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    St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    Updated: 9:55 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... (More)
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    Junior League opens homes for Warm Welcomes Kitchen Tour

    Updated: 7:33 AM 3/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE- The Junior League of Baton Rouge is opening up six homes this weekend for the Warm Welcomes Kitchen Tour . Hannah Heltz from the Junior League says it is a way for people to see some of the most beautiful kitchens in the area. They can use... (More)
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    Vietnam veterans honored in Baton Rouge this weekend

    Updated: 7:23 AM 3/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Vietnam veterans will be honored this weekend aboard the U.S.S. Kidd in Baton Rouge. The Kidd is one of only two organizations in the state that pay tribute to veterans that many say didn't receive the recognition they deserved when returning from war. "There was... (More)
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    Weekends with Whitney: Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

    Updated: 7:12 AM 3/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Tennis players come from all over the world to compete in Baton Rouge's Cajun Classic , but they aren't just any tennis players. Dana Matthewson has a a powerful serve, a fierce forehand, and a beautiful backhand, making her an elite tennis player. What makes it extraordinary... (More)
  • Weather

    Get outside!

    Get outside!

    Updated: 6:09 AM 3/27/2015

    Rarely do we get a spring weekend that features wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 70s AND low humidity. If you're able to get outside-take advantage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A sunny and cooler afternoon is ahead. After Thursday's cold front, the region has been left... (More)
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    Battle of Port Hudson reenactment this weekend

    Updated: 5:50 AM 3/27/2015

    PORT HUDSON - The annual reenactment of the Siege of Port Hudson is this weekend. The event will feature volunteers acting out the longest siege ever to take place on American soil. Characters will don Union and Confederate soldier uniforms and give the audience an exciting lesson in history.... (More)
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    State politicians mocked, satired tonight

    Updated: 5:44 AM 3/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - When all else fails, at least you can get a laugh at state politics. The Baton Rouge Gridiron Show is this weekend. The entire performance is a political satire, and the actors and actresses are local television and newspaper reporters. Audience members can watch them mock... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Timing Your Weed and Feed..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Timing Your Weed and Feed..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 3/27/2015

    Before Home Dept and Lowe's the "neighborhood" hardware stores provided home-repair necessities. Perkins Road Hardware was one of those locations, as was Naylor Brother's Hardware on Government Street. The Boyd family not only provides needed hardware and assistance but has also parlayed outdoor cooking into their venue at Goodwood Hardware.... (More)
  • Sports

    Southern fans sound off about AD decision

    Updated: 11:20 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Jaguar Journal had the phone lines ringing off the hook for their show Thursday. Fans sounding off about Southern's decision to reassign Athletic Director William Broussard within the university. The emotions ranging from confusion to disgust, but none more passionate than the host of the... (More)
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    Outdoors Report: Frog Spring Season

    Updated: 11:04 PM 3/26/2015

    John Jackson spends his nights in some really odd places, but he seems to like it.

    In this Outdoors Report John reminds you if you'd like to spend an evening in the swamp, you better get to it as frogging season is nearing a break.

     

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    Superintendent candidate's playbook is almost like coaching notes

    Updated: 10:54 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Longtime educator Warren Drake is being considered as the next superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Drake was the superintendent for the Zachary Community School System from 2002 to 2012, a school system that has been ranked number one in the state. Drake said... (More)
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    New charter school aims to point children in right direction

    New charter school aims to point children in right direction

    Updated: 10:53 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A ribbon cutting Thursday marked the beginning of a new era of education for one community in Baton Rouge. Board members for GEO Prep Academy officially announced the opening of the new college preparatory charter school that will host K through 3rd grade beginning of August... (More)
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    Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    Vigilante justice murder suspect arrested

    Updated: 10:50 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A vigilante justice murder suspect surrendered to authorities Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar was booked into jail on second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. The Investigative Unit... (More)
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    Controversial poster selling, selling... gone

    Controversial poster selling, selling... gone

    Updated: 10:46 PM 3/26/2015

    PONCHATOULA - The controversial poster for the city's upcoming Strawberry Festival has sold out and 1,000 more have been ordered, WWL TV reported Thursday . WWL and WBRZ have a news-partnership. The poster incited controversy last week when it was unveiled . It features two dark figures appearing... (More)
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    Acacia frat kicked off LSU for numerous violations

    Updated: 10:31 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Thursday that their troubled Acacia fraternity chapter was being dissolved after numerous hazing acts. The university said the chapter accepted responsibility for their actions, which included forcing pledges to drink alcohol, "personal servitude" to other members, and restricting their meals during initiation. Tiger... (More)
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    Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    Updated: 10:24 PM 3/26/2015

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A three-hour search for an escaped inmate ended around 10 p.m. Thursday when Felicia Daigle, 30, was apprehended. Shortly before 7, deputies said she managed to escape while being transported by the Avoyelles Women's Correctional Center. Deputies said Daigle was from the Napoleonville area and was... (More)
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