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    Families distraught after fight, double murder

    Families distraught after fight, double murder

    Updated: 3:42 PM 11/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Family members said they're distraught after two men fought and killed each other in Baton Rouge this weekend. According to police, 32-year-old Lester Reed and 19-year-old Tevin Crump killed each other during an argument Sunday night in the 5300 block of Washington Court. The two... (More)
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    City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    Updated: 3:57 PM 11/24/2014

    READING, PA - A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit.... (More)
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    Attorney: Ferguson grand jury announcement Monday

    Attorney: Ferguson grand jury announcement Monday

    Updated: 3:50 PM 11/24/2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. - A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer his shooting death has made a decision. Attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Monday that the St. Louis County prosecutor's office has... (More)
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    Odell Beckham Jr. catch captivates the country

    Odell Beckham Jr. catch captivates the country

    Updated: 3:50 PM 11/24/2014

    NEW YORK - New York Giants rookie wide receiver and former LSU Tiger Odell Beckham Jr. put his talent on display during the second quarter of the Giants Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys. Beckham, tightly defended by Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, sprinted toward the Giants' end zone... (More)
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    Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

    Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

    Updated: 3:28 PM 11/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - Michèle Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. Passed over by Obama for the job 20 months ago, Flournoy heads a... (More)
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    Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with shoulder injury

    Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with shoulder injury

    Updated: 3:18 PM 11/24/2014

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon's left shoulder injury will sideline him indefinitely. Team officials say an MRI has revealed that Gordon tore his labrum when he separated his shoulder in a collision with Jazz guard Trey Burke during Saturday night's victory in Utah. Gordon, who... (More)
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    Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Updated: 2:03 PM 11/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama is praising the artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a White House ceremony. Among the recipients are Ethel Kennedy, actress Meryl Streep... (More)
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    Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

    Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

    Updated: 12:31 PM 11/24/2014

    CLAYTON, MO - The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson married Barbara Spradling on Oct. 24. A municipal judge performed the... (More)
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    2 arrested in Gonzales hotel room meth lab bust

    2 arrested in Gonzales hotel room meth lab bust

    Updated: 12:21 PM 11/24/2014

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Gonzales Police said they arrested two and disabled an operational hotel room meth lab in Gonzales on Sunday night. Gonzales Police searched the room at a hotel in 2000 block of Louisiana 30 West at around 9 p.m. after officers received... (More)
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    Victim ID'd in deadly Causeway wreck

    Victim ID'd in deadly Causeway wreck

    Updated: 11:55 AM 11/24/2014

    MANDEVILLE - St. Tammany Parish authorities have identified the driver of a sport utility vehicle that went over the railing of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the water. Divers with the sheriff's office recovered the SUV Sunday afternoon. The driver, 38-year-old David Zapot of Lacombe, was still in the vehicle.... (More)
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    Audit: La. 1 bridge finances stabilize

    Audit: La. 1 bridge finances stabilize

    Updated: 11:27 AM 11/24/2014

    LEEVILLE - A state audit says the La. 1 bridge in Leeville is collecting more money from tolls after years of under-collecting. The bridge was built partially on money to be repaid through the tolls. But revenue from those tolls lagged, and the state lagged on repaying the debt. Recent... (More)
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    US stocks inch further into record territory

    US stocks inch further into record territory

    Updated: 10:57 AM 11/24/2014

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading, keeping major indexes at record levels. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,067 as... (More)
  • Sports

    Rare Monday night doubleheader for NFL

    Rare Monday night doubleheader for NFL

    Updated: 10:51 AM 11/24/2014

    UNDATED - The NFL has a rare two-game schedule for Monday night football tonight. The Ravens-Saints game in New Orleans was scheduled, but the Bills-Jets game is a late addition. The later game had to be moved from Buffalo to Detroit after areas of western New York were buried under... (More)
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    Obama announces Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    Obama announces Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    Updated: 10:26 AM 11/24/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service. Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed. Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he's... (More)
  • State News

    Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

    Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

    Updated: 10:14 AM 11/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director. A new audit says that lack of leadership has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly. In a review released Monday, the Legislative... (More)
  • Local News

    Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    Updated: 9:04 AM 11/24/2014

    HAMMOND - State Police believe a woman was driving drunk when she crashed Sunday night, killing her father. Amber Hoyt, 22, ran off the side of La. 1064, drove down an enbankment and hit her tree. Police say Douglas Hoyt, 45, wasn't wearing his seat belt and died from... (More)
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