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    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Updated: 9:15 PM 1/28/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community. Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire. The town has become busy... (More)
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    DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR

    Updated: 9:05 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... (More)
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    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Updated: 7:49 PM 1/28/2015

    CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- There is now a chocolate football with a big dent in its side as a candy maker gets a big kick out of the New England Patriot's scandal over deflated footballs. Its not for sale but was posted on Facebook as a joke and its called Bradie... (More)
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    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Updated: 7:40 PM 1/28/2015

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel.

    Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh.

    She managed to get the car in gear and drove it at high speed for ten miles before being caught.

    Rimer faces numerous charges, including assault and reckless endangerment.

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    Chief out, 7 firefighters quit in Maringouin

    Updated: 6:49 PM 1/28/2015

    MARINGOUIN - The longtime chief of the Maringouin Fire Department is out of a job tonight, and seven other firefighters quit after finding out he was gone. New Mayor Demi Vorise made the decision not to reappoint Michael Gaudet as the Fire Chief of the town. Gaudet was the... (More)
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    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    Updated: 6:20 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - After voting down a similar millage proposal at their previous meeting, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved two millage requests to fund the St. George Fire Protection District. St. George initially asked for a 3.25 millage tax for 20 years, which the Metro Council denied.... (More)
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    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Updated: 5:58 PM 1/28/2015

    BERKELEY, CA - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at age 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday on the way to... (More)
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    Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    Updated: 5:49 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Tuesday night to hire Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to represent them in court as they oppose a movement to incorporate the southern portion of the parish into its own city. Council members voted 8-3, with Buddy Amoroso, Joel Boé and... (More)
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    Vigil Friday for late Father Than Vu

    Updated: 5:47 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A Vietnamese-born priest who was well-loved in the Baton Rouge community passed away Wednesday morning, according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese said Father Than N. Vu died at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Father... (More)
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    Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Updated: 5:10 PM 1/28/2015

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... (More)
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    New library in the works for St. Helena Parish

    Updated: 5:07 PM 1/28/2015

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... (More)
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    $40M donation to LSU largest in school history

    $40M donation to LSU largest in school history

    Updated: 4:06 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Wednesday the university received a $40 million planned gift that will benefit athletic and engineering scholarships. A university spokesperson said once fully realized, the donation from an anonymous alumni will be the largest planned gift in the school's history. "This is a significant... (More)
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    Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Updated: 3:58 PM 1/28/2015

    WASHINGTON - The president's immigration policies have been defended today on Capitol Hill by the woman he's nominated to be the next attorney general. Under challenges from Republicans, Loretta Lynch defended the decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation, even though they live in the country illegally. But she... (More)
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    Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

    Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

    Updated: 3:55 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options" for lessening some of the slashing. The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The Jindal administration is considering state financing cuts... (More)
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    NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    Updated: 3:04 PM 1/28/2015

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... (More)
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    Family of teen killed in crash donates teddy bears to APSO

    Family of teen killed in crash donates teddy bears to APSO

    Updated: 2:25 PM 1/28/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office received a cuddly care package of comfort for future children in need Wednesday as a Prairieville family, recovering from the loss of their teenaged daughter who was killed in a car accident last month, donated hundreds of teddy bears to law enforcement. ... (More)
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