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    Interim chief fired, town shutters police force

    Updated: 10:53 PM 8/19/2014

    SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department. "I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike Lambert... (More)
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    Study finds 100% increase in marijuana related fatal crashes

    Study finds 100% increase in marijuana related fatal crashes

    Updated: 10:22 PM 8/19/2014

    DENVER - A study found the number of people killed in marijuana-related accidents increased 100 percent over five years where the state legalized marijuana in various forms. There were 78 fatalities where a driver, bike rider or pedestrian tested positive for marijuana. In 2007, the number was 39. The... (More)
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    Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge

    Updated: 9:39 PM 8/19/2014

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... (More)
  • Local News

    After win over Governor, state begins implementing tests

    After win over Governor, state begins implementing tests

    Updated: 8:57 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Todd Hernandez issued a defeat to Governor Bobby Jindal in the fight over Common Core in Louisiana Tuesday. The judge granted a request by parents, teachers, and charter school managers who sued Jindal to stop several executive orders and actions meant to remove the state... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused of multiple car break-ins

    Man accused of multiple car break-ins

    Updated: 7:30 PM 8/19/2014

    ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July. Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... (More)
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  • Saints

    Jairus Byrd returns to Saints practice

    Jairus Byrd returns to Saints practice

    Updated: 7:23 PM 8/19/2014

    METAIRIE - Jairus Byrd made his much-anticipated return to full contact on the practice field for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday: now the Saints prize free agent pickup is trying to get back up to speed. "It felt good to finally get that contact out the way and just... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Southeastern benefits from 3 LSU transfers

    Updated: 7:07 PM 8/19/2014

    HAMMOND - The Southeastern football team has its sights set on an FCS championship this year, and their defense could get a big boost as three defensive backs from LSU have joined the team and will play this season. 

    Derrick Raymond, Micah Eugene and JQ Sandolph have all traded purple and gold for green and gold: Sports 2's Brian Holland tells us why each of those players decided to make that move. 

  • Local News

    AG sues State Farm over auto parts scheme

    Updated: 6:53 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday that his office filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming the company had a deal with auto repair shops to put inferior, cheaper parts in cars they covered. Caldwell accused State Farm of deceiving its policy holders by getting... (More)
  • Local News

    CATS' Maribito setting solid, new foundation

    CATS' Maribito setting solid, new foundation

    Updated: 6:53 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Capitol Area Transit System met Tuesday to discuss a recent audit that detailed over-spending, unaccounted for payments, and poor record keeping. The board in charge of the taxpayer-funded system also examined how new CEO, Bob Maribito, is doing thus far. CATS has been under new... (More)
  • Local News

    Child's father arrested, accused of beating son

    Updated: 6:44 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he beat his 5-year-old boy so badly the child was put in the hospital in critical condition. Baton Rouge Police accused Vernell Day, 36, of attempted first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm... (More)
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  • Local News

    In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    Updated: 6:44 PM 8/19/2014

    GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday. Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... (More)
  • Local News

    Family struggling to cope with death of boy

    Updated: 6:10 PM 8/19/2014

    BAKER- Three days after losing their only son, Terry and Felicia Coleman are struggling to swallow the senseless violence that took their child. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding with his family in their car down Prescott Road near Joor. Deputies think someone drove by the... (More)
  • National News

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Updated: 5:49 PM 8/19/2014

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He... (More)
  • Local News

    Customizable jewelry in time for LSU football

    Updated: 5:02 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Two local women have started making customizable jewelry just in time for the LSU football season. Kat Canseco and Kayla Hahn from "Down to the Wire" said their most popular items are their bangles. The two jewelry makers said their customizable bangles are perfect for game... (More)
  • Local News

    System presidents take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Updated: 3:51 PM 8/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - University and college system presidents went under the ice bucket Tuesday to raise money for ALS research. The presidents of the LSU System, Southern University System, University of Louisiana System, and Louisiana Technical and Community College System were all dunked as part of the ALS Association's... (More)
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