Updated: 2:53 PM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon removing bags of herbicide from the trailer of an 18-wheeler after it split in half making a turn in downtown. The truck broke as it was turning right onto North Boulevard from 6th Street near the Old Governor's Mansion. Ironically, it fell... (More)
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Updated: 4:21 PM 3/4/2015LIVINGSTON - Gov. Bobby Jindal and EPIC Piping President Kent Shepherd says the company will make a $45.3 million investment in Livingston Parish to establish an advanced pipe fabrication facility and corporate headquarters. The entire 200,000-square-foot facility, with future expansion to 300,000 square feet, will be air-conditioned workspace, with advanced... (More)
Updated: 3:38 PM 3/4/2015PLAQUEMINE - Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a stabbing and attempted carjacking earlier this week in Plaquemine. Investigators accused 53-year-old Donald S. Phillips Jr. of carjacking, aggravated kidnapping and attempted second degree murder. Plaquemine Police said early Monday morning Phillips approached a woman in the... (More)
Updated: 2:48 PM 3/4/2015HARVEY - A New Orleans area sheriff is standing by a deputy accused of using excessive force by a teenager arrested after a Feb. 13 Mardi Gras parade. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand spoke at a Wednesday news conference about the arrest of 17-year-old Brady Becker. A widely seen cellphone... (More)
Updated: 2:21 PM 3/4/2015WASHINGTON - Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance. Clinton has yet to explain why she took to unusual step of using her own server and eschewing a State Department email... (More)
Updated: 1:57 PM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request. Education Superintendent John White released the proposal Wednesday. It will be considered Thursday by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which... (More)
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Updated: 1:50 PM 3/4/2015WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and the White House over energy policy. It was the first of many... (More)
Updated: 12:58 PM 3/4/2015WASHINGTON - A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subjected to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops, and citations for petty infractions -- like walking down the middle of the street. Read the full DOJ report here. The department today issued more than two... (More)
Updated: 12:39 PM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... (More)
Updated: 12:18 PM 3/4/2015NEW ORLEANS - Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. They join Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Shorty, among others, on its main stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans over... (More)
Updated: 11:53 AM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - A transportation funding task force recommended Wednesday that an existing Louisiana state gas tax could get a boost to help deal with budget shortfalls in the state. The task force recommended that the existing tax be tied to the consumer price index. Lawmakers said that would... (More)
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Updated: 11:45 AM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement responded to Baton Rouge's seventh shooting since the start of the month Wednesday morning. Investigators said a 46-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 12300 block of Lorna Avenue around 6:50 a.m. Police said the motive for the shooting... (More)
Updated: 11:28 AM 3/4/2015MOBILE, Ala. - The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Mobile County's probate court posted a notice on its website Wednesday... (More)
Updated: 11:26 AM 3/4/2015WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. The justices on Wednesday aggressively questioned the lawyers on both sides of the latest politically charged fight over the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice... (More)
Updated: 9:24 AM 3/4/2015Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually. Flash flooding can... (More)
Updated: 8:54 AM 3/4/2015BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state budget crisis is a hot topic these days. State Treasurer John Kennedy joined 2une In this morning to give his take on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget, who's to blame and how he proposes to fix it. Higher education is facing $141 million in... (More)
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