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    BRFD: Child jumped out window to escape fire

    BRFD: Child jumped out window to escape fire

    Updated: 2:23 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a child trapped in an apartment fire jumped out of a window to escape the flames this afternoon in Baton Rouge.

    The fire happened at the Savoy Plaza Apartments at 502 Wooddale Boulevard, according to Baton Rouge Firefighters.

    There was no word on if the child was seriously injured, or other people were trapped by the fire.

    The fire has been extinguished.

    News 2 crews are en route and will have more information as it develops.

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  • State News

    Dueling rulings could impact La. insurance subsidies

    Dueling rulings could impact La. insurance subsidies

    Updated: 1:31 PM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law, which could impact thousands in Louisiana who receive help paying for their plans. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. ... (More)
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    Common Core supporters file suit against governor

    Common Core supporters file suit against governor

    Updated: 1:23 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A second lawsuit over Common Core hit the courts Tuesday, this time filed by parents and educators who support Common Core and argue Governor Bobby Jindal's efforts to remove it from the state are illegal. A New Orleans law firm filed suit in East Baton Rouge... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Injured LSU's Trey Lealaimatafao tweets from hospital

    Injured LSU's Trey Lealaimatafao tweets from hospital

    Updated: 12:57 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU freshman defensive tackle who severely injured his arm Monday tweeted from his hospital bed a day after the injury. After an apparent argument with his girlfriend, Trey Lealaimatafao punched a window at the football practice facility. His arm went through the window and was cut,... (More)
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    Ground broken on LSU gymnastics training facility

    Ground broken on LSU gymnastics training facility

    Updated: 12:44 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team will finally have a new place to hone their skills as Tuesday's official groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction of an all-new practice facility. The new training facility will be built between the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and Robinson Tennis Stadium, a space... (More)
  • Local News

    St. George petition short of Nov. ballot goal

    St. George petition short of Nov. ballot goal

    Updated: 12:25 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city. Lionel Rainey said they've gathered 17,076 signatures to put the measure up for a vote at last count, short of the 18,000 required... (More)
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    Loar announces run for Ascension Parish president

    Loar announces run for Ascension Parish president

    Updated: 11:56 AM 7/22/2014

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Council member Chris Loar announced plans Tuesday to run for parish president. Loar made the announcement at a Gonzales café Tuesday morning. He's served two terms on the council, and was elected as council chairman three times before stepping down to focus on his parish... (More)
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    Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    Updated: 11:34 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 63-year-old man accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl surrendered to an arrest warrant this week. Sheriff's deputies in St. James Parish contacted deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish after they received a report of a sexual battery that happened at a motel in East Baton... (More)
  • State News

    Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    Updated: 11:34 AM 7/22/2014

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was... (More)
  • National News

    US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    Updated: 10:52 AM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - The United States says it's preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the intelligence community will have some additional data to present Tuesday. No additional... (More)
  • National News

    TSA fees set to increase

    Updated: 10:40 AM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you thought your last flying experience was bad, it could be getting worse. The TSA is set to double and even triple the fees you pay to fly. The raised prices were mandated by Congress and will automatically be added when you book your flight.... (More)
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  • Local News

    Special meeting tonight for Sorrento PD

    Special meeting tonight for Sorrento PD

    Updated: 10:31 AM 7/22/2014

    SORRENTO - Town leaders in Sorrento scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday night to discuss letting voters choose if they want to close their police department. The governor recently signed legislation that would allow the town to put forward a ballot measure to close the department. If approved by... (More)
  • National News

    City's gas station takeover saves residents at the pump

    Updated: 10:20 AM 7/22/2014

    SOMERSET, KY - A town in Kentucky has come up with a unique way to help its citizens save at the pump. City leaders of Somerset were hearing complaints from residents about rising gas prices, so they took action and bought a gas station. The city-run gas station is... (More)
  • Local News

    Re-entry court will help young offenders avoid return to jail

    Updated: 9:30 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The incarceration rate in Louisiana is higher than any other state in the country. Judge Trudy M. White has been approved to begin a re-entry court through the 19th JDC aimed at changing that statistic. The re-entry court will look to solve the issue of young... (More)
  • Weather

    Pop-up T-Showers Return

    Pop-up T-Showers Return

    Updated: 8:55 AM 7/22/2014

    Unlike Monday, showers and thunderstorms that pop-up will not be limited to the coast. Scattered action is anticipated around the viewing area; about 30-50% of us will record measurable rainfall. Look for storms to fire up during the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny otherwise with a humid high in... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General

    Updated: 8:33 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center. The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended... (More)
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