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    "Person of interest" wanted in Ascension Parish burglaries

    "Person of interest" wanted in Ascension Parish burglaries

    Updated: 2:10 PM 9/17/2014

    PRARIEVILLE-  Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for Sean Patterson, of Prarieville.

    Patterson is a "person of interest" in numerous threats and burglaries.

    Patterson also has an active bench warrant for cruelty to animals.

    Anyone with any information on Patterson's whereabouts, is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

     

     

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    LSP: Victim wasn't wearing seat belt in deadly wreck

    LSP: Victim wasn't wearing seat belt in deadly wreck

    Updated: 1:57 PM 9/17/2014

    CLINTON - State Police said a McComb, Miss. man died in a two-vehicle wreck in East Feliciana Parish Wednesday morning. Troopers said Cody M. Temple, 23, died in the wreck on LA Highway 67 north of LA 959. State Police said around 6 a.m. Temple was going sought... (More)
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    DA to drop charge against DeSoto big cat sanctuary

    DA to drop charge against DeSoto big cat sanctuary

    Updated: 1:02 PM 9/17/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The DeSoto Parish district attorney says he's dropping a criminal misdemeanor charge accusing a sanctuary in Frierson of housing big cats without a state permit. And a judge in Baton Rouge has consolidated the sanctuary's challenge to a state big cat law with a similar suit filed... (More)
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    EBRSO: Courthouse escapee caught near USS Kidd

    EBRSO: Courthouse escapee caught near USS Kidd

    Updated: 12:06 PM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An inmate escaped custody briefly Wednesday near the state courthouse downtown. According to the sheriff's office, Clayton Holland was being taken to the 19th Judicial District Courthouse when he got away from Pine Prairie corrections officers. He was at the courthouse for a hearing on forgery,... (More)
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    GOP leader presses for more Landrieu flight detail

    GOP leader presses for more Landrieu flight detail

    Updated: 11:46 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the Republican National Committee is calling on U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to release all records of her taxpayer-funded charter flights for an independent review. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday if the three-term Democratic incumbent is unwilling to yield to such scrutiny, she should... (More)
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    Deputies investigating Jones Creek bank robbery

    Deputies investigating Jones Creek bank robbery

    Updated: 11:39 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies responded to a bank robbery in progress Wednesday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The robbery happened at the Chase bank at 6170 Jones Creek Road in Shenandoah around 10:30 a.m., according to deputies. Law enforcement said no injuries were reported in connection... (More)
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    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Mayor issues third budget veto

    Updated: 11:38 AM 9/17/2014

    GONZALES - For the third time, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux has vetoed the capital outlay budget for the city. The move aims to secure additional funding for the police department, which was removed by an amendment by three council members. Arceneaux did not veto the general fund budget,... (More)
  • Sports

    Black women's group criticizes NFL

    Black women's group criticizes NFL

    Updated: 11:30 AM 9/17/2014

    WASHINGTON - A leading black women's group says the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence is "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable is made up of leaders who represent black women and girls. They say the NFL should have included black women when it... (More)
  • National News

    Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    Updated: 11:29 AM 9/17/2014

    TAMPA, Fla. - President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants. Obama received a briefing Wednesday from officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. That command oversees military efforts in the... (More)
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    State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    Updated: 10:57 AM 9/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, has ordered the shutdown of a Shreveport landfill where long-burning fires have been a problem for years. Tuesday's order requires Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease landfill operations at its construction and demolition landfill on... (More)
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    NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

    NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

    Updated: 10:50 AM 9/17/2014

    NEW YORK - The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new rules, three previously suspended players - the Broncos' Wes Welker, Cowboys' Orlando... (More)
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    Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Updated: 10:41 AM 9/17/2014

    OXFORD, OH - A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio. Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and... (More)
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    Woman accused of stealing thousands of pills

    Woman accused of stealing thousands of pills

    Updated: 10:37 AM 9/17/2014

    GONZALES - A pharmacy tech has been arrested after investigators found she had taken thousands of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills. 35-year-old Shantrell Landry worked at the CVS Pharmacy in Gonzales where the pills went missing. Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed pain killers in the country, while... (More)
  • Sports

    Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

    Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

    Updated: 10:30 AM 9/17/2014

    MINNEAPOLIS - Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to New England. But the next day, the team said they would bring him... (More)
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    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Updated: 9:37 AM 9/17/2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Lisa Coleman is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. She'd be the ninth convicted... (More)
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