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    One dead after shooting in EBR neighborhood

    One dead after shooting in EBR neighborhood

    Updated: 11:18 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person died in a shooting in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood Tuesday morning. Deputies said a homeowner shot and killed a man inside his home in the Summer Breeze neighborhood in the south part of the parish. Investigators said they're... (More)
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    Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    Updated: 12:13 PM 3/3/2015

    OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... (More)
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    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Updated: 12:02 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is building at noon behind a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.

    Transportation officials said I-10 West is down to one lane as it approaches the bridge from the Baton Rouge side. The right and center lanes were blocked by the wreck.

    Congestion behind the wreck was building past the I-10 / I-110 split at the noon hour.

    Follow @WBRZ on Twitter for instant traffic updates throughout the day.

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    Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    Updated: 12:00 PM 3/3/2015

    BOSTON - A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the... (More)
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    Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    Updated: 11:49 AM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... (More)
  • Health

    FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    Updated: 11:36 AM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clarify that... (More)
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    DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    Updated: 11:30 AM 3/3/2015

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... (More)
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    Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    Updated: 11:10 AM 3/3/2015

    IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... (More)
  • Weather

    Most likely severe weather hazard

    Most likely severe weather hazard

    Updated: 10:50 AM 3/3/2015

    The National Weather Service issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING when a storm produces, winds of 58mph or greater, hail up to one-inch in diameter or a tornado. Straight-line winds produced by severe thunderstorms can produce as much or more damage than a weak tornado. In many cases, a straight-line... (More)
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    Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran

    Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran

    Updated: 10:35 AM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival. Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his controversial speech to Congress. He said he regretted that it was being perceived as political. Netanyahu,... (More)
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    Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    Updated: 10:27 AM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died.

    Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck.

    Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four people on Airline Highway and Highway 429.

    A Gonzales PD spokesperson said police were still investigating just how the wreck happened, and would release more information once the investigation was complete.

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    La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    Updated: 10:26 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by... (More)
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    Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    Updated: 10:24 AM 3/3/2015

    OREGON CITY, OR - The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate... (More)
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    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    Updated: 10:11 AM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)
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    Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans

    Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans

    Updated: 10:09 AM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says it's increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph will shift from Galveston to New Orleans to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico beginning April 4, 2016. On this... (More)
  • Community

    The Pledge of Allegiance: Audubon Elementary

    Updated: 9:02 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from Pre-K at Audubon Elementary.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

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