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    Mississippi man charged in Exxon plant incident

    Updated: 4:59 PM 3/6/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released the name of a man who witnesses said fired a gun wildly from his car before charging into an Exxon plan in the north of part of East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. Trooper Jared Sandifer said 28-year-old Telvin Henyard of Woodville, Miss.... (More)
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    Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    Updated: 5:37 PM 3/6/2015

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... (More)
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    Ascension Parish offers haven for fire victims

    Ascension Parish offers haven for fire victims

    Updated: 5:15 PM 3/6/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One special house in Ascension Parish gives victims of fires a place to live after disaster strikes. Along Highway 621 in Prairieville the Ascension Fire House helps fire victims begin the road to recovery. In the past five years nearly two dozen families have used the house... (More)
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    St. Martin Parish school board employee arrested

    St. Martin Parish school board employee arrested

    Updated: 4:40 PM 3/6/2015

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A 27-year-old St. Martin Parish School Board employee is accused of molesting a juvenile. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office tells KATC-TV that Kaylyn Huval, of Breaux Bridge, was arrested Friday for molestation of a juvenile after an investigation began when her employer contacted authorities about a... (More)
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    Ag broadcaster Mike Danna dies at 54

    Ag broadcaster Mike Danna dies at 54

    Updated: 4:01 PM 3/6/2015

    ZACHARY - Louisiana agriculture broadcaster Mike Danna died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 54. The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation said on their Facebook page that Danna passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday morning. Danna was the longtime host of "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture,"... (More)
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    States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration

    Updated: 3:24 PM 3/6/2015

    HOUSTON - A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it. The allegation was made in court documents filed Thursday in response to a Justice Department... (More)
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    Feds: Hackers stole 1 billion email addresses in spam scheme

    Feds: Hackers stole 1 billion email addresses in spam scheme

    Updated: 2:47 PM 3/6/2015

    ATLANTA - Federal authorities say hackers stole an estimated 1 billion email addresses from marketing companies and used them to send recipients spam. John Horn, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, announced the case Friday as "one of the largest reported data breaches in United States history."... (More)
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    New Orleans School Board member indicted

    New Orleans School Board member indicted

    Updated: 2:27 PM 3/6/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans school board member faces a federal charge in an alleged bribery scheme. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced the charge against Ira Thomas at a Friday news conference. Polite says the charge arises from a scheme involving a school system janitorial services contract. He added... (More)
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    US consumers increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion

    US consumers increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion

    Updated: 2:18 PM 3/6/2015

    WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in January at the slowest pace in more than a year with borrowing on credit cards actually declining for the second time in the last three months. The Federal Reserve reports that consumer borrowing expanded $11.6 billion in January following a $17.9 billion gain... (More)
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    El Nino has come

    El Nino has come

    Updated: 2:00 PM 3/6/2015

    The long-anticipated El Niño has finally arrived. Since Hurricane Season 2014, the WBRZ Weather Team has been mentioning the likeliness of an El Niño developing during late 2014 and early 2015. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecasters have issued an El Niño Advisory which means warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures along the... (More)
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    I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    Updated: 1:45 PM 3/6/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a disabled fertilizer truck spilled its load on I-110 and blocked traffic around noon Friday. DOTD said the center and right lanes of I-110 South were blocked past Airline Highway because of the spill. A dump truck's trailer split open and spilled... (More)
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    BP ends attempt to oust oil spill claims administrator

    BP ends attempt to oust oil spill claims administrator

    Updated: 1:36 PM 3/6/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has ended its effort to have courts remove the administrator of claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A federal district judge had refused to remove Patrick Juneau from the job. The oil giant then went to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... (More)
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    Father of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit

    Father of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit

    Updated: 1:15 PM 3/6/2015

    LORAIN, Ohio - The father of an Ohio teenager who died after ingesting caffeine powder is suing online retailer Amazon.com and companies that distribute the powder, blaming them for not providing proper warnings about its dangers. An Amazon.com Inc. spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner, a... (More)
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    National Unplugging Day wants you to embrace reality

    National Unplugging Day wants you to embrace reality

    Updated: 12:48 PM 3/6/2015

    As we continue to spend more and more time completely enthralled by our electronic devices on a daily basis, the annual "National Day of Unplugging" aims to get Americans to put their smartphones and tablets down, if only for a day. The National Day of Unplugging begins tonight at... (More)
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    Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again

    Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again

    Updated: 11:32 AM 3/6/2015

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week. Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that the goal is... (More)
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    WR Marques Colston to restructure deal, stay with Saints

    WR Marques Colston to restructure deal, stay with Saints

    Updated: 10:58 AM 3/6/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints WR Marques Colston will remain with the Who Dats for the 2015 season after he reached an agreement to restructure his contract with the franchise on Friday. WWL-TV reports Colston would have cost the Saints nearly $10 million against the salary cap, and the team... (More)
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