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    Body found in field identified

    Body found in field identified

    Updated: 11:33 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identify a body found in a field Saturday night.

    Police say they found the body of 59-year-old, Henery Gray in a field on the 1300 block of Plank Road.

    According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police Department, they believe the Gray was homeless and died of natural causes.

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    Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    Updated: 6:10 PM 1/25/2015

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... (More)
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    King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    King Cake Festival crowns this year's top flavors

    Updated: 5:36 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The second annual King Cake Festival kicked off in Champion's Square on Sunday, and there was every variation of the sweet treat you can think of. There are dozens of types of flavors and they come in all shapes and sizes, and most people would agree... (More)
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    Millions of mosquitos could be released to stop viral diseases

    Millions of mosquitos could be released to stop viral diseases

    Updated: 5:00 PM 1/25/2015

    KEY WEST, Fla. - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow them... (More)
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    Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    Updated: 4:20 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... (More)
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    New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    Updated: 3:30 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... (More)
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    Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Updated: 2:07 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... (More)
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    Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    Updated: 1:51 PM 1/25/2015

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish.

    It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter.

    Officials say the truck took a turn and spilled several metal pallets it was transporting.

    State troopers said it did not appear that anyone was injured.

     

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    Jindal walks fine line at prayer rally

    Updated: 11:35 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Saturday Governor Bobby Jindal walked a fine line between religion and politics. The governor was a central figure at the Response prayer rally and the Louisiana Life March South, an anti-abortion demonstration. Both events were held on the LSU campus. First Jindal led the prayer rally held... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

    Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

    Updated: 11:08 AM 1/25/2015

    Another Nor'easter has smacked New England. Heavy snowfall, in our younger years, closed schools and after fulfilling the directive of clearing walks and driveways, it was sled riding time. The starting point of the trail was Windover Avenue, taking us over Longview Drive, across Aunt Mae's yard, to the woods below.... (More)
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    Protesters not thrilled with Jindal's presence on campus

    Updated: 11:02 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands joined in on the march for life anti-abortion demonstration, and many others joined in prayer with the governor to pray over the city at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus. However, protesters claim they were not thrilled with Jindal's appearance on campus since his... (More)
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    Southern University tops Alabama A&M 65-58

    Updated: 11:01 PM 1/24/2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Joell Hopkins scored 19 points, hitting 5 of 5 from the field and 9 of 10 free throws, to lead Southern University to a 65-58 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Adrian Rodgers added 12 points for the Jaguars (9-12, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who... (More)
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    LSU defeats Vanderbilt in OT 79-75

    LSU defeats Vanderbilt in OT 79-75

    Updated: 8:30 PM 1/24/2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Quarterman scored six of his 12 points in overtime, helping LSU rally and beat Vanderbilt 79-75 Saturday for the Tigers' second straight win. LSU (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) trailed by as much eight in the second half before scoring the final three points of regulation,... (More)
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    Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Updated: 7:56 PM 1/24/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say they found two pairs of missing LSU basketball shoes in the home of a teenager just a day after he was arrested for trespassing into Tiger Stadium. Authorities say 17-year-old Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton admitted to having the shoes in his home shortly after... (More)
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    Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Updated: 2:18 PM 1/24/2015

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says Japan will not succumb to terrorism and will continue to cooperate with the international community in the fight against it. The prime minister spoke after an online posting claimed that one of two Japanese hostages has been killed and demanded a... (More)
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    Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Updated: 1:34 PM 1/24/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... (More)
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