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    Tanker flips and spews fuel at Baton Rouge gas station

    Tanker flips and spews fuel at Baton Rouge gas station

    Updated: 5:07 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say an 18-wheeler carrying diesel leaked fuel at a Baton Rouge gas station near the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet Sunday afternoon. Officials say, the truck made a delivery and the trailer flipped after it was unhooked. According to the Department of Environmental Quality,... (More)
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    Fall arrives

    Fall arrives

    Updated: 6:04 AM 9/22/2014

    The final day of summer will certainly feel and act accordingly. Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup to nearly 90°. By the afternoon, skies will go partly sunny with perhaps a shower or thunderstorm. However, unlike the normal driver of afternoon showers-the heat and humidity, today's trigger will be... (More)
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    Man, teen killed in aircraft accident

    Man, teen killed in aircraft accident

    Updated: 6:03 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 and his passenger, a teenage family friend, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have not been released. Port of... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: Winter, Spring, Summer and Now.

    Pat Shingleton: Winter, Spring, Summer and Now.

    Updated: 4:00 AM 9/22/2014

    At 9:29 tonight, the Sun slides across the equator, initiating the autumnal equinox. Before the designation of seasons, cultures recognized seasons as either rainy or dry. Others recognized them as growing, harvesting and winter, while others have marked ten or more seasons. The designation of four seasons has a definitive... (More)
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    Officials think West Nile is killing birds

    Officials think West Nile is killing birds

    Updated: 3:37 AM 9/22/2014

    THIBODAUX - Officials in Lafourche Parish are asking residents to report dead birds.

    The request is tied to concerns about West Nile virus, which can be carried by birds.

    Authorities say residents should exercise caution around dead birds and report them to the parish mosquito control department at 985-580-1629 or the parish's risk management department at 985-446-8427.

     

  • National News

    White House intruder expected to appear in court

    White House intruder expected to appear in court

    Updated: 2:31 AM 9/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a... (More)
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    Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    Updated: 2:09 AM 9/22/2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night. The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger's two scoring strikes in the third. They were... (More)
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    Two killed when bus overturns

    Two killed when bus overturns

    Updated: 2:04 AM 9/22/2014

    BEAR, DE - Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead... (More)
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    Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    Updated: 2:00 AM 9/22/2014

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... (More)
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    Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

    Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

    Updated: 1:55 AM 9/22/2014

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or unauthorized people. In a statement on its website, the university said the information provided to university police and other law enforcement agencies... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern has new life with win over Prairie View A&M

    Updated: 11:16 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars may have turned their season around with a win against Prairie View A&M  on Saturday: at the very least, they started off their conference season in the right way. 

    The Jaguars got a lift both offensively from Austin Howard and a couple of key interceptions from the defense as they held off a late Panthers rally.

    The Jags now turn their attention to Alcorn State next Saturday. 

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    Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    Updated: 6:02 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon.

    Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge.

    DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but the volume of cars is keeping the area congested.

     

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  • Local News

    Man runs stop sign, killed in crash

    Man runs stop sign, killed in crash

    Updated: 5:16 PM 9/21/2014

    LOTTIE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Pointe Coupee parish.

    Officials say it happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of US hwy 190 and LA hwy 81.

    Police say Michael Jarreau, 43, ran a stop sign at that intersection and t-boned a tractor-trailer. Jarreau was killed and the other driver was uninjured.

    Officials say Jarreau wasn't wearing his seat belt and it is unknown if he was impaired.

     

  • National News

    Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Updated: 3:17 PM 9/21/2014

    DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... (More)
  • Saints

    Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    Updated: 3:15 PM 9/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU falls to No. 17 in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches

    LSU falls to No. 17 in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches

    Updated: 3:13 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU tumbled 10 spots in the coaches poll and 9 in the AP poll after their 34-29 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night. Mississippi State, previously unranked in both polls, jumped to No. 14 and No. 16 in the AP poll and coaches poll respectively. ... (More)
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