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    Deputies freezin' for a reason in Gonzales

    Deputies freezin' for a reason in Gonzales

    Updated: 6:48 PM 2/28/2015

    GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge. The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Expressing Some Expressions

    Pat Shingleton: Expressing Some Expressions

    Updated: 4:27 AM 3/1/2015

    Possibly a clap of thunder today and when the heavy showers hit, they're referred to as "frog stranglers" and "gully washers." "It's gonna come a stump-floater," refers to flooding rain. Our ancestors may have referred to an approaching episode of rain with, "It's comin' up a cloud!" Mentioning, "It's raining... (More)
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    Quarterman's triple-double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss

    Quarterman's triple-double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss

    Updated: 11:15 PM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tim Quarterman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and LSU pulled into a fourth-place tie in the Southeastern Conference with a 73-63 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Quarterman's triple-double was the first by an LSU player since Shaquille O'Neal did it against BYU... (More)
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    Death sentence for man for making boy hold paint buckets

    Death sentence for man for making boy hold paint buckets

    Updated: 5:22 PM 2/28/2015

    ATLANTA - Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years. The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Omar Pitts of College Park pleaded... (More)
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    Hockey ice rink roof collapse due to heavy snow

    Hockey ice rink roof collapse due to heavy snow

    Updated: 4:34 PM 2/28/2015

    CANTON - A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-laden roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink. Officials in Canton say everyone is safe after Saturday morning's collapse at the Metropolis Skating Rink. Police say the rear portion of the roof began to fail as a... (More)
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    Driver convicted in hit-and-run death of first grader

    Driver convicted in hit-and-run death of first grader

    Updated: 4:17 PM 2/28/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter. Arthur Toledano was found guilty Friday in the death of 6-year-old Shaud Wilson, who was struck by Toledano's speeding vehicle while walking... (More)
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    Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    Updated: 2:11 PM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer.

    All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Traffic officials say the traffic is backed up for 5 miles all the way to I-10 at LA 415.

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    Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    Updated: 1:28 PM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish. Louisiana wildlife and fisheries agents arrested 33-year-old Oliver Rudesill Jr. and 23-year-old Tracy Gallardo Jr. for several oyster, boating safety and drug violations after a boating safety inspection earlier this... (More)
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    Early morning house fire due to electrical malfunction

    Early morning house fire due to electrical malfunction

    Updated: 11:36 AM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where five people lived. It happened Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in the in the 1000 block of Columbus Dunn. Fire officials say a faulty breaker box in the laundry room started... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Varooooom!"

    Pat Shingleton: "Varooooom!"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 2/28/2015

    As teenagers, a snowy weekend could send us to a garage. In these locales we observed some of the neighborhood "carburetor heads." These guys could tear down an engine and have it back on the street in no time. My weather segment with the Ramblin' Oldies of Denham Springs brought... (More)
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    Local Boys Basketball Begins Playoff Run to Top 28

    Updated: 11:10 PM 2/27/2015

    Boys Basketball Bi-District Round Playoff scores from 2/27 Class 5A Bi-District Alexandria 53, Southwood 44 Brother Martin 60, Comeaux 40 C.E. Byrd 73, Barbe 47 Carencro 56, St. Augustine 53 Denham Springs 75, East St. John 72 Helen Cox 67, Destrehan 49 Higgins 44, Bonnabel 26 Lafayette 59, Captain... (More)
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    LSU baseball holds off Princeton in chilly series opener 3-2

    LSU baseball holds off Princeton in chilly series opener 3-2

    Updated: 11:02 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Jared Poche' struck out five batters over 6.2 innings and Jesse Stallings closed the door as LSU got good pitching and just enough offense to beat Princeton in game one of their series 3-2. Jake Fraley broke open the scoring for LSU in the bottom of... (More)
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    LSU gymnastics beats Alabama, sweeps through SEC for 1st time in program history

    LSU gymnastics beats Alabama, sweeps through SEC for 1st time in program history

    Updated: 10:52 PM 2/27/2015

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - All night long the No. 2 LSU gymnastics team battled in a tight contest against No. 5 Alabama, and the Tigers put together a fantastic road performance to defeat the Crimson Tide, 197.350-197.225, Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. With the win LSU moved to 10-1 overall... (More)
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    Student talks about coming to the rescue after bully attacks bus driver

    Updated: 10:22 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A 14-year-old does not believe he is a hero, even though he was honored like one after stopping a school bus when the bus driver was knocked unconscious by an unruly student. Tayveon Slaughter saw what happened, watched the kid jump off the bus and then... (More)
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    LSU students literally dancing the night away

    LSU students literally dancing the night away

    Updated: 10:14 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... (More)
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    Bill Cosby takes the stage in Lafayette

    Updated: 9:48 PM 2/27/2015

    LAFAYETTE - After multiple shows were canceled amid dozens of sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby stepped on stage at the Heymann Center in Lafayette Friday night. Media was not allowed to film his show, but plenty of fans were there for his support. "I've always been a fan;... (More)
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