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    Two parishes working burglary circuit

    Updated: 10:13 PM 9/29/2014

    BAYWOOD - Deputies will be adding extra patrols to runs along the end of Greenwell Springs Road after a rash of home burglaries. Burglars hit houses along the stretch of highway in both East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge. Homeowners say they happen in the middle of the day.... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Loggin' the Weather

    Pat Shingleton: Loggin' the Weather

    Updated: 4:00 AM 9/30/2014

    Years ago, manual weather readings were conducted at the Baton Rouge Weather Service Office. This exercise constituted data collection from instrumentation and other observations. For the last 118 years, an observer has recorded daily temperature readings and observations at a remote location and nature area, 90 miles north of New... (More)
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    Signs to remind drivers of 'Move Over' law

    Signs to remind drivers of 'Move Over' law

    Updated: 3:17 AM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you're driving past stopped police cars or stranded motorists on the side of Louisiana's roadways, officials want you to "Move Over." Louisiana's state police superintendent and transportation secretary announced Monday the installation of several dozen signs telling people to "Move Over for Emergency Vehicles." The signs,... (More)
  • International News

    Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    Updated: 2:16 AM 9/30/2014

    HONG KONG, China - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they'll initiate new civil disobedience efforts Wednesday unless their demands for genuine democracy and the resignation of the city's unpopular chief executive are met. The protesters spent another night blocking streets in an already unprecedented show of civil disobedience. Even... (More)
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    Head of Secret Service faces questions about White House breach

    Head of Secret Service faces questions about White House breach

    Updated: 2:11 AM 9/30/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is scheduled to answer lawmakers' questions about an embarrassing White House security breach. Pierson will face critical questions Tuesday from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about how a Texas Army veteran armed with a knife managed to not only climb... (More)
  • Sports

    Colts' Landry suspended four games

    Colts' Landry suspended four games

    Updated: 11:04 PM 9/29/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy. Landry has started all four games for the Colts (2-2) and had 18 tackles. He cannot return to the team until after Indy's Oct. 26 game against Pittsburgh. The... (More)
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    Lawmakers angry over failed progress at Comite Diversion Canal

    Lawmakers angry over failed progress at Comite Diversion Canal

    Updated: 11:02 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Come River Diversion Project. The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... (More)
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    Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    Updated: 10:58 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino. Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... (More)
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    Parts of Hwy. 61 closed overnight due to wreck

    Parts of Hwy. 61 closed overnight due to wreck

    Updated: 10:44 PM 9/29/2014

    WAKEFIELD - State Police anticipate Highway 61 in rural West Feliciana will be closed well into Monday night and into early Tuesday morning after a truck carrying soybeans overturned. Troopers advised southbound lanes of the highway are closed at Brown Road. Brown Road is south of Highway 421/Spillman Road.... (More)
  • National News

    TX hospital isolates patient who might have Ebola

    TX hospital isolates patient who might have Ebola

    Updated: 9:49 PM 9/29/2014

    DALLAS, Texas - Doctors could know as early as Tuesday if a patient that has been placed in isolation has the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus... (More)
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    BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement

    Updated: 9:44 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... (More)
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    Daughter, granddaughter accused in elder abuse

    Daughter, granddaughter accused in elder abuse

    Updated: 8:29 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said filthy conditions and signs of malnourishment led them to accuse the relatives of a deceased elderly Baton Rouge woman with abusing her Monday. Officers charged Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, with cruelty to the infirmed after their arrest. Detectives said they... (More)
  • National News

    Loud music killing re-trial

    Loud music killing re-trial

    Updated: 7:45 PM 9/29/2014

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Prosecutors rested their case against a man accused of murder for shooting a black teenager over an argument concerning loud music at a convenience store. Michael Dunn is on trial and the prosecutor ended her case with questions to the medical examiner about bullet wounds on 17-year-old... (More)
  • International News

    Flag furor

    Flag furor

    Updated: 7:38 PM 9/29/2014

    BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND- It seems the European Union flag can be mistaken for an emblem of terror in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Police were called to golfer Rory McIlroy's hometown after locals reported seeing a house flying a flag of what was described as an Islamic terrorist group. The... (More)
  • Local News

    Nonprofit explains audit

    Updated: 6:46 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is explaining an audit that details some mistakes the organization made when it submitted payments for payroll taxes and employee contributions. The audit shows that the group was not making those payments on time, but the organization says that's because... (More)
  • Local News

    IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems

    Updated: 6:42 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... (More)
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