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    Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

    Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

    Updated: 10:46 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A narcotics search warrant ended with an exchange of gunfire where a Baton Rouge Police officer was injured. The incident happened on 36th at Cain Street, near the intersection of North Acadian and Gus Young. Police said they only could release preliminary information and more is... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Titanic Wierdness..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Titanic Wierdness..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/17/2014

    "Pat Shingleton's Weather News" is just that, a gathering of items from sources such as The Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored. On April 14, 1912, before the Titanic hit an iceberg, Rev. Charles Morgan fell into a fitful sleep filled with frantic voices and crashing waves. Hearing the... (More)
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    Parents, students, and faculty respond to school's abrupt closure

    Updated: 10:45 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Career Academy Public Charter High School in Baton Rouge is closing because there is no building to accommodate the students. The building is rented out by East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and it is asking for the building back for a new magnet middle school... (More)
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    Worker resigns after Congressman's kiss goes viral

    Worker resigns after Congressman's kiss goes viral

    Updated: 10:23 PM 4/16/2014

    MONROE- The woman some have fingered as the source of a leaked video where Rep. Vance McAllister is seen kissing an aid has resigned, KNOE TV reported Wednesday. Leah Gordon was the district manager at the office where McAllister kissed the woman who was not his wife. The video... (More)
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    Sunshine Bridge construction creates problems for drivers

    Updated: 9:52 PM 4/16/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE - Structural repairs to the Sunshine Bridge are creating long commutes and no room for error for drivers. Since February, the bridge has been down to one lane in each direction and with a 13-and-a-half feet height limit. Tuesday, an 18-wheeler clipped the overhead metal barrier, which... (More)
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    Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    Updated: 9:51 PM 4/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... (More)
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    LSU's busy week continues with visit to St. Jude Hospital

    Updated: 9:22 PM 4/16/2014

    MEMPHIS, TN - The LSU baseball team continued a busy week as they visited the St. Jude children's research hospital in Memphis as they spend spring break on the road. The Tigers got off to a good start to their week with a 13-5 win over Southern Mississippi on... (More)
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    Man in 20s faces 6th DWI

    Man in 20s faces 6th DWI

    Updated: 8:46 PM 4/16/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - a 29-year-old faces his 6th DWI offense after State Police arrested him for causing a head-on wreck on February 1, 2014. State Troopers arrested Lee Edward Easley today on charges of DWI, reckless operation, negligent injuring and possession of marijuana. Investigators said Easley was driving... (More)
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    Facebook mobile users have to download Messenger

    Facebook mobile users have to download Messenger

    Updated: 7:51 PM 4/16/2014

    PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA- Facebook is eliminating instant messaging for mobile and tablet users who will now have to download Messenger, the dedicated texting app Facebook rolled out three-years ago. The company says the change will give users a faster and better experience. The update will first affect Android... (More)
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    Police response investigated

    Police response investigated

    Updated: 7:44 PM 4/16/2014

    DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... (More)
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    Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls

    Updated: 6:51 PM 4/16/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... (More)
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    Police connect dots on murder, theft

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - Deputies are connecting the dots concerning a theft and a murder in Iberville Parish. Avery Hastings, 42, was found dead in January after being shot several times, his body dumped in a sugar cane field in Rosedale, near Grosse Tete. Mark Roy, his work supervisor, was... (More)
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    Painful lesson learned after drive-by shooting

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An 18-year old is learning a painful lesson after he was injured during a drive-by shooting last night. It happened on Avis Ave, near Staring Lane, where police say someone opened fire from a car, hitting three people. One man was seriously injured. Darrell Oby's son... (More)
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    Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled

    Updated: 5:50 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... (More)
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    Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    Updated: 5:39 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators for the Career Academy Charter High School in Baton Rouge announced they would close at the end of May because they had to move facilities and there were no buildings to house their 243 students. A spokesperson for the charter school said the EBR Parish... (More)
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    16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    Updated: 5:28 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies escorted a 16-year-old accused triple murderer into the adult prison Wednesday afternoon. Inside, Nakeydran Williams will await trial for a shooting in Baker nearly three weeks ago where four other teenagers were shot. Three died in the incident and a fourth survived. For the... (More)
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