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    Tax credits revised, higher ed cuts smaller in La. budget

    Updated: 6:15 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An overhaul of state tax credits, smaller cuts to higher education and the reduction of hundreds of state workers are all part of the Jindal administration's plan to fill a $1.6 billion budget hole. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols unveiled the proposed executive budget to lawmakers... (More)
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    Family researchers explore link between jail, obesity

    Updated: 6:52 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Southern University painted a grim picture of what black children face growing up in Louisiana at a family summit Friday. The researchers told people at The State of Families of Color in Louisiana that black children are more likely to die before adulthood than... (More)
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    Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M

    Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M

    Updated: 6:45 PM 2/27/2015

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Former LSU football assistant coach John Chavis filed suit Friday against both LSU and Texas A&M, where he's coaching now, over a contract dispute. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's LSU contract. Chavis asked in his suit for a court to determine... (More)
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    Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

    Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

    Updated: 6:03 PM 2/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown. The 46-page document outlines what is exempt from the shutdown, including airport security checkpoints, Secret Service activities and border patrols. But employees involved in planning, auditing,... (More)
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    Suspect booked in overnight BRPD shootout

    Updated: 5:57 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital. Officers said they stopped... (More)
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    Police release name of officer involved in deadly shooting

    Police release name of officer involved in deadly shooting

    Updated: 5:48 PM 2/27/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police released the name of the officer who was involved in a shooting Monday in the parking lot of a busy shopping district. A spokesperson with Denham Springs Police said Michael Brien LeBlanc, 30, shot Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth. Kohl pointed a gun at... (More)
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    1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NOPD headquarters

    1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NOPD headquarters

    Updated: 5:34 PM 2/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - One man was killed and another injured in a shooting that happened near the headquarters of New Orleans Police and the Criminal Court Friday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. WWL-TV reported police are on the lookout now for a silver pickup truck and were checking in at... (More)
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    LSU shifts Princeton series to Saturday doubleheader

    Updated: 4:54 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU shifted its baseball schedule for the second time in two weeks due to concerns about bad weather. The Tigers moved their baseball game scheduled for this Sunday against Princeton to a Saturday doubleheader. The first game will start at 4 p.m. CT, with the second... (More)
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    Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    Updated: 4:44 PM 2/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House... (More)
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    Prairieville man arrested on aggravated rape charges

    Prairieville man arrested on aggravated rape charges

    Updated: 4:27 PM 2/27/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a man accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a juvenile on Wednesday. Deputies received information stating that a 13-year-old girl was possibly being raped by Benjamin Tonguis, 37, over an undisclosed period of time. When Tonguis... (More)
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    Investigation leads to recovery of meth, stolen gun

    Investigation leads to recovery of meth, stolen gun

    Updated: 4:04 PM 2/27/2015

    ALBANY - The Narcotics and Uniform Patrol Divisions of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a drug investigation that led to a pair of arrests in Albany on Tuesday. Joseph "John" Wascom, 36, and Roy Hart, 32, were booked into Livingston Parish Detention Center on drug and firearm charges... (More)
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    Authorities release name of gunman in Missouri rampage

    Authorities release name of gunman in Missouri rampage

    Updated: 3:37 PM 2/27/2015

    TYRONE, MO - Authorities say a man who may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Joseph Jesse... (More)
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    13-year-old arrested in series of rapes in Uptown NOLA

    13-year-old arrested in series of rapes in Uptown NOLA

    Updated: 3:09 PM 2/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of raping three of his siblings over a period of two years.

    New Orleans Police reported the incident involved victims that included girls aged 13 and 11 along with a 7-year-old boy.

    The crimes occurred in an Uptown home, according to NOPD Detectives.

    Further information from police has not been released at his time.

     

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    LSU punished for violation of recruiting rule

    LSU punished for violation of recruiting rule

    Updated: 2:59 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football program will have its recruiting privileges revoked for the second time in four years. The punishment from the Southeastern Conference comes after LSU continued to engage in unlimited contact with Matt Womack, a prospective early enrollee and offensive tackle from Mississippi, after he... (More)
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    Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies

    Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies

    Updated: 2:05 PM 2/27/2015

    LOS ANGELES - Former "Star Trek" co-star William Shatner is among those mourning the death of Leonard Nimoy, who played the half-Vulcan, half-human Mr. Spock on the TV series and in several movies. Shatner says, "We will all miss his humor, his talent and his capacity to love." He says,... (More)
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    BRPD: Teen arrested for knocking out bus driver

    BRPD: Teen arrested for knocking out bus driver

    Updated: 1:03 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while she was driving the bus to school Thursday afternoon. Investigators said the incident happened at around 3 p.m. as the 26-year-old woman drove the bus in the 5100... (More)
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