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    Neighborhood puzzled after murder

    Neighborhood puzzled after murder

    Updated: 5:23 PM 4/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue. The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street. Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the... (More)
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    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Updated: 6:26 PM 4/20/2014

    BOSTON - Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon. Diners gathered at sidewalk cafes and runners in their official jackets picked up last-minute supplies on Sunday, the day before the 26.2-mile... (More)
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    Police: Fatal crash, driver at fault missing

    Police: Fatal crash, driver at fault missing

    Updated: 5:17 PM 4/20/2014

    IBERIA PARISH - State police say a non-contact hit and run caused a fatal crash Saturday night in Iberia Parish. It happened on US hwy 90 east of LA hwy 675 around 10:30 pm. Police say an unknown vehicle changed lanes. To avoid a collision, the victim traveled... (More)
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    LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    Updated: 3:32 PM 4/20/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - A day after helping LSU achieve its highest finish at the NCAA Gymnastics Team Finals(also known as the "Super Six"), junior Rheagan Courville locked up her second straight vault national championship. The title was LSU's tenth national championship in school history. Courville shares the title... (More)
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    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Updated: 2:35 PM 4/20/2014

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to... (More)
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    In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    Updated: 11:41 AM 4/20/2014

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... (More)
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    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Updated: 11:29 AM 4/20/2014

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/20/2014

    Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches originated the Easter tradition of coloring hardboiled eggs. This tradition represents eggs that are dyed red to represent the Blood of Christ, shed on the Cross and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ. The cracking of the hard egg... (More)
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    Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Updated: 9:39 PM 4/19/2014

    GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning. "It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright. More... (More)
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    Victim identified in Saturday shooting

    Victim identified in Saturday shooting

    Updated: 7:58 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Eddie Lee Marshall, 63, was the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Old South Baton Rouge. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. An unidentified 37-year-old female was also shot twice in the leg, but is... (More)
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    Volunteers clean up Bayou Fountain

    Updated: 6:14 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were at Bayou Fountain Saturday cleaning debris out of the water. For couple Bill and April Armstrong, the cleanup is important to them because they say something needs to be done. "It's the world we live in and it's a garbage dump. It shouldn't... (More)
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    Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

    Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

    Updated: 5:33 PM 4/19/2014

    MARRERO - Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart... (More)
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    BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    Updated: 1:57 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant.

    Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m.

    Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the flames spread into the kitchen. The rest of the store had light smoke damage.

    There were no injuries.

    The fire is still under investigation.

     

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    2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    2 shot, 1 dead in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:56 PM 4/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. Officials say Eddie Marshall, 63, was pronounced dead on the scene. An unidentified 37-year-old female was shot twice in... (More)
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    Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    Federal agency plans June  5 report on BP spill

    Updated: 12:40 PM 4/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is to... (More)
  • National News

    Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Updated: 12:07 PM 4/19/2014

    AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date... (More)
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