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    Thousands of cards deactivated over ATM skimmers

    Updated: 6:47 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... (More)
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    EBR School worker accused of stealing electronics

    Updated: 6:46 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A former EBR School employee was arrested accused of stealing nearly $9,500 worth of iPads, projectors and other electronics from Northdale Superintendent's Academy. The theft was discovered as the EBR School System conducted a routine inventory of items. The principal at the school contacted authorities once... (More)
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    NOLA Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend

    NOLA Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend

    Updated: 6:09 PM 1/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy's crime problem struck close to home for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the weekend as one of his family's cars was stolen, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. WWL-TV reports that deputies recovered the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee around 7:30 p.m.... (More)
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    More cable barriers coming to La. interstates

    Updated: 5:51 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development plans to have cable barriers installed along interstates state-wide in the next few years. Right now, DOTD has installed approximately 105.22 miles of cable barriers throughout the state at a cost of $11.6 million. Around 50 miles of cable barriers... (More)
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    Indiana fugitive captured in Baton Rouge

    Indiana fugitive captured in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 5:27 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An Indiana fugitive wanted for numerous violent offenses has been captured in Baton Rouge. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says agents with their Fugitive Apprehension Unit found 22-year-old Ira Lee Brown III, of Indianapolis, Indiana, at a home in Baton Rouge late Friday. Brown was booked into... (More)
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    New Orleans man sentenced to 30 years for carjacking

    New Orleans man sentenced to 30 years for carjacking

    Updated: 5:07 PM 1/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man with "REDRUM" - murder spelled backward - tattooed across his forehead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for carjacking a 68-year-old woman in a Metairie parking lot 15 months ago and being a habitual offender. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Daryle Guillot... (More)
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    New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet

    New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet

    Updated: 5:02 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has a more than $103 million deficit to close in its $25 billion budget because of the continuing fall in oil prices. And next year's budget shortfall now reaches $1.6 billion. The state's budget troubles deepened Monday with the adjustments of the state's income forecasting panel,... (More)
  • Health

    Dr. Z follows up on a relaxant procedure in studio

    Updated: 4:59 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz and her patient Tom returned to the set of WBRZ News 2 at 4 on Monday afternoon to review the results of a "relaxant" that Dr. Z applied to her patient on one of our broadcasts two weeks ago. Dr. Z applied... (More)
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    Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    Updated: 4:49 PM 1/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google to shut down a police-reporting feature on a popular smartphone traffic app. The sheriffs say the real-time tracking puts police officers' lives in danger. The Waze app is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. It has 50 million users in... (More)
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    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    Updated: 4:43 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU came in at the No. 2 position in the 2015 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday afternoon, giving the Tigers their second Top 4 ranking among teams in the nation as they rank No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released at the end... (More)
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    Million Dollar Man: Kevin Steele's contract released and spring dates announced

    Million Dollar Man: Kevin Steele's contract released and spring dates announced

    Updated: 3:42 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will make $1 million per year with performance-based incentives that could push that number to $1.125 million each of the next two years. The contract breaks down into a $500,000 base salary with an additional $500,000 in "supplemental media compensation",... (More)
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    Drone incident renews questions over White House security

    Drone incident renews questions over White House security

    Updated: 3:21 PM 1/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - There are new questions today about White House security, after a two-foot-long drone crashed on the White House grounds overnight. Officials say a man later came forward to say that he'd been flying the drone for fun, and that he hadn't meant to fly it over the White... (More)
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    BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

    BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

    Updated: 3:19 PM 1/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - BP is making a case that it shouldn't pay the top penalty of $13.7 billion for polluting the Gulf of Mexico five years ago. The oil giant struggled for 87 days to contain millions of gallons of spilling crude, its expert witness called the company's response exemplary.... (More)
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    Malaysia Air Site hacked, some customer data appears online

    Malaysia Air Site hacked, some customer data appears online

    Updated: 3:09 PM 1/26/2015

    SUBANG, Selangor - Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker... (More)
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    Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died

    Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died

    Updated: 2:44 PM 1/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Christina Bannister died Monday. She had an aneurysm a few weeks ago and had been on a ventilator for two weeks until family members made a decision to remove it Sunday. Bannister owned Christina's at the... (More)
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