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    St. George mailer creating controversy

    Updated: 9:52 PM 3/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The fight over the proposed City of St. George is heating up in mailboxes across southeast Baton Rouge. Leaflets were sent out in an effort to sway the people who have signed the petition to form the city, to take their names off the list. It... (More)
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    Outdoors Report: Suppressors Legalized

    Updated: 11:25 PM 3/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - In today's high tech hunting world, the new catch phrase is fight the noise.

    Now you can, due to the legalizing of muzzling suppressors. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a law that took effect in August 2014 to give hunters the option of a suppressor.

    John Jackson shows the benefits a hunter can have with this legal accessory.

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    Baton Rouge to be home to TV series

    Baton Rouge to be home to TV series

    Updated: 10:31 PM 3/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Producers have settled on the Capital City as the shooting location for a Sundance Channel TV show that, at first, will shoot six episodes and a pilot. The city announced plans for "Hap & Leonard" in a news release Thursday. The show is adapted from author... (More)
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    Construction on roundabouts starts Monday

    Construction on roundabouts starts Monday

    Updated: 10:28 PM 3/5/2015

    HAMMOND - Construction begins along a busy artery connecting the two cities in southern Tangipahoa Parish next week. Monday, work begins on a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 51 and Club Deluxe Road. Traffic will remain flowing through the work area, except for 15 days in mid-April when... (More)
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    Ricks announces plans for second term

    Ricks announces plans for second term

    Updated: 10:26 PM 3/5/2015

    LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks announced Thursday, he is running for re-election. In a news release Thursday, Ricks touted his last three years in office when there has been a surge in new developments and infrastructure improvements. The Juban Crossing development opened for business late last year and... (More)
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    Report: Area judge going after people who skip jury duty

    Report: Area judge going after people who skip jury duty

    Updated: 10:24 PM 3/5/2015

    AMITE - A judge is following through on his promise to get people to show up for jury duty, even having them summoned to court when they don't appear to serve during a trial. Fourteen summons have been issued by the chief judge of the 21st Judicial District Court,... (More)
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    Playhouse denied for young cancer patient

    Playhouse denied for young cancer patient

    Updated: 7:54 PM 3/5/2015

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI- A homeowners association blocked a play house for a young cancer patient her parents wanted to build for her.

    Pete and Jennifer Schultz say their six-year-old's health keeps her from playing with other kids, so she needs a playhouse of her own. Ella Joe Schultz has leukemia.

    The homeowners group says their "hearts are with Ella Schultz and her family" but denied the plan for a barn-style playhouse because it didn't have enough details.

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    Killer gets dog bite settlement

    Killer gets dog bite settlement

    Updated: 7:47 PM 3/5/2015

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- A convict serving time for murder who had his nose partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program got $7,500 in a settlement with the State of Ohio. Vincent Doan's damage award was approved in the Ohio Court of Claims. Doan claimed the attack two... (More)
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    Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane in LA

    Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane in LA

    Updated: 6:56 PM 3/5/2015

    LOS ANGELES - An official says Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course. He suffered moderate injuries. Los Angeles fire officials say the single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los... (More)
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    Anti-Common Core activist claims Arabs influenced it

    Updated: 6:55 PM 3/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Anti-Common Core activists attending a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting Thursday made outlandish claims about the standards, with one saying they were opposed due to believed "Muslim bias" in textbooks associated with assessment tests connected to the standards. Common Core and its assessment exam,... (More)
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    Walker aiming to de-annex section of I-12

    Updated: 6:50 PM 3/5/2015

    WALKER - Leaders in the city of Walker want to de-annex a section of Interstate 12 to help out the city's police force. Mayor Rick Ramsey says Walker annexed the interstate toward the Satsuma community 15 years ago. He now says it's time to get rid of the headaches... (More)
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    White residents lose legal fight in federal court

    Updated: 6:50 PM 3/5/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Federal Judge Brian Jackson ruled against two white residents in the City of St. Gabriel who sued claiming their voting rights are being violated. The pair claimed they don't have equal representation on the city council since all five of the council members are African-American. Judge... (More)
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    6 parents opt kids out of PARCC in WBR

    Updated: 6:50 PM 3/5/2015

    PORT ALLEN - Parents in West Baton Rouge parish were given the chance to opt their kids out of taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Two meetings were held at the West Baton Rouge School Board Office so parents could air out... (More)
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    Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

    Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

    Updated: 6:22 PM 3/5/2015

    POLK CITY, FL - Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades... (More)
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    Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Updated: 6:11 PM 3/5/2015

    LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Marvin Gaye's family says singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been dishonest and should be punished for copying the late singer's music without permission. Attorney Richard Busch said in the closing arguments of a copyright-infringement trial that Thicke and Williams have repeatedly changed... (More)
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    BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    Updated: 5:40 PM 3/5/2015

    GALENA, Ill. - A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. Jo Daviess County Sheriff's... (More)
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