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    LSU researcher makes waves with storm surge database

    LSU researcher makes waves with storm surge database

    Updated: 5:17 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Some areas along the Gulf coast may be more susceptible to storm surges than others, according to research done by climatologist at LSU. Hal Needham led the charge to create SURGEDAT, a comprehensive database that compiles storm surge data from hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to... (More)
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    Parents, educators call Jindal on Common Core

    Parents, educators call Jindal on Common Core

    Updated: 5:35 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Groups are calling on Governor Jindal to stand firm in his support of Common Core standards. The governor recently flip-flopped, backing off supporting the same standards he once endorsed. Parents and educators are trying to show the governor the strength in their numbers by delivering a... (More)
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    No charges for man who shot cousin's kidnapper

    No charges for man who shot cousin's kidnapper

    Updated: 5:13 PM 4/23/2014

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to bring charges against a man in the fatal shooting of a suspect accused of abducting and stabbing his cousin. The shooting happened in November after Bethany Arceneaux was abducted from a day care center where she was picking up her... (More)
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    NOPD officer charged with child porn possession

    NOPD officer charged with child porn possession

    Updated: 5:03 PM 4/23/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities accused a New Orleans Police officer Wednesday of possessing child porn, according to the Attorney General's Office. Officers arrested Bradley Wax, 54, of Mandeville on 38 charges of pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and faces 20 years in... (More)
  • Recipes

    Creole twist on fish n' chips

    Updated: 4:49 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local business owner has put a creole twist on fish and chips. David Johnson, owner of the catering company Roux Louisiana, uses cooked kettle chips to give catfish a little crunch. He calls this dish Creole Crusted Catfish. Recipe and instructions for Creole Crusted... (More)
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    Bill for more elected BESE members rejected

    Bill for more elected BESE members rejected

    Updated: 4:38 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to make more of the state education board's members elected by the public, rather than appointed by the governor, failed to win support Wednesday in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee. Currently, eight members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education are elected from... (More)
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    APSO: Pair caught with numerous narcotics, guns

    APSO: Pair caught with numerous narcotics, guns

    Updated: 4:03 PM 4/23/2014

    GONZALES - Authorities accused two people of selling narcotics out of their Ascension Parish home Wednesday. Sheriff's deputies and members of the Gonzales Police Department arrested Timothy Sheehan, 48, and Melanie Diebold, 30, after a search of their Gonzales home. Narcotics detectives said they'd received reliable information that... (More)
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    Senators reject Medicaid expansion bill

    Senators reject Medicaid expansion bill

    Updated: 3:48 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee. The definitive 6-2 vote Wednesday against expansion likely ends the Senate's debate on the issue for the session. Sen. Ben Nevers' bill would have... (More)
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    Parents deliver signatures for Common Core

    Parents deliver signatures for Common Core

    Updated: 3:30 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A group of parents delivered a petition signed by thousands of people supporting Common Core educational standards to the state Capitol today. The group hopes their signatures will dissuade legislators from delaying or even scrapping the new standards, which have drawn criticism from some in Louisiana.... (More)
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    Bill to derail parish 'big oil' lawsuits stalls

    Bill to derail parish 'big oil' lawsuits stalls

    Updated: 3:22 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A new website is aimed at refuting arguments being made by supporters of legislation that could scuttle a New Orleans-based flood board's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry. The website was announced in a news conference Wednesday by a member of the law firm hired to... (More)
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    3K people owed settlement proceeds from Citizens Insurance

    3K people owed settlement proceeds from Citizens Insurance

    Updated: 3:21 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- If you are one of roughly 3,000 individuals who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and never claimed your settlement proceeds, the money is now Unclaimed Property. That's according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. "Regardless of the reason why this... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    LSU's Mickey returning for sophomore season

    LSU's Mickey returning for sophomore season

    Updated: 3:15 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- LSU basketball standout Jordan Mickey has decided to return to campus for his sophomore season. Mickey made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. He said feedback from the NBA showed him he needed "to get bigger, stronger and faster" before going pro. The freshman... (More)
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    Bill mandating life support for pregnant women approved

    Bill mandating life support for pregnant women approved

    Updated: 3:14 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors and hospitals to use life support to keep brain-dead pregnant women alive until they give birth, no matter a family's wishes. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the proposal Wednesday without objection. The measure by New... (More)
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    Amedisys to pay $150M for false Medicare claims

    Amedisys to pay $150M for false Medicare claims

    Updated: 3:09 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health care provider, agreed to pay $150 million to resolve allegations they filed false Medicare claims. The federal government said between 2008 and 2010 Amedisys improperly billed Medicare for ineligible patients and services,... (More)
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    Recall petitions filed for Gonzales city council members

    Recall petitions filed for Gonzales city council members

    Updated: 2:21 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of State's office to recall a pair of city councilmen in Gonzales.

    A group called "Save Gonzales" wants councilmen Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe recalled.

    They say the two are more concerned with playing politics, instead of serving the people.

     

     

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    Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    Updated: 1:09 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. The equal pay proposal by New Orleans Sen. Karen Carter Peterson received the backing Wednesday of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. Supporters said... (More)
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