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    Arrested vice principal's suspension changed

    Arrested vice principal's suspension changed

    Updated: 1:41 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - School officials confirmed Thursday that they have shifted the suspension of an East Baton Rouge Schools vice principal accused of sexting a student. A school spokesperson said Edwin Chastang was initially suspended with pay upon his arrest Tuesday. That suspension was changed to unpaid on Wednesday.... (More)
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    La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Updated: 2:27 PM 7/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013. Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville. Its $9.8 million take... (More)
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    Shooting suspect surrenders to warrant

    Shooting suspect surrenders to warrant

    Updated: 1:20 PM 7/24/2014

    GONZALES - Police said a man accused of shooting at a home in Gonzales surrendered to authorities Thursday. Detectives booked Royal Johnson, 24, into the Ascension Parish jail on six charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, as well as charges of being a felon in possession of a... (More)
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    I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    Updated: 12:33 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge.

    The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge.

    According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr.

    The car appears to have overturned and caught on fire. EMS said three people were taken from the scene with injuries.

  • State News

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    Updated: 12:17 PM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Jindal... (More)
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    Gas station murder trial goes to jury

    Gas station murder trial goes to jury

    Updated: 12:11 PM 7/24/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Jurors began deliberations just before noon in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012. Both sides rested their respective cases Thursday morning. The judge ordered a ten minute recess before giving... (More)
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    LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    LSU campus to host I.T. conference on Aug. 2

    Updated: 11:55 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 600 technology professionals from around the country are expected to descend on the LSU campus on August 2 for a free Information Technology conference and training event. Hosted by LSU since 2009, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge offers courses on vital I.T. topics that are... (More)
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    Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Updated: 11:18 AM 7/24/2014

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.

    The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says Connie Wilson Johnson died Wednesday of blunt force trauma from the collapse of the limb.

    Neighbors said Johnson was walking down the street when the wind picked up, and she turned back to head home when a limb fell on top of her.

  • International News

    Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Updated: 11:05 AM 7/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved.... (More)
  • Local News

    Deputies investigate Western store burglary

    Deputies investigate Western store burglary

    Updated: 10:40 AM 7/24/2014

    AMITE - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public's assistance on Thursday identifying a woman caught on security camera as she burglarized a store in Amite. Deputies said the the robbery happened on Monday night at the T-N-T Western store located on Hwy 16 East in Amite.... (More)
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    Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend

    Grand Isle prepares for its busiest weekend

    Updated: 10:30 AM 7/24/2014

    GRAND ISLE - Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for this year's International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The town bills the rodeo that began in 1928 as the "oldest fishing tournament in the United States." It runs from Thursday through Saturday. The Couier reports the rodeo is an... (More)
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  • Events

    The Lemonade Challenge: Friends remember Bella Bowman

    Updated: 10:10 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Bella Bowman Foundation is getting ready for their Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés event next Thursday, but some of Bella's friend are remembering the courageous 7-year-old and raising money for her foundation in the process. 7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January... (More)
  • National News

    Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    Updated: 10:08 AM 7/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less than $25 billion over three years. That... (More)
  • Events

    Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol

    Updated: 9:52 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today.

    The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.

    We got an inside look at all of the art at the Old State Capitol this morning on 2une In. Check out the video for a sneak peek.

  • Local News

    New charter school in Baton Rouge showcases programs

    Updated: 9:35 AM 7/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The new J.K. Haynes Charter School in Baton Rouge wants to help you get your kids ready to go back to school and showcase some of its program. J.K. Haynes Charter School opens this fall at the location of the old Banks Elementary School. The school... (More)
  • Sports

    Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

    Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

    Updated: 8:59 AM 7/24/2014

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday. Terms haven't been released. White holds the team records for career receptions (685) and yards receiving (9,436). But... (More)
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