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    Person hit by vehicle outside prep football game

    Person hit by vehicle outside prep football game

    Updated: 8:24 PM 9/19/2014

    WATSON - State Police are working a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School. Friday evening, authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m. The Live Oak... (More)
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    DA admits mistake after Investigative Unit report

    Updated: 7:04 PM 9/19/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... (More)
  • Local News

    WBR judge faces sanctions over free trip

    Updated: 7:02 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish is under fire for taking an all-expense paid trip to Texas. The judge's mode of transportation for the free trip: a private jet. The state judiciary commission says Judge Robin Free exploited his position and recommends he be suspended... (More)
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    Update: At-risk boy found safe

    Update: At-risk boy found safe

    Updated: 6:31 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a boy who disappeared from a Baton Rouge home this week and may be at risk has been found safe and sound. Officers said Friday evening that Quantrell Simpson, 12, ran away from a residence on Longfellow Drive on Thursday. His family has not... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    Updated: 6:11 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... (More)
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    State releases anti-synthetic drug music video

    Updated: 5:57 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health leaders released a music video Friday as part of ongoing efforts to curb synthetic marijuana use in Louisiana. The video, "No More MOJO" from Ivan Toldson aka Love-N-Pain, is only one part of a month-long prevention effort by Capital Area Human Services. CAHS... (More)
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  • Local News

    Local fire investigator received special award

    Updated: 5:57 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An arson investigator from Baton Rouge took home a big prize at a state conference. Levert Kemp has been investigating arson-related fires for only four years and is the youngest investigator in the department, but he takes his job seriously. "It takes a couple of... (More)
  • Local News

    Armed man sought after bank robbery

    Armed man sought after bank robbery

    Updated: 5:50 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of an armed man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank Friday evening. Deputies said the man went into the Whitney Bank on Coursey Boulevard around 4:20 p.m., pointed a gun at the teller and demanded money. Investigators said the man... (More)
  • Saints

    Saints' White praised after replacing Robinson

    Saints' White praised after replacing Robinson

    Updated: 5:35 PM 9/19/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints third-year cornerback Corey White is drawing praise from defensive coordinator Rob Ryan heading into Sunday's game against Minnesota. White took over at right cornerback for Patrick Robinson during last Sunday's loss at Cleveland after Robinson had struggled early in the game. Robinson was moved to nickel back... (More)
  • Recipes

    Asian Crunch with the Twinatics

    Updated: 5:24 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Health-conscious twins and LSU grads, Christina and Catherine Mahtook, joined us in the kitchen Friday with recipes from their online cookbook of healthy recipes inspired by their mother's battle with breast cancer. The duo hopped on board a plant-based diet with their mother and are now sharing... (More)
  • Local News

    Dan Klein Rodeo helps fire department

    Updated: 4:29 PM 9/19/2014

    CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend. Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station. They are able to... (More)
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  • National News

    Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Updated: 3:52 PM 9/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group. Obama signed the bill Friday in the Oval Office. The Senate gave its final approval Thursday, a day after the legislation drew strong bipartisan support... (More)
  • Sports

    Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    Updated: 3:51 PM 9/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me." At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players... (More)
  • Local News

    OIG: $544,000 in state-bought airfare wasted

    OIG: $544,000 in state-bought airfare wasted

    Updated: 1:32 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State inspectors released a report Friday which said between 2011 and 2013 Louisiana lost more than a half-million dollar's worth of unused airline tickets. The OIG's report said during that time state agencies bought 1,190 non-refundable airline tickets which were never used. The tickets were estimated... (More)
  • State News

    La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobs

    La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobs

    Updated: 12:28 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, as job seekers flood into the labor force faster than they can find jobs. The state's jobless rate rose to 5.8 percent, up for the fourth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in July, but remains below... (More)
  • International News

    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    Updated: 11:37 AM 9/19/2014

    IRVING, Texas - Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia's Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for the removal of... (More)
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