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    Ongoing search in Iberville Parish for 3 suspects

    Ongoing search in Iberville Parish for 3 suspects

    Updated: 5:09 AM 9/18/2014

    GROSSE TETE - Search crews are looking for three people in Iberville Parish after they took off on I-10 trying to get away from State Troopers. The search has been going on since midnight. None of the three suspects have been captured yet. Troopers and Iberville Parish Sheriff's... (More)
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    Bids accepted to demolish old Port Allen school

    Bids accepted to demolish old Port Allen school

    Updated: 7:30 AM 9/18/2014

    PORT ALLEN - The fate of West Baton Rouge Parish's first predominantly black school during the days of segregation took another bittersweet step when the school board accepted a $72,000 bid to have the campus bulldozed within the next 45 days. The Advocate reports the board's action comes two months... (More)
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    Corps: Changes at Morganza flood control structure

    Corps: Changes at Morganza flood control structure

    Updated: 7:23 AM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold public meetings next week on plans to tweak the way the Morganza flood control structure is operated during floods. The Morganza flood control structure diverts water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya floodway to help prevent too much... (More)
  • International News

    Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote

    Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote

    Updated: 7:00 AM 9/18/2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open Thursday from 7 a.m. (0600GMT, 2 a.m. EDT) until 10 p.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m.... (More)
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    UK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help

    UK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help

    Updated: 6:45 AM 9/18/2014

    LONDON - Britain's Foreign Office says a nurse who recovered from Ebola has traveled to the U.S. to donate blood to an American patient who is fighting the disease. William Pooley caught Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and was flown back to London for treatment, where he recovered. The... (More)
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    Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness

    Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness

    Updated: 6:15 AM 9/18/2014

    LONDON - Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness. Palace officials said Thursday the decision to cancel what would have been Kate's first official solo voyage overseas was made in... (More)
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    US to train veterans to install solar panels

    US to train veterans to install solar panels

    Updated: 6:00 AM 9/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years. The program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus... (More)
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    LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

    LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

    Updated: 5:37 AM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security. University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips says the documents submitted by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana didn't meet the... (More)
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    Panel could give Jindal chance to kill oil lawsuit

    Panel could give Jindal chance to kill oil lawsuit

    Updated: 5:33 AM 9/18/2014

    HARAHAN, La. - A little-known state panel could have a big effect on the future of a lawsuit filed against the oil and gas industry last year by a south Louisiana flood board. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East was set Thursday to nominate applicants for... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Dams, Slowing Down Earth"

    Pat Shingleton: "Dams, Slowing Down Earth"

    Updated: 5:00 AM 9/18/2014

    China was the first to be named in 2007 and still leads that list as the most dammed nation in the world. The United States is second, followed by India, japan, Spain and Canada. In 140 countries, 47, 665 large dams exist. Scientists believe that the weight of their water... (More)
  • Saints

    Payton: With Ingram out, Saints other RBs ready

    Payton: With Ingram out, Saints other RBs ready

    Updated: 11:29 PM 9/17/2014

    METAIRIE - New Orleans' running game has been the least of coach Sean Payton's worries during the Saints' first two games. The coach expects that to remain the case, even with Mark Ingram sidelined by a broken hand. Payton says Ingram, who has averaged 6 yards per carry and scored... (More)
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    Residents, church extend olive branch over planned cemetery

    Updated: 10:20 PM 9/17/2014

    WALKER - Ahead of a protest over a planned cemetery near a neighborhood in unincorporated Livingston Parish, homeowners and leaders of a nearby church exchanged an olive branch. A protest had been planned for Wednesday evening since people were upset about the plans for a graveyard just north of... (More)
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    Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    Updated: 10:19 PM 9/17/2014

    GEISMAR - More than 200 workers for Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC in Ascension Parish will get overtime back wages paid to them after a settlement between the two companies and the federal government. A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the companies violated the Fair Labor... (More)
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    Three arrested after bank heist

    Three arrested after bank heist

    Updated: 10:14 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested three individuals suspected to be involved in a bank robbery that happened Wednesday morning in Shenandoah. Leroy George III, 19, Terri Lynn Larrieu, 50, and Regina Ann Alfred, 39, were taken into custody following the robbery of the Chase Bank at 6170 Jones... (More)
  • State News

    Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    Updated: 9:20 PM 9/17/2014

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... (More)
  • National News

    Alaska oil checks

    Alaska oil checks

    Updated: 7:45 PM 9/17/2014

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- This year's oil checks for people in Alaska will amount to about $1,900.

    The money from the state's oil wealth is distributed yearly to residents.

    The payout is October 2 and is more than double the amount of $900 last year.

    It's short of the record payout of $2,069 six-years ago.

    The amount of the checks is based on a five-year rolling average of worldwide oil markets.

    The checks have been handed out since 1982.

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