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    One dead after shooting in EBR neighborhood

    Updated: 2:57 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person died in a shooting in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood Tuesday morning. Deputies said a homeowner shot and killed a man inside his home in the Summer Breeze neighborhood in the south part of the parish. Investigators said they're... (More)
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    Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Updated: 4:15 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's business lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business. Jindal wants to lessen spending on refundable tax credits, in which the state pays out more than the taxes owed. He proposes to use... (More)
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    Un-masked man, others sought in home invasion

    Un-masked man, others sought in home invasion

    Updated: 3:26 PM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they were able to identify one of four people who broke into an Ascension Parish home because the suspect forgot to wear a mask. Deputies said 21-year-old Kaleb Boudreaux and three other men broke into a home on Tom Dyer Road just after midnight... (More)
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    Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Updated: 3:08 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... (More)
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    EBRSO: Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old

    EBRSO: Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old

    Updated: 3:03 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested an East Baton Rouge therapist after one of his juvenile patients said the man fondled him during a session. Deputies booked William Abraham, 60, of Baton Rouge into the EBR Parish Prison Monday on a charge of child molestation. The sheriff's office said... (More)
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    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    Updated: 2:14 PM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)
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    Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    Updated: 1:47 PM 3/3/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police asked for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for stealing several thousand dollars worth of equipment from Denham Springs trucking company last weekend. Police said the suspect went to the business on Rushing Road on Saturday, Feb. 28 and disabled a security camera... (More)
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    Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

    Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

    Updated: 1:10 PM 3/3/2015

    GOODYEAR, AZ - Tick, tock, baseball is on the clock. Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida. The subtle changes are designed to speed a game long embraced for its leisurely pace. Hitters must now keep one foot in... (More)
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    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Updated: 1:07 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials reopened two lanes of I-10 West across the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck just before noon snarled traffic.

    The wreck happened just past the on-ramp from Nicholson onto the bridge and blocked the right and center lanes.

    Congestion behind the wreck was past I-10 and Essen when the road was reoepened.

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    Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks

    Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks

    Updated: 12:57 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Obama says he read a transcript of Netanyahu's speech Tuesday. He says "there was nothing new" in the speech. Obama says Netanyahu made... (More)
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    Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    Updated: 12:13 PM 3/3/2015

    OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... (More)
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    Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    Updated: 12:00 PM 3/3/2015

    BOSTON - A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the... (More)
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    Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    Updated: 11:49 AM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... (More)
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    FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    Updated: 11:36 AM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clarify that... (More)
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    DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    Updated: 11:30 AM 3/3/2015

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... (More)
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    Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Updated: 11:10 AM 3/3/2015

    IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... (More)
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