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    Deputies: Son-in-law shot and killed TV personality

    Deputies: Son-in-law shot and killed TV personality

    Updated: 3:49 PM 8/27/2014

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies responded to a deadly shooting at the home of TV personality Scott Rogers Wednesday afternoon. Sources told WBRZ News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that Rogers was found dead from a gunshot wound. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies said his son-in-law, Mathew Hodgkinson, was found... (More)
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    Man arrested near BRCC for shooting spree threats

    Updated: 5:45 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is locked up after threatening to go on a shooting spree near the Baton Rouge Community College campus Wednesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say 27-year-old Damien McCray of Baton Rouge said he was going to shoot 70 people while he was just... (More)
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    5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    Updated: 5:05 PM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children Police said 34-year-old Michael Finnie was arrested Wednesday in Chalmette on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted... (More)
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    Braised pork shank with spaetzle and Burgundy demi-glace

    Updated: 4:54 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Galatoire's Bistro Chef Kelley McCann visited the kitchen on News 2 at 4 this evening to show us how to prepare a dish he absolutely loves: braised pork shank over spaetzle with a Burgundy demi-glace. It's an easy-to-make yet refined dish that he will continue to... (More)
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    Wed. maintenance work to suspend EBT transactions

    Wed. maintenance work to suspend EBT transactions

    Updated: 4:30 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Xerox, a third party contractor for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will conduct system maintenance late Wednesday that will suspend Electronic Benefits Transfer transactions for about five minutes. Xerox distributes benefits through EBT for the state's food stamp program and cash benefits through its... (More)
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    Vannoy takes over as LSU Alumni president

    Vannoy takes over as LSU Alumni president

    Updated: 4:20 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cliff Vannoy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the LSU Alumni Association, was named president and chief executive officer of the alumni organization last Friday. Vannoy served as interim CEO after previous alumni president Charlie Roberts resigned in the midst of a job-for-sex scandal... (More)
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    One arrested in machete attack

    One arrested in machete attack

    Updated: 3:45 PM 8/27/2014

    HOUMA - Police arrested a man after they said he used a machete to attack another man Tuesday, partially severing one of the victim's fingers. Investigators say Dionisio Ramos, 44, allegedly lashed out with a machete when the victim visited the home of Ramos's ex-girlfriend in Terrebonne Parish. ... (More)
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    In wake of boss's arrest, "Sons of Guns" canceled

    In wake of boss's arrest, "Sons of Guns" canceled

    Updated: 3:28 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The popular TV show "Sons of Guns" has effectively been canceled in the wake of the gun boss that was the star of the program being arrested twice on child sex charges. "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided... (More)
  • State News

    Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. case

    Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. case

    Updated: 1:59 PM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ordered the reports in April. He ruled that they are needed to make sure... (More)
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    DHH, BRG reach deal to keep MidCity ER open

    DHH, BRG reach deal to keep MidCity ER open

    Updated: 1:08 PM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Hospital officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a deal had been reached between Baton Rouge General and state health officials to keep the emergency room at BRG Mid-City open. Earlier Wednesday ER staff said they were told BRG would shut down the emergency room on Nov. 1.... (More)
  • National News

    Army IDs soldier who shot self at Virginia base

    Army IDs soldier who shot self at Virginia base

    Updated: 12:45 PM 8/27/2014

    RICHMOND, VA - The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers, New York. She was a human... (More)
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    LSU to host SEC Softball Tournament in 2015

    LSU to host SEC Softball Tournament in 2015

    Updated: 12:15 PM 8/27/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - LSU will play host to the 2015 SEC Softball Tournament for the second time in program history next May, according to an announcement by Southeastern Conference athletic directors on Wednesday. The tournament, which will run May 6-9, 2015, will be held in the university's new Tiger... (More)
  • Local News

    Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    Updated: 11:35 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... (More)
  • Weather

    2 years and counting

    2 years and counting

    Updated: 10:31 AM 8/27/2014

    The last time Southeastern Louisiana has been under a hurricane warning was exactly two years ago-August 27, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approached the coast. Most coastal National Weather Service forecast offices have gone even longer without needing to issue such an advisory. After the quietest hurricane season since 1983... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape

    Updated: 10:20 AM 8/27/2014

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... (More)
  • Sports

    IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

    IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

    Updated: 10:13 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A person close to the situation says the IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the race date has not been publicly announced.... (More)
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