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    State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment

    Updated: 10:40 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 11/22/2014

    From 1979 through 1981, I commuted to Pittsburgh from Baton Rouge every week. I "returned home" to showcase the weather on WPXI, the NBC affiliate. My wife Mabyn, remained at "home," here in Baton Rouge. On one Monday morning I landed in Pittsburgh with snow falling at a rapid rate.... (More)
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    Parkview Baptist takes down Division 2 #2 St. Michael 49-20

    Updated: 12:07 AM 11/22/2014

    DOUG WILLIAMS LEADERSHIP STADIUM - St. Michael may have been the higher seed facing Parkview Baptist, but the Eagles reminded the Warriors who the traditional power is between the two teams, as #7 Parkview rolled the Warriors 49-20 in the Division II quarterfinals. The Warriors had no answer for... (More)
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    Plaquemine cruises to quarters with 43-28 victory over Lutcher

    Updated: 11:50 PM 11/21/2014

    Lutcher was ready for a rematch with their district 6-4A rivals Plaquemine, but so were the Green Devils.

    The top seed in 4A had no problem getting it done against the Bulldogs and won the game 43-28.  

    Green Devil's running back, Austin Mitchell had a field day scoring four touchdowns. He finished the game with over 150 yards rushing.  

    Plaquemine now advances and will play South Terrebonne in the quarterfinals.

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    Catholic High Bears lose thriller to Brother Martin, 25-23

    Catholic High Bears lose thriller to Brother Martin, 25-23

    Updated: 11:44 PM 11/21/2014

    Catholic running back Derrius Guice came up short of the goalline according to the officials and their bid for a state championship came up short with him. Guice was stuffed on a two point conversion following a thrilling hook and ladder play that got the Bears to within two... (More)
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    High School Football Playoffs: Round 2

    Updated: 11:08 PM 11/21/2014

    Louisiana High School Football Class 5A Second Round Acadiana 38, Ponchatoula 28 C.E. Byrd 37, East Ascension 20 Destrehan 68, East St. John 14 Hahnville 28, Haughton 14 Mandeville 24, Barbe 21 Scotlandville 27, Thibodaux 15 West Monroe 24, Covington 7 Zachary 35, Denham Springs 10 Class 4A Second... (More)
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  • Local News

    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    Updated: 10:44 PM 11/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... (More)
  • Local News

    Football team pays tribute to slain coach

    Updated: 10:28 PM 11/21/2014

    EDGARD - A football team playing in honor of its murdered coach was victorious Friday night. Juan Joseph, 27, was killed at a Baton Rouge nightclub on Bennington Ave. last weekend. He was the quarterbacks coach for the West St. John Rams. "It hurts it really hurts to... (More)
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    5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    Updated: 6:46 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The city has an estimated 10,000 undocumented immigrants; half could qualify to stay under plans announced by the president Thursday. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration allows those living in the U.S. illegally to remain in the states risk-free if they register, pay taxes and... (More)
  • National News

    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Updated: 6:21 PM 11/21/2014

    HENDERSON, NV - President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful. Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to... (More)
  • Local News

    LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup

    Updated: 5:47 PM 11/21/2014

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... (More)
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    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Updated: 5:27 PM 11/21/2014

    WENATCHEE, WA - A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World... (More)
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    Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Updated: 5:13 PM 11/21/2014

    BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi to two years of... (More)
  • State News

    Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

    Updated: 4:32 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state agencies while... (More)
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    Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Updated: 4:14 PM 11/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... (More)
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    Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

    Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

    Updated: 4:05 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties. By executive order, Obama extended legal protection to keep nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Landrieu said while... (More)
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