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    Family of hit and run victim plead for answers

    Family of hit and run victim plead for answers

    Updated: 8:53 AM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in a coma, a week after being hit by a car that never stopped. Edwin Davis was two blocks from his home last Monday, when he was hit. He was found laying in the middle of the street, near his bike. Family members... (More)
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    Man arrested for beating teenage girl's attacker

    Updated: 8:54 AM 9/2/2014

    MORGAN CITY - A man is arrested after he allegedly attempted to drown a 16-year-old near Lake End Park in St. Mary Parish. Morgan City Police Department say witnesses told them Dusty Rineheart of Plaquemine, 31, attacked Max Cordova of Morgan City, 39, after he saw Cordova holding the... (More)
  • National News

    Jackson police capture man in missing teen case, victim missing

    Updated: 8:54 AM 9/2/2014

    JACKSON, MS - Jackson police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She said charges would be filed, but she didn't immediately say what they would be. The... (More)
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    False River rehab begins today

    Updated: 8:52 AM 9/2/2014

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... (More)
  • Sports

    Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    Updated: 8:51 AM 9/2/2014

    LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... (More)
  • Sports

    Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    Updated: 8:46 AM 9/2/2014

    ATLANTA, GA - The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a chance at reaching one of baseball's most special personal milestones.... (More)
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  • International News

    Ukraine says Russian forces are in major rebel cities

    Updated: 8:43 AM 9/2/2014

    KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official says Russian military forces have been spotted in both of the major cities held by rebels in eastern Ukraine. And that has prompted Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army -- not just the pro-Russian separatists -- in a... (More)
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    US kills six militants in Somalia strike

    Updated: 7:58 AM 9/2/2014

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... (More)
  • Weather

    Just Dolly

    Just Dolly

    Updated: 6:51 AM 9/2/2014

    As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Tuesday will feature an early, hazy sunshine and a quick warm up into the lower 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again expected during the afternoon hours. ... (More)
  • Local News

    Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 6:36 AM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation underway after an Iberville Parish deputy crashed in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning.

    It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. Few details are known at this time, but the cars appear to have hit head-on. No word on any injuries.

    We'll have more on this story throughout the day on WBRZ.com and coming up on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

     

  • 2 Your Health

    Food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

    Updated: 5:44 AM 9/2/2014

    DAKAR, Senegal - The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500... (More)
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  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Laboring on Labor Day..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Laboring on Labor Day..."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 9/2/2014

    As noted in a previous column, this hurricane caused damage in the upper Florida Keys and a surge of 20 feet. Its winds leveled buildings in Islamorada as numerous World War I veteran's lots their lives due to the storm surge. They were constructing the Key West Extension of the... (More)
  • International News

    German Court parks ridesharing service Uber

    German Court parks ridesharing service Uber

    Updated: 3:41 AM 9/2/2014

    BERLIN, Germany - A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers. The state court in Frankfurt ruled that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws, news agency... (More)
  • National News

    Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    Updated: 2:31 AM 9/2/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show the... (More)
  • Local News

    Man ejected, dies in Ascension crash

    Updated: 6:47 PM 9/1/2014

    ASCENSION - A man died early this morning after his SUV rolled over on a winding road in Ascension Parish. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension just west of Highway 16. "Did our best efforts, everything we could to save the young man," said Assistant Sorrento Fire Chief... (More)
  • Local News

    Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    Updated: 5:47 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... (More)
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