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    Lane closure planned on 'New Bridge' this weekend

    Updated: 10:31 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The westbound, outside land of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed this weekend for a routine bridge inspection. The closures will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. "This bridge is in good shape, but we need... (More)
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    Les Miles gets emotional about Baton Rouge

    Updated: 11:21 PM 8/1/2014

    LSU head football coach Les Miles is entering his tenth year at the helm of one of the most successful college football programs in the country. On Wednesday of this week he talked about his time in Baton Rouge and what the community means to him and his family.... (More)
  • Local News

    Derailment cleanup to last all weekend

    Updated: 10:36 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup is expected to last the entire weekend following a train derailment on tracks that run along the side of S. Choctaw Drive. Late Friday, crews began inspecting sections of track down from the center of the derailment. Experts replaced railroad ties as they moved closer... (More)
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    Eli Edwards turns 1

    Eli Edwards turns 1

    Updated: 10:27 PM 8/1/2014

    GONZALES- The Edwards are celebrating the birthday of Eli, born a year ago Friday. "Hard to believe it's been an entire year since we first met," Edwin Edwards tweeted. "Happy Birthday Eli!" Accompanying the tweet is a picture of Edwin holding Eli in the hospital. Eli Edwards... (More)
  • National News

    Money for border battle stuck in D.C.

    Money for border battle stuck in D.C.

    Updated: 8:32 PM 8/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - The House approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom have sought refuge in Louisiana. Late Friday, the GOP legislation passed 223-189 on a nearly party-line vote. The bill was pulled a day earlier because of... (More)
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    When you're a billionaire

    When you're a billionaire

    Updated: 7:50 PM 8/1/2014

    LANAI CITY, HAWAII- Billionaire Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. now owns every hotel room on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. He just bought the historic Hotel Lanai that was built in 1923 to cater to Dole Plantation executives. His company would not disclose the sale... (More)
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    Vitaminwater gives in

    Vitaminwater gives in

    Updated: 7:42 PM 8/1/2014

    NEW YORK- Fans of Vitaminwater complained so much about the new sweetener, Coca-Cola is going back to the original formula. The company changed the sweetener in the drink just a few months ago but there where so many negative comments on Vitaminwater's Facebook page, Coca-Cola gave in. The... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern's first practice forced indoors

    Updated: 7:17 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars had every intention of starting their first practice of the fall in AW Mumford Stadium...mother nature had other plans. Because of the slick conditions on the field, head coach Dawson Odums brought practice inside to prevent injury. So what do the Jags... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Southern Lab Kittens

    Updated: 7:04 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Lab Kittens hope to make another deep run in the 1A playoffs, after getting to the semifinal round in 2013.

    Kitten QB Bladerick Veal can throw it or run it, making him a dangerous threat to opposing defenses.

    What else can we expect from Southern Lab this year?

    Sports 2's Michael Cauble has more in this edition of Sports 2adays.

  • Local News

    State Police to get look at how drugs, illegals cross border and get to La.

    Updated: 6:41 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are headed to the U.S- Mexican border for a look at where illegals begin their journey into the states, possibly headed to Louisiana. Col. Mike Edmonson is expected to be in McAllen, Texas, beginning Monday. Edmonson and his team will focus on how drugs... (More)
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    New laws for La. drivers

    Updated: 6:31 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 500 new laws took effect on August 1, and here's how several of them directly impact drivers in Louisiana. An amendment was passed this legislative session that considered dropping a cigarette outdoors as littering. It's now illegal to toss a cigarette while driving in... (More)
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    Burbank sewer fix to close lanes all weekend

    Updated: 5:57 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - People having sewer problems along Burbank Drive are getting a fix through the weekend. Burbank between Nicholson Drive and Parker Boulevard is down to one lane in both directions while workers fix the sewer system. Workers dug a hole in the middle of the roadway to... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Tigers ranked No. 13 in preseason coaches poll

    Tigers ranked No. 13 in preseason coaches poll

    Updated: 5:56 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team comes into the 2014 season ranked No. 13 in the Amway Coaches Poll for its second-straight season. The Tigers have made an appearance in the yearly preseason coaches poll for 14 consecutive seasons which encompasses the past decade of action under Coach... (More)
  • Local News

    BR dancers learn from celebrity instructors

    Updated: 5:31 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Two celebrity dance instructors made a stop in Baton Rouge to share their talents with young dancers. Victor Smalley and Angel Armas are the coaches on a popular dance competition show, and they also have their own reality show, "Dance Moms Miami" on Lifetime Network. Kennedy Walker,... (More)
  • Sports

    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Updated: 5:01 PM 8/1/2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Mark Ingram speaks boldly about the promise of New Orleans' running game, considering the Saints ranked near the bottom of the NFL in rushing last season and then traded away Darren Sproles. Ingram says the Saints have one of the deepest and most talented groups... (More)
  • Local News

    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Updated: 4:54 PM 8/1/2014

    CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies spent the evening working a crash that closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said. The wreck happened at El Ranchito and involved as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children were among the injured. There was... (More)
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