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    Beloved restaurant closes doors for good

    Updated: 11:04 AM 2/1/2015

    BATON ROUGE - It was a bittersweet day as Val's Marina closed it doors for good Saturday after the land was brought out by Livingston Parish to help ease flood insurance rates. It's been open for nearly 60 years in Maurepas, and the restaurant is known for its tasty... (More)
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    Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    Updated: 4:20 PM 2/1/2015

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard reports they airlifted a woman off a cruise ship 184 miles off of the Galveston coast to receive medical attention. Medical Staff on the Carnival Cruise ship Magic called around 9 p.m. Saturday night requesting medical attention for a 51-year-old female passenger who was... (More)
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    Head-on collision kills both drivers

    Head-on collision kills both drivers

    Updated: 1:24 PM 2/1/2015

    PIERRE PART - State Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed both drivers when their cars collided head-on. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. on LA 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers say 51-year-old Lester Albarado was driving his truck northbound on LA 70 but... (More)
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    Rules in works to stop payday loan debt

    Rules in works to stop payday loan debt

    Updated: 1:18 PM 2/1/2015

    WASHINGTON - Efforts to stop debt from payday loans are still underway for lawmakers. Federal regulators say they are now putting together the first-ever rules on those loans to help cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says state laws governing... (More)
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    Idea suggested to fix prison with no tax increase

    Idea suggested to fix prison with no tax increase

    Updated: 12:30 PM 2/1/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Some members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council say the parish should hire a private company to finance, build and operate a new jail without a tax increase. The proposal comes as local law enforcement leaders seek a new jail to replace one they say... (More)
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    Remains found of murdered pregnant woman

    Remains found of murdered pregnant woman

    Updated: 11:23 AM 2/1/2015

    OAKDALE - Deputies report finding the remains of of a pregnant woman murdered in 2011 by someone who planned to take her baby in Allen Parish. The human remains were found Thursday at a house in Oakdale. He believes they belong to Victoria Marie Perez, last seen leaving an Alexandria... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Foreign Objects

    Pat Shingleton: Foreign Objects

    Updated: 4:00 AM 2/1/2015

    George Seaman raised Beagle dogs for rabbit hunting in Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, George designed an enclosed, elevated pen with enclosures and an open area where the dogs could "do their business." The meshed pen allowed the droppings to fall to the ground below. Our snowball battles... (More)
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    Beckham Jr. wins NFL rookie of the year

    Beckham Jr. wins NFL rookie of the year

    Updated: 10:52 PM 1/31/2015

    PHOENIX (AP) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., grabbed The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014. Best known for the play of the year, his one-handed snag of a touchdown pass while falling backward against Dallas, the first-round pick (12th overall) from... (More)
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    IOC leader not concerned with Boston 2024 bid backlash

    IOC leader not concerned with Boston 2024 bid backlash

    Updated: 7:00 PM 1/31/2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of the International Olympic Committee believes it's too early to be alarmed by groups in Boston that don't want the 2024 Games in their city. In Arizona for the Super Bowl, IOC President Thomas Bach says the committee will conduct its own internal polling,... (More)
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    Investigation underway for shooting involving an off-duty police officer

    Investigation underway for shooting involving an off-duty police officer

    Updated: 7:00 PM 1/31/2015

    LABADIEVILLE - State police are investigating an incident where a suspect opened fire at an off-duty officer in Assumption parish early Saturday morning. Investigators say the suspect tried to burglarize a home that belonged to a Thibodaux police officer around 3 a.m. Authorities say the officer was at home... (More)
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    Seahawks attend final pre-Super Bowl walkthrough

    Seahawks attend final pre-Super Bowl walkthrough

    Updated: 6:55 PM 1/31/2015

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor "looked pretty good" on Saturday according to coach Pete Carroll as Seattle went through its final preparations for Sunday's Super Bowl against New England. Chancellor left practice a day earlier with his left knee wrapped after falling on the second-to-last play.... (More)
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    All lanes open on Mississippi River Bridge

    All lanes open on Mississippi River Bridge

    Updated: 4:57 PM 1/31/2015

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge after a tractor trailer blocked the right lane of I-10 East and an accident blocked the center lane just shortly afterwards.

    The closures happened just a few hours after the right lane on I-10 West was reopened due to two other disabled vehicles on the road earlier Saturday.

     

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    ISIS beheads Japanese hostage

    ISIS beheads Japanese hostage

    Updated: 4:45 PM 1/31/2015

    AMMAN, Jordan - An online video released Saturday night purports to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by militant sympathizers on social media sites, bore the symbol... (More)
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    Man charged for thousands in fraud

    Man charged for thousands in fraud

    Updated: 4:03 PM 1/31/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A Virginia man faces felony charges in Louisiana for allegedly stealing thousands in illegally obtained state income tax refunds. Charles Lawrence Fisher, of Palmyra, Virginia, is accused of submitting Louisiana individual income tax returns in the names of two unsuspecting Louisiana residents and directing the refunds to... (More)
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    Mickey's monster game not enough as LSU hoops falls to MSU 73-67

    Mickey's monster game not enough as LSU hoops falls to MSU 73-67

    Updated: 3:49 PM 1/31/2015

    STARKVILLE, MS - Jordan Mickey scored a career-high 25 points to go with 20 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the LSU basketball team suffered a bad loss at Mississippi State 73-67 on Saturday. The Tigers are trying to build a positive NCAA tournament resume, but the tournament committee... (More)
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    Drunk driver arrested for fatal crash

    Drunk driver arrested for fatal crash

    Updated: 3:00 PM 1/31/2015

    VILLE PLATTE - A Duson man is accused of killing a Ville Platte woman while driving drunk in Evangeline Parish. It happened just six hours after he was released on earlier charges of driving while intoxicated. Louisiana State Police say 47-year-old Michael Fontenot was driving east on Louisiana 3042 in... (More)
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