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    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Updated: 5:45 PM 7/29/2014

    ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia. VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft... (More)
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    Taste of BR in a salad dressing

    Updated: 5:13 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Local food experts dished out an easy recipe for a salad, loaded with bacon. Jay Ducote from biteandbooze.com and Marshall Thompson from Hanley's Foods were promoting the "Month of Salads" on the website. Both Ducote and Thompson recommended using Hanley's "Sensation" dressing for salads, which... (More)
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    High schools may benefit from concussion settlement

    High schools may benefit from concussion settlement

    Updated: 5:00 PM 7/29/2014

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... (More)
  • State News

    Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Updated: 4:47 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn... (More)
  • National News

    Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Updated: 4:32 PM 7/29/2014

    DENVER - Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard. The court ruled Tuesday in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get... (More)
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    Sheriff's office plans school supply giveaway

    Sheriff's office plans school supply giveaway

    Updated: 4:06 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies announced plans Tuesday for their upcoming Scotlandville School Supply Giveaway. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said their annual school supply event will be Saturday, Aug. 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Glen Oaks High School. A department spokesperson said school... (More)
  • National News

    Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Updated: 4:01 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups and the White House. The bill represents the latest step in... (More)
  • Local News

    Most of you are happy living in EBR, WBRZ.com poll finds

    Most of you are happy living in EBR, WBRZ.com poll finds

    Updated: 3:35 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Most people responded they are satisfied with their life in East Baton Rouge, according to a poll posted on WBRZ.com overnight. Nearly 41% of respondents essentially said they are happy in the parish. About 31% said they are not satisfied with their lives in the state's largest... (More)
  • Local News

    Ethel woman accused of stealing $40,000 from church

    Ethel woman accused of stealing $40,000 from church

    Updated: 3:25 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a woman accused of using a corporate credit card to steal over $40,000 from the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge over the past three years. 57-year-old Alice Faucheux of Ethel, who was employed as a Secretary by the diocese, was taken into police custody... (More)
  • International News

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Updated: 2:52 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. Obama says the sanctions target Russia's energy, weapons and finance industries, including big... (More)
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    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Updated: 1:35 PM 7/29/2014

    JACKSON, Miss.- A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at... (More)
  • Local News

    Jindal files countersuit against CC supporters

    Jindal files countersuit against CC supporters

    Updated: 1:21 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed a countersuit Tuesday against supporters of Common Core in the ongoing political firefight over who controls the state's education system. Jindal's countersuit seeks to invalidate the Memorandum of Understanding filed with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,... (More)
  • Local News

    Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    Updated: 1:13 PM 7/29/2014

    WBRZ.com needs to correct a story posted recently concerning a bank robbery. In the post, a woman was identified as a suspect. That was incorrect. There was a search warrant related to the incident connected to a woman identified as Terri Larrieu. The warrant was for DNA. Larrieu... (More)
  • National News

    Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Updated: 12:33 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, saying they are costly to comply with and... (More)
  • National News

    Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    Updated: 12:00 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long... (More)
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