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    16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    16-year-old triple murder suspect moved to adult jail

    Updated: 5:28 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies escorted a 16-year-old accused triple murderer into the adult prison Wednesday afternoon. Inside, Nakeydran Williams will await trial for a shooting in Baker nearly three weeks ago where four other teenagers were shot. Three died in the incident and a fourth survived. For the... (More)
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    Facebook mobile users have to download Messenger

    Facebook mobile users have to download Messenger

    Updated: 7:51 PM 4/16/2014

    PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA- Facebook is eliminating instant messaging for mobile and tablet users who will now have to download Messenger, the dedicated texting app Facebook rolled out three-years ago. The company says the change will give users a faster and better experience. The update will first affect Android... (More)
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    Police response investigated

    Police response investigated

    Updated: 7:44 PM 4/16/2014

    DENVER, COLORADO- A woman was shot in the head while on a 911 call to police and authorities are investigating if officers responded quickly enough since she was 15-minutes into the call for help. S he told the 911 operator that her husband was hallucinating and asked her to... (More)
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    Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls

    Updated: 6:51 PM 4/16/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... (More)
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    Police connect dots on murder, theft

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - Deputies are connecting the dots concerning a theft and a murder in Iberville Parish. Avery Hastings, 42, was found dead in January after being shot several times, his body dumped in a sugar cane field in Rosedale, near Grosse Tete. Mark Roy, his work supervisor, was... (More)
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    Painful lesson learned after drive-by shooting

    Updated: 6:49 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An 18-year old is learning a painful lesson after he was injured during a drive-by shooting last night. It happened on Avis Ave, near Staring Lane, where police say someone opened fire from a car, hitting three people. One man was seriously injured. Darrell Oby's son... (More)
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    Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled

    Updated: 5:50 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... (More)
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    Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight

    Updated: 5:39 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators for the Career Academy Charter High School in Baton Rouge announced they would close at the end of May because they had to move facilities and there were no buildings to house their 243 students. A spokesperson for the charter school said the EBR Parish... (More)
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    Officer to face open container charge after all

    Officer to face open container charge after all

    Updated: 4:55 PM 4/16/2014

    NEW ROADS - A police officer at the center of a questionable drunk driving investigation will face open container charges after all, according to Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres. The sheriff said there was some confusion over the charges against Captain Mark Munson of the New Roads Police... (More)
  • Recipes

    Crawfish pasta with mustard cream sauce

    Updated: 4:44 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - For a quick and savory Easter meal try making some pasta, with a Louisiana spin. Below is the recipe on how to make crawfish pasta with a Dijon mustard cream sauce. 4 PORTIONS OF RIGATONI PASTA (COOKED) 1 LB FRESH LOUISIANA CRAWFISH TAILS 1 PINT... (More)
  • State News

    Medicaid fraud roundup nets 20 arrests

    Medicaid fraud roundup nets 20 arrests

    Updated: 4:25 PM 4/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced more than a dozen recent arrests as part of a crackdown on Medicaid fraud in the New Orleans area. The AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 20 personal care attendants on suspicion of defrauding the state's Medicaid program by $150,000... (More)
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    Winter holidays bill backed by Education Committee

    Winter holidays bill backed by Education Committee

    Updated: 4:13 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public schools would be given explicit authority to put up nativity scenes and Christmas trees as part of a holiday display, under a proposal that received the backing of the House Education Committee. Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, said he sponsored the proposal (House Bill 876)... (More)
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    Senate approves public school switch bill

    Senate approves public school switch bill

    Updated: 4:10 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Students at poor-performing public schools could have the possibility of switching to higher-performing schools, under a bill that received the unanimous support Wednesday of the Senate. Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he proposed Senate Bill 61 to offer choice to public school students, like the state has... (More)
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    House approves bill blocking family planning info at schools

    House approves bill blocking family planning info at schools

    Updated: 4:06 PM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House agreed Wednesday to ban organizations that perform abortions from distributing any information on family planning or human sexuality at public schools. Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, said his bill (House Bill 305) was in line with "Louisiana's long-standing policy of respecting the dignity of... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Backup QB Flynn back with Packers

    Backup QB Flynn back with Packers

    Updated: 2:16 PM 4/16/2014

    GREEN BAY, Wi. - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season. Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced. Flynn... (More)
  • National News

    Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Updated: 1:04 PM 4/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. In most places,... (More)
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