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    Hearing scheduled in lawsuit against pension hike

    Hearing scheduled in lawsuit against pension hike

    Updated: 5:31 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge is deciding whether to issue an injunction against the enforcement of a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent. State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, filed a lawsuit challenging the pension change that gave enhanced benefits to... (More)
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    Re-runs

    Re-runs

    Updated: 8:09 AM 9/16/2014

    Look for skies to cloud up by the afternoon. As a result, sunshine might not quite be able to warm thermometers to 90° so expect most locations to instead top out in the upper 80s. Regardless, like clockwork, as we reach the lunchtime hours, showers and thunderstorms will be developing... (More)
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    Cool School: kindergarteners learn mandarin

    Updated: 8:08 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Kindergarteners at Polk Elementary in Baton Rouge are not just learning how to count. Lessons go a step further, learning the numbers in mandarin. Teacher Min Zhang instructs the first and only class of mandarin Chinese for students in Baton Rouge. Principal Cheryl Matthews is... (More)
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    Caddo Parish remains could be Ark. woman

    Caddo Parish remains could be Ark. woman

    Updated: 7:43 AM 9/16/2014

    FULTON, Ark. - Arkansas State Police are working with Louisiana forensic experts to determine if a female skeleton found on a Red River sandbar is a missing Ashdown woman. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton tells the Texarkana Gazette authorities believe the remains could be 42-year-old Janice Northcross, who has been... (More)
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    La. art and science museum, raising funds for educational programs

    Updated: 7:38 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Art and Science Museum is marking 29 years of raising money with the gala, party at the pyramid. Donations go to educational programs.

    The cocktail event will be held at the museum located at 100 South River Road, Friday, October 3rd.

    Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for non-members. To purchase tickets, you can call 225.344.5272, ext. 151.

     

  • State News

    La. public school teacher retirements remain up

    La. public school teacher retirements remain up

    Updated: 7:26 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp. The number of kindergarten through 12th-grade employees in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana who retired in the fiscal... (More)
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    5 men shot in eastern New Orleans

    5 men shot in eastern New Orleans

    Updated: 6:40 AM 9/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating a shooting in eastern New Orleans near a gas station and convenience store that left five men injured. Officer Frank Robertson says the five men -- ages 20, 27, 35, 54 and 60 -- were shot around 8 p.m. Monday. Robertson says the 27-year-old... (More)
  • National News

    Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

    Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

    Updated: 6:33 AM 9/16/2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business. Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the... (More)
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    Raising awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Updated: 6:12 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A partnership between Amerigroup and Lexlee's kids is resulting in a baby shower raising awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 each year in... (More)
  • Local News

    Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

    Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

    Updated: 6:00 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is reworking the insurance plans that cover 230,000 people through the Office of Group Benefits.... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Your Data, This Storm..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Your Data, This Storm..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 9/16/2014

    The Gulf water temperature is at its highest, conducive for tropical storm development. Researchers at the University of Miami have joined forces to achieve dual goals. Atmospheric scientists and marine biologists are predicting the severity of tropical storms and evaluating fish migration. Since 2001, one team has been tagging large... (More)
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    BR couple rescued from storm by Dr. Phil's son

    Updated: 10:42 PM 9/15/2014

    CABO SAN LUCAS - About 30,000 tourists have been put up in temporary shelters after Hurricane Odile moved ashore and leveled much of what was in its path. A number of families from the Baton Rouge-area where vacation along the popular Mexican coastline as the storm approached. "We woke... (More)
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    LSU students compete in big birding competition

    Updated: 10:39 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A team from LSU is hoping to break the record for the number of birds they can identify in one day. The group has been practicing their technique for years, sometimes around Baton Rouge. Glenn Seeholzer and Mike Harvey are LSU graduate students headed to Peru... (More)
  • Local News

    Police: participants in viral fight video gone upon arrival

    Police: participants in viral fight video gone upon arrival

    Updated: 10:34 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU said Monday, they responded to calls of a large fight on the Parade Grounds as people were tailgating ahead of the ULM game Saturday. The fight was recorded by a man who appeared to be taking a "selfie" video with the fight in the... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    How the West has won

    How the West has won

    Updated: 10:11 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers continue to move up in the rankings, but they've got plenty of company from their division as five teams from the SEC West are currently ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. With Alabama at #3, Auburn at #5, Texas A&M... (More)
  • Local News

    Neighborhood: dark streets adding to crime problem

    Updated: 8:55 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Glen Oaks residents are putting a spotlight on crime in their neighborhood. Tuesday, Entergy workers will install more than 100 lamps on existing utility polls. "The norm is that it is alright to shoot a gun in our neighborhood. It's not alright," New Beginnings Baptist... (More)
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