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    One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    Updated: 9:28 PM 7/25/2014

    MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening. A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said. WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said they... (More)
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    La. crew assist in fiery Gulf rescue

    La. crew assist in fiery Gulf rescue

    Updated: 8:42 PM 7/25/2014

    NEW ORLEANS- Coast Guard rescuers from the Air Station here assisted in a rescue off the coast of Pascagoula Friday. Five people were on board a 40-foot yacht when it caught on fire and sank near Petit Bois Island. Everyone evacuated to a life raft. Two other boats... (More)
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    Talent showing up at LSU football camps

    Updated: 7:31 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The importance on camps in other sports isn't as intense as it is in football.

    LSU, like other universities around the country, use their summer high school camps to identify talent.

    This year, plenty of local high school football players took to the field on the LSU campus to show what they have.

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    WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts

    Updated: 6:48 PM 7/25/2014

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... (More)
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    La. joins support of Indiana same-sex ban appeal

    La. joins support of Indiana same-sex ban appeal

    Updated: 6:30 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said they would join support for Indiana's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that found their state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell joined nine other state attorneys general to file an amicus brief in support of the appeal.... (More)
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    18-wheelers wreck, shut down one lane of I-12

    18-wheelers wreck, shut down one lane of I-12

    Updated: 6:20 PM 7/25/2014

    LIVINGSTON - Traffic officials said a wreck involving two 18-wheelers closed one lane of I-12 West in Livingston Parish Friday afternoon, backing up traffic for miles. The wreck happened near the Livingston exit. State Police said a pair of big rigs were involved, including a FedEx truck hauling a... (More)
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    NAACP plans to file lawsuit against EBR school board

    Updated: 6:00 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP spent Friday reviewing what happened at the East Baton Rouge school board meeting Thursday night with plans to file a lawsuit. The school board voted 6-5 to decrease the number of school board members from 11 to 9. Some board members feel they can... (More)
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    Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets

    Updated: 5:57 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... (More)
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    Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Updated: 5:39 PM 7/25/2014

    MIAMI - A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. The ruling issued Friday by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel applies only in Miami-Dade County. The... (More)
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    Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Back-to-school tax holiday announced

    Updated: 4:42 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue released details about this year's back-to-school tax holiday on Aug. 1 and 2. Most retails purchases on those days will be exempt from the state's 4 percent sales tax. LDR said parents may not also realized those expenses, and similar purchases... (More)
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    Edmonson says he won't accept retirement hike

    Edmonson says he won't accept retirement hike

    Updated: 4:42 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday the issue had become a distraction and he'll ask lawmakers to look at the issue again next... (More)
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    APSO: 5 arrested in car burglary spree

    APSO: 5 arrested in car burglary spree

    Updated: 4:29 PM 7/25/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation by detectives into nearly 30 reports of theft from unlocked vehicle in Ascension Parish earlier in July has led to the arrest of five parish residents on numerous burglary charges. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they received a large number of complaints of items... (More)
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    Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    Updated: 4:11 PM 7/25/2014

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Conditions were slightly safer Friday at this popular getaway for south Louisiana families. A week after a teenager from the Baton Rouge-area drowned while swimming during double red flag warnings, lifeguards were watching swimmers under yellow flag advisories. Yellow flags mean moderate surf and conditions.... (More)
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    Second raise announced for LSU faculty, staff

    Second raise announced for LSU faculty, staff

    Updated: 3:25 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's president announced that the university's faculty and staff will receive another boost to their pay in the coming academic year. F. King Alexander said the flagship campus will see an average 3 percent merit pay increase for the 2014-2015 academic year. The campus also saw... (More)
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    Rick Perry to take over as TAF president and CEO

    Rick Perry to take over as TAF president and CEO

    Updated: 3:12 PM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Ronald Richard announced on Friday that he is stepping down as President and CEO of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and will be replaced by current Senior Vice-President Rick Perry. Richard will remain with the nonprofit organization that supports LSU athletics as president and CEO Emeritus. ... (More)
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    Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    Updated: 1:26 PM 7/25/2014

    INDEPENDENCE - Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday. Deputies took 37-year-old Peter Scalia of Robert and 36-year-old William Parson of Independence into custody after a search of... (More)
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