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    Cable guy accused of having sex with underage girl on the job

    Updated: 10:31 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Cox Communications contractor is running from deputies after a 14-year-old girl said she had consensual sex with him in her bed. Christopher Hilton, 37, of Kentwood worked for Advantage Cable Services. The company does contract work for Cox. Hilton went to the girl's home... (More)
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    LSU student planning mission to Mars

    Updated: 10:14 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student is preparing for mankind's next giant leap: a 2024 mission to Mars. Mars One , a privately funded mission, hopes to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. Teams of four will depart every two years, designed to expand the human colony. Randy... (More)
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    Gas leak puts shopping center on alert

    Gas leak  puts shopping center on alert

    Updated: 9:28 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A shopping center near the Siegen/Perkins intersection was evacuated and had its power disconnected after a contractor hit a gas line and caused a leak Thursday evening. It took crews just more than two hours to seal the lake and about thirty more minutes to ventilate... (More)
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    The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo

    Updated: 7:05 PM 8/21/2014

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... (More)
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    Family wants driver who killed their kids charged

    Updated: 6:48 PM 8/21/2014

    GEISMAR- The family of two children killed in a crash on Bluff Road two months ago wants the driver who caused the wreck charged. The Lanus family said their faith has been getting them through the hard times. Now, they want justice for their children. Daylon and Sarai Lanus... (More)
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    5-year-old child dies overnight, father charged with murder

    Updated: 6:46 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A father is now facing murder charges, in the beating death, of his five-year-old son. The charges went from attempted murder, to murder, for Vernell Day, 36. His son Jay'v'une Isaiah Bergin died overnight, after he was beaten earlier this week. Jay'v'une had been in the... (More)
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    Mother, son arrested in Port Allen shooting

    Mother, son arrested in Port Allen shooting

    Updated: 6:03 PM 8/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators arrested a woman and her son Thursday in connection with a recent shooting in Port Allen. Police charged Terrance Tillman, 22, and Edith Tillman, 43, in connection with the shooting on Aug. 14 at the basketball courts on 14th and Maryland. Investigators said Edith... (More)
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    St. Helena parish makes strides in bridge construction

    Updated: 5:54 PM 8/21/2014

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... (More)
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    Recognizing the early signs of autism in children

    Updated: 5:32 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, visited the station Thursday afternoon to discuss the signs, symptoms and statistics that accompany Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. From a statistical standpoint, 1 in 68 child have the disorder and ASD is five times... (More)
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    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    Updated: 5:11 PM 8/21/2014

    GEISMAR - Emergency workers freed an 18-wheeler driver who became trapped Thursday afternoon when his truck ran off the road in Ascension Parish. Family members clapped for the rescuers after they cut the driver free and loaded him onto a stretcher. State Police closed the portion of River... (More)
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    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Repairs at College/Perkins intersection begin tomorrow

    Updated: 4:45 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The EBR Department of Public Works announced Thursday that emergency sewer repair work will affect the intersection of Perkins Road and College Drive starting Friday, Aug. 22. The work will require lane closures and traffic restrictions which will begin Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and will... (More)
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    Race on Mississippi returns to Baton Rouge

    Race on Mississippi returns to Baton Rouge

    Updated: 4:13 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The second annual Big River Regional Race on the Mississippi is coming back to Baton Rouge August 30th. The event, hosted by Muddy Water Paddle Company and the Baton Rouge Paddle Club, brings water sport enthusiasts from all over the country to race in a 13-mile... (More)
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    Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    Updated: 3:25 PM 8/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Accused Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le has been indicted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 29 gunfight that left one woman dead and several others injured. The 20-year-old Belle... (More)
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    Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    Updated: 3:19 PM 8/21/2014

    HAMMOND - An investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit led to the Wednesday arrest of a Hammond man accused of 16 counts of child pornography. 19-year-old Brandon Brown was booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possession of and one count of... (More)
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    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Updated: 2:45 PM 8/21/2014

    MIAMI - A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in... (More)
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    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    Updated: 2:36 PM 8/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... (More)
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