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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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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    LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round

    LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round

    Updated: 5:25 PM 4/18/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The LSU Gymnastics Team didn't score, but didn't need, one of their higher scores to advance after the first day of NCAA competition Friday afternoon. The Tigers scored a 197.100, behind Oklahoma and Georgia(two teams they have already beaten this year), to advance to the NCAA... (More)
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    Search for suspected family killer continues

    Search for suspected family killer continues

    Updated: 4:14 PM 4/18/2014

    GONZALES - The driveway at Dewona Green's house in Gonzales is turning into a memorial for her and her 12-year-old son who were killed Thursday morning. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has not found the alleged killer Ronald Green Sr., who may have gone through with his plan to... (More)
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    BR celebrates Easter with Way of the Cross

    BR celebrates Easter with Way of the Cross

    Updated: 4:08 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral held the annual Way of the Cross in downtown Baton Rouge this morning. It's a symbolic walk from St. Joseph's Cathedral to the capitol grounds and back remembering the passion of Christ. People of different... (More)
  • National News

    White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    Updated: 2:48 PM 4/18/2014

    WASHINGTON- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda. Some of the countries Obama is visiting are eyeing the developments... (More)
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    No Pick 3, Pick 4 on Easter Sunday

    No Pick 3, Pick 4 on Easter Sunday

    Updated: 2:44 PM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on Easter Sunday. Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are conducted daily, except on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Tickets purchased after the draw close on April 19 and on April 20 for... (More)
  • State News

    Early voting begins Saturday

    Early voting begins Saturday

    Updated: 11:50 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3rd elections in Louisiana, continuing through April 26. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in a runoff... (More)
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    Louisiana tops 2 million employed

    Louisiana tops 2 million employed

    Updated: 11:34 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has set another all-time high in March, with more than 2 million people saying they have a job. It's the six month in a row that the state has set a record. The state's unemployment rate for March is 4.5 percent, the same as it... (More)
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    Phone lines repaired at Lane Regional Medical Center

    Phone lines repaired at Lane Regional Medical Center

    Updated: 11:24 AM 4/18/2014

    ZACHARY - Phone lines have been temporarily repaired to Lane Regional Medical Center, acccording to an AT&T spokesperson. Sue Sperry with AT&T said the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning causing significant damage. For about an hour, no one could call in... (More)
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    Man accused of killing family still missing

    Man accused of killing family still missing

    Updated: 10:51 AM 4/18/2014

    GONZALES - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of killing his wife and son Thursday morning. The bodies of 40-year-old Dewona Green and her 12-year-old son were found in their home on Lakeway Cove Ave. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband Ronald Green Jr. in connection... (More)
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    Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

    Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

    Updated: 10:50 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested and charged with attempted first degree feticide after he allegedly punched his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Officers say Marty Green hit the woman in the stomach while she slept in December 2013. She is nine weeks pregnant with... (More)
  • International News

    Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Updated: 10:28 AM 4/18/2014

    ACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in... (More)
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    Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

    Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

    Updated: 10:15 AM 4/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie, who for the first time since his years long prison stint for a 2009 drug conviction, takes the stage in his home state with performances scheduled in Lafayette and New Orleans. In an interview with The Associated Press,... (More)
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