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    19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    Updated: 8:13 PM 12/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening. Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... (More)
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    Hacking allegations lead to stay in Roper lawsuit

    Updated: 6:47 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a stay in the public records lawsuit filed by former East Baton Rouge Parish attorney Mary Roper Thursday in order to give time to an investigation into allegations someone may have hacked into communications between attorneys in the case. Judge Tim Kelley granted... (More)
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    Child porn suspect's family stunned by arrest

    Updated: 6:47 PM 12/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The family of Brian Schaller told News 2 they were stunned by the heinous charges levied against him last week. The Attorney General's office arrested Schaller after an undercover investigation. He was charged with 500 counts of possessing child pornography and another 40 counts of distributing the... (More)
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    State agency fighting Jindal administration over cars

    Updated: 6:46 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is fighting back against Governor Jindal's administration to keep its state cars. This comes after the Division of Administration announced plans to auction more than 700 state vehicles in early 2015. Of the state's more than 11,000 vehicles around 1,400 of... (More)
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    At superintendent's request, contract review pulled

    At superintendent's request, contract review pulled

    Updated: 5:36 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent. Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... (More)
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    Texas theater schedules showing of 'Team America'

    Texas theater schedules showing of 'Team America'

    Updated: 5:17 PM 12/18/2014

    RICHARDSON, TX - If it's a comedy featuring a North Korean leader that moviegoers want, that's what they'll get. After Sony canceled the release of "The Interview," which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theater pledged to screen "Team America: World Police,"... (More)
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    Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    Two accused cow thieves behind bars

    Updated: 5:07 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused of stealing three cows are behind bars following an investigation by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission determined they tried to sell the cows at a livestock auction in Kinder, Louisiana. Allen Tyler Meylian, 20, of Kinder and Jacob Chance Constance, 23, of Lake... (More)
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    A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

    A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

    Updated: 4:55 PM 12/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is using a streak of recent activism to shake up the governing status quo and create a new normal for his successors. Obama has taken aggressive steps on immigration, Internet access, climate change and Cuba. With them, he is laying down a foundation that while... (More)
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    Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit

    Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit

    Updated: 4:11 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use a mix of patchwork financing and modest cuts to close a budget deficit of more than $170 million. The House and Senate budget committees backed the proposal without objection Thursday, only days before the budget had... (More)
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    Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Updated: 3:42 PM 12/18/2014

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... (More)
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    Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in Georgia

    Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in Georgia

    Updated: 3:14 PM 12/18/2014

    KNOXVILLE, GA - Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker on Thursday said a grave is at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Knoxville and belonged to... (More)
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    Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood

    Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood

    Updated: 2:48 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Wednesday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... (More)
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    Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

    Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

    Updated: 2:41 PM 12/18/2014

    BOSTON - A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group... (More)
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    Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Taste of the Holidays

    Updated: 2:09 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - You can satisfy your sweet tooth and get a Taste of the Holidays tonight with Winn Dixie. We chowed down with Megan Willis and Ruth Bergeron today on News 2 at Noon. The store on Coursey Blvd in Baton Rouge is celebrating their remodeling with a... (More)
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    Affordable gift ideas for the techy on your list

    Updated: 2:01 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With just a week to go until Christmas, the rush is on to buy those last minute gifts and get them under the tree for the big day.

    Today on News 2 at Noon, we enlisted the help of one of Santa's elves: Cody Dickerson from Best Buy.

    Watch the video for some perfect ideas for technology-lovers on your list.

     

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    Guilty plea in half-million image child porn case

    Guilty plea in half-million image child porn case

    Updated: 1:51 PM 12/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - U. S. Attorneys announced that a Ponchatoula man pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a massive child porn network, including forcing underage children to perform sex and be recorded. Prosecutors said 52-year-old Robert Swan's guilty plea came after a January 2013 search of his home... (More)
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