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    La. releases school performance scores

    La. releases school performance scores

    Updated: 11:55 AM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of Louisiana public schools earning an A or a B under the state's performance grading system has gone up from 575 a year ago to 607 this year. State education officials released school and district performance reports Tuesday morning. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White was... (More)
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    Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

    Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. The state regulator issued a letter Tuesday to Ocwen Financial Corp., documenting the same kinds of suspicious actions that... (More)
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    More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market. The state's jobless rate rose to 6 percent, up for the fifth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.8... (More)
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    Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    Updated: 11:52 AM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the... (More)
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    Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    Updated: 11:39 AM 10/21/2014

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... (More)
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    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Updated: 11:07 AM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease. Customs and Border Protection officers earlier this month started... (More)
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    Zoning approved for Water Campus building

    Zoning approved for Water Campus building

    Updated: 10:53 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The first component of the Water Campus, a 33-acre center for coastal education and research between downtown and LSU, has been approved by the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Planning Commission. Commissioners also approved Monday a rezoning request from the Tipitina's Foundation to turn two buildings into... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU sprinter accused of rape

    LSU sprinter accused of rape

    Updated: 10:51 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An All-American sprinter on LSU's track team has been arrested after a woman told investigators he allegedly raped her at an off-campus party. 20-year-old Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake was booked early Monday morning with forcible rape. Deputies say the 18-year-old woman told investigators that Mitchell-Blake allegedly raped her... (More)
  • Sports

    Archie Manning excuses himself from playoff committee

    Archie Manning excuses himself from playoff committee

    Updated: 9:36 AM 10/21/2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence from the College Football Playoff selection committee, which will not replace him this season and go forward with 12 members as it chooses four semifinalists for the first time. Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said Manning will have... (More)
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    Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

    Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

    Updated: 9:35 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says the Tigers are demonstrating improvement in all phases and enjoying a recent resurgence that has lifted them back into the Top 25 as a visit from third-ranked Mississippi approaches. Miles says the Tigers' offensive line is blocking better in the... (More)
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    Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82

    Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82

    Updated: 9:35 AM 10/21/2014

    NEW YORK - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, the Associated Press reported late Monday. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars, was 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reported. The Dominican-born De la Renta was among a... (More)
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    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    Updated: 9:34 AM 10/21/2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has be sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013. The judge in a South African court read the sentence today, also giving Pistorius a 3-year-suspended sentenced for a firearms violation. The judge... (More)
  • Local News

    Boil order issued for some in St. Gabriel

    Boil order issued for some in St. Gabriel

    Updated: 9:34 AM 10/21/2014

    ST. GABRIEL - People living along Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel were cautioned to boil their water after a water line was broken in the area Monday. Baton Rouge Water Works said customers in that area should boil any water before consumption. That includes before making ice, brushing... (More)
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    La. police hosting 'Heroin Summit' in Baton Rouge

    La. police hosting 'Heroin Summit' in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 9:33 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state. The all-day event Tuesday is hosted by the Louisiana State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The state police says... (More)
  • Local News

    The Pledge of Allegiance: St. George School

    Updated: 8:39 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 5th Grade at St. George School.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

  • WBRZ Weather

    Tranquil, Unchanging

    Tranquil, Unchanging

    Updated: 6:16 AM 10/21/2014

    Tranquil, unchanging Little change can be expected in the weather over the next several days. Forecast Discussion: A weak cold front will cross the Gulf South Tuesday Night. This system has virtually no moisture in place that would aid in the development of any showers or even a... (More)
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