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    Prison time for forced labor

    Updated: 7:51 PM 4/24/2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- A woman who lured a mentally disabled mother and her child into captivity and forced labor got nearly four-years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby after she made a plea deal when she was charged with threatening the woman, beating her and making her... (More)
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    Manufacturing bright for economy

    Manufacturing bright for economy

    Updated: 7:45 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW YORK- It looks like big companies are finally starting to spend and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs.

    General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar make equipment other companies need to buy to grow and those three have posted good results and tell investors orders for more goods are strong.

    Economists say that's a sign businesses are confident enough to invest and hire because they see the economy is strong enough to support growth.

  • Local News

    Some of Florida Blvd. back open after gas leak

    Some of Florida Blvd. back open after gas leak

    Updated: 6:56 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a natural gas leak which shut down Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Crews reported the leak at 2250 Florida Boulevard, and traffic officials closed the highway in both directions between N. 22nd and N. 23rd. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson... (More)
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    3 children, 4 adults found living in a meth lab

    Updated: 6:54 PM 4/24/2014

    HAMMOND - Three children are in state custody after sheriff's deputies said they were discovered in a methamphetamine lab in Hammond Tuesday. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating a burglary on Wardline Road when detectives smelled the drug lab. Deputies said they got permission to search... (More)
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    EBR judge wants domestic violence court

    Updated: 6:52 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish. State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... (More)
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    Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    Updated: 6:26 PM 4/24/2014

    BAKER - Authorities arrested two people after narcotics agents said they found bags of cocaine, an assault rifle, and cash at an East Baton Rouge home Thursday. Investigators arrested Jonathan Lewis, 31, and Latarsha Lewis, 30, on drug and weapons charges. Jonathan Lewis was also charged with four counts... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    Updated: 4:40 PM 4/24/2014

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they found dozens of marijuana plants and three small children in a Gonzales man's home Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Dent, 42, Thursday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, cultivating marijuana, and using drugs around minors. Detectives said... (More)
  • State News

    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Updated: 3:59 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight over whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday... (More)
  • National News

    NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    Updated: 2:58 PM 4/24/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... (More)
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    Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Updated: 2:46 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW YORK- Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called... (More)
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    Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage

    Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage

    Updated: 2:34 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session. Without objection Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee killed the bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, a Bogalusa Democrat. The House Labor Committee earlier... (More)
  • Sports

    Yankees' Pineda suspended for pine tar

    Yankees' Pineda suspended for pine tar

    Updated: 2:23 PM 4/24/2014

    BOSTON- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

    The commissioner's office announced the penalty Thursday.

    Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

  • Local News

    Senators reject repeal of law on class materials

    Senators reject repeal of law on class materials

    Updated: 2:19 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee. Senators voted 3-1 Thursday against the proposal from Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, which called for the... (More)
  • State News

    Skeleton found at New Orleans apartment building

    Skeleton found at New Orleans apartment building

    Updated: 12:56 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an elevator repairman found the skeletal remains of a man inside an unoccupied apartment building Thursday in the Central City neighborhood. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the body was found in an elevator shaft of the three-story building on South Claiborne Avenue. Nearby residents say the building... (More)
  • State News

    Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    Updated: 11:49 AM 4/24/2014

    KEITHVILLE - An elderly couple died in a crash with a train in Caddo Parish.

    Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say 85 year old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene near Keithville.

    Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the crossing arms and his pickup was hit on the passenger side by a Union Pacific train.

    Chadwick says the couple lived nearby.

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