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    Second train wreck reported in the area

    Second train wreck reported in the area

    Updated: 4:42 PM 8/1/2014

    PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday. Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... (More)
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    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Updated: 5:01 PM 8/1/2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Mark Ingram speaks boldly about the promise of New Orleans' running game, considering the Saints ranked near the bottom of the NFL in rushing last season and then traded away Darren Sproles. Ingram says the Saints have one of the deepest and most talented groups... (More)
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    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Updated: 4:54 PM 8/1/2014

    CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies are working a crash that has closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said. The wreck is at El Ranchito and involves as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children are among the injured. There was no... (More)
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    Arrest made in July 14 shooting on Florida St.

    Arrest made in July 14 shooting on Florida St.

    Updated: 4:49 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a 59-year-old man on Florida Street last month, according to police in Baton Rouge. Detectives believe that Marlon Carter, 41, of Zachary was involved in a dispute with Charles Vincent just before the shooting... (More)
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    DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    Updated: 4:30 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Home and Health (DHH) added another six confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including one asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases in Louisiana this year to 15. Caddo and... (More)
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    Train derailment cleanup expected to last all weekend

    Train derailment cleanup expected to last all weekend

    Updated: 4:25 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup won't be over for some time and a length of S. Choctaw Drive is expected to be closed for the immediate future since work to remove a derailed train is taking longer than expected, officials told WBRZ News 2 Friday afternoon. Police and firefighters have... (More)
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    State Police to lead expedition to border

    State Police to lead expedition to border

    Updated: 4:05 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are headed to the U.S- Mexican border for a look at where illegals begin their journey into the states, possibly headed to Louisiana. Col. Mike Edmonson is expected to be in McAllen, Texas, beginning Monday. Edmonson and his team will focus on how drugs... (More)
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    Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    Updated: 3:09 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sewer line construction crews will once again return to Burbank Drive for extra work and close more lanes of the southeast Baton Rouge highway. Beginning Tuesday, August 5, there will be intermittent lane closures from Staring Extension to Lee Drive. Expect closures through Friday, August 15th. The... (More)
  • National News

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Updated: 3:09 PM 8/1/2014

    ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients... (More)
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    Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

    Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

    Updated: 2:30 PM 8/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere. Republicans are pushing legislation that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here... (More)
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    Agents arrest 1 during tattoo parlor drug raid

    Agents arrest 1 during tattoo parlor drug raid

    Updated: 2:08 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents arrested the owner of a Harding Blvd. tattoo parlor and seized an array of street narcotics during a raid of the man's business last night. Agents searched the property owned by Rodney Johnson, 37, on the evening of July 31 after undercover detectives were... (More)
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    EBRSO looking for Sherwood Manor car burglar

    EBRSO looking for Sherwood Manor car burglar

    Updated: 1:19 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are looking to identify a man seen burglarizing cars in the Sherwood Manor subdivision early last month.

    Law enforcement received several reports of items stolen from unlocked cars in the subdivision, located at South Flannery between Millerville and Old Hammond Hwy, sometime during July 8 and July 9.

    Anyone who is able to identify the pictured suspect is asked to contact East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office detectives at (225) 389-5000.

  • State News

    Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association

    Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association

    Updated: 12:51 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is backing U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race, choosing the Democratic incumbent over her closest Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. The association announced its endorsement Friday, after a vote was taken this week during the sheriffs' annual conference in Florida.... (More)
  • International News

    Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

    Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

    Updated: 12:28 PM 8/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached. The White House says Obama spoke to Putin Friday. The call came... (More)
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    Vitter describes strong support for Common Core

    Vitter describes strong support for Common Core

    Updated: 12:06 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "strongly" supports the Common Core education standards. The position puts him at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, but could bolster support from the business community as the senator raises money for the 2015 governor's race. In an interview taped... (More)
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    Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    Updated: 11:49 AM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Auditors looking at state payments to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year. Education Superintendent John White said Friday the money has been recouped from the schools, by backing the dollars out of the last round... (More)
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