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    OIG: $544,000 in state-bought airfare wasted

    OIG: $544,000 in state-bought airfare wasted

    Updated: 1:32 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State inspectors released a report Friday which said between 2011 and 2013 Louisiana lost more than a half-million dollar's worth of unused airline tickets. The OIG's report said during that time state agencies bought 1,190 non-refundable airline tickets which were never used. The tickets were estimated... (More)
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    State releases anti-synthetic drug music video

    Updated: 1:01 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health leaders released a music video Friday as part of ongoing efforts to curb synthetic marijuana use in Louisiana. The video, "No More MOJO" from Ivan Toldson aka Love-N-Pain, is only one part of a month-long prevention effort by Capital Area Human Services. CAHS... (More)
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    La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobs

    La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobs

    Updated: 12:28 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, as job seekers flood into the labor force faster than they can find jobs. The state's jobless rate rose to 5.8 percent, up for the fourth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in July, but remains below... (More)
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    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    Updated: 11:37 AM 9/19/2014

    IRVING, Texas - Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia's Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for the removal of... (More)
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    Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery

    Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery

    Updated: 11:21 AM 9/19/2014

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her. The dog, a pit-bull mix named Felicity, was taken in last month after being found tied to a... (More)
  • Sports

    NFL to partner with violence hotline

    NFL to partner with violence hotline

    Updated: 10:45 AM 9/19/2014

    NEW YORK - The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing... (More)
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    People line up for latest iPhone release

    People line up for latest iPhone release

    Updated: 10:24 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The wait is over for iPhone fans. Apple's newest version of the iPhone is released in stores and online Friday. New records have been set for the tech giant. Apple says in one week they sold 4 million smart phones the first day they were available... (More)
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    Gonzales man busted growing pot

    Gonzales man busted growing pot

    Updated: 9:49 AM 9/19/2014

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish man was arrested after Sheriff's deputies found nearly 100 marijuana plants growing at his home. According to APSO, they were tipped off to the plants by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. When they arrived at Ronald Fuselier, Jr.'s home, they could smell a... (More)
  • State News

    Woman arrested for shooting her parents

    Woman arrested for shooting her parents

    Updated: 7:15 AM 9/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - A 27 year-old Washington area woman has been booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after her parents were shot. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells The Advertiser Jamie Kristen Fontenot's 59-year-old father and 58-year-old mother were taken to a nearby hospital following Wednesday night's shooting.... (More)
  • Local News

    Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight

    Updated: 7:12 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... (More)
  • Local News

    State leaders sick over sickness scare

    Updated: 7:12 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... (More)
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    McAllister chief of staff booked with DWI

    McAllister chief of staff booked with DWI

    Updated: 7:12 AM 9/19/2014

    MONROE - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says his chief of staff is on temporary leave after being booked with drunken driving. The Swartz Republican says Adam Terry told him Saturday that he'd been arrested Friday in Richland Parish. The News-Star says Terry declined to comment. KNOE-TV reports that Terry's bond... (More)
  • International News

    Scots reject independence in historic vote

    Scots reject independence in historic vote

    Updated: 7:11 AM 9/19/2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Livonia and Port Allen get ready for family affair

    Updated: 7:11 AM 9/19/2014

    When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated. It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... (More)
  • Sports

    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    Updated: 7:10 AM 9/19/2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense... (More)
  • International News

    Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West

    Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West

    Updated: 7:00 AM 9/19/2014

    MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions. The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its support for pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in... (More)
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