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    Cemetery and businesses may be removed for street

    Updated: 10:48 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A cemetery and two businesses may be removed for a Department of Works plan to build a connector between Highland Road and Burbank Drive. The city wants to extend Kenilworth Parkway to Burbank to ease congestion. But gravesites, an Ace Hardware Store and Country Day... (More)
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    Tiger baseball beats Rebels 4-3 in 13 innings

    Tiger baseball beats Rebels 4-3 in 13 innings

    Updated: 11:59 PM 4/17/2014

    The LSU Tiger baseball team survived a long night of intense baseball and stole a game one 4-3 win over Ole Miss in thirteen innings on Thursday night in Oxford, Mississippi. Junior first baseman Conner Hale finished 3 for 5 and scored three runs to pace the Tigers and... (More)
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    Miss USA tickets on sale Friday

    Miss USA tickets on sale Friday

    Updated: 10:38 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Tickets for the Miss USA pageant that will be held here go in sale Friday. According to ticket information on Ticket Master, about half of the River Center Arena will be utilized for the event. There will be floor, lower, and middle level seating available. The... (More)
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    Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    Updated: 10:36 PM 4/17/2014

    PHOENIX- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in... (More)
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    Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    Updated: 9:35 PM 4/17/2014

    NEW ORLEANS- Legendary musician Pete Fountain has retired from public performing his family said late Thursday, according to WWLTV.com . Described as a musical icon and great clarinetist, the 83-year-old said it is time to retire. The announcement came from his son-in-law who has acted as his manager for... (More)
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    Special meeting called to deal with chief's resignation

    Updated: 6:52 PM 4/17/2014

    BRUSLY- Town leaders will appoint an interim police chief next week after the current chief resigned then pleaded guilty to malfeasance charges today. Chief Jamie Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more than a thousand dollars on... (More)
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    Family 'heartbroken' after man kills wife and son

    Updated: 6:51 PM 4/17/2014

    GONZALES - A family is coping with the tragic loss of two loved ones after a man allegedly murdered his wife and their 12-year-old son. Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say Ronald Green Sr. shot and killed his wife, 40-year-old Dewona Green and his son, Ronald Green Jr. Grief-stricken... (More)
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    BRAVE goes to school to talk to students

    Updated: 6:50 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Students at Capitol High got a first hand look at the major players in the fight against crime, including the top law enforcement officials involved in the BRAVE program. The students held an open forum to discuss the best ways to escape street violence and lead a... (More)
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    Tips to baby-proof your home

    Updated: 5:38 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Mindy Calandro said today on News 2 at 4 that hundreds of children go to the hospital each year due to accidents in the home, so she gave several tips to baby-proof and child-proof your home. One tip was for parents to get on their... (More)
  • International News

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Updated: 4:47 PM 4/17/2014

    GENEVA (AP) - Ukraine's foreign minister says the agreement reached in Geneva today will be a "test" to see if Russia really wants to see stability in the region. After seven hours of negotiations, top diplomats from the U.S., Europe, Russia and Ukraine agreed on some immediate steps to ease... (More)
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    New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

    New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

    Updated: 3:48 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that 28-year-old Kenshika Jiles was arrested Wednesday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on... (More)
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    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Updated: 3:15 PM 4/17/2014

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier... (More)
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    Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    Updated: 2:31 PM 4/17/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs man accused of multiple sex crimes against children, is now behind bars. Authorities arrested 44 year-old Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home in the 9200 block of Greystone Drive. Thibodeaux was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the... (More)
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    Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    Updated: 2:13 PM 4/17/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The First Lady of the United States will address 243 graduating students along with their friends and family during Dillard University's 2014 commencement ceremony. The ceremony is set for May 10 at 10 a.m. Michelle Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated from Harvard... (More)
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    I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    Updated: 1:33 PM 4/17/2014

    HOLDEN - State Police re-opened a portion of I-12 East in Livingston Parish just after 1 p.m., after a multi-vehicle wreck closed it an hour earlier. Troopers said the wrecks happened near Mile Marker 29 past Holden, where a moving truck had reportedly crashed into a center dividing wall.... (More)
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    Arrest made in 2013 club shootings

    Arrest made in 2013 club shootings

    Updated: 1:30 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest today in connection with a June 2013 shooting at a Baton Rouge club that killed one woman and injured three other people. Baton Rouge Police arrested Donnaryo Lathers, 20, on suspicion of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and illegal... (More)
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