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    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    Updated: 7:30 PM 8/28/2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed SB967 on Thursday as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they... (More)
  • Local News

    Gonzales recall hits magic number

    Updated: 6:34 PM 8/28/2014

    GONZALES- Organizers of a petition to recall two councilmen have reached the magic number they think will trigger a recall vote against Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. The Save Gonzales Campaign used the past four months to collect more than 2,145 signatures to recall the two councilmen. "Five... (More)
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    Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    Updated: 6:23 PM 8/28/2014

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to... (More)
  • Sports

    Local youth football league plays in Superdome

    Updated: 6:21 PM 8/28/2014

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Two area youth football teams are getting the opportunity of a lifetime as they face off on their biggest stage yet. Young athletes from Brusly and Port Allen are taking the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during their half-time show at Thursday's Saint's game. ... (More)
  • Local News

    LSU fans set to take over Houston

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With LSU football just two days away, many Tiger fans are packing up and heading to Houston for the matchup this weekend. Tickets for the game online at StubHub range from $100 for seats in the 600 section to several hundred dollars for field level seating.... (More)
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  • International News

    Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

    Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

    Updated: 4:00 PM 8/28/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. will stand firm with its allies to address the conflict in Ukraine, where the U.S. says Russia is backing pro-Russian separatists. But Obama... (More)
  • State News

    Perry, Jindal, Cruz plan Iowa visits in September

    Perry, Jindal, Cruz plan Iowa visits in September

    Updated: 3:54 PM 8/28/2014

    DES MOINES, IA - Republican presidential prospects are making plans to visit Iowa in September. Texas Gov. Rick Perry will campaign with 1st Congressional District Republican candidate Rod Blum on Tuesday. They plan stops in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Dubuque. On Sept. 27, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov.... (More)
  • Sports

    Stewart to return to competition Sunday

    Stewart to return to competition Sunday

    Updated: 3:45 PM 8/28/2014

    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Aug. 9, when he hit Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint... (More)
  • State News

    State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    Updated: 3:37 PM 8/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson and interim New Orleans police Superintendent Michael Harrison say the troopers deployed throughout the city to assist with law enforcement will remain until November. Edmonson originally said the officers would leave... (More)
  • Local News

    Man wanted for robbing convenience store

    Man wanted for robbing convenience store

    Updated: 3:09 PM 8/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are investigating the robbery of a convenience store in Baton Rouge.

    They say on August 26 around 8 p.m., the suspect walked into the Hop-In Chevron Service Station at 2915 Highland Road, grabbed money from the cash register and fled on foot.

    He was last seen wearing a green shirt, tan pants and a green cap with yellow writing.

    If you have any information on this robbery, you are urged to call Baton Rouge Police.

     

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  • Sports

    NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    Updated: 3:00 PM 8/28/2014

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... (More)
  • State News

    Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

    Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

    Updated: 2:59 PM 8/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is asking lawyers for Louisiana and abortion clinics for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open for a while if a restrictive abortion law takes effect Sept. 1. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    Updated: 2:44 PM 8/28/2014

    LAFAYETTE- Due to anticipated crowds for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the campus. The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations. Free... (More)
  • Local News

    Man arrested for driving over twice the speed limit

    Man arrested for driving over twice the speed limit

    Updated: 2:31 PM 8/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of driving over twice the posted speed limit in East Baton Rouge Parish, is now behind bars.

    State police arrested 20 year-old Dmonte Stockton, of Baton Rouge, for driving 129 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on Nicholson Drive.

    Stockton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with Reckless Operation.

     

     

     

  • International News

    Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

    Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

    Updated: 1:51 PM 8/28/2014

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain. In 2008, Benedict appointed Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera as prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.... (More)
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