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    Consumer advocates urge vigilance over rental scam

    Updated: 6:45 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Consumer advocates are warning you to be alert tonight for a real estate scam that's definitely too good to be true. A homeowner in Southdowns told WBRZ that they posted an ad on Craigslist to rent out their home for $1,900. Then they said someone took those... (More)
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    I-10 closed at Highland after wreck

    I-10 closed at Highland after wreck

    Updated: 6:18 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed I-10 East in Baton Rouge after a wreck during the evening rush hour Tuesday.

    The wreck happened near I-10 and Highland. State Police said there was blockage across the interstate from the wreck.

    DOTD said traffic was backed up Siegen Lane after the wreck. The highway was reopened at 6:30 p.m.

    There was no word of any injuries.

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    FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

    FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

    Updated: 6:15 PM 9/30/2014

    PORTLAND, OR - If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers... (More)
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    Livingston deputies look for credit card scammers

    Livingston deputies look for credit card scammers

    Updated: 6:12 PM 9/30/2014

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies are looking for information on a man and a woman accused of using a cloned credit card information to purchase more than $1,000 in prepaid credit cards at two different locations in Livingston Parish. The suspects entered Dollar General locations at Hwy 190 in... (More)
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    Prairieville school roads could get upgrade

    Updated: 6:03 PM 9/30/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Crews are in the final stages of work on an upgrade to Prairieville Middle school, but some think the roads that lead to the school could use a face-lift too. The school is located at the corner of Daigle Road and Henry Road, both roads need to be... (More)
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    Transportation committee clashes over new ideas

    Updated: 5:52 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Former Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Kam Movassaghi outlined suggestions on how to improve Louisiana's transportation system. Movassaghi presented new ways of doing things Tuesday to a transportation funding task force at the State Capitol. He says the changes need to start at the top... (More)
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    Man accused of exposing himself in yogurt shop

    Man accused of exposing himself in yogurt shop

    Updated: 5:49 PM 9/30/2014

    GONZALES- Police accused an Ascension Parish man of exposing himself to a yogurt shop employee in Gonzales this week. Police arrested Jack Ryan Vincent, 34, of Napoleonville Tuesday on one count of obscenity for the incident this past August. Detectives said Vincent came into the shop and bought... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Updated: 5:33 PM 9/30/2014

    DALLAS - Health officials say a patient at a Dallas hospital who has tested positive for Ebola arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and showed no symptoms while on the plane. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday that officials "don't believe there... (More)
  • Local News

    The time to plant fall flowers is now

    Updated: 5:02 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With the weekend forecast calling for a probable cold front, it could start to feel like fall more quickly than expected in the Capital City, and gardening expert Mitch Mayes visited News 2 at 4 Tuesday with some great recommendations for planning out your plant choices for... (More)
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    Liquid meth seized in traffic stop

    Liquid meth seized in traffic stop

    Updated: 4:44 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said they busted a Texas woman for bringing a large amount of liquid meth through Baton Rouge this week. Members of the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction Task Force accused Vanessa Hernandez, 34, of Houston with drug possession after the bust Monday. A Baton... (More)
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    Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

    Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

    Updated: 4:15 PM 9/30/2014

    NEWARK, NJ - Tracy Morgan says he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends. In a statement released Tuesday by Morgan's publicist, the actor-comedian says he "can't... (More)
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    Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    Updated: 3:36 PM 9/30/2014

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a man accused in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent set up an appointment to view a vacant home before abducting and killing her. Police found the body of 49-year-old Beverly Carter early Tuesday, five days after she was reported missing. Arron... (More)
  • Local News

    Public hearings over Morganza spillway this week

    Public hearings over Morganza spillway this week

    Updated: 3:34 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers scheduled two public hearings this week in south Louisiana to discuss changes to how the Morganza spillway is operated during another possible flood. The spillway was opened in 2011 to help alleviate historic flood conditions on the Mississippi River. After the flood,... (More)
  • Sports

    Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    Updated: 3:18 PM 9/30/2014

    BALTIMORE - Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge. Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field... (More)
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    DOTD to reinstall traffic signal at E. Boyd and Burbank

    DOTD to reinstall traffic signal at E. Boyd and Burbank

    Updated: 3:09 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After a summer of commuter confusion, transportation officials announced on Tuesday that crews will begin work to reinstall the traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive starting tomorrow. The signal was removed by crews in July with the goal to improve... (More)
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