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    US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Updated: 1:21 PM 7/28/2014

    RICHMOND, Va. - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the... (More)
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    18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

    18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

    Updated: 12:32 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving an 18-wheeler closed Florida Boulevard North in Baton Rouge during noon traffic, according to state traffic officials. DOTD said the wreck shut down the northbound side of Florida Boulevard near its intersection with Airline Highway around 12:20 p.m. The involved an 18-wheeler... (More)
  • International News

    Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Updated: 12:19 PM 7/28/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel's prime minister says Israelis must be "ready for a prolonged campaign" against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu also said in a televised speech Monday that a demilitarization of Gaza must be part of any future solution in the territory. Meanwhile, a strike... (More)
  • State News

    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

    Updated: 12:00 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans. The Democratic incumbent supports the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies. Landrieu says it promotes trade, creates jobs and helps... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    Updated: 11:30 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app. Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday. Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz using... (More)
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    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Updated: 11:22 AM 7/28/2014

    WASHINGTON - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate. Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability benefits are in more immediate danger. The disability trust fund is... (More)
  • State News

    Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Updated: 10:47 AM 7/28/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area.

    Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was a 23-year-old man.

    Police said they were responding to a call at 6:45 a.m. about a man who had been shot. They found the victim in a grassy area between a canal and an apartment complex.

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  • State News

    Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    Updated: 10:35 AM 7/28/2014

    HAMMOND - Traffic officials closed a portion of I-12 after a wreck near Hammond Monday morning.

    The wreck happened on I-12 East near Pumpkin Center Road, according to the Department of Transportation and Development.

    Traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder. DOTD reported the road reopened at 10:35 a.m., and that congestion in the area was minimal.

    There's no word of any injuries from this wreck.

  • Local News

    Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies

    Updated: 9:01 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning. Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... (More)
  • Local News

    Together BR to discuss "grocery gap"

    Together BR to discuss "grocery gap"

    Updated: 8:37 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge will hold a public meeting Monday night to discuss the "grocery gap" in East Baton Rouge Parish. The EBR Food Access Policy Commission was started by Together BR and the Mayor's Health City Initiative to address the lack of grocery stores in some... (More)
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  • 2une In

    Best Buy takes you back to school

    Updated: 7:51 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Chad Rosamand from Best Buy stopped by 2une In this morning with some of best gadgets as your kids get ready to go back to school.

    Chad showed off some of the coolest items on the market including the Apple iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Fit and Jawbone Jambox Mini.

    Check out the video for more information.

  • National News

    Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground

    Updated: 7:33 AM 7/28/2014

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... (More)
  • National News

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Updated: 7:08 AM 7/28/2014

    LOS ANGELES - A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck or rattled 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says the man was taken from the beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... (More)
  • Local News

    Revised law will help notify law enforcement of arsonists

    Updated: 7:07 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A new law is reformatting the arson registry database to keep better tabs on firebugs. The arson registry was established in 2010 to track convicted arsonists but some state leaders call it insufficient. State Fire Marshal Deputy, Brant Thompson, said they are reformatting the registry to monitor... (More)
  • Sports

    Willfong wins Baton Rouge amateur golf title

    Willfong wins Baton Rouge amateur golf title

    Updated: 7:07 AM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Facing sweltering heat, stiff competition, and his 4th round of golf in 2 days, Scott Willfong staved off all of the adverse elements to win the Baton Rouge amateur golf championship Sunday afternoon at Santa Maria golf course. Willfong fired an even-par 72 to beat 7-time... (More)
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