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    Residents, church extend olive branch over planned cemetery

    Updated: 10:20 PM 9/17/2014

    WALKER - Ahead of a protest over a planned cemetery near a neighborhood in unincorporated Livingston Parish, homeowners and leaders of a nearby church exchanged an olive branch. A protest had been planned for Wednesday evening since people were upset about the plans for a graveyard just north of... (More)
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    Payton: With Ingram out, Saints other RBs ready

    Payton: With Ingram out, Saints other RBs ready

    Updated: 11:29 PM 9/17/2014

    METAIRIE - New Orleans' running game has been the least of coach Sean Payton's worries during the Saints' first two games. The coach expects that to remain the case, even with Mark Ingram sidelined by a broken hand. Payton says Ingram, who has averaged 6 yards per carry and scored... (More)
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    Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    Updated: 10:19 PM 9/17/2014

    GEISMAR - More than 200 workers for Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC in Ascension Parish will get overtime back wages paid to them after a settlement between the two companies and the federal government. A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the companies violated the Fair Labor... (More)
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    Three arrested after bank heist

    Three arrested after bank heist

    Updated: 10:14 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested three individuals suspected to be involved in a bank robbery that happened Wednesday morning in Shenandoah. Leroy George III, 19, Terri Lynn Larrieu, 50, and Regina Ann Alfred, 39, were taken into custody following the robbery of the Chase Bank at 6170 Jones... (More)
  • State News

    Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    Updated: 9:20 PM 9/17/2014

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... (More)
  • National News

    Alaska oil checks

    Alaska oil checks

    Updated: 7:45 PM 9/17/2014

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- This year's oil checks for people in Alaska will amount to about $1,900.

    The money from the state's oil wealth is distributed yearly to residents.

    The payout is October 2 and is more than double the amount of $900 last year.

    It's short of the record payout of $2,069 six-years ago.

    The amount of the checks is based on a five-year rolling average of worldwide oil markets.

    The checks have been handed out since 1982.

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    Illegal immigrant drivers put to vote

    Illegal immigrant drivers put to vote

    Updated: 7:38 PM 9/17/2014

    PORTLAND, OREGON- Some people in Oregon were successful in blocking a new law that allowed illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses and instead passed a measure to allow voters to decide the issue in November. Seven other states allow it. Oregonians for Immigration Reform says the state should... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit

    Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal

    Updated: 6:51 PM 9/17/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... (More)
  • Local News

    Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars

    Updated: 6:50 PM 9/17/2014

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... (More)
  • Local News

    California crawfish fill demand during fall months

    Updated: 6:29 PM 9/17/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Crawfish season usually ends around July, but one Denham Springs seafood market has found a way to sell crawfish in the fall. Ron's Seafood on South Range Avenue gets live sacks of crawfish flown in from California in September to meet the demand for mud bugs.... (More)
  • Local News

    State worker insurance costs to rise

    Updated: 6:29 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If your health insurance is administered by the Office of Group Benefits, more options are heading your way in the way of HMOs, PPOs and high-deductible plans, but with those options comes increases in HMO co-pays and PPO deductibles. The changes follow a five-percent premium increase tacked... (More)
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    New home in Geismar donated to Iraq war veteran

    Updated: 6:15 PM 9/17/2014

    GEISMAR - A 16-year veteran of the armed services who was is injured during a 2011 tour of duty in Iraq is the proud owner of a new home in Geismar as of Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Foundation presented Cory Jenkins, who served in the... (More)
  • Recipes

    Bacon-wrapped oysters with The Saints Super Fans

    Updated: 5:40 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local restaurant shared a bacon-wrapped oyster recipe good enough for any Saints fan. JK Lockhart from Lava Cantina cooked bacon-wrapped oysters. He then fried the oysters in tempura batter and topped it off with a remoulade sauce. To make the dish, these ingredients are... (More)
  • Local News

    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Updated: 5:33 PM 9/17/2014

    GONZALES - For the third time, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux has vetoed the capital outlay budget for the city. The move aims to secure additional funding for the police department, which was removed by an amendment by three council members. Arceneaux did not veto the general fund budget,... (More)
  • Local News

    BBB announces 2014 Torch ethics award winners

    BBB announces 2014 Torch ethics award winners

    Updated: 5:30 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana announced the winners of the 2014 Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business on Wednesday. This year's winners are the SRS Wealth Management Group, Bozeman Distributors, the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation and the Mary Bird Perkins... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Western Division continues to dominate SEC

    Western Division continues to dominate SEC

    Updated: 4:20 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing. In fact, it might be wider than ever. The Southeastern Conference's Western Division has five members in the top 10: No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU... (More)
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