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    DHH: 2 new cases of chikungunya in La.

    DHH: 2 new cases of chikungunya in La.

    Updated: 9:54 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya fever but none of dengue fever in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been 10 cases of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness... (More)
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    Three vying for chief of officer-less police department

    Three vying for chief of officer-less police department

    Updated: 9:01 PM 8/22/2014

    SORRENTO - Three people have qualified to run for a job that, in its current form, has no responsibilities. Fern Barnett, Jerry LeBlanc, and "C.J." Martin are running for police chief in this small Ascension Parish town. Earlier this summer, the town council cut the department's budget to nothing... (More)
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    Rep. McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    Updated: 6:53 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The registration period for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election has wrapped up. U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister signed up on the last day of the three-day qualifying period with a flourish, doused with ice. The embattled Republican congressman took the "ice bucket challenge" outside Secretary of State Tom Schedler's... (More)
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    Mother arrested in shooting had prior charges

    Updated: 6:52 PM 8/22/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen police may be a little closer to finding out what happened at a shooting at a local basketball court. Edith Tillman, 43, and her son, Terrence Tillman, 17, were arrested in connection to the shooting. Edith Tillman has had at least two other... (More)
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    Coroner releases more details in child's death

    Updated: 6:47 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Coroner Beau Clark released more information Friday from an autopsy of a 5-year-old who died from child abuse. Clark said the preliminary cause of death for Jay'v'une Bergin was blunt force injuries to his head, which had multiple bruises on his face and neck as well... (More)
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    EBRSO: Teacher confessed to sex with student

    Updated: 6:24 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish confessed to investigators she'd had sex and with an underage student and shared naked photos through text messages. Deputies booked Ashley Dowden, 41, with indecent behavior and carnal knowledge of a juvenile, as well as computer... (More)
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    LSUPD looking for man in car burglary

    LSUPD looking for man in car burglary

    Updated: 5:30 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for man responsible for a vehicle burglary on campus.

    Police said someone broke into the victim's vehicle and took a credit card on Aug. 20.

    Investigators said the card was later used at an off-campus business.

    Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man should contact LSUPD immediately.

     

  • National News

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Updated: 5:30 PM 8/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers. The department on Friday warned businesses of all sizes they should scan their cash... (More)
  • State News

    Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    Updated: 4:51 PM 8/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... (More)
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    Guard members coming home this weekend

    Guard members coming home this weekend

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The La. National Guard will be welcoming home Saturday a group of their own after their deployment overseas. Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 927th Engineer Company and 769th Engineer Battalion will be welcomed home by family, friends and soldiers after a year in Afghanistan. ... (More)
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    DHH: 10 new West Nile cases in state

    DHH: 10 new West Nile cases in state

    Updated: 4:38 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 10 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including seven new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type in East Baton Rouge, Ouachita and Ascension parishes. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 52 with... (More)
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    Deputies arrest cable guy accused of sex with juvenile

    Deputies arrest cable guy accused of sex with juvenile

    Updated: 4:07 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge said they arrested a cable contract worker on Friday who is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old while on the job in June. Christopher Hilton, 37 of Kentwood was booked into the parish jail on a carnal knowledge of... (More)
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    Woman accused of burning child in bath

    Woman accused of burning child in bath

    Updated: 3:52 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... (More)
  • State News

    Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

    Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

    Updated: 3:25 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... (More)
  • Sports

    Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

    Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

    Updated: 3:00 PM 8/22/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees should be back at his old job Saturday night, leading the Saints prolific offense against Indianapolis. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne hopes he'll be lucky enough to play. Brees has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle in time to play in the most... (More)
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