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    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The EBR Department of Public Works announced Thursday that emergency sewer repair work will affect the intersection of Perkins Road and College Drive starting Friday, Aug. 22. The work will require lane closures and traffic restrictions which will begin Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and will... (More)
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    Race on Mississippi returns to Baton Rouge

    Race on Mississippi returns to Baton Rouge

    Updated: 4:13 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The second annual Big River Regional Race on the Mississippi is coming back to Baton Rouge August 30th. The event, hosted by Muddy Water Paddle Company and the Baton Rouge Paddle Club, brings water sport enthusiasts from all over the country to race in a 13-mile... (More)
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    Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    Updated: 3:25 PM 8/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Accused Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le has been indicted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 29 gunfight that left one woman dead and several others injured. The 20-year-old Belle... (More)
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    Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    Updated: 3:19 PM 8/21/2014

    HAMMOND - An investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit led to the Wednesday arrest of a Hammond man accused of 16 counts of child pornography. 19-year-old Brandon Brown was booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possession of and one count of... (More)
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    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Updated: 2:45 PM 8/21/2014

    MIAMI - A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in... (More)
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    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    Updated: 2:36 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... (More)
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    Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013

    Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013

    Updated: 2:31 PM 8/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A 12.4 percent jump in July winnings at Louisiana's land casino kept the 21-casino total about even with July 2013. Casinos took in about $213 million statewide, just $384,300 more than a year earlier. But the land casino's winnings rose from $25.4 million to $28.5 million. Riverboat... (More)
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    Appeal denied in lawsuit over nine-member school board

    Appeal denied in lawsuit over nine-member school board

    Updated: 2:19 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A state appeals court refused to hear an appeal involving a lawsuit over the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board's recent decision to eliminate two positions on the governing body. The NAACP and others sued, claiming the redrawn districts could illegally dilute black representation on the... (More)
  • National News

    Education Dept. to extend teacher evaluations

    Education Dept. to extend teacher evaluations

    Updated: 2:18 PM 8/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - New testing standards are allowing states to hold off on teacher evaluations when student performance test scores come in. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, says states can now apply for extra time before making teacher personnel decisions based on how well students do on new assessments from Common... (More)
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    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Updated: 1:23 PM 8/21/2014

    GEISMAR - Emergency workers freed an 18-wheeler driver who became trapped Thursday afternoon when his truck ran off the road in Ascension Parish. Family members clapped for the rescuers after they cut the driver free and loaded him onto a stretcher. State Police closed the portion of River... (More)
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    Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Updated: 1:16 PM 8/21/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says... (More)
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    Man gets 10 years in prison on drug, gun charges

    Man gets 10 years in prison on drug, gun charges

    Updated: 1:15 PM 8/21/2014

    AMITE - A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to marijuana distribution and gun charges on Monday. In August 2013, Hammond police recorded Correy Marshall of Hammond selling six bags of marijuana to an undercover police officer and a confidential informant.... (More)
  • State News

    3 Monroe women plead guilty in fraud scheme

    3 Monroe women plead guilty in fraud scheme

    Updated: 12:45 PM 8/21/2014

    MONROE - Three Monroe grocery store workers have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Wednesday 27-year-old Angela Woods, of Monroe, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy before... (More)
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    2 arrested in Hammond apartment burglary

    2 arrested in Hammond apartment burglary

    Updated: 12:15 PM 8/21/2014

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested two men in connection with an apartment burglary in Hammond on Wednesday. Witnesses said three men exited an apartment on Honeysuckle Drive and got into a vehicle as deputies were on their way to the scene. One of... (More)
  • State News

    Election sign-up period continues into second day

    Election sign-up period continues into second day

    Updated: 11:36 AM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The field of candidates vying to oust Louisiana's embattled congressman, Vance McAllister, has grown larger on the second day of the election sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election. Zach Dasher, a relative of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV clan, officially qualified Thursday for the 5th District... (More)
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