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    Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    Updated: 11:02 AM 10/1/2014

    MONROE, CT - A threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Nancy Bartosik of the superintendent's office in the town of Monroe says the students are being moved Wednesday to a nearby school where they can be picked up by their parents. She... (More)
  • State News

    Landrieu seeking support from college-age voters

    Landrieu seeking support from college-age voters

    Updated: 10:24 AM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs. The Democratic incumbent, locked in a tight race for re-election, is making stops at colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans... (More)
  • Local News

    Geismar man killed in East Feliciana crash

    Geismar man killed in East Feliciana crash

    Updated: 10:22 AM 10/1/2014

    JACKSON - State police say a 43-year-old Geismar man, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died in a one car accident on U.S. Highway 61 in East Feliciana Parish.

    Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says a car being driven by James Kent Jr. ran off the highway around 10 p.m. Tuesday and struck a tree. Sandifer says Kent was ejected from the vehicle.

  • National News

    Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by lawmakers Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over... (More)
  • Local News

    DOTD to reinstall traffic signal at E. Boyd and Burbank

    Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After a summer of commuter confusion, transportation officials announced on Tuesday that crews will begin work to reinstall the traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive starting tomorrow. The signal was removed by crews in July with the goal to improve... (More)
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  • State News

    Neglect leads to security dog's death

    Neglect leads to security dog's death

    Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014

    SHREVEPORT - A Barksdale Air Force Base spokesman says heat stroke that resulted after his handler left him unattended in a car on a hot August day killed an Air Force security K-9. Second Lt. Chris Sullivan says an investigation found that Caro's Aug. 9 death was due to handler... (More)
  • Sports

    Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    Updated: 7:20 AM 10/1/2014

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Jags Odums: "Everything is still in front of us"

    Jags Odums: "Everything is still in front of us"

    Updated: 7:20 AM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Following a lopsided loss to Alcorn State, Southern head coach Dawson Odums still believes his Jaguars can accomplish all their goals this season if the team remains focused. "Everything that we can achieve is still in front of us," said Odums Tuesday morning. Despite the... (More)
  • Local News

    LSU reviewing future of campus golf course

    LSU reviewing future of campus golf course

    Updated: 7:19 AM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- LSU is evaluating the future of the golf course at the intersection of Gourrier Avenue and Nicholson. An official with Facility Services said Tuesday, the course evaluation is part of a two year mater plan for the campus. Experts are considering the best use of the 125... (More)
  • State News

    LA officials: No need to panic over Dallas Ebola patient

    Updated: 7:18 AM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State and local health officials are prepared, should someone in the region show signs of Ebola, but said Tuesday, there is no need to worry following a positive test result in Texas. "For everybody to go around everyday worrying about Ebola, (it) doesn't make any sense... (More)
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  • WBRZ Weather

    Welcome to September, err October

    Welcome to September, err October

    Updated: 6:04 AM 10/1/2014

    As the system responsible for bringing us the cool air on Friday slowly moves toward the east, it will also bring moisture from the gulf into the coast. this will increase our rain chances heading into Friday. You can expect a little bit better coverage of showers and thunderstorms today... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: Kud Who?

    Pat Shingleton: Kud Who?

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/1/2014

    Weed pulling is a year-round chore in South Louisiana. "The vine that ate the South" is the kudzu plant, native to Asia and introduced to the United States in the 19th Century. As noted in a previous column, the vine was classified as a pest weed by the Department of... (More)
  • International News

    Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

    Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

    Updated: 2:40 AM 10/1/2014

    OTAKI, Japan - A dozen more bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another eruption. Nagano prefectural police say the death toll from last Saturday's surprise eruption at Mount Ontake stands at 48 after Wednesday's additions.... (More)
  • National News

    Economy, foreign affairs at center of midterm elections

    Economy, foreign affairs at center of midterm elections

    Updated: 2:37 AM 10/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's escalating militarism in the Middle East has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign... (More)
  • International News

    Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    Updated: 2:34 AM 10/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria. It's also operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen. The U.S. military says... (More)
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