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    Strong storms expected Sunday morning

    Updated: 4:31 PM 11/22/2014

    The WBRZ weather team has you covered concerning the threat for severe weather tonight. 

    Meteorologists Josh Eachus and Robert Gauthreaux detail the severe weather potential for Sunday morning in an eight minute video briefing. You can check out the attached "vlog" and also tune into WBRZ during tonight's broadcasts for the latest information with Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux.

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    Appalachian State tops Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16

    Appalachian State tops Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16

    Updated: 5:02 PM 11/22/2014

    LAFAYETTE, La. - Marcus Cox rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Appalachian State over Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16 on Saturday. Appalachian State (6-5, 5-2 Sun Belt) raced out to a 14-3 first quarter lead on an 8-yard run by Cox and Bobo Beathard's 33-yard punt return for a touchdown.... (More)
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    No. 22 Rutgers fends off LSU 64-57

    No. 22 Rutgers fends off LSU 64-57

    Updated: 4:59 PM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Tyler Scaife scored 16 points and Rachel Hollivay and Briyona Canty added 13 each as no. 22 Rutgers used a 9-3 run late in the game to break away from stubborn LSU on Saturday. Canty scored twice, Hollivay added a three-point play in the flurry and... (More)
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    Report: Toddler shot playing with gun

    Report: Toddler shot playing with gun

    Updated: 4:56 PM 11/22/2014

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth - reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's... (More)
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    Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Updated: 4:53 PM 11/22/2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. - A St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses has told its members that the grand jury considering charges in the Ferguson police shooting case hasn't reached a decision. Downtown STL Inc. told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue... (More)
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    Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

    Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

    Updated: 4:37 PM 11/22/2014

    METAIRIE, La. - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after his vehicle was struck as he provided security for a film shoot in Metairie. The sheriff's office says Deputy Sean Williams' police cruiser was hit about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Williams was working a detail and was seated in... (More)
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    Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone

    Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone

    Updated: 4:16 PM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. - In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote needed... (More)
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    Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    Updated: 1:09 PM 11/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors moved Friday for a continuance, arguing... (More)
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    Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    Woman fatally shoots husband in domestic dispute

    Updated: 1:05 PM 11/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a New Orleans woman fatally shot her husband after he allegedly tried to hit his family with his truck during a domestic dispute. Officer Frank Robertson said Saturday that 50-year-old Steven Swanson died Friday at an area hospital shortly after being shot multiple times by... (More)
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    Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Updated: 11:51 AM 11/22/2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches. The spotlight of NFL star Michael Vick's 2007 case... (More)
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    US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Updated: 10:57 AM 11/22/2014

    MIAMI - A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released as the U.S. continues attempts to whittle down the prison population at its base in Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the... (More)
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    For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    Updated: 10:53 AM 11/22/2014

    MELBOURNE, Fla. - For one night on a Florida stage, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday in Melbourne might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, who is enveloped... (More)
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    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Updated: 10:47 AM 11/22/2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... (More)
  • Local News

    State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... (More)
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    Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Updated: 10:40 AM 11/22/2014

    HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle. Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday.... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 11/22/2014

    From 1979 through 1981, I commuted to Pittsburgh from Baton Rouge every week. I "returned home" to showcase the weather on WPXI, the NBC affiliate. My wife Mabyn, remained at "home," here in Baton Rouge. On one Monday morning I landed in Pittsburgh with snow falling at a rapid rate.... (More)
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