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    Multiple vehicle accident closes I-110 South

    Multiple vehicle accident closes I-110 South

    Updated: 1:02 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A major accident involving two 18-wheelers and one passenger vehicle closed I-110 South at North 9th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to LADOTD. LADOTD provided an updated at 1 p.m. that reported the right lane was back open with the left still... (More)
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    Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    Updated: 1:01 PM 7/30/2014

    HOUSTON - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start this fall. Spokeswoman Pazia Schonfeld says the cost... (More)
  • International News

    US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

    US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

    Updated: 12:31 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians. It's the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. White House spokeswoman... (More)
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    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Updated: 12:22 PM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office - the investigative agency of Congress - will report Thursday on its... (More)
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    NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    Updated: 12:18 PM 7/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... (More)
  • Local News

    Man kills himself during police encounter

    Man kills himself during police encounter

    Updated: 12:00 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they were following a reported stolen car Wednesday when the driver pulled over and shot himself.

    Details are preliminary and police are still on the scene at the South Sherwood Forest fast food restaurant where the shooting happened around 11 a.m.

    The dead man's identity is not yet available.

    We will have more information as it becomes available with full coverage starting on News 2 at 4.

     

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    Baton Rouge Zoo opens Indian rhino exhibit

    Baton Rouge Zoo opens Indian rhino exhibit

    Updated: 11:22 AM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old female Indian rhinoceros has arrived at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo as part of the zoo's new rhino exhibit. The 2,750 pound rhinoceros came from the zoo in Miami, and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Zoo now has two different... (More)
  • National News

    Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

    Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

    Updated: 11:14 AM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. Senators voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance the $3.5 billion emergency spending bill over a procedural hurdle. But with Congress adjourning for the summer within days and Republicans opposed,... (More)
  • State News

    Joey Broussard new LDWF Enforcement Division head

    Joey Broussard new LDWF Enforcement Division head

    Updated: 10:33 AM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 23-year veteran Joseph "Joey" Broussard has been named head of the Enforcement Division. The 55-year-old from Port Barre was also promoted to colonel. Broussard was chief of staff for Jeff Mayne, who recently retired as colonel of the Enforcement... (More)
  • International News

    Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

    Updated: 10:33 AM 7/30/2014

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy Wednesday because residents... (More)
  • National News

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    Updated: 10:29 AM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The Commerce Department says the second-quarter rebound followed a sharp 2.1 percent annualized drop in economic... (More)
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  • Weather

    Comfy for July

    Comfy for July

    Updated: 8:55 AM 7/30/2014

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today.

    Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with relatively low humidity and warm temperatures near 90° for all.

    The overnight hours will remain quiet with mostly clear skies and lows in the upper 60s, perhaps pushing 70°.

     

     

  • Local News

    BAEO, lawmakers host Town Hall Meetings on Common Core

    Updated: 7:33 AM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With all of the disputes, lawsuits and news surrounding Common Core in Louisiana, it can be difficult to keep up with why the education standards are so controversial. The Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options wants to change that. BAEO is teaming up with Rep. Patricia... (More)
  • Events

    Flex your golden pipes in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 7:01 AM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you can sing, now is your chance to show what you've got. Auditions are now underway for the 2014-15 Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. Everyone in the Baton Rouge area is invited to try out. The Symphony Chorus will perform at least three concerts over the... (More)
  • National News

    Senate likely to come up short on border bill

    Updated: 6:13 AM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate. It comes as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction, just a few days before Congress' five-week summer recess. Senate Democrats' $3.5 billion emergency spending bill is designed to... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    Updated: 6:12 AM 7/30/2014

    PHOENIX, AZ - Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.... (More)
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