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    Tanker flips and spews fuel at Baton Rouge gas station

    Tanker flips and spews fuel at Baton Rouge gas station

    Updated: 5:07 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say an 18-wheeler carrying diesel leaked fuel at a Baton Rouge gas station near the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet Sunday afternoon. Officials say, the truck made a delivery and the trailer flipped after it was unhooked. According to the Department of Environmental Quality,... (More)
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    White House intruder expected to appear in court

    White House intruder expected to appear in court

    Updated: 2:31 AM 9/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a... (More)
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    Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    Updated: 2:09 AM 9/22/2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night. The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger's two scoring strikes in the third. They were... (More)
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    Two killed when bus overturns

    Two killed when bus overturns

    Updated: 2:04 AM 9/22/2014

    BEAR, DE - Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead... (More)
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    Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    Updated: 2:00 AM 9/22/2014

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... (More)
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    Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

    Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown

    Updated: 1:55 AM 9/22/2014

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or unauthorized people. In a statement on its website, the university said the information provided to university police and other law enforcement agencies... (More)
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  • Southern Sports

    Southern has new life with win over Prairie View A&M

    Updated: 11:16 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars may have turned their season around with a win against Prairie View A&M  on Saturday: at the very least, they started off their conference season in the right way. 

    The Jaguars got a lift both offensively from Austin Howard and a couple of key interceptions from the defense as they held off a late Panthers rally.

    The Jags now turn their attention to Alcorn State next Saturday. 

  • Local News

    Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    Updated: 6:02 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon.

    Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge.

    DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but the volume of cars is keeping the area congested.

     

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    Man runs stop sign, killed in crash

    Man runs stop sign, killed in crash

    Updated: 5:16 PM 9/21/2014

    LOTTIE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Pointe Coupee parish.

    Officials say it happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of US hwy 190 and LA hwy 81.

    Police say Michael Jarreau, 43, ran a stop sign at that intersection and t-boned a tractor-trailer. Jarreau was killed and the other driver was uninjured.

    Officials say Jarreau wasn't wearing his seat belt and it is unknown if he was impaired.

     

  • National News

    Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Updated: 3:17 PM 9/21/2014

    DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... (More)
  • Saints

    Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    Saints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings

    Updated: 3:15 PM 9/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. For the Vikings, the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    LSU falls to No. 17 in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches

    LSU falls to No. 17 in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches

    Updated: 3:13 PM 9/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU tumbled 10 spots in the coaches poll and 9 in the AP poll after their 34-29 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night. Mississippi State, previously unranked in both polls, jumped to No. 14 and No. 16 in the AP poll and coaches poll respectively. ... (More)
  • Local News

    DHH: Escaped inmate found in East Feliciana

    DHH: Escaped inmate found in East Feliciana

    Updated: 1:43 PM 9/21/2014

    JACKSON - Department of Health and Hospital officials say the mental hospital patient that escpaed has been caught.

    Officials say Kent Douglas got out of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Hospital in Jackson La. and that he is a non-violent offender.

    Douglas was caught Sunday and is in state custody.

    DHH says a Douglas escaped from a mental health institution in East Feliciana on Friday afternoon.

     

  • Local News

    Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    Updated: 10:52 AM 9/21/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon. Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... (More)
  • Local News

    Boil Advisory in Livingston Parish

    Boil Advisory in Livingston Parish

    Updated: 10:35 AM 9/21/2014

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - French Settlement Water Co. Says there is a boil advisory for people living in French Settlement for at least two days.

    The water company will test the water Monday in hopes of lifting the advisory by noon Tuesday.

    Officials say it is due a main water line break on Hwy 16 that has since been fixed.

     

  • National News

    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    Updated: 10:23 AM 9/21/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago, and supporters want to strengthen the law. The NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are working to expand and extend the measure. The law helps... (More)
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