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    Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies

    Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies

    Updated: 5:48 PM 7/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning. Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... (More)
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    Sports 2-A-Days: Baker

    Sports 2-A-Days: Baker

    Updated: 11:08 PM 7/27/2014

    BAKER - Sandwhiched between Scotlandville and Zachary, the Baker Buffalos are trying one again to establish an identity as a force to be reckoned with, starting with district 3-7A. The Buffalos went 1-9 in 2012, the first year under head coach Richard Oliver, but improved to 3-7 last year... (More)
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    Tigers shine at Cape Cod League All-Star game

    Tigers shine at Cape Cod League All-Star game

    Updated: 10:58 PM 7/27/2014

    BOURNE, MA - Chris Chinea hit a home run for the West team in the Cape Cod League All-Star game Sunday night, and he wasn't the only LSU Tiger with a great game. The West won 5-0 on the strength of Chinea, Connor Hale (who produced 2 hits and... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: Thanks a lot Doug

    Pat Shingleton: Thanks a lot  Doug

    Updated: 10:14 PM 7/27/2014

    As noted in Sunday's column, heat waves initiated cool-downs. Years ago, the inflatable pool was "shot-up" by Doug Kelly's B.B. gun. Mom instructed us to fill the wash tub with cold water and stick my brother Kevin in there for a few days. He enjoyed it even though his lips... (More)
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    APSO: Former deputy dies saving his dog

    APSO: Former deputy dies saving his dog

    Updated: 7:11 PM 7/27/2014

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office says one of it's former deputies was killed trying to save his dog Sunday morning. Lt. Sam Vitter, 56, drowned in the Spanish Oaks subdivision pond on Swamp Road in Prairieville. Ascension deputies, the Prairieville fire department and the Gonzales... (More)
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    Traffic on I-10 near Whiskey Bay

    Traffic on I-10 near Whiskey Bay

    Updated: 6:40 PM 7/27/2014

    WHISKEY BAY - State police say a crash earlier today on I-10 westbound at Whiskey Bay is causing heavy delays.

    The crash is just after the Atchafalaya River Highway exit on I-10 west.

    Police are advise taking US-190 as an alternate route for the time being. DOTD says traffic is currently backed up about three miles.

     

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    Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    Updated: 4:43 PM 7/27/2014

    D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop. He says an autopsy will be performed Monday on James Dwight King of D'Iberville. King's body was found Sunday afternoon... (More)
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    Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    Updated: 1:33 PM 7/27/2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards says a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride's carriages disconnected late Saturday. One rider was treated at... (More)
  • International News

    Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

    Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

    Updated: 11:22 AM 7/27/2014

    GENOA, Italy - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck was eased Sunday into Genoa's port - where it will be scrapped. The luxury liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio... (More)
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    Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    Updated: 10:17 AM 7/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers. Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "The Washtub, more than washing..."

    Pat Shingleton: "The Washtub, more than washing..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 7/27/2014

    The Heat Index could register above the 100 degree mark this weekend. Keep the A.C. humming, the ceiling fans rotating and stay hydrated. As noted in a previous column, my mother instructed me to "fill the washtub" so that my brother Kevin would get a "cool-down" during episodes of blistering... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    Mettenberger discusses sucker punch

    Updated: 10:59 PM 7/26/2014

    NASHVILLE, TN - Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows only too well the intensity of the Alabama-LSU rivalry. Mettenberger was sucker-punched last weekend by an Alabama fan while at a bar with fellow rookie Taylor Lewan. A man came up to him and said, "Roll Tide." The former LSU quarterback,... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports 2-A-Days: Independence

    Updated: 10:55 PM 7/26/2014

    INDEPENDENCE - The Independence Tigers are hoping to turn the page on a rough season in 2013 and take strides in the right direction this fall. 

    The Tigers were 1-9 last season, but this year they have 14 returning starters, including four on the offensive line and the entire defensive line. 

    Head coach Keith Carona says the Tigers have a chance to be a very physical team this year in district 8-3A, as long as they can stay healthy. 

  • Sports

    Archie Manning discusses role as CFP selection committee member

    Updated: 10:46 PM 7/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Archie Manning laughed at the Manning Passing Academy when asked about his new role as one of the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee: he said the college football players around him probably had no idea. "I don't think they know I'm on... (More)
  • Local News

    Auditors unable to give financial status for USS KID

    Updated: 9:28 PM 7/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S.S Kidd is trying to stay afloat after the state audit was unable to do a proper audit report by giving an opinion on financial shape of the Kidd because of the lack of expense records. Amy Torres and her family made the trip from... (More)
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    Ridership rises on revamped bus system

    Ridership rises on revamped bus system

    Updated: 6:50 PM 7/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Three months after Baton Rouge's bus system expanded service and added routes, ridership is up though the agency continues to adjust service. A challenge remaining is locating a transfer hub to replace one at the Mall of Louisiana. Mall owners have told officials of the Capital Area... (More)
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