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    Panel backs oil lawsuit supporter

    Panel backs oil lawsuit supporter

    Updated: 1:45 PM 9/18/2014

    HARAHAN - A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry has been re-nominated to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East on Thursday nominated coastal expert Paul Kemp to another term... (More)
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    Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

    Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

    Updated: 12:30 PM 9/18/2014

    PHOENIX - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault... (More)
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    Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

    Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

    Updated: 11:37 AM 9/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive Wednesday... (More)
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    La men make 33 percent more than women

    La men make 33 percent more than women

    Updated: 11:23 AM 9/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Census data show that women in Louisiana are paid about two-thirds of what men are paid - the nation's largest gender pay gap. Figures from 2013 show Mississippi's gap was much smaller: about average nationally, at 77 percent. But average pay for both men and women... (More)
  • Local News

    Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies

    Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies

    Updated: 10:43 AM 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)
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    Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

    Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

    Updated: 10:17 AM 9/18/2014

    DETROIT - A prosecutor has told jurors that a Detroit police officer was criminally negligent when he fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010. Joseph Weekley is on trial for a second time in the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was sleeping on a couch when police... (More)
  • Local News

    Man gets home incarceration over child's death

    Man gets home incarceration over child's death

    Updated: 10:11 AM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 20 years after the crime was committed, Stanley White received a two-year house arrest sentence for the drunken driving death of two-month-old Brittney Deville. White's home incarceration means he can only travel to work, church, or to and from his probation office. Any other travel... (More)
  • State News

    Leesville officers to enforce cellphone law

    Leesville officers to enforce cellphone law

    Updated: 8:49 AM 9/18/2014

    LEESVILLE - The city of Leesville will begin putting up signs in the next few days to remind drivers that a new state law prohibits them from using cellphones in a school zone. Police Chief Greg Hill says officers weren't allowed to enforce the law, which took effect Aug. 1,... (More)
  • Weather

    Gray Thursday

    Gray Thursday

    Updated: 8:46 AM 9/18/2014

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday with showers and thunderstorms developing by the afternoon hours. Due to the added afternoon cloudiness and rain showers, thermometers are not likely to make it to 90°. It will still be warm and humid however, with highs in the middle 80s. Since... (More)
  • Local News

    Bids accepted to demolish old Port Allen school

    Bids accepted to demolish old Port Allen school

    Updated: 7:30 AM 9/18/2014

    PORT ALLEN - The fate of West Baton Rouge Parish's first predominantly black school during the days of segregation took another bittersweet step when the school board accepted a $72,000 bid to have the campus bulldozed within the next 45 days. The Advocate reports the board's action comes two months... (More)
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    Corps: Changes at Morganza flood control structure

    Corps: Changes at Morganza flood control structure

    Updated: 7:23 AM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold public meetings next week on plans to tweak the way the Morganza flood control structure is operated during floods. The Morganza flood control structure diverts water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya floodway to help prevent too much... (More)
  • International News

    Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote

    Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote

    Updated: 7:00 AM 9/18/2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open Thursday from 7 a.m. (0600GMT, 2 a.m. EDT) until 10 p.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m.... (More)
  • International News

    UK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help

    UK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help

    Updated: 6:45 AM 9/18/2014

    LONDON - Britain's Foreign Office says a nurse who recovered from Ebola has traveled to the U.S. to donate blood to an American patient who is fighting the disease. William Pooley caught Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and was flown back to London for treatment, where he recovered. The... (More)
  • International News

    Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness

    Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness

    Updated: 6:15 AM 9/18/2014

    LONDON - Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness. Palace officials said Thursday the decision to cancel what would have been Kate's first official solo voyage overseas was made in... (More)
  • National News

    US to train veterans to install solar panels

    US to train veterans to install solar panels

    Updated: 6:00 AM 9/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years. The program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus... (More)
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