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    Early voting for Dec. 6 election to conclude tomorrow

    Early voting for Dec. 6 election to conclude tomorrow

    Updated: 10:51 AM 11/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler on Friday reminded the public that Saturday, Nov. 29 is the final day to cast an early vote in the upcoming Dec. 6 General Congressional Election. Early voting sites will be open tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schedler says... (More)
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    Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    Updated: 12:50 PM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Black Friday is known for long lines of bargain hunters willing to stand for hours until doors open. But this scenario is becoming less common as an increasing number of retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and greater volumes of holiday shopping take place online. Retailers... (More)
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    Austin police look for motive in downtown shooting

    Austin police look for motive in downtown shooting

    Updated: 12:23 PM 11/28/2014

    AUSTIN, TX - Investigators are trying to determine a motive behind today's attack by a man who they say tried to set the Mexican Consulate on fire in Austin, Texas, before shooting more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings. The man was then shot by a police sergeant outside the... (More)
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    4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    Updated: 11:23 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... (More)
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    Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Updated: 11:06 AM 11/28/2014

    WASHINGTON - The White House Christmas tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North Portico on Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny inspected the tree. They circled the wagon, smelled it and conferred with... (More)
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    SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans. Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus... (More)
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    US stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles

    US stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles

    Updated: 10:32 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading, as tumbling oil prices lifted companies likely to benefit from falling energy costs, such as shippers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up less than a point to 2,073 as of 11:08 a.m. Eastern time on Friday.... (More)
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    Police investigating fatal shooting in Violet

    Police investigating fatal shooting in Violet

    Updated: 10:14 AM 11/28/2014

    VIOLET - St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of Ricky Moser at the Violet home of his estranged wife. Deputies said the 49-year-old Moser died from a shotgun wound to the chest. Pohlmann says Moser's wife had a protective order against him. And a judge had... (More)
  • Local News

    Elections delay St George petition certification

    Elections delay St George petition certification

    Updated: 10:03 AM 11/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Almost a month after St. George organizers turned in their petition with nearly 18,000 signatures supporting the creation of the proposed new city, none of the names has been certified. Elaine Lamb of the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters initially said the process to count... (More)
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    Black Friday: a two-day affair

    Black Friday: a two-day affair

    Updated: 8:43 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW YORK - Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. ShopperTrak says last year Black Friday sales slumped 13.2 percent, but it says how stores will fare today is uncertain. With stores pushing more deals earlier in... (More)
  • Weather

    Leftovers

    Leftovers

    Updated: 5:33 AM 11/28/2014

    Tranquil weather similar to Thanksgiving will carry into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For those returning to work or scouring the region for Black Friday deals, your plans will go uninterrupted, at least as far as the weather goes. Another maximum sunshine type of day is... (More)
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  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: Tracking

    Pat Shingleton: Tracking

    Updated: 4:00 AM 11/28/2014

    Snow blanketed the northeast for the weekend, reminding me of another snow related directive. Weathercasters track storms, hunters track game and civil servants are diligent to keep us on track. After a heavy rain or snow event our mom, Grandma Shirley, would insist we use the "side door" of the... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU Runs over Texas A&M for 23-17 victory

    LSU Runs over Texas A&M for 23-17 victory

    Updated: 11:58 PM 11/27/2014

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night. Texas A&M was driving late when Kyle Allen threw an ill-advised pass, apparently thinking the Tigers... (More)
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    Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    Updated: 5:56 PM 11/27/2014

    NEW YORK - Americans are heading to the stores for gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when some stores started opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who believed the day... (More)
  • State News

    1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

    1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

    Updated: 4:09 PM 11/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a 30-year-old woman was filling up at a gas station on Franklin Avenue when a teen jumped into her SUV and sped off with her 1-year-old daughter still in the backseat. A witness who saw the carjacking happen followed the stolen SUV for several... (More)
  • Local News

    Volunteers provide Thanksgiving meal for hundreds

    Volunteers provide Thanksgiving meal for hundreds

    Updated: 3:32 PM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - For the 32nd year, workers and volunteers spent the Thanksgiving holiday serving up a hot turkey dinner with "all the fixins" for hundreds of people at St. Vincent de Paul in Baton Rouge. Bishop Robert Munch led the volunteers in prayer and service before they threw... (More)
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