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    Police officer accused of DWI after crash

    Police officer accused of DWI after crash

    Updated: 5:07 PM 10/1/2014

    GONZALES - State Police arrested an off-duty police officer from Gonzales Monday after they said he was driving drunk and involved in a crash. However, his chief says the officer will stay on the job. Investigators said Randy Cloatre Jr. of Gonzales PD was involved in a wreck Monday... (More)
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    Juban Crossing grand opening October 15

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/1/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Juban Crossing development is just two weeks away from its grand opening after years of delays. Belk is set to open October 15 with three other stores opening the last week in October. Several more stores in phase one will open in November. Wednesday... (More)
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    LSU reported sex crimes see big increase

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some crime at LSU saw a big jump last year as statistics released Wednesday show that sex crimes spiked during 2013. A combination of two theories is suspected by LSU Police to help explain why the number of sex crimes spiked on the state's largest college... (More)
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    Timothy Vessel forced into recall election

    Updated: 6:47 PM 10/1/2014

    GONZALES - Councilman Timothy Vessel will be forced to defend his job after 2,188 voters signed a petition demanding he leave office. Vessel is one of two councilmen, including Gary Lacombe, that face the recall, likely to be held in December, after the Save Gonzales campaign worked for months... (More)
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    PSC OKs refunds for some Entergy customers

    PSC OKs refunds for some Entergy customers

    Updated: 6:21 PM 10/1/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved a one-time refund for customers of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. The commission Wednesday authorized the refunds which will show on customers' bills starting at the end of October. The LPSC estimates the credit to the average residential... (More)
  • Saints

    Saints leaders aim to keep morale, focus high

    Saints leaders aim to keep morale, focus high

    Updated: 6:18 PM 10/1/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says the uphill climb his team faces is the kind of scenario he had in mind when he and his staff placed an emphasis on the character of the players they acquired. Payton says mental toughness isn't tested so much when teams are winning... (More)
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    Man accused of stabbing, killing girlfriend

    Man accused of stabbing, killing girlfriend

    Updated: 6:15 PM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing his girlfriend to death after an argument.

    Police charged William Jackson, 40, with second degree murder and obstruction of justice.

    Detectives said they believe Jackson stabbed his girlfriend, 32-year-old Lekeisha Duncan, after a fight early the morning of Sept. 27.

    Investigators said he had put in the hospital for stab wounds, and was just released Wednesday.

     

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    Juvenile violence and truancy down in EBR Parish

    Updated: 6:01 PM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Truancy has dropped drastically among youth in East Baton Rouge Parish, and local leaders say the creation of the Family and Youth Service Center is helping. It was set up five years ago to address juvenile crime and since they opened their doors in 2009, truancy... (More)
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    Avoid the 'Clean Plate Club'

    Updated: 4:50 PM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local etiquette expert warns people to not be a member of the "Clean Plate Club."

    Etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi advised people to eat what you want but never gorge yourself or never be a part of the "Clean Plate Club."

    Calvi recommended everyone eat slowly and enjoy their meals.

    For more specifics regarding etiquette in a restaurant, please watch our video from News 2 at Four.

     

  • State News

    Jindal holds meeting to discuss Ebola preparedness

    Jindal holds meeting to discuss Ebola preparedness

    Updated: 4:00 PM 10/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal held a meeting Wednesday to gather updates from state agencies to ensure the state is prepared if a case of Ebola were to be confirmed in Louisiana. The governor said it is important to note that there are no known cases of Ebola... (More)
  • Weather

    A chilling October transition

    A chilling October transition

    Updated: 3:38 PM 10/1/2014

    Even though it feels more like September 1st, it is indeed October 1st. Yesterday, we reached 90 degrees, the average temperature for September 1st. Now that it is October, we are keeping a little humidity with us, but cold fronts will become more common and it will start to feel... (More)
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    Two teachers accused of sex with student

    Two teachers accused of sex with student

    Updated: 3:36 PM 10/1/2014

    KENNER - Authorities accused a second teacher from Destrehan High School Wednesday of having sex with a 16-year-old student. Kenner Police said Rachel Respess, 24, of Kenner turned herself in to charges of carnal knowledge involving a juvenile, indecent behavior, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. ... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Girl, 10, dies from complications of EV-D68

    Girl, 10, dies from complications of EV-D68

    Updated: 3:30 PM 10/1/2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. The Rhode Island Health Department announced Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with enterovirus 68,... (More)
  • Local News

    Accused cocaine distributor arrested in Donaldsonville

    Accused cocaine distributor arrested in Donaldsonville

    Updated: 3:15 PM 10/1/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE - Narcotics agents in Ascension Parish said they arrested an accused cocaine distributor last week after a three-month investigation. Officials said they arrested Warren Henry, 56, after he reportedly sold the drug to undercover agents on Sept. 26. Agents from the APSO Narcotics Division searched Henry's home... (More)
  • National News

    Beheading suspect out of hospital, in jail

    Beheading suspect out of hospital, in jail

    Updated: 3:00 PM 10/1/2014

    NORMAN, Okla. - A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma processing plant has been released from a hospital and transferred to jail. Alton Nolen is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford. The 30-year-old is also charged with assault for allegedly attacking another... (More)
  • National News

    Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

    Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

    Updated: 2:40 PM 10/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that Pierson offered her resignation, and he accepted it.

    The move came one day after her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a congressional hearing focused on recent security lapses at the White House.

    Pierson had worked at the Secret Service for 30 years.

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