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    Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    Updated: 10:52 AM 9/21/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon. Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... (More)
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    Boil Advisory in Livingston Parish

    Boil Advisory in Livingston Parish

    Updated: 10:35 AM 9/21/2014

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - French Settlement Water Co. Says there is a boil advisory for people living in French Settlement for at least two days.

    The water company will test the water Monday in hopes of lifting the advisory by noon Tuesday.

    Officials say it is due a main water line break on Hwy 16 that has since been fixed.

     

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    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    Updated: 10:23 AM 9/21/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago, and supporters want to strengthen the law. The NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are working to expand and extend the measure. The law helps... (More)
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    Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents

    Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents

    Updated: 10:20 AM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two deaths from 2012. Industries reporting the most fatalities in... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Enjoying A Pod, Under the Arbor

    Pat Shingleton: Enjoying A Pod, Under the Arbor

    Updated: 4:00 AM 9/21/2014

    Grapes have advanced to one of the "top crops" for Louisiana. They were also a staple for us in our younger years in Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, residents would sink posts, connect bailing wire and plant the young vines in late February or early March. Our vines... (More)
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    Southern beats Prairie View 34-24 in SWAC opener

    Southern beats Prairie View 34-24 in SWAC opener

    Updated: 8:16 PM 9/20/2014

    PRAIRIE VIEW, TX - The Southern Jaguars built a 24-10 lead over Prairie View A&M in their SWAC opener and held on to get a 34-24 win in Texas on Saturday night. The Jaguars struck first as Lenard Tillery scored on a 21 yard touchdown run to give the... (More)
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    Brandon Harris sparks late rally, but LSU falls to Mississippi State 34-29 in 4th

    Brandon Harris sparks late rally, but LSU falls to Mississippi State 34-29 in 4th

    Updated: 8:04 PM 9/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Brandon Harris threw two late touchdown passes to Malachi Dupre but a Hail Mary on the final play fell short, and Mississippi State upset #8 LSU at home 34-29. Dak Prescott found ways to create, and capitalize, on scoring opportunities as Mississippi State built a 34-16... (More)
  • Local News

    Hundreds show up to mini makers faire

    Updated: 6:30 PM 9/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Inventors and compaines got their first chance to show off their products at the Mini Makers Faire at the Library at Goodwood Satuday. Everything from 3-D printing to fashion to ice cream making bicycles were on display. Robb Perkins with Acadian Robotics, a company that... (More)
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    Police: 2 dead in WBR crash

    Police: 2 dead in WBR crash

    Updated: 1:14 PM 9/20/2014

    PORT ALLEN - State police say two people were killed after rear ending another vehicle in an early morning crash in Port Allen. It happened on US Hwy 190 west of Bueche Road in Port Allen. Police say the crash closed 190 for about 3 hours Saturday morning. ... (More)
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    DHH: Escaped inmate in East Feliciana

    DHH: Escaped inmate in East Feliciana

    Updated: 1:13 PM 9/20/2014

    JACKSON - Department of Health and Hospital officials say a man escaped from a mental health institution in East Feliciana on Friday afternoon.

    Officials say Kent Douglas got out of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Hospital in Jackson La. and that he is a non-violent offender.

    DHH could not give a description of Douglas or his age due to HIPAA regulations, but they are working close with the East Feliciana sheriff's department to find Douglas.

     

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    Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

    Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

    Updated: 11:59 AM 9/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge. The project is at corner of Third and Convention streets. The Onyx Residences will include 28 apartments on top of 5,600 square feet of commercial space. The apartments will range... (More)
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    Weekly address promotes Islamic State countermeasures

    Weekly address promotes Islamic State countermeasures

    Updated: 10:37 AM 9/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama used his weekly media message to promote his policies aimed at blunting Islamic State militants who control large swaths of Iraq and Syria. Emphasizing that it's not just America's fight, Obama repeated his vow not to commit troops to fighting another ground war in Iraq,... (More)
  • Sports

    Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

    Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

    Updated: 10:34 AM 9/20/2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday. Winston was originally suspended for just the first half after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy... (More)
  • Local News

    Murdered teen honored with football jersey

    Updated: 10:23 AM 9/20/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week. Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago. He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer. Donaldsonville High... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "From the Garden to the Freezer"

    Pat Shingleton: "From the Garden to the Freezer"

    Updated: 5:00 AM 9/20/2014

    Recent wet weather has slightly delayed our sugarcane harvest. The purchase of the "deep-freezer" by my dad in the 1960s became a storage locker for the fruits and vegetables from our garden in Ellwood City, PA. As noted in a previous column, fruit trees included: apple, pear, peach, plum and... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern ready for SWAC opener versus Prairie View

    Updated: 12:04 AM 9/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern is the reigning SWAC Champs, but there not focusing any time on past achievements. The Jags starting their road to a 2014 crown against the Panthers of Prairie View A&M. Southern and Prairie View, picked in the preseason to finish first and second in the... (More)
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