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    New information: Heroin found at scene of double murder

    New information: Heroin found at scene of double murder

    Updated: 10:29 PM 1/28/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE- Investigators said they found heroin inside the home of a murder victim killed during what they believe may have been an armed robbery. Chad Nichols and his friend Benny Booker were gunned down on Latino Road Monday afternoon , at Nichols' home. Deputies think the pair may have... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Good Foam, Bad Foam..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Good Foam, Bad Foam..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 1/29/2015

    Coastal homes in the northeast are coated with ice from Tuesday's monster storm. Sea water contains dissolved salts, proteins, fats, and dead algae and is laced with organic matter and sea creature excrement. Shaking seawater in a beaker causes surface bubbles and foam. This is replicated when the ocean is... (More)
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    Tulane med school joins network fighting a lung disease

    Tulane med school joins network fighting a lung disease

    Updated: 3:28 AM 1/29/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University School of Medicine has been selected to join an expanding network of medical centers caring for patients with a progressive lung disease. The university said in a Wednesday news release that it is joining the care network of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The move means... (More)
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    Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16

    Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16

    Updated: 3:25 AM 1/29/2015

    STARKVILLE, MS - Mitt Romney still says he's thinking about running for president again in 2016. But he's doing his best not to tip his hand. At Mississippi State University on Wednesday, Romney acted like a candidate when he shook hands and posed for pictures at a local barbecue joint.... (More)
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    Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    Updated: 2:10 AM 1/29/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... (More)
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    Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    Updated: 11:31 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... (More)
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    U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    Updated: 11:23 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Staff at the U.S.S. Kidd are looking at the prices of motion detectors and security cameras after thieves stole artifacts from exhibits on the ship recently . Five pieces were taken from two areas of the ship: two bowls, two saucers and one plate. All are... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU rallies for 64-58 win over South Carolina

    LSU rallies for 64-58 win over South Carolina

    Updated: 11:09 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU held South Carolina to one basket over the final four minutes and rallied for a 64-58 Southeastern Conference victory Wednesday night. In a second half in which both teams had mini-runs, five consecutive points by Michael Carrera put South Carolina ahead 56-52 with 4:33... (More)
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    False River officials address drawdown concerns

    Updated: 10:13 PM 1/28/2015

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... (More)
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    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    Updated: 9:15 PM 1/28/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community. Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire. The town has become busy... (More)
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    DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR

    Updated: 9:05 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... (More)
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    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    Updated: 7:49 PM 1/28/2015

    CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- There is now a chocolate football with a big dent in its side as a candy maker gets a big kick out of the New England Patriot's scandal over deflated footballs. Its not for sale but was posted on Facebook as a joke and its called Bradie... (More)
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    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Handcuffed woman drives cop car

    Updated: 7:40 PM 1/28/2015

    CENTER TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA- There was a 100 mile-per-hour chase with a woman with her hands cuffed behind her back at the wheel.

    Police in Pennsylvania say Roxanne Rimer, was caught on camera driving after she stole a police cruiser near Pittsburgh.

    She managed to get the car in gear and drove it at high speed for ten miles before being caught.

    Rimer faces numerous charges, including assault and reckless endangerment.

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    Chief out, 7 firefighters quit in Maringouin

    Updated: 6:49 PM 1/28/2015

    MARINGOUIN - The longtime chief of the Maringouin Fire Department is out of a job tonight, and seven other firefighters quit after finding out he was gone. New Mayor Demi Vorise made the decision not to reappoint Michael Gaudet as the Fire Chief of the town. Gaudet was the... (More)
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    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    Updated: 6:20 PM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - After voting down a similar millage proposal at their previous meeting, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved two millage requests to fund the St. George Fire Protection District. St. George initially asked for a 3.25 millage tax for 20 years, which the Metro Council denied.... (More)
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    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies

    Updated: 5:58 PM 1/28/2015

    BERKELEY, CA - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at age 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday on the way to... (More)
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