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    EBRSO: Teens admit to making Frenchtown Rd. barriers

    Updated: 5:42 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Homemade roadblocks in East Baton Rouge Parish landed three teens in hot water Thursday. Sheriff's deputies said three teens turned themselves in Thursday afternoon and took responsibility for setting a number of makeshift barriers on Frenchtown Road near Richardson. The roadblocks were made of plywood... (More)
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    Two dead in East Feliciana wreck

    Two dead in East Feliciana wreck

    Updated: 5:09 PM 7/24/2014

    CLINTON - State Police said two people died in a wreck in East Feliciana Parish Thursday.

    Troopers said the wreck on LA 67 north of LA 422 happened when an 18-wheeler hit another vehicle head-on.

    Investigators did not release the identities of the people killed.

    State police closed the highway while they conducted their investigation.

  • 2 Your Health

    Tips to keep kids germ free at school

    Updated: 5:07 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With August upon us and school just around the corner, Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by News 2 at 4 to provide parents with some tips to keep your kids in the classroom and avoid taking early sick days in the coming school year. The doctor said... (More)
  • State News

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    Updated: 4:32 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against... (More)
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    Detectives arrest accused Western store burglar

    Detectives arrest accused Western store burglar

    Updated: 4:18 PM 7/24/2014

    AMITE - Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they arrested a 23-year-old woman for the July 21 burglary of a Western store in Amite. 23-year-old Latricia Rowland of Greensburg was booked into the parish jail on one count of simple burglary, according to a TPSO spokesperson. ... (More)
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    2 arrested in truck stop armed robbery

    2 arrested in truck stop armed robbery

    Updated: 3:29 PM 7/24/2014

    ZACHARY - Two Zachary men accused of robbing a truck stop in West Feliciana Parish at gunpoint early Monday morning were arrested and are still being held on additional charges, according to deputies. Deputies said warrants were issued for Joshua Wells, 21, and Reginald Jackson, also 21, for the... (More)
  • State News

    La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Updated: 2:27 PM 7/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013. Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville. Its $9.8 million take... (More)
  • Local News

    Shooting suspect surrenders to warrant

    Shooting suspect surrenders to warrant

    Updated: 1:20 PM 7/24/2014

    GONZALES - Police said a man accused of shooting at a home in Gonzales surrendered to authorities Thursday. Detectives booked Royal Johnson, 24, into the Ascension Parish jail on six charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, as well as charges of being a felon in possession of a... (More)
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    I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    Updated: 12:33 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge.

    The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge.

    According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr.

    The car appears to have overturned and caught on fire. EMS said three people were taken from the scene with injuries.

  • Local News

    LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    Updated: 11:55 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 600 technology professionals from around the country are expected to descend on the LSU campus on August 2 for a free Information Technology conference and training event. Hosted by LSU since 2009, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge offers courses on vital I.T. topics that are... (More)
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    Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Updated: 11:18 AM 7/24/2014

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.

    The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says Connie Wilson Johnson died Wednesday of blunt force trauma from the collapse of the limb.

    Neighbors said Johnson was walking down the street when the wind picked up, and she turned back to head home when a limb fell on top of her.

  • International News

    Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Updated: 11:05 AM 7/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved.... (More)
  • Local News

    Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend

    Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend

    Updated: 10:30 AM 7/24/2014

    GRAND ISLE - Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for this year's International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The town bills the rodeo that began in 1928 as the "oldest fishing tournament in the United States." It runs from Thursday through Saturday. The Couier reports the rodeo is an... (More)
  • Events

    The Lemonade Challenge: Friends remember Bella Bowman

    Updated: 10:10 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Bella Bowman Foundation is getting ready for their Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés event next Thursday, but some of Bella's friend are remembering the courageous 7-year-old and raising money for her foundation in the process. 7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January... (More)
  • National News

    Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    Updated: 10:08 AM 7/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less than $25 billion over three years. That... (More)
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