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    EBRSO: Courthouse escapee caught near USS Kidd

    EBRSO: Courthouse escapee caught near USS Kidd

    Updated: 12:06 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An inmate escaped custody briefly Wednesday near the state courthouse downtown. According to the sheriff's office, Clayton Holland was being taken to the 19th Judicial District Courthouse when he got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers. He was at the courthouse for a hearing on forgery,... (More)
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    GOP leader presses for more Landrieu flight detail

    GOP leader presses for more Landrieu flight detail

    Updated: 11:46 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the Republican National Committee is calling on U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to release all records of her taxpayer-funded charter flights for an independent review. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday if the three-term Democratic incumbent is unwilling to yield to such scrutiny, she should... (More)
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    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Updated: 11:38 AM 9/17/2014

    GONZALES - For the third time, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux has vetoed the capital outlay budget for the city. The move aims to secure additional funding for the police department, which was removed by an amendment by three council members. Arceneaux did not veto the general fund budget,... (More)
  • Sports

    Black women's group criticizes NFL

    Black women's group criticizes NFL

    Updated: 11:30 AM 9/17/2014

    WASHINGTON - A leading black women's group says the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence is "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable is made up of leaders who represent black women and girls. They say the NFL should have included black women when it... (More)
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    Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    Updated: 11:29 AM 9/17/2014

    TAMPA, Fla. - President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants. Obama received a briefing Wednesday from officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. That command oversees military efforts in the... (More)
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    State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    Updated: 10:57 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, has ordered the shutdown of a Shreveport landfill where long-burning fires have been a problem for years. Tuesday's order requires Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease landfill operations at its construction and demolition landfill on... (More)
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    NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

    NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

    Updated: 10:50 AM 9/17/2014

    NEW YORK - The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new rules, three previously suspended players - the Broncos' Wes Welker, Cowboys' Orlando... (More)
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    Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Updated: 10:41 AM 9/17/2014

    OXFORD, OH - A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio. Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and... (More)
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    Woman accused of stealing thousands of pills

    Woman accused of stealing thousands of pills

    Updated: 10:37 AM 9/17/2014

    GONZALES - A pharmacy tech has been arrested after investigators found she had taken thousands of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills. 35-year-old Shantrell Landry worked at the CVS Pharmacy in Gonzales where the pills went missing. Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed pain killers in the country, while... (More)
  • Sports

    Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

    Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

    Updated: 10:30 AM 9/17/2014

    MINNEAPOLIS - Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to New England. But the next day, the team said they would bring him... (More)
  • National News

    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Updated: 9:37 AM 9/17/2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Lisa Coleman is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. She'd be the ninth convicted... (More)
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  • Weather

    Backing down

    Backing down

    Updated: 8:42 AM 9/17/2014

    It will be a hazy and humid beginning to a hot September day. Skies will be partly sunny from noon to dusk as some locations dodge showers and thunderstorms. But overall, far fewer locations will find rain today versus yesterday. Thermometers will make it to near 90° with spots snagging... (More)
  • Local News

    Morning crash leaves at least one dead in E. Feliciana Parish

    Morning crash leaves at least one dead in E. Feliciana Parish

    Updated: 7:30 AM 9/17/2014

    SLAUGHTER - State Troopers are working a deadly crash in East Feliciana Parish.

    It happened before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on LA highway 959 near LA highway 67.

    The area is closed to traffic while troopers clear the roadway. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

  • Local News

    Baton Rouge among the top 20 in GDP growth

    Baton Rouge among the top 20 in GDP growth

    Updated: 7:02 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Metropolitan areas across south Louisiana fared well in 2013 in terms of the value of goods and services they produced. The percentage gains in gross domestic product placed Lake Charles among the nation's 10 fastest-growing metro areas. Two other metros - Baton Rouge and Houma-Thibodaux - were... (More)
  • National News

    Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Updated: 7:00 AM 9/17/2014

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Authorities are searching for a heavily armed survivalist suspected in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have identified the suspect as 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis. They are warning the... (More)
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    Louisiana Bayou Bistro catering a tailgate near you

    Updated: 6:28 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Bayou Bistro offers a catering service that leaves customers wanting more. Bayou Bistro offers a full menu of meat pies, chicken stuffed with boudin, and even crab cakes. Chef Chuck Lejeune, says the key ingredient in any food is love. The catering service is offered... (More)
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