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    Police say train hit man asleep on the tracks

    Police say train hit man asleep on the tracks

    Updated: 1:51 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train overnight.

    A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result, as well as lacerations to his head and leg.

    Authorities said the man's leg or foot may have been severed as a result.

    Police said the man was recovering at a local hospital.

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    Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:17 PM 1/30/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... (More)
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    Goodell: No decision yet on discipline for Lynch

    Goodell: No decision yet on discipline for Lynch

    Updated: 1:03 PM 1/30/2015

    PHOENIX - The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday. Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He... (More)
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    Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

    Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

    Updated: 1:01 PM 1/30/2015

    PHILADELPHIA - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel - an archenemy of Iran - to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. Asked if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu... (More)
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    Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

    Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

    Updated: 12:00 PM 1/30/2015

    NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that about 198 out of every 100,000 people... (More)
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    'Operation Wild Wild East' in New Orleans: 111 drug arrests

    'Operation Wild Wild East' in New Orleans: 111 drug arrests

    Updated: 11:56 AM 1/30/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Law enforcement officials in New Orleans are calling it "Operation Wild Wild East." A joint federal, state and local police operation that targeted violent drug offenders in eastern New Orleans has resulted in 111 arrests. Officials also said the operation resulted in the seizure of numerous... (More)
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    Four arrested in fish house sign caper

    Four arrested in fish house sign caper

    Updated: 11:34 AM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies recovered an antique sign stolen from an Ascension Parish fish house two months ago and accused four people of taking it or trying to get rid of it. The sheriff's office charged 35-year-old Chad Prejean, 36-year-old Leah Arnold, 30-year-old Jennifer Bennett, and 39-year-old Michael Wilkinson... (More)
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    Analyst: Slowdown in GDP no cause for concern

    Analyst: Slowdown in GDP no cause for concern

    Updated: 11:00 AM 1/30/2015

    WASHINGTON - Although a slowdown in economic growth is helping to send stocks lower today, one private analyst says it's nothing to worry about. Growth slowed to a 2.6 percent pace in the fourth quarter of 2014, as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other... (More)
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    City-parish launches open data initiative

    City-parish launches open data initiative

    Updated: 10:45 AM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders launched a new service Friday designed to make information about East Baton Rouge Parish more accessible to the public. Mayor-President Kip Holden said Open Data BR is the first of several digital initiatives intended to make city-parish government more accessible and transparent. "The... (More)
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    Livingston deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    Livingston deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    Updated: 10:33 AM 1/30/2015

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish reported their plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Saturday, Jan. 31 in an effort to protect citizens from the threat of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel. Specifics about the checkpoint location or the... (More)
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    Warrick won't seek Grambling president position

    Warrick won't seek Grambling president position

    Updated: 10:29 AM 1/30/2015

    GRAMBLING - Interim Grambling State University president Cynthia Warrick has decided not to apply for the permanent position of president. The News-Star reports she made the announcement Thursday in a press release sent to local media. Warrick said she decided to honor an agreement not to apply for the permanent... (More)
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    Romney will not run for president in '16

    Romney will not run for president in '16

    Updated: 10:09 AM 1/30/2015

    WASHINGTON - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race.... (More)
  • Sports

    Top Tigers in the Super Bowl

    Updated: 9:08 AM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has had no shortage of players go on to play in the Super Bowl after their college career concludes. News 2's John Pastorek looks back in this edition of Louisiana Super Bowl legends. LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon played in one Super Bowl... (More)
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    Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    Updated: 9:08 AM 1/30/2015

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... (More)
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    Deputy who foiled kidnapping: 'We just do what we are supposed to do'

    Updated: 9:07 AM 1/30/2015

    GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... (More)
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    Vigil tonight for late Father Than Vu

    Updated: 9:06 AM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A Vietnamese-born priest who was well-loved in the Baton Rouge community passed away Wednesday morning, according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese said Father Than N. Vu died at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Father... (More)
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