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    St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    Updated: 9:55 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... (More)
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    Get outside!

    Get outside!

    Updated: 6:09 AM 3/27/2015

    Rarely do we get a spring weekend that features wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 70s AND low humidity. If you're able to get outside-take advantage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A sunny and cooler afternoon is ahead. After Thursday's cold front, the region has been left... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Timing Your Weed and Feed..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Timing Your Weed and Feed..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 3/27/2015

    Before Home Dept and Lowe's the "neighborhood" hardware stores provided home-repair necessities. Perkins Road Hardware was one of those locations, as was Naylor Brother's Hardware on Government Street. The Boyd family not only provides needed hardware and assistance but has also parlayed outdoor cooking into their venue at Goodwood Hardware.... (More)
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    Southern fans sound off about AD decision

    Updated: 11:20 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Jaguar Journal had the phone lines ringing off the hook for their show Thursday. Fans sounding off about Southern's decision to reassign Athletic Director William Broussard within the university. The emotions ranging from confusion to disgust, but none more passionate than the host of the... (More)
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    Outdoors Report: Frog Spring Season

    Updated: 11:04 PM 3/26/2015

    John Jackson spends his nights in some really odd places, but he seems to like it.

    In this Outdoors Report John reminds you if you'd like to spend an evening in the swamp, you better get to it as frogging season is nearing a break.

     

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    Superintendent candidate's playbook is almost like coaching notes

    Updated: 10:54 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Longtime educator Warren Drake is being considered as the next superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Drake was the superintendent for the Zachary Community School System from 2002 to 2012, a school system that has been ranked number one in the state. Drake said... (More)
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    New charter school aims to point children in right direction

    New charter school aims to point children in right direction

    Updated: 10:53 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A ribbon cutting Thursday marked the beginning of a new era of education for one community in Baton Rouge. Board members for GEO Prep Academy officially announced the opening of the new college preparatory charter school that will host K through 3rd grade beginning of August... (More)
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    Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    Updated: 10:50 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A vigilante justice murder suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar was booked into jail on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. The Investigative Unit... (More)
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    Controversial poster selling, selling... gone

    Controversial poster selling, selling... gone

    Updated: 10:46 PM 3/26/2015

    PONCHATOULA - The controversial poster for the city's upcoming Strawberry Festival has sold out and 1,000 more have been ordered, WWL TV reported Thursday . WWL and WBRZ have a news-partnership. The poster incited controversy last week when it was unveiled . It features two dark figures appearing... (More)
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    Acacia frat kicked off LSU for numerous violations

    Updated: 10:31 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Thursday that their troubled Acacia fraternity chapter was being dissolved after numerous hazing acts. The university said the chapter accepted responsibility for their actions, which included forcing pledges to drink alcohol, "personal servitude" to other members, and restricting their meals during initiation. Tiger... (More)
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    Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    Updated: 10:24 PM 3/26/2015

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A three-hour search for an escaped inmate ended around 10 p.m. Thursday when Felicia Daigle, 30, was apprehended. Shortly before 7, deputies said she managed to escape while being transported by the Avoyelles Women's Correctional Center. Deputies said Daigle was from the Napoleonville area and was... (More)
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    New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash

    Updated: 6:49 PM 3/26/2015

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... (More)
  • Sports

    Cajun Classic wheelchair tennis tournament this weekend

    Updated: 6:48 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Southeast Louisiana plays host to some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world this weekend, as the 26th Annual Cajun Classic plays out at the Paula Manship YMCA. The field includes former world number ones, Grand Slam champions and Paralympians. "The players that... (More)
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    Southern University athletic director reassigned

    Updated: 6:47 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. William Broussard, Southern University's athletic director, announced Thursday that he has been temporarily reassigned from his current position to the Southern System Presidents office. According to university spokesperson Edward Pratt, current men's basketball head coach Roman Banks will take over as acting athletic director. Banks... (More)
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    Zachary taxpayers vote on sales tax to help fund school programs

    Updated: 6:34 PM 3/26/2015

    ZACHARY - The Zachary school board is asking taxpayers for an additional one percent in sales tax to fund school programs. Residents will vote Saturday on the sales tax, which would help fund programs like the arts, music, foreign language, and athletics department. "We're asking the public which... (More)
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    Census: Ascension Parish top 100 in U.S. growth

    Updated: 6:00 PM 3/26/2015

    GONZALES - One of the fastest growing counties or parishes in the country is Ascension Parish, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ascension Parish ranks 89th among the top 100 counties or parishes in the country based on percentage of population growth from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, the... (More)
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