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    Sheriff: Kidnapped woman found after deadly wreck

    Updated: 1:50 PM 3/26/2015

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said a woman kidnapped from East Baton Rouge was found in the wreckage of a crash which claimed the life of her captor Thursday morning. The sheriff's office said the woman was airlifted to the hospital after the wreck at... (More)
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    White House says Germanwings crash not linked to terrorism

    White House says Germanwings crash not linked to terrorism

    Updated: 2:00 PM 3/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. doesn't believe there's a link to terrorism in the Germanwings crash in France that killed all 150 people aboard the plane. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, commenting Thursday on the crash, said "based on what we know, there is not a nexus to terrorism." French investigators... (More)
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    Body found near auto parts store in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:50 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a woman's body was found in a parking lot in Baton Rouge. A News 2 crew arrived on scene while authorities were still working the crime scene in the 2600 block of North Street. The female's body was found next to... (More)
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    NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

    NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

    Updated: 1:31 PM 3/26/2015

    INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. Emmert says the NCAA is watching to see if it could affect student-athletes and employees. The NCAA is located in Indianapolis and the men's basketball tournament's... (More)
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    Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    Updated: 1:28 PM 3/26/2015

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for... (More)
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    Detectives look to ID duo behind early morning break-ins

    Detectives look to ID duo behind early morning break-ins

    Updated: 1:05 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a pair of early morning break-ins that they believe were committed by the same two men. Police say two men broke into a pharmacy in the 200 block of N. Acadian Thruway at around 2:30 a.m. this morning. They smashed the glass front... (More)
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    Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    Updated: 12:28 PM 3/26/2015

    NEW YORK - Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. An annual report by the industry tracker Beverage Digest found that overall soda volume slipped 0.9 percent last year, moderating from... (More)
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    Body found impaled on New Orleans Mid-City fence

    Body found impaled on New Orleans Mid-City fence

    Updated: 11:38 AM 3/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're investigating the death of a man found with his neck lodged between posts of an iron fence around a shopping center. Police say the man was found Thursday morning. The fence is about chest-high with bluntly pointed iron posts a few inches... (More)
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    Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    Updated: 11:21 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux has received the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year award, and senior Lloimincia Hall has earned the SEC Event Specialist of the Year award in a vote by league coaches, according to an announcement from the SEC office Thursday. Breaux,... (More)
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    Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks

    Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks

    Updated: 10:34 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers who want to scale back Louisiana's business tax breaks don't appear to have public support on their side. A poll released Thursday from LSU's Public Policy Research Lab says 72 percent of respondents support cutting taxes on business to attract them to the state. And 55... (More)
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    Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    Updated: 10:13 AM 3/26/2015

    Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight with a Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland against West Virginia. In the Mountaineers of coach Bob Huggins, the Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses all the time. And for what it's worth, Huggins... (More)
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    Alexandria boy kicked out of school for long hair

    Alexandria boy kicked out of school for long hair

    Updated: 10:02 AM 3/26/2015

    ALEXANDRIA - Ashton Bodiford has missed more than two weeks of school because his hair is too long for a boy's. That's according to Rapides Parish School Board policy. The Town Talk reports his hair falls past the middle of his back. School board policy requires male students to keep... (More)
  • Community

    The Pledge of Allegiance: Sacred Heart of Jesus School

    Updated: 8:44 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from Pre-K at Sacred Heart of Jesus School.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

  • Sports

    Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    Updated: 8:35 AM 3/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... (More)
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    Free help filing taxes

    Updated: 8:35 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- A new tax program is offering help to people in the capital area. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is available to the elderly, disabled, and people with low to moderate income. "It's a free program, so not only can you save the money to get... (More)
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    School board, public to interview EBR Superintendent candidate tonight

    Updated: 8:35 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge is making progress in the search for a new superintendent. Warren Drake, the former superintendent in Zachary is the man they want for the job. Tonight, the board is expected to interview him. At last week's meeting the board narrowed the field of... (More)
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