Updated: 11:03 AM 3/9/2014
BATON ROUGE - I-10 is closed in both directions due to a vehicle fire near the Acadian exit.
Traffic is backed up to the I-10/110 merge on the eastbound side and the I-10/12 merge on the westbound side.
This is the second vehicle fire in two days on I-10 in the Baton Rouge area.
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Updated: 11:07 PM 3/8/2014BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball used a 3 run rally in the 7th inning to lift the Tigers to a win against Purdue on Saturday night. The Boilermakers took a 2-0 lead in the 5th inning, but in the 7th, the Tigers re-took the lead as Andrew Stevenson... (More)
Updated: 7:00 PM 3/8/2014BATON ROUGE - LSU has opened spring football practice with some players at new positions and a couple of regulars sitting out while recovering from offseason surgeries. Senior defensive end Jermauria Rasco is recovering from shoulder procedures and junior safety Corey Thompson from knee surgery. Coach Les Miles said after... (More)
Updated: 6:36 PM 3/8/2014HOUMA, La. - The long, cold winter means crawfish are scarce and expensive. During cold weather, crawfish stay at the bottom of their ponds or streams, and don't eat. That means they're much smaller than usual for this time of year - and they're not taking the bait in crawfish... (More)
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Updated: 6:29 PM 3/8/2014BATON ROUGE - Charles Mann had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia defeated LSU, 69-61, in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday. Kenny Gaines made six of seven 3-pointers he attempted and finished with 20 points for the Bulldogs (18-12, 12-6 Southeastern Conference), who'll be... (More)
Updated: 1:55 PM 3/8/2014BATON ROUGE - State police say two children were injured during a three car crash Friday afternoon. It happened on US Hwy 61 north of Barringer Foreman Road. Police say 42-year-old Khamphangdeth Souvannaphim was driving on northbound on US Hwy 61. While attempting to switch lanes, he hit... (More)
Updated: 12:53 PM 3/8/2014KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama is continuing his telephone outreach on Ukraine during his Florida vacation. The president spoke individually Saturday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande. Obama also held a conference call... (More)
Updated: 11:19 AM 3/8/2014SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations. The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of... (More)
Updated: 11:09 AM 3/8/2014BATON ROUGE, La. - Lawmakers kick off their annual legislative session Monday, with lessened budget worries but new disputes on educational standards, medical marijuana and a statewide minimum wage. The three-month regular session is a free-for-all, with legislators able to consider most any issue - except taxes. More than 1,500... (More)
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Updated: 4:00 AM 3/8/2014It's another clock adjustment tonight so before you hit the sheets at bedtime adjust the clock ahead an hour. The reason for "Summer Time" or Daylight Saving Time is to make use of daylight. The American delegate to Paris, Benjamin Franklin, first conceived the idea in Paris in 1784 and... (More)
Updated: 10:49 PM 3/7/2014BATON ROUGE - Officers had to smash in the window of a vehicle because a drunk man passed out while behind the wheel, according to an arrest report. Police say Samuel Shavers was found asleep with his foot on the brake of the vehicle while the car was still... (More)
Updated: 10:35 PM 3/7/2014BATON ROUGE - He may be small, but he's shown a lot of heart battling a form of brain cancer at St Jude's hospital in Baton Rouge over the past two years. Now JJ Walker takes on another challenge: being the newest member of the Southern Jaguar football team.... (More)
Updated: 10:23 PM 3/7/2014NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... (More)
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