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    Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    Updated: 1:25 PM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel by... (More)
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    Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed

    Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed

    Updated: 1:16 PM 10/23/2014

    HAHNVILLE - Arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. Shelley Dufresne, 32, was set to be arraigned Thursday, but will be delayed after Retired Judge Anne Lennan Simon granted the continuance on... (More)
  • Local News

    Sen. Dan Claitor's mother dies from crash injuries

    Sen. Dan Claitor's mother dies from crash injuries

    Updated: 11:54 AM 10/23/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The mother of state Senator Dan Claitor has died from injuries she sustained during a wreck in Ascension Parish over the weekend, according to Louisiana State Police. Nancy Claitor, 80, along with her husband Robert Claitor, 88, were taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital after they... (More)
  • National News

    Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

    Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

    Updated: 11:45 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania revealed plans for their bill Thursday. Their announcement comes four days after The Associated Press... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Feds issue counterfeit costume contact lens warning

    Feds issue counterfeit costume contact lens warning

    Updated: 11:44 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - As the weather cools and people begin to finalize their Halloween costume choices, federal officials released an official warning to the public about the dangers of novelty contact lenses, not approved by the FDA, and sold by many retailers throughout the nation. Federal agents are engaged in... (More)
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  • Local News

    Custodian credited for stopping school fire

    Custodian credited for stopping school fire

    Updated: 11:29 AM 10/23/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE - School officials said a small fire at Donaldsonville Primary School was quickly put out Thursday morning by a custodian before it could cause any damage. Ascension Parish School spokesperson Johnnie Balfantz said the fire happened around 9 a.m. when a stove was accidentally turned on and caught... (More)
  • State News

    Many La. voters not registering with main parties

    Many La. voters not registering with main parties

    Updated: 11:05 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation. That's according to registration statistics released Wednesday. Secretary... (More)
  • National News

    Accused WH intruder had been arrested there before

    Accused WH intruder had been arrested there before

    Updated: 10:50 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - This isn't the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a... (More)
  • International News

    Sergeant-at-arms honored for stopping attacker

    Sergeant-at-arms honored for stopping attacker

    Updated: 10:46 AM 10/23/2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's parliament is showing its gratitude to its sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, who is credited with stopping yesterday's shooting attack inside parliament by shooting the attacker just outside the caucus rooms of the lawmakers. Members of Parliament gave Vickers a rousing standing ovation for saving their lives as... (More)
  • Sports

    Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/23/2014

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... (More)
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  • State News

    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Updated: 9:15 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)
  • Local News

    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Updated: 9:13 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)
  • State News

    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Updated: 9:13 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)
  • Local News

    Council settles scandal for $35,000

    Updated: 9:13 AM 10/23/2014

    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)
  • Sports

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Updated: 9:12 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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