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    Judge rejects extending early voting

    Judge rejects extending early voting

    Updated: 8:20 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting will not be extended after state District Judge Todd Hernandez denied part of a motion by state Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe. Early voting will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and Friday for Acadian Day. Hunter had asked for a temporary restraining order to keep Secretary... (More)
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    Twitter tracks other apps you've installed

    Twitter tracks other apps you've installed

    Updated: 11:46 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW YORK - Twitter says it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on, and can opt out using... (More)
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    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Updated: 11:15 AM 11/27/2014

    WASHINGTON - Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's... (More)
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    Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    Updated: 10:57 AM 11/27/2014

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Golf-ball-sized hail has smashed windows, strong winds have flipped aircraft, and about 82,000 customers were left without power after a super cell swept across south-east Queensland. Brisbane, Australia, was slammed on Thursday by a severe storm that brought golf-ball sized hail and high winds to the... (More)
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    New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    Updated: 10:30 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in this famously libertine city. In a move certain to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to smoke in bars,... (More)
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    Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Updated: 10:11 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW YORK - Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday's spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. It was around... (More)
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    Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    Updated: 10:06 AM 11/27/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. There's thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don't forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin,... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    Updated: 9:58 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents, teachers, health care professionals and others are welcome.... (More)
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    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Updated: 9:02 AM 11/27/2014

    ST. LOUIS - A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand... (More)
  • Sports

    Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    Updated: 8:22 AM 11/27/2014

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... (More)
  • Local News

    Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    Updated: 8:20 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... (More)
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  • HS Sports

    Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 12: Nick Brossette and Manny Miles

    Updated: 8:20 AM 11/27/2014

    RB Nick Brossette and QB Manny Miles has made more than a few teams lose their appetite when preparing to face U-High. Just this year alone, Brossette has close to 1,300 yards rushing, while Miles has close to 1,600 yards passing. Both guys are accustom to the spotlight... (More)
  • Local News

    Technology makes our attention spans shorter than a fish

    Updated: 8:20 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - For awhile now, cell phones and people have been competing for attention. More than 85 percent of the population has a cell phone or tablet that goes with them every where they go. Kids yet to reach their teenage years may even carry a phone. ... (More)
  • Local News

    Cold case murder victim to be Spanish Town king

    Updated: 8:19 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The victim in a cold case murder will be the face of the Spanish Town Mardi Gras festivities next year. Shelby Holmes was shot and killed a few blocks from his home in Old South Baton Rouge in October 2013. Wedneday, the Society for Preservation of... (More)
  • National News

    President's bills

    President's bills

    Updated: 8:18 AM 11/27/2014

    WASHINGTON- The President says there is no free lunch, and it's true when it comes to his Thanksgiving Day meal or any other expenses. He has to pay out -of-pocket for his meal of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six pies. Its a traditional... (More)
  • Weather

    Serving the meal...

    Serving the meal...

    Updated: 5:26 AM 11/27/2014

    ...of sunshine and cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will feature a bounty of sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures as highs head for 60°. If you plan to head out after dinner to do some early shopping-bundle up! With clear skies, temperatures will fall into... (More)
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