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    Council settles scandal for $35,000

    Updated: 11:10 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish. Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued. McCants... (More)
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    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Updated: 6:32 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the... (More)
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    Chilly starts ahead

    Chilly starts ahead

    Updated: 6:03 AM 10/23/2014

    We're still dry and sunny. We're even a little cooler today. We should all stay out of the 80s this afternoon, reaching temperatures only in the upper 70s. The nighttime hours will be clear and a bit cooler, with most of us in the upper 40s. There are a few... (More)
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    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Updated: 5:57 AM 10/23/2014

    BOYCE - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway Tuesday... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: A Hail of A Blast

    Pat Shingleton: A Hail of A Blast

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/23/2014

    In 1907 the Italian Royal Academy of Sciences noted that tests of anti-hail cannons weren't effective and urged the government to cease encouraging expensive and useless work. By the early twentieth century, anti-hail cannons disappeared. Replacing them were rockets that would explode 800 grams of dynamite, above the ground, to... (More)
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    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Updated: 3:33 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money. John Kerry, who managed Maness' campaign for six months in 2013, sent an email to... (More)
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    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Updated: 3:31 AM 10/23/2014

    ARABI - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle. The 18-year-old victim was riding at the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley Boulevard in Arabi on Monday when the suspect got out... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Updated: 2:18 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll finds most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient. The Associated Press poll also finds that most Americans say the... (More)
  • Sports

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Updated: 1:56 AM 10/23/2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.... (More)
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    WATCH: airman surprises family following tour of duty

    Updated: 10:37 PM 10/22/2014

    ZACHARY- An airman returned home from a 14-month tour of duty to surprise his family Wednesday evening. Screams could be heard coming from a large banquet room at Sammy's where Andressen Taylor's family had gathered. They were elated to see Taylor walk into the room shortly after 6:00 p.m.... (More)
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    Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    Updated: 10:35 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighter said Wednesday, they are vigilant after a warning from the State Fire Marshal about thieves stealing house connections on the side of buildings. There has been a rash of thefts of the brass connections in Tangipahoa, Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes lately. So many so, the Hammond... (More)
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    Parking garage closed due to cut tension cable

    Parking garage closed due to cut tension cable

    Updated: 10:33 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A contractor cut a tension cable inside a downtown parking garage, closing it for an undetermined amount of time. The West Garage is out of service until a repair can be made. The severed cable compromises the design of the garage. Closure eliminates 552 spaces temporarily.... (More)
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    Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    Three charged with stealing innocence of country living

    Updated: 8:53 PM 10/22/2014

    WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week. Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... (More)
  • National News

    Bear cub strolls through store

    Bear cub strolls through store

    Updated: 7:56 PM 10/22/2014

    ASHLAND, OREGON- A bear cub scurried down the isle of a drug store and caught some shoppers by surprise. Witnesses say the cub showed up on Sunday at a nearby hotel and hopped out of a window and strolled across the street to the drug store. Police arrived and... (More)
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    Bumming a smoke led to prison

    Bumming a smoke led to prison

    Updated: 7:51 PM 10/22/2014

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- It's ten years in prison for a bank robber who stopped to bum a smoke as he tried to make his getaway. A construction worker told police Paul Carman appeared nervous when he threw his shirt into a trash container and asked the worker for a smoke.... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 7: Lindsey Scott

    Updated: 7:23 PM 10/22/2014

    ZACHARY - To say Lindsey Scott is having a great year would be an understatement. The Zachary quarterback in just the last three weeks has picked up 852 yards and 12 touchdowns. But against Central, it was the junior's three touchdown performance in the 4th quarter, including the... (More)
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