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    State leaders sick over sickness scare

    Updated: 10:44 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... (More)
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    Livonia and Port Allen get ready for family affair

    Updated: 11:08 PM 9/18/2014

    When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated. It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... (More)
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    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    Updated: 10:52 PM 9/18/2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense... (More)
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    Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight

    Updated: 10:37 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... (More)
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    Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Updated: 10:29 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... (More)
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    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man detectives believe is responsible for a shooting in the Tigerland area this past weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Jermore Verret, 23, is wanted for attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said Verret shot two men during an argument around 2:45 a.m. on Sept.... (More)
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    Grandfather murders family

    Grandfather murders family

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening. "Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... (More)
  • International News

    Females now welcome

    Females now welcome

    Updated: 7:59 PM 9/18/2014

    SAINT ANDREWS, SCOTLAND- Women are now permitted as members for the first time at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. The club was founded 260 years ago and was exclusively for men but voted overwhelmingly to admit female members on Thursday. The club has a... (More)
  • National News

    Record Heat

    Record Heat

    Updated: 7:53 PM 9/18/2014

    WASHINGTON- Earth's hottest August was part of more heat records set around the world according to federal meteorologists. They say May, June and July all set global hear records. Experts say the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees which broke the record set in 1998. ... (More)
  • Local News

    BRCC and SU connect with 'Bears 2 Jaguars' partnership

    BRCC and SU connect with 'Bears 2 Jaguars' partnership

    Updated: 7:30 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College students now have the option to seamlessly transfer to Southern University thanks to the new "Bears 2 Jaguars" academic partnership that was signed on Thursday. The agreement between the two schools was signed during a ceremony on Southern's campus with BRCC Chancellor... (More)
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    Jindal proclaim Sept.19 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Updated: 7:21 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal signed off on a proclamation designating September 19th the national POW/MIA recognition day after one local man stepped up to help make sure those that have served are not forgotten. March 28th 1969 is the day Ashton Belcher will never forget. "To this... (More)
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    Man gets two years of house arrest for killing baby

    Updated: 6:53 PM 9/18/2014

    GONZALES- Defense lawyers and prosecutors for the State Attorney General's Office reached an agreement Thursday to have man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago, pay for his crime. A paperwork mistake let Stanley White live a free life when he was supposed to be incarcerated for two... (More)
  • Local News

    Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies

    Updated: 6:53 PM 9/18/2014

    SORRENTO - The former Sorrento police chief who admitted he lied to the FBI during a sexual assault investigation won't serve time in jail. Earl Theriot received two years of probation during sentencing Thursday. He previously pleaded guilty to the federal charges, admitting he lied to investigators who questioned... (More)
  • State News

    Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

    Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

    Updated: 6:40 PM 9/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC. The company had challenged... (More)
  • Local News

    Blight court holds first meeting

    Updated: 6:33 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Blight Court is in Baton Rouge again, and homeowners who aren't taking care of their properties may make the list of people that have to go there. Justin Dupuy, with the Department of Public Works, says the new system is taking the place of the old... (More)
  • Local News

    Person sought after chase caught during lunch break

    Updated: 6:22 PM 9/18/2014

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities said a third person missing after a police chase early Thursday morning in Iberville Parish walked out of the bayou and right into the arms of a search crew having lunch. Investigators said Angola and Iberville Parish search crews were having lunch at the Tiger... (More)
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