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    Officer-involved shooting to cost parish $420,000

    Updated: 10:50 PM 11/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders voted nine to two in favor of settling a nearly half a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit out of court Tuesday. "It was senseless. It was reckless," Metro Council member C. Denise Marcelle said. In March 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officer Christopher Magee... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "A Rough Start..."

    Pat Shingleton: "A Rough Start..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 11/26/2014

    As noted in a previous column, the crossing for the Pilgrims was difficult. The winter of 1620 was "a calm winter, such as was never seen here" wrote Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay. Details as to subsequent winters at Plymouth are sketchy. Journals that were returned to England may have... (More)
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    Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Updated: 2:31 AM 11/26/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities. That's disappointing executives who might have stepped up to defend the policies in face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying by high-tech businesses failed to persuade the administration to make... (More)
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    Gov't to set a stricter smog standard

    Gov't to set a stricter smog standard

    Updated: 2:20 AM 11/26/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic - and controversial - moves by the administration to improve air quality. People familiar with the proposal tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Wednesday a preferred... (More)
  • Sports

    Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    Updated: 1:59 AM 11/26/2014

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... (More)
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    Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    Updated: 1:56 AM 11/26/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Stark scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Tulane past Southern University 74-59 on Tuesday night. Stark, Tulane's leading scorer last season at 14.5 per game, entered the contest averaging just 7.3. Tre Drye also scored 14 for Tulane (3-1) and... (More)
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    Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    Updated: 1:54 AM 11/26/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... (More)
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    Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    Updated: 1:51 AM 11/26/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - A Missouri prosecutor is facing renewed scrutiny of his handling of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer - including his decision to have a grand jury decide if the officer would face charges. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday... (More)
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    Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    Updated: 1:49 AM 11/26/2014

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... (More)
  • Local News

    Accused fountain thief busted

    Accused fountain thief busted

    Updated: 11:32 PM 11/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores. Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on... (More)
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    First neighborhood annexed away from City of St. George

    First neighborhood annexed away from City of St. George

    Updated: 11:23 PM 11/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Three-dozen homes in a small neighborhood were the first collection of houses accepted into the city limits in an effort to remove itself from possibly being in the city limits of the City of St. George Tuesday night. The Metro Council approved annexing the Legacy Court subdivision... (More)
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    Facing recall, Lacombe resigns council seat

    Updated: 11:03 PM 11/25/2014

    GONZALES - Gary Lacombe resigned Tuesday from the Gonzales City Council, in the face of a dedicated recall effort which successfully petitioned for a special election to remove him from office. Lacombe submitted his resignation to the Secretary of State's Office Tuesday afternoon. Lacombe is one of two... (More)
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    LSU community gathers for Michael Brown vigil

    Updated: 10:28 PM 11/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU community gathered Tuesday evening for a peaceful vigil and protest regarding a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer who shot a black teen in Ferguson, MO. About 200 people chanted, "we are tired." They said they have had enough of the... (More)
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    $28,000 for first bottle of bourbon

    $28,000 for first bottle of bourbon

    Updated: 7:53 PM 11/25/2014

    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY- A glass of bourbon from one of Kentucky's newest distillers will cost a pretty penny. An auction of a bottle from Boundary Oaks Distillery fetched $28,000 at auction and ranks as one of the most expensive bottles ever sold. All of the money will go to charity.... (More)
  • International News

    Attempting a record HIV screening

    Attempting a record HIV screening

    Updated: 7:43 PM 11/25/2014

    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA- The country of Ethiopia is trying to set a world record for the number of HIV screenings in one day. It hopes to break the record in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1. The previous record was made in Argentina in 2012 when 1,380... (More)
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    Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Updated: 6:44 PM 11/25/2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge has struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, which could eventually pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled Tuesday in favor of a pair of same-sex couples who had challenged the 2004 constitutional amendment and... (More)
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