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    Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect

    Updated: 12:20 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... (More)
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    Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Updated: 3:54 PM 9/1/2014

    CLINTON - Firefighters and police responded to a Clinton dental office Monday morning after the owner called to report his office was on fire. Dr. Carl Anderson contacted authorities around 8 a.m. when he arrived at his office on 12242 Silliman Street in Clinton Monday morning and saw flames... (More)
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    Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Updated: 2:45 PM 9/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled... (More)
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    Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    Updated: 2:41 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday. Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... (More)
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    Cool spring hurts La. sugar crop

    Cool spring hurts La. sugar crop

    Updated: 2:15 PM 9/1/2014

    THIBODAUX - The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season. American Sugar Cane League executive director Jim Simon says he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring's cold temperatures. Usually, harvesting starts in... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU hopes to draw fans with tweaks to stadium tech

    LSU hopes to draw fans with tweaks to stadium tech

    Updated: 1:08 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The latest and greatest technology will be at the forefront of the improved experience LSU Tiger fans can expect as the university's efforts to improve overall fan experience gets underway this season. New HD video screens and LED message boards are among the first improvements game... (More)
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    Onward to cooler temperatures

    Onward to cooler temperatures

    Updated: 12:07 PM 9/1/2014

    The average high on August 1 and August 31 is 92°. You can't get much more stagnant than that. However, as we journey into September, we'll find our average high temperature going from 92°, to 85° by the end of the month! Highs in the 80's! It's amazing! Average lows... (More)
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    No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    Updated: 10:07 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries.

    That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball.

    The lottery corporation says the biggest prize for any ticket sold in Louisiana for Saturday's drawings was $20,000. Two Powerball tickets are worth that much. Each is a PowerPlay ticket matching four numbers and the Powerball.

  • National News

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Updated: 7:49 AM 9/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering specifics on threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of intelligence committees in... (More)
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    Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Updated: 7:45 AM 9/1/2014

    SLIDELL - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at... (More)
  • Local News

    Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    Updated: 7:43 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road... (More)
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  • Southern Sports

    Southern doesn't take long to make QB switch

    Updated: 7:24 AM 9/1/2014

    LAFAYETTE - Dawson Odums began with Deonte Shorts at quarterback for his Southern University football team at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, but quickly moved to freshman Austin Howard. 

    It remains to be seen whether Odums will continue with Howard as the starter on September 6 against Central Methodist, but Odums likes what he sees from the former West St. John standout. 

    Sports 2's Seth Lewis explains why Odums made the switch against the Cajuns. 

  • LSU Sports

    Former Tiger Ernst wins 1st LPGA title

    Former Tiger Ernst wins 1st LPGA title

    Updated: 7:23 AM 9/1/2014

    PORTLAND, OR (AP) - Former LSU Tiger Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final... (More)
  • Local News

    Federal Judge temporarily blocks La. abortion law

    Federal Judge temporarily blocks La. abortion law

    Updated: 7:22 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would require doctors who perform... (More)
  • Weather

    Labor Day Forecast

    Labor Day Forecast

    Updated: 5:36 AM 9/1/2014

    Your Labor Day will be warm and steamy with highs in the lower 90s. Morning sunshine will give way to some convective clouds this afternoon and even a few thundershowers but coverage won't be nearly as widespread as Saturday. Overnight, any showers will diminish and lows will keep to... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: That Splash is a Biggin

    Pat Shingleton: That Splash is a Biggin

    Updated: 4:00 AM 9/1/2014

    A Labor Day tradition was an invitation from Leonard "Dutch" Shultz. He had a backyard swimming pool and before episodes of Indian Summer, the day was usually hot. Guests contributed a variety of summertime recipes. Their adjacent yard provided additional space for related activities but the pool was the place-to-be.... (More)
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