Updated: 10:44 PM 8/19/2014BATON ROUGE- An emotional grandmother believes her grandson's father bullied his way into having his son live with him, a move that now has the five-year-old on the edge of death at a hospital. Jayvian Isaiah Bergin was nearly beaten to death and rescued from his father's care Tuesday.... (More)
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Updated: 5:00 AM 8/20/2014The Hurricane Center in Miami could be identifying a tropical depression today or tomorrow. Many of our readers will remember this date. On August 20, 1969, clean-up from Hurricane Camille was underway. The storm caused flooding and mudslides in the James and York River basins in Virginia. Rainfall totals were... (More)
Updated: 4:28 AM 8/20/2014NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with... (More)
Updated: 3:31 AM 8/20/2014NEW ORLEANS - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists. They say 26 of them had questionable billings. The department inspector general's... (More)
Updated: 2:25 AM 8/20/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against... (More)
Updated: 2:15 AM 8/20/2014HARVEY, IL - Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Harvey police said four children have been freed... (More)
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Updated: 2:09 AM 8/20/2014FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... (More)
Updated: 2:05 AM 8/20/2014GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce. Palestinian militants fired at least 7 rockets at Israel Wednesday, the military said. Some 30 airstrikes were... (More)
Updated: 10:53 PM 8/19/2014SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department. "I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike Lambert... (More)
Updated: 10:22 PM 8/19/2014DENVER - A study found the number of people killed in marijuana-related accidents increased 100 percent over five years where the state legalized marijuana in various forms. There were 78 fatalities where a driver, bike rider or pedestrian tested positive for marijuana. In 2007, the number was 39. The... (More)
Updated: 9:39 PM 8/19/2014IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... (More)
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Updated: 8:57 PM 8/19/2014BATON ROUGE - Judge Todd Hernandez issued a defeat to Governor Bobby Jindal in the fight over Common Core in Louisiana Tuesday. The judge granted a request by parents, teachers, and charter school managers who sued Jindal to stop several executive orders and actions meant to remove the state... (More)
Updated: 7:30 PM 8/19/2014ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July. Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... (More)
Updated: 7:23 PM 8/19/2014METAIRIE - Jairus Byrd made his much-anticipated return to full contact on the practice field for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday: now the Saints prize free agent pickup is trying to get back up to speed. "It felt good to finally get that contact out the way and just... (More)
Updated: 7:07 PM 8/19/2014
HAMMOND - The Southeastern football team has its sights set on an FCS championship this year, and their defense could get a big boost as three defensive backs from LSU have joined the team and will play this season.
Derrick Raymond, Micah Eugene and JQ Sandolph have all traded purple and gold for green and gold: Sports 2's Brian Holland tells us why each of those players decided to make that move.
Updated: 6:53 PM 8/19/2014BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday that his office filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming the company had a deal with auto repair shops to put inferior, cheaper parts in cars they covered. Caldwell accused State Farm of deceiving its policy holders by getting... (More)
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