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    Cable guy accused of having sex with underage girl on the job

    Updated: 10:31 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Cox Communications contractor is running from deputies after a 14-year-old girl said she had consensual sex with him in her bed. Christopher Hilton, 37, of Kentwood worked for Advantage Cable Services. The company does contract work for Cox. Hilton went to the girl's home... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "What's the Word?"

    Pat Shingleton: "What's the Word?"

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/22/2014

    I have used the word "Tabascoey" as another adjective for our summertime weather. A few years ago I received a call from a gentleman questioning permission to use "Tabascoey" in my weather forecasts and this column. After numerous barbs, jokes and kidding, he identified himself as the late Paul McIlhenney... (More)
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    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Updated: 4:39 AM 8/22/2014

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters who were injured when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice... (More)
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    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Updated: 3:51 AM 8/22/2014

    ATLANTA, GA - An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. Dr. Kent Brantly spoke to reporters briefly Thursday after spending three weeks in an isolation unit at... (More)
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    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Updated: 2:51 AM 8/22/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking... (More)
  • Sports

    Source: Wolves get Louisiana native Young as part of Love trade

    Source: Wolves get Louisiana native Young as part of Love trade

    Updated: 1:53 AM 8/22/2014

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward and New Orleans native Thaddeus Young as part... (More)
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    LSU student planning mission to Mars

    Updated: 10:14 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student is preparing for mankind's next giant leap: a 2024 mission to Mars. Mars One , a privately funded mission, hopes to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. Teams of four will depart every two years, designed to expand the human colony. Randy... (More)
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    Gas leak puts shopping center on alert

    Gas leak  puts shopping center on alert

    Updated: 9:28 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A shopping center near the Siegen/Perkins intersection was evacuated and had its power disconnected after a contractor hit a gas line and caused a leak Thursday evening. It took crews just more than two hours to seal the lake and about thirty more minutes to ventilate... (More)
  • HS Sports

    The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo

    Updated: 7:05 PM 8/21/2014

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... (More)
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    Family wants driver who killed their kids charged

    Updated: 6:48 PM 8/21/2014

    GEISMAR- The family of two children killed in a crash on Bluff Road two months ago wants the driver who caused the wreck charged. The Lanus family said their faith has been getting them through the hard times. Now, they want justice for their children. Daylon and Sarai Lanus... (More)
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    5-year-old child dies overnight, father charged with murder

    Updated: 6:46 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A father is now facing murder charges, in the beating death, of his five-year-old son. The charges went from attempted murder, to murder, for Vernell Day, 36. His son Jay'v'une Isaiah Bergin died overnight, after he was beaten earlier this week. Jay'v'une had been in the... (More)
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    Mother, son arrested in Port Allen shooting

    Mother, son arrested in Port Allen shooting

    Updated: 6:03 PM 8/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators arrested a woman and her son Thursday in connection with a recent shooting in Port Allen. Police charged Terrance Tillman, 22, and Edith Tillman, 43, in connection with the shooting on Aug. 14 at the basketball courts on 14th and Maryland. Investigators said Edith... (More)
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    St. Helena parish makes strides in bridge construction

    Updated: 5:54 PM 8/21/2014

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Recognizing the early signs of autism in children

    Updated: 5:32 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, visited the station Thursday afternoon to discuss the signs, symptoms and statistics that accompany Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. From a statistical standpoint, 1 in 68 child have the disorder and ASD is five times... (More)
  • Local News

    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Updated: 5:11 PM 8/21/2014

    GEISMAR - Emergency workers freed an 18-wheeler driver who became trapped Thursday afternoon when his truck ran off the road in Ascension Parish. Family members clapped for the rescuers after they cut the driver free and loaded him onto a stretcher. State Police closed the portion of River... (More)
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    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The EBR Department of Public Works announced Thursday that emergency sewer repair work will affect the intersection of Perkins Road and College Drive starting Friday, Aug. 22. The work will require lane closures and traffic restrictions which will begin Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and will... (More)
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