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    Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    Police: man wearing ski mask robbed dollar store

    Updated: 4:39 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the man who held up the Dollar General on Staring Lane Sunday night. Just before the store was about to close, a man wearing a black ski mask walked into the store with a gun. Police said he pointed the weapon at an... (More)
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    State judge finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    State judge finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Updated: 4:55 PM 9/22/2014

    LAFAYETTE- A state district judge ruled the Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional Monday. Judge Edward Rubin's ruling comes not long after a federal judge in New Orleans ruled against the matter in an unrelated case. KATC.com, WBRZ's news partner in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, reported... (More)
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    Prosecutor: 800 ammo rounds found in car of White House intruder

    Prosecutor: 800 ammo rounds found in car of White House intruder

    Updated: 4:48 PM 9/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - Authorities are describing Omar Gonzalez as a threat to the president. Gonzalez is the man accused of scaling the White House fence on Friday and sprinting inside the building, where he was stopped after making his way through the front door while armed with a knife. Investigators say... (More)
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    Former SU administrator dies at 97

    Former SU administrator dies at 97

    Updated: 4:43 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A dedicated Southern University administrator and staunch supporter of the Baton Rouge university Dr. Elton C. Harrison died over the weekend at the age of 97. Harrison graduated from Southern in 1938 with a technology degree, but later returned to the university where he served as... (More)
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    Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice

    Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice

    Updated: 3:45 PM 9/22/2014

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti spoke Monday after... (More)
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    Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    Updated: 3:38 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced Monday that the man suspected of shooting and injuring two people in the Tigerland area recently surrendered to a warrant for his arrest. Baton Rouge Police arrested Jerome Lamar Verret, 23, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said in the early morning... (More)
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    After scandal, McAllister TV ad features his wife

    After scandal, McAllister TV ad features his wife

    Updated: 2:44 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign. Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister released his first TV ad in the 5th District race Monday, prominently featuring his wife Kelly. In the 30-second spot, McAllister... (More)
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    La. tax amnesty collections expected to be harder

    La. tax amnesty collections expected to be harder

    Updated: 2:03 PM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says delinquent taxpayers seeking to take advantage of Louisiana's latest amnesty period will be allowed to pay their back-owed debts through an installment plan. Barfield hopes offering that new option will help generate more interest in the amnesty program, which needs to drum up... (More)
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    Suspects wanted for armed robbery in Gonzales

    Suspects wanted for armed robbery in Gonzales

    Updated: 1:59 PM 9/22/2014

    GONZALES- The Gonzales Police Department is asking for your help in identifying two men wanted for an armed robbery earlier this month. It happened in the parking lot of the Waffle House on Highway 30 in Gonzales around 9:50 p.m. on September 9. Police say the victim was... (More)
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    Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    Updated: 1:27 PM 9/22/2014

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's... (More)
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    Police: Texas solider beat daughter to death

    Police: Texas solider beat daughter to death

    Updated: 12:39 PM 9/22/2014

    EL PASO, TX - El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham was arrested Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist beat his... (More)
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    Obama concerned intruder got in his family's home

    Obama concerned intruder got in his family's home

    Updated: 12:15 PM 9/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expressing concern that an intruder carrying a knife was able to get into the White House where his family lives. Obama press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama is "obviously concerned" that a man got through the White House front doors Friday evening a few... (More)
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    Bid approved to demolish historic school

    Bid approved to demolish historic school

    Updated: 12:01 PM 9/22/2014

    PORT ALLEN - School officials said a bid to demolish West Baton Rouge Parish's first predominantly black school from the days of segregation has been approved. Superintendent Wesley Watts said a bid of $72,219 from ARC Abatement to demolish Cohn High was recently given the green light. The school... (More)
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    Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    Updated: 12:00 PM 9/22/2014

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and... (More)
  • State News

    State seeks to have judge end consent decree

    State seeks to have judge end consent decree

    Updated: 11:39 AM 9/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have asked a federal judge in New Orleans to lift a 2011 court settlement that was intended to help Louisiana inmates who are deemed incompetent to stand trial to receive faster placement at the state mental health facility in Jackson. Instead, officials say they languish... (More)
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    Man, teen killed in aircraft accident

    Updated: 11:07 AM 9/22/2014

    RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... (More)
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