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    Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    Updated: 7:54 PM 8/20/2014

    ANGLETON, TEXAS- There was boost for a man on trial for murdering a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons. David Barajas is accused of shooting Jose Banda two yeas ago. Prosecutors contend it was minutes after Banda plowed into a car Barajas and his sons were... (More)
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    Threats against Foley's life last week

    Threats against Foley's life last week

    Updated: 7:46 PM 8/20/2014

    BOSTON- The CEO of the news organization James Foley was working for says Foley's kidnappers threatened to kill him last week in response to U.S. air strikes in Iraq. GlobalPost's Philip Balboni says Foley's family was sent a threatening email that was "full of rage" but made no demands.... (More)
  • Local News

    Religious leaders plea for an end to violence

    Updated: 6:48 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The senseless death of 7-year-old Terrez Coleman has his family begging for justice, and religious leaders calling for criminals to stop killing. They say the entire community needs to come together to stop this type of violence. "Only a holistic response, will have any hope of... (More)
  • Local News

    Grandmother blames DCFS for grandson's beating

    Updated: 6:47 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A five-year-old is fighting for his life in the pediatric intensive care unit after a severe beating and his grandmother is searching for answers on why the father was given custody. The father is Vernell Day, 36, he's now under arrest, charged with attempted first degree... (More)
  • Local News

    Kenilworth park to get shaded playground

    Updated: 6:04 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... (More)
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  • State News

    Former firefighter under heat for starting fires

    Former firefighter under heat for starting fires

    Updated: 5:56 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A former volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson Wednesday. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Harris, 26, of Longville, in February after a month-long investigation by the district attorney's office and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry. According to court... (More)
  • National News

    AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    Updated: 5:54 PM 8/20/2014

    ST. LOUIS - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's congressional delegation. The... (More)
  • Local News

    White: Common Core is full steam ahead

    Updated: 5:26 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White confidently said Wednesday that plans to fully implement the Common Core education standards in Louisiana would continue, a day after a judge dealt a blow to efforts to stop the process. White held a press conference Wednesday morning to detail the... (More)
  • Recipes

    Southwestern-inspired quinoa

    Updated: 5:15 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Health-conscious twins and LSU grads, Christina and Catherine Mahtook, visited our first evening broadcast on Wednesday with recipes from a cookbook of healthy recipes that was inspired by their mother's battle with breast cancer. Thanks to modern medicine, plenty of support and a plant-based diet, their mother... (More)
  • State News

    Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    Updated: 4:29 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness as they signed up for the November election. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot opened Wednesday and continues through Friday. Landrieu, a Democrat, talked of her 18 years of... (More)
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  • Local News

    Naked man arrested at welcome center

    Naked man arrested at welcome center

    Updated: 3:50 PM 8/20/2014

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Texas man after investigators said he was spotted naked and wandering around the Butte La Rose Welcome Center Wednesday. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies charged Parker Madison, 23, of Plano, Texas with two counts of obscenity. Deputies said someone from the... (More)
  • Sports

    Cowboys first team valued over $3 billion

    Cowboys first team valued over $3 billion

    Updated: 3:31 PM 8/20/2014

    NEW YORK - Forbes says Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. Only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

    SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

    Updated: 3:27 PM 8/20/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools "have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction."... (More)
  • Local News

    Troopers arrest man for drugs and reckless driving

    Troopers arrest man for drugs and reckless driving

    Updated: 3:11 PM 8/20/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police arrested an accused meth manufacturer after an off-duty sheriff's deputy spotted him driving recklessly through traffic in the Watson area. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office deputy said he pulled David Poole, 47, over after he saw him pass cars in no-passing zones and run... (More)
  • Local News

    Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    Updated: 3:11 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... (More)
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