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    Officer's cases under review after racist texts

    Officer's cases under review after racist texts

    Updated: 6:08 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cases pending in two different courts are under review after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit exposed racist text messages allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge Police officer to another person. The messages caused Michael Elsbury, a 15-year veteran, to resign from the department. District... (More)
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    No appeal expected after LSP retirement ruling

    Updated: 5:49 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state judge struck down part of a law that gave a generous retirement increase to some State Police troopers, including Superintendent Mike Edmonson. Colonel Edmonson and another trooper were granted $30,000 a year in a last-minute amendment to a bill on the last... (More)
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    False River drawdown exposes banks, trash

    Updated: 5:48 PM 9/16/2014

    NEW ROADS - Some Pointe Coupee residents are taking advantage of the exposed shorelines during the False River drawdown. The drawdown of False River from 16 to 13.5 feet above sea level began on Sept. 2. It's part of a plan to improve water quality in the popular oxbow... (More)
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    Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL

    Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL

    Updated: 5:26 PM 9/16/2014

    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned" by recent incidents and was not yet satisfied with the league's response. It said it... (More)
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    Video: store owner tied up, robbed at gunpoint

    Updated: 5:16 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A convenience store owner says he was frightened for his life after a man threatened to shoot him, tied him up and took off with several thousand dollars. Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, video surveillance shows a man walking into the Country Corner store on Perkins Road in... (More)
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    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Updated: 5:15 PM 9/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can... (More)
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    Enchiladas covered in tomatilla sauce

    Updated: 5:10 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local restaurateur celebrated Mexico's Independence Day with a twist on pork enchiladas. Jim Urdiales from Mestizo cooked the Isla, which is pork enchiladas topped with tomatilla sauce, sliced avocado, cilantro, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. To make the tomatilla sauce, these ingredients are... (More)
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    Two kids with EV-D68 being treated in Baton Rouge

    Two kids with EV-D68 being treated in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 4:18 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials in Louisiana said two children are being treated in Baton Rouge after they contracted a respiratory illness caused by a recent strain of enterovirus. The CDC said from mid-August to Sept. 16 a total of 130 people from 12 states were confirmed to have... (More)
  • National News

    Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Updated: 3:27 PM 9/16/2014

    ATLANTA - President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers... (More)
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    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    Updated: 3:24 PM 9/16/2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a... (More)
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    Zachary PD looks for info on serial meat thief

    Zachary PD looks for info on serial meat thief

    Updated: 3:05 PM 9/16/2014

    ZACHARY - Police are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a food store in Zachary last month. Zachary police said they responded to LeBlanc's Food Store on Sept. 4 after an employee confronted a man as he attempted to... (More)
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    Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    Updated: 2:44 PM 9/16/2014

    CANANDAIGUA, NY - A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he... (More)
  • State News

    Man who killed student sentenced to death

    Man who killed student sentenced to death

    Updated: 2:42 PM 9/16/2014

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death. Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Authorities... (More)
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    La. airports get federal grants for improvements

    La. airports get federal grants for improvements

    Updated: 1:30 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will receive nearly $1.68 million under a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program for improvements. Also sharing in $13.32 million earmarked for Louisiana are Lafayette Regional Airport, $1.5 million, and Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, $222,222. The largest DOT grant in Louisiana... (More)
  • Weather

    Most intense hurricane ever

    Most intense hurricane ever

    Updated: 1:15 PM 9/16/2014

    With world records at stake, environmental scientists have set out to determine the likelihood of a reported 42-foot storm surge and a minimum central pressure of 880mb. For comparison's sake, Hurricane Katrina brought a 20-30 foot storm surge to portions of the Gulf Coast and had a pressure of... (More)
  • Weather

    Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

    Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

    Updated: 1:03 PM 9/16/2014

    MIAMI - U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying... (More)
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