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    Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    Updated: 3:11 PM 11/28/2014

    The NFL players' union says Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension. An association spokesman says the suspension has been "vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by a former federal judge. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority when it modified... (More)
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    Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

    Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

    Updated: 4:15 PM 11/28/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - Officials temporarily closed a large shopping mall near St. Louis amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. At least 200 protesters gathered on one of the busiest shopping days of the... (More)
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    Saints' Robinson to miss 6th straight game

    Saints' Robinson to miss 6th straight game

    Updated: 4:01 PM 11/28/2014

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have ruled out running back Khiry Robinson for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, meaning he'll miss his sixth straight game with a forearm injury. Linebacker Kyle Knox, who missed last week's game with a hand injury, also has been listed as out on Friday's injury... (More)
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    Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

    Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

    Updated: 3:23 PM 11/28/2014

    AUSTIN, TX - A gunman who tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin has been identified. Austin police say 49-year-old Larry McQuilliams was responsible for the shootings early Friday. He died after a confrontation with officers outside police headquarters.... (More)
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    Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    Updated: 2:42 PM 11/28/2014

    DENVER - Colorado's new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars. The Grass Station in Denver offered traditional doorbuster deals on what some are calling "Green Friday". The most popular was an ounce of marijuana for $50, about $200 less than the normal price for those... (More)
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    Orleans coroner IDs body dumped in garbage can

    Orleans coroner IDs body dumped in garbage can

    Updated: 2:08 PM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified a woman whose body was found dumped in a garbage can earlier this week. The woman, who was stabbed to death, was identified as 43-year-old Trinece Fedison. A city building inspector found the woman in the can Wednesday. New Orleans... (More)
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    Southern University System suspends leader search

    Southern University System suspends leader search

    Updated: 1:45 PM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... (More)
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    Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    Updated: 12:50 PM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Black Friday is known for long lines of bargain hunters willing to stand for hours until doors open. But this scenario is becoming less common as an increasing number of retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and greater volumes of holiday shopping take place online. Retailers... (More)
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    4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    Updated: 11:23 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... (More)
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    Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Updated: 11:06 AM 11/28/2014

    WASHINGTON - The White House Christmas tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North Portico on Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny inspected the tree. They circled the wagon, smelled it and conferred with... (More)
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    Early voting for Dec. 6 election to conclude tomorrow

    Early voting for Dec. 6 election to conclude tomorrow

    Updated: 10:51 AM 11/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler on Friday reminded the public that Saturday, Nov. 29 is the final day to cast an early vote in the upcoming Dec. 6 General Congressional Election. Early voting sites will be open tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schedler says... (More)
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    SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans. Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus... (More)
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    US stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles

    US stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles

    Updated: 10:32 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading, as tumbling oil prices lifted companies likely to benefit from falling energy costs, such as shippers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up less than a point to 2,073 as of 11:08 a.m. Eastern time on Friday.... (More)
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    Police investigating fatal shooting in Violet

    Police investigating fatal shooting in Violet

    Updated: 10:14 AM 11/28/2014

    VIOLET - St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of Ricky Moser at the Violet home of his estranged wife. Deputies said the 49-year-old Moser died from a shotgun wound to the chest. Pohlmann says Moser's wife had a protective order against him. And a judge had... (More)
  • Local News

    Elections delay St George petition certification

    Elections delay St George petition certification

    Updated: 10:03 AM 11/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Almost a month after St. George organizers turned in their petition with nearly 18,000 signatures supporting the creation of the proposed new city, none of the names has been certified. Elaine Lamb of the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters initially said the process to count... (More)
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    Black Friday: a two-day affair

    Black Friday: a two-day affair

    Updated: 8:43 AM 11/28/2014

    NEW YORK - Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. ShopperTrak says last year Black Friday sales slumped 13.2 percent, but it says how stores will fare today is uncertain. With stores pushing more deals earlier in... (More)
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