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    Game day for LSU: What to watch for

    Game day for LSU: What to watch for

    Updated: 11:26 AM 8/30/2014

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in... (More)
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    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Updated: 11:54 AM 8/30/2014

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community. King Abdullah's comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide swaths of land across... (More)
  • National News

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Updated: 11:50 AM 8/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will... (More)
  • Local News

    The Scott Rogers case

    The Scott Rogers case

    Updated: 11:26 AM 8/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The week ends with the man accused of killing TV personality Scott Rogers on life support at an area hospital. Three days after the shooting where Mathew Hodgkinson, 36, is accused of killing Rogers there are many questions still unanswered. Here is a time line of... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "The Unnamed Storm..."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/30/2014

    Hurricanes Andrew, Camille, Betsy, Gustav and Rita became the comparative storms as we move forward. Another storm was chronicled in a book released in 2008, entitled "Hemingway's Hurricane: The Great Florida Keys Storm of 1935" by Phil Scott. It's called Hemingway's Hurricane because the famous author lived 80 miles southwest... (More)
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    Catholic Charities raising money for controversial unaccompanied minors

    Updated: 11:30 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities has launched the Louisiana Esperanza Project to help raise funding for unaccompanied minors . The project is aimed at securing legal representation for the influx of refugee children who recently made their way to Louisiana. More than a thousand are staying in the... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    Jennings to start at quarterback vs Wisconsin

    Updated: 11:05 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - As expected, LSU head coach will go with his more experienced player - Anthony Jennings - to start at quarterback for the Tigers season-opener against Wisconsin: the only question now is how will Jennings and Brandon Harris share playing time on Saturday against the Badgers? Jennings... (More)
  • HS Sports

    U-High and Central win jamboree games

    Updated: 11:04 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - High school jamborees continuing on Friday in the Baton Rouge Area. At Olympia Park, U-High defeating McKinley 21-7 thanks to Nic Brossette, who scored a touchdown in the game. Also at Olympia, Northeast defeating Tara 8-6. In Zachary, Central getting the win over Baker 21-0, as James Schopp caught two touchdowns in the victory.

  • Local News

    Report: Rogers a cult leader, cuddled with kids

    Updated: 10:26 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Days after local TV personality Scott Rogers was shot and killed in his home, sordid details are emerging from his home-town in England. The Bury Free Press published an article that looks back at another story written in 1995, where city leaders warned parents to keep their... (More)
  • National News

    Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections

    Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections

    Updated: 10:20 PM 8/29/2014

    JACKSON, Miss. - A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections Friday. Jurors found Tracy Lynn Garner, 53, guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face life in prison. Garner was charged in the death... (More)
  • Local News

    Judge grants parish attorney day in court

    Updated: 6:44 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper a day in court, but only a portion of her lawsuit will move forward. Friday, Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that he would not tell the Metro Council how to conduct its termination hearing for Roper,... (More)
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  • Saints

    Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

    Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

    Updated: 6:07 PM 8/29/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll... (More)
  • Local News

    DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 5:59 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... (More)
  • Local News

    Father and daughter shot through front door

    Updated: 5:46 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a motive in a Thursday night shooting on Old Hammond Hwy that hospitalized a 32-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter. According to investigators, an unidentified person knocked on the door of the home in the 12000 block of Old Hammond Hwy, and... (More)
  • National News

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Updated: 4:56 PM 8/29/2014

    AUSTIN, TX - A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Friday sided with abortion clinics that challenged one of the most disputed measures of a... (More)
  • Local News

    Maness files legal challenge against Sen. Landrieu

    Maness files legal challenge against Sen. Landrieu

    Updated: 4:51 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness filed a multiple compliants Friday against Sen. Mary Landrieu, continuing his claims that she should be disqualified for not living in Louisiana. Rob Maness submitted the complaints to four parish district attorneys including Orleans, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammy and Ouachita... (More)
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