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    Man who shot pregnant wife to be sentenced next month

    Updated: 10:27 PM 10/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After two years, the man who shot his pregnant wife is being sentenced next month. Frank Atkins has been convicted of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. He is facing a life sentence and will go before the court one last time next... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Why Indian Summer?

    Pat Shingleton: Why Indian Summer?

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/20/2014

    In other sections of the United States it is not unusual for a winter weather alert to be issued at this time of the year and many locations are also awaiting their first frost. An extended period of dry, warm days, following a frost,` is common and as noted in... (More)
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    Woman dies after hit in head by pole struck by car

    Woman dies after hit in head by pole struck by car

    Updated: 6:15 PM 10/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A 22-year-old woman after she was struck by a balcony pole that was knocked down by a man who man ran off a French Quarter street early Sunday morning. New Orleans police say they arrested 37-year-old Tevest Vance and charged him with vehicular homicide. Police say they... (More)
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    Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

    Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

    Updated: 5:15 PM 10/19/2014

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered. Investigators also interviewed residents in the area Sunday, and forensic teams combed the sides of a road for several miles past the site. It was not immediately... (More)
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    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Updated: 5:12 PM 10/19/2014

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... (More)
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    Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

    Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

    Updated: 1:37 PM 10/19/2014

    KEENE, N.H. - Keene State College students are cleaning up from a chaotic weekend after parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival turned violent. Dozens of people were injured and arrested as crowds overturned cars, set fires and hurled bottles at police, who responded with riot gear and tear gas.... (More)
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    Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    Updated: 1:31 PM 10/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... (More)
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    College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge

    College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:08 PM 10/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN announced Sunday that they will broadcast their popular college football pregame show from Baton Rouge next Saturday when LSU takes on Ole Miss. The news came Sunday morning after the Tigers dismantled the Kentucky Wildcats 41-3. ESPN's College Gameday airs on ESPN from 8... (More)
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    Magee leads LSU past Kentucky, 41-3

    Magee leads LSU past Kentucky, 41-3

    Updated: 10:52 AM 10/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night. Travin Dural caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings and Leonard Fournette added a short scoring run for the... (More)
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    Former La education official dies in plane crash

    Former La education official dies in plane crash

    Updated: 10:51 AM 10/19/2014

    BASTROP, La. - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham (BAHR-um) of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says the longtime pilot died after his plane hit... (More)
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    3-year-old girl beaten to death, police say

    3-year-old girl beaten to death, police say

    Updated: 10:29 AM 10/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Police say a 3-year-old girl has been beaten to death and her 5-year-old brother assaulted at an apartment in New York City. They say Jeida Torres was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. A Fire Department of New York spokesman... (More)
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    US cruise ship carrying health care worker returns

    US cruise ship carrying health care worker returns

    Updated: 10:18 AM 10/19/2014

    GALVESTON, Texas - Carnival Cruise Lines says a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola has disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband after the ship returned to port in Galveston, Texas, early this morning and headed home. The cruise line and federal officials have... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 6: D'Andre Jackson

    Updated: 6:04 AM 10/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville's D'Andre Jackson isn't what you would expect of a typical 5A defensive tackle. The senior stands at 5'7", and weighs only 190 pounds. But for what he lacks in size, he makes up in speed, intelligence and lower body strength. Walker got a taste of... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: Hurricanes and Earthquakes

    Pat Shingleton: Hurricanes and Earthquakes

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/19/2014

    Weather anniversaries for October 19 include Hurricane Wilma, blasting the Yucatan with 175 mile-per-hour winds nine years ago. Katrina, Rita, Wilma were the five most intense Atlantic hurricanes, rewriting the record book in other categories. Wilma's eye wall was two nautical miles wide, the smallest on record. Louisiana has also... (More)
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    Central Florida holds on against Tulane 20-13

    Central Florida holds on against Tulane 20-13

    Updated: 12:45 AM 10/19/2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - UCF's defense came up with a pair of late fourth down stops, helping the Knights hold on for a 20-13 American Athletic Conference victory over Tulane on Saturday. The Knights (4-2, 2-0 AAC) survived four turnovers and late penalties to preserve the win. Both sides were... (More)
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    SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    Updated: 12:39 AM 10/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... (More)
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