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    Sex offender's release concerns abuse advocates

    Updated: 6:47 PM 9/15/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The upcoming release of a man who was convicted of having sex with four juveniles is alarming advocates who represent sex abuse victims. Two of the victims were 13 years old. In the sleepy town of St. Francisville, advocates for sexual abuse victims want residents there... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    LSU expects Miss. St. to be toughest matchup yet

    LSU expects Miss. St. to be toughest matchup yet

    Updated: 7:15 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The eighth-ranked LSU Tigers are bracing for what they expect to be their stiffest challenge yet when unbeaten Mississippi State visits Tiger Stadium this weekend. LSU has allowed opposing quarterbacks just a 40 percent completion rate for 94 yards per game. But the Bulldogs have scored at... (More)
  • Local News

    Sorrento councilman wants police department gone

    Updated: 6:46 PM 9/15/2014

    SORRENTO - The voters will get to decide if the police department should be abolished when they hit the polls in November. The Police Department has been defunct since it lost liability coverage last year and the chief of police resigned after he lied to the FBI about a... (More)
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    Immigrant influx strains EBR teaching staff

    Updated: 6:44 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An influx of immigrant children is putting a strain on resources for the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. More than a thousand unaccompanied alien children are now in schools across the state. East Baton Rouge Parish has 173 students from Central America recently enrolled that... (More)
  • Saints

    Payton harps on Saints' mental errors in 2 losses

    Payton harps on Saints' mental errors in 2 losses

    Updated: 5:59 PM 9/15/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says he's been disappointed by his players' lack of situational awareness during a pair of close losses to open the season. The coach says the result has been costly pre-snap mental errors including blown pass coverages, running backs failing to pick up a blitzes... (More)
  • Local News

    BR video game developer seeks funding

    Updated: 5:47 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An independent video game developer in Baton Rouge has a few days left to raise money for his game. In the game "Nefarious" you're not the hero. Instead, you play a villain dead set on kidnapping the princess and keeping her away from the hero. The... (More)
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  • National News

    Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    Updated: 5:43 PM 9/15/2014

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon. Passengers were temporarily... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Blame it on the sugar

    Updated: 4:55 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... (More)
  • Local News

    4-vehicle wreck snarls Miss. River bridge traffic

    4-vehicle wreck snarls Miss. River bridge traffic

    Updated: 4:43 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed all but one lane of I-10 West crossing the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck at the beginning of rush hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at the top of the bridge, blocking the left and center lanes... (More)
  • National News

    Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Updated: 3:53 PM 9/15/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, nearly half... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused in EBR gun battle

    Man accused in EBR gun battle

    Updated: 3:44 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man who investigators said was involved in a gunfight in the northeast part of the parish. Deputies charged Justin Stoute, 19, with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon after his arrest Monday. Investigators said Stoute admitted... (More)
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  • State News

    Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

    Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

    Updated: 2:36 PM 9/15/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions. The American Democracy Legal Fund announced Monday it filed the complaint with the Louisiana ethics board. It seeks an investigation into a $100,000 fund transfer from... (More)
  • State News

    GOP says Landrieu charter flight review has holes

    GOP says Landrieu charter flight review has holes

    Updated: 2:18 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans say U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu fell short of her pledge to review all her taxpayer-funded private charter flights to make sure they complied with the law. The Democratic senator, seeking re-election on the November ballot, released a review of flights dating back to February 2002. Republicans,... (More)
  • Local News

    Update: Police now say driver not deceased in wreck

    Update: Police now say driver not deceased in wreck

    Updated: 1:54 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman involved in a wreck in Baton Rouge Monday did not die, despite an earlier report from officers she had. A BRPD spokesperson said the driver who wrecked on South Acadian Thruway near Capital Heights may have had an unknown medical issue which... (More)
  • National News

    Apple iPhone 6 pre-order demand overwhelms supply

    Apple iPhone 6 pre-order demand overwhelms supply

    Updated: 1:15 PM 9/15/2014

    NEW YORK - Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be delivered until... (More)
  • Saints

    AP source: Ingram has a broken hand

    AP source: Ingram has a broken hand

    Updated: 1:09 PM 9/15/2014

    METAIRIE - A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Saints have not disclosed the injury, which was first reported by ESPN. The person says... (More)
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