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    Dark past could mean bright future for USS Kidd

    Updated: 10:58 PM 10/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The money troubled USS Kidd is banking on its deep and sometimes dark history to target a broader audience. Thursday night, the Kidd's crew will host its first official adults only Twilight Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tour will focus on the ship's... (More)
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    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

    Updated: 8:12 AM 10/30/2014

    FORT KENT, ME - A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has left her home again. Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday. She and her... (More)
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    Celebrate Halloween a day early

    Updated: 7:48 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... (More)
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    The danger in Halloween decorations

    Updated: 7:43 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations. Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Get up, get moving with the Consistency Club

    Updated: 6:46 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The average person sits between 8-15 hours/day. Health professionals say that number is too high. That's why the Consistency Club wants to get you up and moving. "We have so many technological advances that we have become a sedentary people," Nettye Johnson told Kylie Dixon this... (More)
  • Weather

    More chilling

    More chilling

    Updated: 6:20 AM 10/30/2014

    A much clearer and cooler start than Wednesday will lead to likewise results for the afternoon. A mostly sunny sky will prevail with highs staying in the middle 70s. Overnight will be chilly with lows dipping to nearly 50° beneath clear skies. Halloween and the first weekend of... (More)
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    Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Updated: 5:55 AM 10/30/2014

    NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Super Sandy and The Perfect Storm"

    Pat Shingleton: "Super Sandy and The Perfect Storm"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/30/2014

    On this date in 2012, New Jersey residents were experiencing the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. In 1991, another storm, referred to as the Halloween Storm, lashed the North Carolina coast for five days. Hurricane-force winds pounded New England and New Jersey causing the highest tides on the Eastern Seaboard since... (More)
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    Survey: Shrimp have murky labeling

    Survey: Shrimp have murky labeling

    Updated: 3:56 AM 10/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.;... (More)
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    Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    Updated: 3:11 AM 10/30/2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... (More)
  • Sports

    NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    Updated: 3:10 AM 10/30/2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... (More)
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    Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

    Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

    Updated: 11:04 PM 10/29/2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of... (More)
  • Local News

    EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    Updated: 10:52 PM 10/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish ranked among the top two in early voting turnout for the last week. In EBR, 22,051 votes were cast early. Orleans Parish voters cast 23,149. Statewide, a little more than 230,000 voters cast a ballot early and most were Democrats. While... (More)
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    Woman violently thrown out of jail still in critical condition

    Woman violently thrown out of jail still in critical condition

    Updated: 10:50 PM 10/29/2014

    BAYOU PIGEON- A woman tossed out of a bar and onto a concrete parking lot remains in critical condition at a hospital following an altercation at the rural hangout Sunday morning. The unidentified woman had bleeding in her brain and needed surgery following the incident at the Pigeon Coop... (More)
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    Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    Updated: 10:46 PM 10/29/2014

    HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death. Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home. "She left to go to the... (More)
  • National News

    Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

    Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

    Updated: 7:52 PM 10/29/2014

    MINEOLA, NEW YORK- A college professor who was decapitated and her body dragged into he street was killed by her son who committed suicide by standing in front of an oncoming train. Patricia Ward was a popular instructor at Farmingdale State College. Her son, Derek Ward has a psychiatric... (More)
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