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    Sidewalk plan for deadly street

    Updated: 9:48 PM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A street that has become deadly for pedestrians could see improvements soon. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane. Ditches line either side of the road in some places, at times forcing people to walk or ride their bike in the street. There are dirt paths... (More)
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    Almost a record

    Almost a record

    Updated: 5:53 AM 1/28/2015

    After near record warmth on Tuesday, a sunny Wednesday we'll aim for a fourth of five straight days above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Yet again, a weak front has pushed through the region shifting our light winds to the northeast. Despite ample sunshine, this subtle wind... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Recital"

    Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Recital"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 1/28/2015

    Tuesday's column noted the intense winds in the Pyrenees Mountains, an area referred to as Ampurden. Salvador Dali believed he could harvest this wind and power a pipe organ. More than 20 years after his death, Spanish entrepreneurs fulfilled Dali's dream by constructing a giant wind-powered organ, originally designed by... (More)
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    Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    Updated: 3:25 AM 1/28/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club. Construction began earlier this month on the 1.6-mile... (More)
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    NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    Updated: 3:23 AM 1/28/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creator, Gary Glasberg, in the parade... (More)
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    Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Updated: 2:26 AM 1/28/2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is ordering immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them. Internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press also show that agents are being told to review... (More)
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    Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    Updated: 2:24 AM 1/28/2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get underway as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. If approved, Loretta Lynch would become the first black female attorney general. She is now the U.S. attorney for the... (More)
  • Weather

    Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    Updated: 2:02 AM 1/28/2015

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... (More)
  • Health

    Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    Updated: 2:01 AM 1/28/2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll says most Americans would want Congress to restore federal subsidies for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of that aid. A poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says more than 6... (More)
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    Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    Updated: 1:59 AM 1/28/2015

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... (More)
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    Man claims he stole $80,000 then tossed it all over O'Neal Lane

    Man claims he stole $80,000 then tossed it all over O'Neal Lane

    Updated: 11:04 PM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - City police continue to search for $80,000 stolen from the Loomis armored car company. A guard for the company was arrested on theft charges in early January, but the loot he is accused of stealing is still missing. Kenneth Kelly, Jr, 24, was charged with felony... (More)
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    Parish leaders end long, bitter battle with strip club

    Updated: 10:28 PM 1/27/2015

    PINE GROVE - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury publicly announced it was ending its legal battle with a strip club Tuesday. The parish has spent $210,000 dealing with litigation over the bar's operation. "I've never been to the strip club. I don't plan to go," juror Theodore... (More)
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    Deputy arrested after violent tirade

    Deputy arrested after violent tirade

    Updated: 9:46 PM 1/27/2015

    PIERRE PART - An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested and fired from his job Tuesday after an altercation he had with his wife and a fellow officer. The sheriff's office said Gary Ellis, Jr, 30, was booked on charges after he come home from a day of drinking,... (More)
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    Police ask for help finding missing man

    Police ask for help finding missing man

    Updated: 9:39 PM 1/27/2015

    PLAQUEMINE - City police issued a missing persons alert Tuesday for a 64-year-old man who hasn't spoken with his family since last Friday. Norman Deggs appears to have vanished, family members reported to police. He was last seen and heard from on January 23rd. Police said family members are... (More)
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    Mercedes taps Am General for U.S. manufacturing

    Mercedes taps Am General for U.S. manufacturing

    Updated: 7:56 PM 1/27/2015

    DETROIT- AM General, the company that makes military and commercial vehicles, was tapped by Mercedes Benz to make its SUV's. It will make the R-Class which is a seven-seat SUV at its plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The R-Class is mainly sold in China. Mercedes moved the assembly line... (More)
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    Monster storm spawns monster

    Monster storm spawns monster

    Updated: 7:48 PM 1/27/2015

    BOSTON- Add another epic to the snow storm of century hitting the northeast. A white furry phantom is getting laughs by walking through the blizzard in a Yeti or Sasquatch outfit. One was even sighted trying to hail a cab in a suburb of Boston. One reporter tweeted... (More)
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