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    Body found in field identified

    Body found in field identified

    Updated: 11:33 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identify a body found in a field Saturday night.

    Police say they found the body of 59-year-old, Henery Gray in a field on the 1300 block of Plank Road.

    According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police Department, they believe the Gray was homeless and died of natural causes.

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    Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    Updated: 2:07 PM 1/25/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... (More)
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    Road opens after truck spills load

    Road opens after truck spills load

    Updated: 1:51 PM 1/25/2015

    SLAUGHTER - Officials open a road this afternoon after several hours due to an 18-wheeler crash in West Feliciana Parish last night.

    The crash forced officials to shut LA 957 down for over 12 hours to clean up the truck load spilled on the road.

    It happened around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter.

    Troopers said it did not appear that anyone was injured, and the load was not hazardous.

     

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    Jindal walks fine line at prayer rally

    Updated: 11:35 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Saturday Governor Bobby Jindal walked a fine line between religion and politics. The governor was a central figure at the Response prayer rally and the Louisiana Life March South, an anti-abortion demonstration. Both events were held on the LSU campus. First Jindal led the prayer rally held... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

    Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

    Updated: 11:08 AM 1/25/2015

    Another Nor'easter has smacked New England. Heavy snowfall, in our younger years, closed schools and after fulfilling the directive of clearing walks and driveways, it was sled riding time. The starting point of the trail was Windover Avenue, taking us over Longview Drive, across Aunt Mae's yard, to the woods below.... (More)
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    Protesters not thrilled with Jindal's presence on campus

    Updated: 11:02 AM 1/25/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands joined in on the march for life anti-abortion demonstration, and many others joined in prayer with the governor to pray over the city at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus. However, protesters claim they were not thrilled with Jindal's appearance on campus since his... (More)
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    Southern University tops Alabama A&M 65-58

    Updated: 11:01 PM 1/24/2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Joell Hopkins scored 19 points, hitting 5 of 5 from the field and 9 of 10 free throws, to lead Southern University to a 65-58 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Adrian Rodgers added 12 points for the Jaguars (9-12, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who... (More)
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    LSU defeats Vanderbilt in OT 79-75

    LSU defeats Vanderbilt in OT 79-75

    Updated: 8:30 PM 1/24/2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Quarterman scored six of his 12 points in overtime, helping LSU rally and beat Vanderbilt 79-75 Saturday for the Tigers' second straight win. LSU (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) trailed by as much eight in the second half before scoring the final three points of regulation,... (More)
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    Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Updated: 7:56 PM 1/24/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say they found two pairs of missing LSU basketball shoes in the home of a teenager just a day after he was arrested for trespassing into Tiger Stadium. Authorities say 17-year-old Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton admitted to having the shoes in his home shortly after... (More)
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    Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Updated: 2:18 PM 1/24/2015

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says Japan will not succumb to terrorism and will continue to cooperate with the international community in the fight against it. The prime minister spoke after an online posting claimed that one of two Japanese hostages has been killed and demanded a... (More)
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    Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Updated: 1:34 PM 1/24/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... (More)
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    Wrongly Convicted Man Set Free

    Wrongly Convicted Man Set Free

    Updated: 10:46 AM 1/24/2015

    Whiteville, North Carolina - In 1976, Joseph Sledge was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for stabbing 74-year-old Josephine Davis, and her 57-year-old daughter, Aileen. After being imprisoned for almost forty years, Sledge was declared innocent be a three-panel jury. His conviction was overturned due to the testimony of... (More)
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    New Measles Outbreaks Errupts at Disneyland

    New Measles Outbreaks Errupts at Disneyland

    Updated: 10:31 AM 1/24/2015

    California - Approximately 15 years ago, measles had practically been eliminated from the United States. Beginning in 2000, almost all new measles cases found in the U.S. came from international travelers, who had brought the disease back from adventures abroad. However, more than 60 people have managed to contract measles... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Thawing Before Playing"

    Pat Shingleton: "Thawing Before Playing"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 1/24/2015

    Miriam Johnson was our piano teacher and her three worst students were me and my brothers Denis and Michael. More interested in sports than classical music, it was a challenge for Mom to ensure that daily practices were completed. As noted in a previous column, Saturday morning's lesson began with... (More)
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    Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

    Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

    Updated: 12:01 AM 1/24/2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Eric Gordon scored 20 points and the Pelicans (22-21)... (More)
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    No. 3 LSU Gymnastics cruises past Mizzou 197.350-192.725

    No. 3 LSU Gymnastics cruises past Mizzou 197.350-192.725

    Updated: 11:55 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The third-ranked LSU gymnastics team soared to a season high score as the Tigers easily defeated Missouri 197.350-192.725 in front of 7,267 fans Friday night in the Maravich Center. Rheagan Courville picked up her first all-around title of the season with a 39.625, and she... (More)
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