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    Human remains found on family farm, identity unknown

    Updated: 9:46 PM 4/24/2014

    HAMMOND - A family is in shock after a human skeleton was found on their Tangipahoa Parish property. Tuesday afternoon, family members discovered a skull and bones while clearing land on N. Brickyard Drive. Sheriff office investigators rushed to the scene and called in forensic experts from LSU to... (More)
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    Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic

    Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic

    Updated: 11:31 PM 4/24/2014

    AVONDALE - Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. Martin's 10th birdie was his most spectacular shot in a round full of them as he chipped in from 55 feet on the par-3... (More)
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    Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    Updated: 11:12 PM 4/24/2014

    DARROW- A 23-year-old died in a shooting on Highway 22 Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Isaac Prestley was shot around 6:30 p.m. and taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle where he died. Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the department, said the incident is... (More)
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    Companies butt heads over 'Walking Dead Escape' agreement

    Updated: 10:56 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A special effects company says they're out thousands of dollars after producers of The Walking Dead Escape canceled their order at the last minute. The Walking Dead Escape, a zombie-theme obstacle course inspired by the hit television series, made its first stop on a national tour... (More)
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    How your kid's football helmet stacks up

    Updated: 10:00 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The helmet your son wears on the football field is getting a grade, and it may not stack up to the price tag on the facemask. Researchers at Virginia Tech have released a ratings system of nearly every helmet used in high school football, giving each helmet... (More)
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    Troopers: woman posed as court worker, tried to have evidence destroyed

    Troopers: woman posed as court worker, tried to have evidence destroyed

    Updated: 9:59 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a 23-year-old woman after she allegedly called the State Police Crime Lab and tried to have evidence destroyed in a case against her. Investigators said Jana Pourciau called the crime lab from her cell phone and posed as an employee of the 18th... (More)
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    Elderly woman, lost with dementia may be driving I-10

    Elderly woman, lost  with dementia may be driving I-10

    Updated: 9:53 PM 4/24/2014

    LAFAYETTE- Authorities here are asking people across the I-10 corridor to be on the look for a 76-year-old woman who may be disoriented and driving around. Hazel Hebert suffers from the onset of dementia and was last seen about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Her family members discovered she was missing... (More)
  • National News

    Prison time for forced labor

    Updated: 7:51 PM 4/24/2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- A woman who lured a mentally disabled mother and her child into captivity and forced labor got nearly four-years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby after she made a plea deal when she was charged with threatening the woman, beating her and making her... (More)
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    Manufacturing bright for economy

    Manufacturing bright for economy

    Updated: 7:45 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW YORK- It looks like big companies are finally starting to spend and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs.

    General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar make equipment other companies need to buy to grow and those three have posted good results and tell investors orders for more goods are strong.

    Economists say that's a sign businesses are confident enough to invest and hire because they see the economy is strong enough to support growth.

  • Local News

    Florida Blvd. closed during Thursday's rush hour

    Florida Blvd. closed during Thursday's rush hour

    Updated: 6:56 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a natural gas leak which shut down Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Crews reported the leak at 2250 Florida Boulevard, and traffic officials closed the highway in both directions between N. 22nd and N. 23rd. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson... (More)
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    8-week-old and other kids found living in a meth lab

    Updated: 6:54 PM 4/24/2014

    HAMMOND - Three children are in state custody after sheriff's deputies said they were discovered in a methamphetamine lab in Hammond Tuesday. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating a burglary on Wardline Road when detectives smelled the drug lab. Deputies said they got permission to search... (More)
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    DWI database closer to reality

    Updated: 6:53 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly three years after our initial News 2 Investigative report which highlighted the need for a database that tracks drunk drivers, that system is close to becoming a reality. Some recent high-profile arrests involving sixth and seventh DWIs have once again raised questions as to why... (More)
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    EBR judge wants domestic violence court

    Updated: 6:52 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish. State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... (More)
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    Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    Updated: 6:26 PM 4/24/2014

    BAKER - Authorities arrested two people after narcotics agents said they found bags of cocaine, an assault rifle, and cash at an East Baton Rouge home Thursday. Investigators arrested Jonathan Lewis, 31, and Latarsha Lewis, 30, on drug and weapons charges. Jonathan Lewis was also charged with four counts... (More)
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    Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    Updated: 4:40 PM 4/24/2014

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they found dozens of marijuana plants and three small children in a Gonzales man's home Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Dent, 42, Thursday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, cultivating marijuana, and using drugs around minors. Detectives said... (More)
  • State News

    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Updated: 3:59 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight over whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday... (More)
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