Updated: 11:18 AM 3/3/2015BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person died in a shooting in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood Tuesday morning. Deputies said a homeowner shot and killed a man inside his home in the Summer Breeze neighborhood in the south part of the parish. Investigators said they're... (More)
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Updated: 12:13 PM 3/3/2015OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... (More)
Updated: 12:02 PM 3/3/2015
BATON ROUGE - Traffic is building at noon behind a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.
Transportation officials said I-10 West is down to one lane as it approaches the bridge from the Baton Rouge side. The right and center lanes were blocked by the wreck.
Congestion behind the wreck was building past the I-10 / I-110 split at the noon hour.
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Updated: 12:00 PM 3/3/2015BOSTON - A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the... (More)
Updated: 11:49 AM 3/3/2015GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... (More)
Updated: 11:36 AM 3/3/2015WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clarify that... (More)
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Updated: 11:30 AM 3/3/2015CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... (More)
Updated: 11:10 AM 3/3/2015IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... (More)
Updated: 10:50 AM 3/3/2015The National Weather Service issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING when a storm produces, winds of 58mph or greater, hail up to one-inch in diameter or a tornado. Straight-line winds produced by severe thunderstorms can produce as much or more damage than a weak tornado. In many cases, a straight-line... (More)
Updated: 10:35 AM 3/3/2015WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival. Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his controversial speech to Congress. He said he regretted that it was being perceived as political. Netanyahu,... (More)
Updated: 10:27 AM 3/3/2015
GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died.
Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck.
Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four people on Airline Highway and Highway 429.
A Gonzales PD spokesperson said police were still investigating just how the wreck happened, and would release more information once the investigation was complete.
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Updated: 10:26 AM 3/3/2015BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by... (More)
Updated: 10:24 AM 3/3/2015OREGON CITY, OR - The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate... (More)
Updated: 10:11 AM 3/3/2015NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)
Updated: 10:09 AM 3/3/2015NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says it's increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph will shift from Galveston to New Orleans to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico beginning April 4, 2016. On this... (More)
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