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    BR General to close MidCity ER

    BR General to close MidCity ER

    Updated: 11:02 AM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple sources told News 2 Wednesday that plans are in the works to shutter the emergency room at Baton Rouge General's Mid-City hospital. The hospital did not respond to calls asking for confirmation about the closure. Multiple people who work at the ER said they... (More)
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    Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    Updated: 11:35 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... (More)
  • Weather

    2 years and counting

    2 years and counting

    Updated: 10:31 AM 8/27/2014

    The last time Southeastern Louisiana has been under a hurricane warning was exactly two years ago-August 27, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approached the coast. Most coastal National Weather Service forecast offices have gone even longer without needing to issue such an advisory. After the quietest hurricane season since 1983... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape

    Updated: 10:20 AM 8/27/2014

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... (More)
  • Sports

    IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

    IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

    Updated: 10:13 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A person close to the situation says the IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the race date has not been publicly announced.... (More)
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    ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    Updated: 9:57 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental... (More)
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    Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Updated: 9:38 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Le entered his plea Wednesday. The 21-year-old Le originally was arrested July 4 and booked with... (More)
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    Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Updated: 9:30 AM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers... (More)
  • Local News

    Ascension breaks ground on new government complex

    Updated: 9:23 AM 8/27/2014

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... (More)
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    PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    Updated: 9:22 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm. One alleges the family is abusing a 6-year-old by teaching him to handle alligators at Harvey Kliebert Turtle and Alligator Farm and Tours. Melody Kliebert, who married into the... (More)
  • State News

    High school student dies after attack at school

    Updated: 9:21 AM 8/27/2014

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... (More)
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    I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire

    Updated: 9:21 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern, ULL prepare for in-state clash

    Updated: 9:20 AM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field. Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start. "I... (More)
  • Sports

    Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Updated: 9:20 AM 8/27/2014

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... (More)
  • Events

    EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more

    Updated: 9:17 AM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children. They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services... (More)
  • National News

    US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    Updated: 8:05 AM 8/27/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. defense officials say the Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants. The imperiled town of Amirli ('Ah-mur-lee) is about 105 miles north of Baghdad and just a... (More)
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