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    Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Updated: 11:35 AM 7/29/2014

    DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings starting Tuesday in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide... (More)
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    Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    Updated: 11:02 AM 7/29/2014

    SHREVEPORT - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... (More)
  • International News

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    Updated: 10:59 AM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new warning Tuesday that the U.S. and European... (More)
  • Weather

    PoPs and the population complication

    PoPs and the population complication

    Updated: 10:00 AM 7/29/2014

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... (More)
  • National News

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    Updated: 9:24 AM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal... (More)
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    Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    Updated: 8:52 AM 7/29/2014

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... (More)
  • Local News

    New magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools include Mandarin Chinese, broadcasting

    Updated: 8:33 AM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you still have not decided where to send your child to school when class resumes this fall, there are some new magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools that could help you make up your mind. Polk Elementary School is offering a Mandarin Chinese Program for... (More)
  • Sports

    NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    Updated: 8:09 AM 7/29/2014

    CHICAGO, IL - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds... (More)
  • International News

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Updated: 8:06 AM 7/29/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed... (More)
  • 2une In

    Help a child in need, become a Louisiana Mentor

    Updated: 7:48 AM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you. They need homes for special foster children. Program Recruiter B.J. Gallent stopped by 2une In Tuesday with more information on Louisiana Mentor. Louisiana Mentor... (More)
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  • State News

    Shooting in New Orleans leaves two dead, another injured

    Shooting in New Orleans leaves two dead, another injured

    Updated: 7:04 AM 7/29/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured. Police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found two men in red four-door Jaguar suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say the unidentified men were pronounced... (More)
  • National News

    Despite good news, Social Security and Medicare face problems

    Despite good news, Social Security and Medicare face problems

    Updated: 7:04 AM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare issued their annual... (More)
  • Local News

    Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

    Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/29/2014

    GONZALES - City leaders got personal, tossing around allegations of malfeasance and misconduct, during a budget meeting Monday night. Councilman Gary Lacombe accused Mayor Barney Arceneaux of breaking the law when appointing people to the city's planning and zoning board. Prior to the meeting, Lacombe asked the Attorney General's... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Lutcher Bulldogs

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/29/2014

    The Lutcher Bulldogs are in unfamiliar territory after a 5-5 season in 2013. Head Coach Tim Detillier knows better than most that kind of record doesn't cut it in Lutcher, and he feels the bumps and bruises they felt last season will pay off in 2014 with solid leadership... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    "Ladies on the Bluff" learn from SU coaches

    "Ladies on the Bluff" learn from SU coaches

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some of the Southern fan base went back to the classroom Monday night in Southern's "Ladies on the Bluff" clinic. Women who wanted to learn more about the game of football took in lectures and on-field coaching from the Southern University football staff, including head coach... (More)
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