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    EMS: 2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    EMS: 2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:56 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. Officials say Eddie Marshall, 63, was pronounced dead on the scene. An unidentified 37-year-old female was shot twice in... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Updated: 3:58 PM 4/19/2014

    Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches originated the Easter tradition of coloring hardboiled eggs. This tradition represents eggs that are dyed red to represent the Blood of Christ, shed on the Cross and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ. The cracking of the hard egg... (More)
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    BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    Updated: 1:57 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant.

    Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m.

    Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the flames spread into the kitchen. The rest of the store had light smoke damage.

    There were no injuries.

    The fire is still under investigation.

     

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    Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    Federal agency plans June  5 report on BP spill

    Updated: 12:40 PM 4/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is to... (More)
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    Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Updated: 12:07 PM 4/19/2014

    AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date... (More)
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    La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    Updated: 11:15 AM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled. Lawmakers have taken a long Easter break before getting into the most intense work of the session that must end June 2. Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Coloring Raw Eggs..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Coloring Raw Eggs..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/19/2014

    Easter egg hunts in the northeast often include a few snow drifts. Our brother, Mike, resides in Rye Beach N.H., loves Easter egg hunts and is a whacky guy. As kids, he'd hoard his Halloween candy inside a heat duct never learning that the coal furnace melted his stash as... (More)
  • Saints

    Saints bring back WR Meachem

    Saints bring back WR Meachem

    Updated: 11:02 PM 4/18/2014

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... (More)
  • Sports

    Tulsa hires Missouri head coach Haith

    Tulsa hires Missouri head coach Haith

    Updated: 10:59 PM 4/18/2014

    TULSA, Ok. - Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri. The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move... (More)
  • Local News

    More synchronized traffic signals planned

    More synchronized traffic signals planned

    Updated: 10:49 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to discuss syncing more traffic lights, especially ones in one of the busiest areas of town. The Metro Council will decide about replacing lights on College and Perkins to better regulate traffic flow. On College, lights at Bawell and Banks could be replaced.... (More)
  • Local News

    Infamous art forger took fakes to LSU museum

    Updated: 10:41 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A man who's been forging paintings and donating them to museums for decades, including in our area, has been exposed and is now the focus of a documentary. For the past 30 years, Mark Landis has painted replicas of famous paintings, and donated them to museums... (More)
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    Another arrest where murder witnesses were targeted

    Another arrest where murder witnesses were targeted

    Updated: 10:12 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a week, city police arrested someone accused of trying to tamper with a murder case. Kirrasha Nicholas, 25, was arrested the day after her birthday and charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation. According... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU falls to Ole Miss in Game 2, 5-1

    LSU falls to Ole Miss in Game 2, 5-1

    Updated: 9:18 PM 4/18/2014

    OXFORD, Ms. - The magic LSU had in Game One against Ole Miss wasn't present in the second game of the three-game series Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 5-1. Mississippi starting pitcher, and Madisonville native, pitched seven innings, only allowing one (unearned) run to the Tigers. LSU... (More)
  • Local News

    Deputies: man, believed to be drunk, slips on tracks and is hit

    Deputies: man, believed to be drunk, slips on tracks and is hit

    Updated: 7:20 PM 4/18/2014

    INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... (More)
  • Local News

    Bayou filled with trash and filth to clean sweep

    Bayou filled with trash and filth to clean sweep

    Updated: 5:52 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - People with paddle boards, canoes, and small boats will invade Bayou Fountain Saturday morning to rid the waterway of trash and filth that's settled along the stream. The Bayou Manchac group along with Paddle BR will begin the cleanup at 9 a.m. at the Highland Road Park... (More)
  • Local News

    I-12 reopened after 5 mile jam near Livingston/Tangi line

    I-12 reopened after 5 mile jam near Livingston/Tangi line

    Updated: 5:51 PM 4/18/2014

    HAMMOND- I-12 eastbound was reopened Friday around 5:30 p.m. The interstate was a parking lot due to a series of wrecks and a previous closure near the mall Friday afternoon. The traffic jam reached near the Livingston Parish line, about five miles in length. State traffic monitors... (More)
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