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    Accident on bridge closes I-10 West at 10/110 split

    Accident on bridge closes I-10 West at 10/110 split

    Updated: 7:06 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West is now closed at the I-10/110 splits because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge.

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

    The car appears to have overturned and caught on fire. No word on injuries at this time. We'll update you with more information as it becomes available.

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    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Updated: 7:06 AM 7/24/2014

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers. The official Algerian news agency said air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after... (More)
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    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid

    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid

    Updated: 7:06 AM 7/24/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants. Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the Jabaliya refugee camp early Thursday. Palestinian health officials... (More)
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    Exclusive: dash cam video reveals why there is a $495,000 settlement

    Updated: 7:05 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Members of Metro Council will have to give the final approval to pay $495,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting where a drunken man was shot and killed in 2011. On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Walker Wildcats

    Updated: 7:05 AM 7/24/2014

    The Walker Wildcats are in for a challenge in 2014 as they are returning only six players from last years team that finished the year with a 2-8 record.

    The Wildcats have only one starter back on offense, and they are moving their attack to a more rush first approach.

     

  • Local News

    Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing

    Updated: 7:05 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... (More)
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    Democrats come out against school redistricting

    Democrats come out against school redistricting

    Updated: 6:35 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board. The Democratic Party's opposition to the school board redistricting follows on the heels of opposition by the local Republican... (More)
  • Weather

    Heat before relief

    Heat before relief

    Updated: 5:38 AM 7/24/2014

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Dog Tired"

    Pat Shingleton: "Dog Tired"

    Updated: 5:00 AM 7/24/2014

    Canis Major or Sirius was designated the "Dog Star" by ancient astronomers. As noted in a previous column, Romans believed that Sirius rose at sunrise, convinced this star was the cause of hot, sultry weather. To appease the rage of Sirius and believing that the star created the weather pattern,... (More)
  • National News

    Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

    Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

    Updated: 2:06 AM 7/24/2014

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... (More)
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    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Updated: 2:02 AM 7/24/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... (More)
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  • Local News

    The fairness ordinance

    Updated: 8:37 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... (More)
  • National News

    Duck relief

    Duck relief

    Updated: 7:58 PM 7/23/2014

    COSHOCTON, OHIO- An Army veteran wants a small town to change its law that prohibits him from keeping ducks in his yard. Darin Welker says the ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder. He was cited for violating the ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette, about... (More)
  • National News

    Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

    Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

    Updated: 7:50 PM 7/23/2014

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor. She was ordered to give up her cell phone after she posted the picture to social media. Mandy Kay Wilson says a security guard... (More)
  • Local News

    Suspected thieves on camera looting Istrouma

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Istrouma High School has a long and storied history in Baton Rouge, but now thieves are suspected to be taking it apart piece by piece. The state's Recovery School District decided to close the high school at the end of last year, and vandals have started... (More)
  • Local News

    Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    Updated: 6:32 PM 7/23/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012. Jurors were shown surveillance video from the gas station on LA 1 where sheriff's deputies said Richardson shot 18-year-old Justin... (More)
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