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    Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    Updated: 11:12 AM 1/31/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... (More)
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    Outrage Over the Sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

    Outrage Over the Sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

    Updated: 11:53 AM 1/31/2015

    Austin, Texas - A Texas judged ruled on Friday that the Fort Worth funeral home had to return $87,000 over the sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's casket. The coffin, the judge believes, belongs not to the funeral home, but to Oswald's brother. Judge Cosby of the District Court in... (More)
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    Japanese and Jordanian Hostage Negotiations at a Standstill

    Japanese and Jordanian Hostage Negotiations at a Standstill

    Updated: 9:37 AM 1/31/2015

    The negotiations with Islamic State militants to try and save the lives of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot appear to be deadlocked. The militants are demanding the release of an Iraqi prisoner. It has already been two days past the extremists deadline, and still no word. ... (More)
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    Romney Declines a 2016 Bid

    Romney Declines a 2016 Bid

    Updated: 8:28 AM 1/31/2015

    Washington - Mitt Romney's quest to reach the White House has lasted almost a decade of his life. Now at age 67, Romney has announced that this quest is at an end; he has decided against a third attempt for the White House. Many believe that this shift comes... (More)
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    EXCLUSIVE: Delivery driver talks about seeing man under train

    Updated: 10:52 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train Friday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result. ... (More)
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    WATCH: 'The Cake Lady' bakes for firefighters

    Updated: 10:43 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Ms. Betty Webber has been cooking baked goods for firefighters on all shifts at area fire stations since Hurricane Katrina. Webber was featured in WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon 's community segment, 2 Make A Difference , Friday night at 10:00. Webber said she felt compelled to... (More)
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    Nuclear plant shutdown report due in 45 days

    Nuclear plant shutdown report due in 45 days

    Updated: 10:39 PM 1/30/2015

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will likely leave the Entergy nuclear power plant here Saturday after spending a week investigating an unplanned reactor shutdown. The incident happened on December 25th but was made public Monday. Friday, a spokesperson said regulators had concluded their on-site visit... (More)
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    Iconic marina closes doors for good Saturday

    Iconic marina closes doors for good Saturday

    Updated: 10:38 PM 1/30/2015

    MAUREPAS - An icon of Livingston Parish, Val's Marina, will close for good Saturday. On Facebook , managers posted daily updates about the last crowds visiting and eating along with pictures that mark joyous moments in the restaurant's more than 50 year history. Mangers posted most of the menu... (More)
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    11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues

    11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues

    Updated: 9:42 PM 1/30/2015

    NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The shooting... (More)
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    With police escort, first cars cross bridge 6 hours after crash

    With police escort, first cars cross bridge 6 hours after crash

    Updated: 7:50 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic started moving on I-10 late Friday, six hours after a crash closed the interstate completely in one direction and slowed traffic in another. Two 18-wheelers and a motorcycle collided in eastbound lanes just across the East Baton Rouge Parish line on the Mississippi River Bridge... (More)
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    Armed robbery reported outside LSU dorm

    Armed robbery reported outside LSU dorm

    Updated: 6:47 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police reported an armed robbery outside a dorm on the north side of the campus Friday evening.

    An emergency alert texted to students and faculty said it happened outside Kibry Smith Hall, in the parking lot.

    The alert said the robber was wearing a dark hooded sweater and fled on foot heading north, away from campus.

    Police are on the scene at this time. News 2 will have more details as they become available.

     

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    Pat Shingleton: "Snow Block"

    Pat Shingleton: "Snow Block"

    Updated: 5:57 PM 1/30/2015

    Friday's column shared the wintry weather in Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon University was located adjacent to the Lake on Perry Square. Our fraternity house was blocks away from campus. Visiting with my frat brothers: Pete Fresina, Dennis Noble, Swede Carlson, Ernie DeSantis, Jim Suppa, "Bullwhip" Wilkins, Eddie Engelmire, Rick Moran and... (More)
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    ACA making taxes more complicated

    ACA making taxes more complicated

    Updated: 5:50 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Affordable Care Act is affecting the way many people file their taxes this year. It's one of the biggest changes to the tax code in decades and it's confusing even the professionals. The biggest change are two new forms: "1095-A," for people enrolled in... (More)
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    An end in sight for LA 73 work

    Updated: 5:30 PM 1/30/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says... (More)
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    Local kids get dental care for free

    Updated: 5:21 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools partnered with dentists and organizations to bring free dental care to kids. It's called the "Give Kids a Smile" program, and sponsors include Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton... (More)
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    9 units damaged during Florida Blvd. apartment fire

    9 units damaged during Florida Blvd. apartment fire

    Updated: 5:09 PM 1/30/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged 9 units in a Florida Blvd. apartment building complex on Friday. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire at the apartment in the 10000 block of... (More)
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