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    New information: Heroin found at scene of double murder

    New information: Heroin found at scene of double murder

    Updated: 10:29 PM 1/28/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE- Investigators said they found heroin inside the home of a murder victim killed during what they believe may have been an armed robbery. Chad Nichols and his friend Benny Booker were gunned down on Latino Road Monday afternoon , at Nichols' home. Deputies think the pair may have... (More)
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    Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    Updated: 11:31 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... (More)
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    U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    Updated: 11:23 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Staff at the U.S.S. Kidd are looking at the prices of motion detectors and security cameras after thieves stole artifacts from exhibits on the ship recently . Five pieces were taken from two areas of the ship: two bowls, two saucers and one plate. All are... (More)
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    LSU rallies for 64-58 win over South Carolina

    LSU rallies for 64-58 win over South Carolina

    Updated: 11:09 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU held South Carolina to one basket over the final four minutes and rallied for a 64-58 Southeastern Conference victory Wednesday night. In a second half in which both teams had mini-runs, five consecutive points by Michael Carrera put South Carolina ahead 56-52 with 4:33... (More)
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    False River officials address drawdown concerns

    Updated: 10:13 PM 1/28/2015

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... (More)
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    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Updated: 9:15 PM 1/28/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community. Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire. The town has become busy... (More)
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    DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR

    Updated: 9:05 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... (More)
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    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Updated: 7:49 PM 1/28/2015

    CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- There is now a chocolate football with a big dent in its side as a candy maker gets a big kick out of the New England Patriot's scandal over deflated footballs. Its not for sale but was posted on Facebook as a joke and its called Bradie... (More)
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    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Updated: 7:40 PM 1/28/2015

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel.

    Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh.

    She managed to get the car in gear and drove it at high speed for ten miles before being caught.

    Rimer faces numerous charges, including assault and reckless endangerment.

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    Chief out, 7 firefighters quit in Maringouin

    Updated: 6:49 PM 1/28/2015

    MARINGOUIN - The longtime chief of the Maringouin Fire Department is out of a job tonight, and seven other firefighters quit after finding out he was gone. New Mayor Demi Vorise made the decision not to reappoint Michael Gaudet as the Fire Chief of the town. Gaudet was the... (More)
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    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    Updated: 6:20 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - After voting down a similar millage proposal at their previous meeting, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved two millage requests to fund the St. George Fire Protection District. St. George initially asked for a 3.25 millage tax for 20 years, which the Metro Council denied.... (More)
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    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Updated: 5:58 PM 1/28/2015

    BERKELEY, CA - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at age 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday on the way to... (More)
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    Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    Updated: 5:49 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Tuesday night to hire Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to represent them in court as they oppose a movement to incorporate the southern portion of the parish into its own city. Council members voted 8-3, with Buddy Amoroso, Joel Boé and... (More)
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    Vigil Friday for late Father Than Vu

    Updated: 5:47 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A Vietnamese-born priest who was well-loved in the Baton Rouge community passed away Wednesday morning, according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese said Father Than N. Vu died at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Father... (More)
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    Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Updated: 5:10 PM 1/28/2015

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... (More)
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    New library in the works for St. Helena Parish

    Updated: 5:07 PM 1/28/2015

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... (More)
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