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    Redemptorist High, Jr. High to close in 2015

    Updated: 1:25 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Friday they would be shutting down Redemptorist High School and Junior High. The announcement was made by Bishop Robert Muench at a press conference called Friday morning. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said... (More)
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    Surge in workers keeps pushing up La. jobless rate

    Surge in workers keeps pushing up La. jobless rate

    Updated: 2:34 PM 12/19/2014

    Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the seventh straight month in November, and what had been strong growth in employer payrolls waned. The state's jobless rate rose to 6.5 percent, as growth in job seekers continued to outstrip increases in the number of people reporting they have jobs. The unemployment rate... (More)
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    Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

    Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

    Updated: 2:11 PM 12/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies that need to get Canadian... (More)
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    Louisiana Bayou Bistro's spin on a holiday classic

    Updated: 1:45 PM 12/19/2014

    BRUSLY - Louisiana Bayou Bistro Chef Chucky Lejeune joined us Friday on News 2 at Noon to talk about some of his favorite Christmas dishes. In addition to traditional meals like chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo, Chef Chuck says he enjoys combing his pork and deer roasts! He... (More)
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    Deputies play Santa in Livingston Parish

    Updated: 1:36 PM 12/19/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies in Livingston Parish will be playing Santa this weekend. Hundreds of gifts were delivered to children across the parish as part of Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. Dozens of deputies battled the rain Friday morning to load up their cruisers with toys donated by the... (More)
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    Obama pledges proportional response to Sony hack

    Obama pledges proportional response to Sony hack

    Updated: 1:34 PM 12/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose." Obama says the attack "caused a lot of damage." Says Obama: "We will respond proportionally and we will respond in a... (More)
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    Report says annexations put St. George in the red

    Report says annexations put St. George in the red

    Updated: 1:25 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A budget analysis for the proposed city of St. George commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Chamber says recent annexations have taken a $30 million chunk out of the proposed city's plans. The analysis from accounting firm Faulk and Winkler said they were asked... (More)
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    How effective is Uber?

    Updated: 1:13 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing company Über has been operating in Baton Rouge for nearly six months, and is becoming more popular during the holiday season. News 2's Whitney Vann put it to the test to see if it really delivers. Click on the video like to see how long it takes for a ride to pick her up. For more, tune into Weekends with Whitney Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on WBRZ News 2.

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    Obama: 2014 made 'significant strides where it counts'

    Obama: 2014 made 'significant strides where it counts'

    Updated: 1:06 PM 12/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama claims an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. At a news conference... (More)
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    Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    Updated: 12:56 PM 12/19/2014

    DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... (More)
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    Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    Updated: 12:31 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... (More)
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    Rally organizer says Jindal event is about prayer

    Rally organizer says Jindal event is about prayer

    Updated: 12:11 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi-based organization hosting a January prayer rally featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal says the event's sole purpose is religious. Critics of the American Family Association event have said the rally on LSU's campus is designed to further Jindal's presidential ambitions. They've vowed to protest the rally because... (More)
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    T-Mobile paying up to $90M in refunds for unwanted services

    T-Mobile paying up to $90M in refunds for unwanted services

    Updated: 11:52 AM 12/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - T-Mobile US will pay up to $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile,... (More)
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    Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email

    Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email

    Updated: 11:33 AM 12/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble." The email was confirmed Friday by a person close to... (More)
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    Cuban cigar boom? Stores and customers say not yet

    Cuban cigar boom? Stores and customers say not yet

    Updated: 11:29 AM 12/19/2014

    MIAMI - The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business. Some tobacco shops owners... (More)
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    No smoke alarm at home in deadly fire

    Updated: 11:03 AM 12/19/2014

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said a 62-year-old man was overcome by a kitchen fire overnight in New Roads and died early Friday morning. Firefighters said the fire happened at an apartment on East Main Street which was above a business. The fire brought out dozens of firefighters from around... (More)
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