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    La. education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

    La. education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

    Updated: 1:57 PM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request. Education Superintendent John White released the proposal Wednesday. It will be considered Thursday by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which... (More)
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    Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

    Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

    Updated: 1:50 PM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and the White House over energy policy. It was the first of many... (More)
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    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Updated: 12:58 PM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subjected to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops, and citations for petty infractions -- like walking down the middle of the street. Read the full DOJ report here. The department today issued more than two... (More)
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    Officers involved in shooting identified

    Officers involved in shooting identified

    Updated: 12:39 PM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... (More)
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    Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    Updated: 12:18 PM 3/4/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. They join Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Shorty, among others, on its main stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans over... (More)
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    Task force recommends gas tax change

    Task force recommends gas tax change

    Updated: 11:53 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A transportation funding task force recommended Wednesday that an existing Louisiana state gas tax could get a boost to help deal with budget shortfalls in the state. The task force recommended that the existing tax be tied to the consumer price index. Lawmakers said that would... (More)
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    Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    Updated: 11:28 AM 3/4/2015

    MOBILE, Ala. - The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Mobile County's probate court posted a notice on its website Wednesday... (More)
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    Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Updated: 11:26 AM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. The justices on Wednesday aggressively questioned the lawyers on both sides of the latest politically charged fight over the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice... (More)
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    Most deadly severe weather hazard

    Most deadly severe weather hazard

    Updated: 9:24 AM 3/4/2015

    Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually. Flash flooding can... (More)
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    John Kennedy talks proposed state budget cuts

    Updated: 8:54 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state budget crisis is a hot topic these days. State Treasurer John Kennedy joined 2une In this morning to give his take on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget, who's to blame and how he proposes to fix it. Higher education is facing $141 million in... (More)
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    Peaceful February gives way to violent March

    Peaceful February gives way to violent March

    Updated: 8:54 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - There were no murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the month of February. That milestone has been tainted by a violent start to March. The first happened at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, less than two hours after the calendar turned. Authorities found Eddie... (More)
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    LSU baseball starts busy week with 8-1 win over Stephen F Austin

    LSU baseball starts busy week with 8-1 win over Stephen F Austin

    Updated: 8:53 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Second-ranked LSU extended its win streak to eight games Tuesday night, defeating Stephen F. Austin, 8-1, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers improved to 11-1 this season, while SFA dropped to 4-9. LSU will face Grambling at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Alex... (More)
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    Corbello throws no hitter as LSU beats Northwestern State 11-0, moves to 22-0

    Corbello throws no hitter as LSU beats Northwestern State 11-0, moves to 22-0

    Updated: 8:53 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. - After coming close last year and a couple times this season, LSU sophomore pitcher Baylee Corbello earned her first collegiate no-hitter as the Tigers defeated the Northwestern State Lady Demons 11-0 in five innings Tuesday at Tiger Park. With a one-hitter and three-hit contest among... (More)
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    Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today

    Updated: 8:52 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... (More)
  • Community

    The Pledge of Allegiance: University Laboratory School

    Updated: 8:51 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at University Laboratory School.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

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