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    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Updated: 6:12 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man detectives believe is responsible for a shooting in the Tigerland area this past weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Jermore Verret, 23, is wanted for attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said Verret shot two men during an argument around 2:45 a.m. on Sept.... (More)
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    Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

    Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

    Updated: 6:40 PM 9/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC. The company had challenged... (More)
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    Blight court holds first meeting

    Updated: 6:33 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Blight Court is in Baton Rouge again, and homeowners who aren't taking care of their properties may make the list of people that have to go there. Justin Dupuy, with the Department of Public Works, says the new system is taking the place of the old... (More)
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    Man gets two years of house arrest for killing baby

    Man gets two years of house arrest for killing baby

    Updated: 6:30 PM 9/18/2014

    GONZALES- Defense lawyers and prosecutors for the State Attorney General's Office reached an agreement Thursday to have man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago, pay for his crime. A paperwork mistake let Stanley White live a free life when he was supposed to be incarcerated for two... (More)
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    Person sought after chase caught during lunch break

    Updated: 6:22 PM 9/18/2014

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities said a third person missing after a police chase early Thursday morning in Iberville Parish walked out of the bayou and right into the arms of a search crew having lunch. Investigators said Angola and Iberville Parish search crews were having lunch at the Tiger... (More)
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    Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies

    Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies

    Updated: 5:20 PM 9/18/2014

    SORRENTO - The former Sorrento police chief who admitted he lied to the FBI during a sexual assault investigation won't serve time in jail. Earl Theriot received two years of probation during sentencing Thursday. He previously pleaded guilty to the federal charges, admitting he lied to investigators who questioned... (More)
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    Livingston automotive class preps students for real world

    Updated: 5:15 PM 9/18/2014

    WALKER - High school students from all across Livingston Parish get hands on experience fixing real world problems with cars, all while earning college credit. It's part of a dual enrollment program at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center. Students in the class learn everything from brakes and... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Pediatrician answers enterovirus questions

    Updated: 5:12 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician in the Baton Rouge area, answered questions on News 2 at 4 Thursday concerning enterovirus D68. Enterovirus D68 has recently become a cause for concern as it has spread to hundreds of children across the country. Health officials confirmed two children... (More)
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    Prison guard fired after inmate escapes near courthouse

    Prison guard fired after inmate escapes near courthouse

    Updated: 4:45 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A prison guard lost his job after after an inmate escaped near the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown. Wednesday, Clayton Holland got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers when he was being transported to East Baton Rouge. Holland escaped using a handcuff key he got... (More)
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    Feds indict Butler for swindling health care groups

    Feds indict Butler for swindling health care groups

    Updated: 3:59 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury accused a man Thursday of swindling a Baton Rouge cancer center he worked at and other medical centers over the past year. The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge said Larry Butler, 49, was indicted for fraud and aggravated identity theft.... (More)
  • National News

    Admin. offers new assurances as ISIL vote nears

    Admin. offers new assurances as ISIL vote nears

    Updated: 3:32 PM 9/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - Top administration officials have again been reassuring Congress -- and the public -- that there are no plans to involve U.S. troops in ground combat in Iraq or Syria. The assurances came as the Senate moved toward a vote on President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels... (More)
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    2 women accused of filling forged prescription

    2 women accused of filling forged prescription

    Updated: 3:26 PM 9/18/2014

    DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said an investigation into reports of forged prescriptions at a Dutchtown pharmacy lead to the arrest of two women on Wednesday. APSO Narcotics Detectives began to look into the incident when a pharmacy employee said there was a woman at the store... (More)
  • International News

    Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    Updated: 2:51 PM 9/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says $46 million in new assistance that the U.S. will provide to Ukraine's military will help the country defend against Russian aggression. Obama, however, stopped short of meeting an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country in its... (More)
  • State News

    Panel backs oil lawsuit supporter

    Panel backs oil lawsuit supporter

    Updated: 1:45 PM 9/18/2014

    HARAHAN - A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry has been re-nominated to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East on Thursday nominated coastal expert Paul Kemp to another term... (More)
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    W. Feliciana fire burns down barn, injures owner

    W. Feliciana fire burns down barn, injures owner

    Updated: 1:10 PM 9/18/2014

    FRANKLINTON - A gasoline leak ignited a fire that burned a 7,000 square foot barn to the ground and injured the owner in West Feliciana Parish on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters said they responded to a reported fire on Pittman Road at 10:43 a.m. and a crew of 10 firefighters... (More)
  • Sports

    Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

    Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

    Updated: 12:30 PM 9/18/2014

    PHOENIX - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault... (More)
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