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    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    Updated: 7:55 PM 12/20/2014

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... (More)
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    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Updated: 12:01 AM 12/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the Pelicans Saturday night. While Portland (22-6) was coming off a triple overtime win at San Antonio a night earlier, it was New Orleans that appeared tired. Including Anthony... (More)
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    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Updated: 11:52 PM 12/20/2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Josh Adams scored 16 points and Derek Cooke Jr. chipped in 14 to lead Wyoming to a 57-39 victory over Southern University on Saturday. Adams was 5 of 9 from the floor and 3 of 5 behind the 3-point arc. Wyoming (10-2) shot 50 percent in... (More)
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    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Updated: 11:49 PM 12/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl 16-3 on Saturday. Stover kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards... (More)
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    Man shoots dog, holds 5-year-old hostage

    Man shoots dog, holds 5-year-old hostage

    Updated: 1:04 PM 12/20/2014

    BAYOU L'OURSE -- A 49-year-old man had been up all night drinking with a friend before he started shooting a gun and holed up with his 5-year-old daughter in a bedroom early Friday morning, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports. Deputies were called to the house at 161 Elaine... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Chester Did It!

    Pat Shingleton: Chester Did It!

    Updated: 12:00 AM 12/20/2014

    Friday's column identified the difficulties of Chester Greenwood and his ears. His doctor determined that he and his ears were allergic to wool and very sensitive to cold weather. With some assistance from his grandmother, Chester solved the problem by looping two pieces of wire with fur sewn to the... (More)
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    Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    Updated: 9:24 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... (More)
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    Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together

    Updated: 6:21 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter. Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to... (More)
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    Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Updated: 6:16 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in dropping... (More)
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    Bonfires stick out on Levee

    Bonfires stick out on Levee

    Updated: 6:11 PM 12/19/2014

    LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition. "It's about having a... (More)
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    Redemptorist High, Jr. High to close in 2015

    Updated: 5:53 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Friday they would be shutting down Redemptorist High School and Junior High. The announcement was made by Bishop Robert Muench at a press conference called Friday morning. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said... (More)
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    Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons

    Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons

    Updated: 5:35 PM 12/19/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick says the time he spent practicing alongside safety Pierre Warren in the offseason and training camp appears to be paying off at a crucial time. The two went their separate ways after the preseason, with Frederick joining New Orleans practice squad and Warren getting... (More)
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    Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    Updated: 5:15 PM 12/19/2014

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war. The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to... (More)
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    Man dies in overnight fire in New Roads

    Updated: 5:01 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning. The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire. Deputy Chief Fire... (More)
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    School investigating paper towel fire

    School investigating paper towel fire

    Updated: 4:57 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said they're looking into who started a fire in a paper towel dispenser at Glen Oaks High School Friday. Keith Bromery with East Baton Rouge Schools said the fire was intentionally set in the boy's bathroom around 3 p.m. Friday. He said school had... (More)
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    5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    Updated: 4:12 PM 12/19/2014

    LOS ANGELES - The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company... (More)
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