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    Special meeting called to deal with chief's resignation

    Special meeting called to deal with chief's resignation

    Updated: 2:59 PM 4/17/2014

    BRUSLY- Town leaders will appoint an interim police chief next week after the current chief resigned then pleaded guilty to malfeasance charges today. Chief Jamie Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more than a thousand dollars on... (More)
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    New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

    New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud

    Updated: 3:48 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that 28-year-old Kenshika Jiles was arrested Wednesday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on... (More)
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    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Updated: 3:15 PM 4/17/2014

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier... (More)
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    Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    Updated: 2:31 PM 4/17/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs man accused of multiple sex crimes against children, is now behind bars. Authorities arrested 44 year-old Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home in the 9200 block of Greystone Drive. Thibodeaux was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the... (More)
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    Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    Updated: 2:13 PM 4/17/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The First Lady of the United States will address 243 graduating students along with their friends and family during Dillard University's 2014 commencement ceremony. The ceremony is set for May 10 at 10 a.m. Michelle Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated from Harvard... (More)
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    I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    Updated: 1:33 PM 4/17/2014

    HOLDEN - State Police re-opened a portion of I-12 East in Livingston Parish just after 1 p.m., after a multi-vehicle wreck closed it an hour earlier. Troopers said the wrecks happened near Mile Marker 29 past Holden, where a moving truck had reportedly crashed into a center dividing wall.... (More)
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    Arrest made in 2013 club shootings

    Arrest made in 2013 club shootings

    Updated: 1:30 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest today in connection with a June 2013 shooting at a Baton Rouge club that killed one woman and injured three other people. Baton Rouge Police arrested Donnaryo Lathers, 20, on suspicion of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and illegal... (More)
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    Suspect who shot at officers identified

    Suspect who shot at officers identified

    Updated: 1:23 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name and mugshot of a man accused of firing at officers during a drug raid last night in Baton Rouge. Officers accused Patrick Lathan of five counts of first-degree attempted murder of a police officer and illegal use of a weapon after Wednesday... (More)
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    Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    Updated: 12:14 PM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram. An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats... (More)
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    Whaley pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Whaley pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Updated: 11:23 AM 4/17/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Indicted Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleaded guilty today to malfeasance charges, admitting he used a town gas card to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more... (More)
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    EBR School Board member dies

    EBR School Board member dies

    Updated: 11:14 AM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Randy Lamana died suddenly last night, according to the board's president. Lamana had attended a legislative hearing at the Capitol last night on restructuring the school system, and died some time later according to School Board President David Tatman.... (More)
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    Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Updated: 11:10 AM 4/17/2014

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin is assuring Edward Snowden that Russians have nothing to fear when it comes to mass surveillance by their own government. Several hours into Putin's televised call-in show today, there was an appearance on video from Snowden, the American who leaked a trove of material... (More)
  • National News

    CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

    CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

    Updated: 10:34 AM 4/17/2014

    WASHINGTON - A report by the Congressional Budget Office says the president's budget request would result in significantly larger deficits than he claims. CBO says President Barack Obama's budget plan would produce deficits of more than $6 trillion over the next 10 years. That's more than $1 trillion more than... (More)
  • State News

    Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

    Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

    Updated: 10:22 AM 4/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission. The plan is a budget sleight of hand, using dollars that are limited in how they can be spent,... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    Updated: 9:54 AM 4/17/2014

    Researchers from Purdue University say it is time to examine land areas that transition from rough to smooth, wet to dry and sloped to flat. They believe regions of changing landscape could be the focal point for tornado touchdowns. After examining National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center tornado data... (More)
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    New era begins with Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee

    Updated: 9:09 AM 4/17/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Richard Lee was sworn in as the new mayor of Port Allen Tuesday. He joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about his vision for the future of the city. Lee's swearing in signals the end of nearly a year of constant fighting and scandal... (More)
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