.m. Student gate opens.

4:30 p.m. All other gates open.

4:55 p.m. Team walks down the hill.

5:10 p.m. Band walks down the hill.

5:20 p.m. Band performs at the PMAC.

6:00 p.m. WBRZ pregame show begins.

7:10 p.m. Kickoff.

 


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Freeze warning in effect overnight http://www.wbrz.com/news/freeze-warning-in-effect-overnight/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/freeze-warning-in-effect-overnight/ Top Story Sat, 1 Nov 2014 8:39:49 PM Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III Freeze warning in effect overnight

A **FREEZE WARNING*** has been issued for Sunday 12 a.m.-8 a.m.

A Freeze Warning means that significant widespread freezing temperatures are expected. It currently includes the parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, and Livingston. It also includes the counties of Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson. It has even spread into Central Louisiana and East Texas.

Areas further north may experience several hours of temperatures below freezing.

Remember to bring animals and plants inside, or at least protect them, as well as pipes.

 


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