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    Search underway for woman who pulled off escape

    Search underway for woman who pulled off escape

    Updated: 8:19 PM 3/26/2015

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish are looking for a non-violent offender who managed to escape while being transported by the Avoyelles Women's Correctional Center Thursday evening. Deputies said Felicia Daigle, 30, from Napoleonville is wanted and there is a search for her. She is not considered armed... (More)
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    Acacia frat kicked off LSU for numerous violations

    Acacia frat kicked off LSU for numerous violations

    Updated: 8:19 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Thursday that their troubled Acacia fraternity chapter was being dissolved after numerous hazing acts. The university said the chapter accepted responsibility for their actions, which included forcing pledges to drink alcohol, "personal servitude" to other members, and restricting their meals during initiation. LSU... (More)
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    New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash

    Updated: 6:49 PM 3/26/2015

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... (More)
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    Cajun Classic wheelchair tennis tournament this weekend

    Updated: 6:48 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Southeast Louisiana plays host to some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world this weekend, as the 26th Annual Cajun Classic plays out at the Paula Manship YMCA. The field includes former world number ones, Grand Slam champions and Paralympians. "The players that... (More)
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    Southern University athletic director reassigned

    Updated: 6:47 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. William Broussard, Southern University's athletic director, announced Thursday that he has been temporarily reassigned from his current position to the Southern System Presidents office. According to university spokesperson Edward Pratt, current men's basketball head coach Roman Banks will take over as acting athletic director. Banks... (More)
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    Drake seeks EBR superintendent job

    Updated: 6:40 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Longtime educator Warren Drake is being considered as the next superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Drake was the superintendent for the Zachary Community School System from 2002 to 2012, a school system that has been ranked number one in the state. Drake said... (More)
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    Zachary taxpayers vote on sales tax to help fund school programs

    Updated: 6:34 PM 3/26/2015

    ZACHARY - The Zachary school board is asking taxpayers for an additional one percent in sales tax to fund school programs. Residents will vote Saturday on the sales tax, which would help fund programs like the arts, music, foreign language, and athletics department. "We're asking the public which... (More)
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    Census: Ascension Parish top 100 in U.S. growth

    Census: Ascension Parish top 100 in U.S. growth

    Updated: 6:00 PM 3/26/2015

    GONZALES - One of the fastest growing counties or parishes in the country is Ascension Parish, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ascension Parish ranks 89th among the top 100 counties or parishes in the country based on percentage of population growth from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, the... (More)
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    Judge blocks federal change of 'spouse' definition

    Judge blocks federal change of 'spouse' definition

    Updated: 5:58 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday blocking a new federal regulation that would change the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell sued the federal government over the change, which was... (More)
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    Neighborhood appalled at latest shooting

    Updated: 5:57 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for answers tonight in the death of a woman who was found shot in a Baton Rouge auto body store parking lot Thursday. Investigators identified the victim as Jemina Williams, 34, and said she was found shot to death around 8 a.m. in... (More)
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    Range Avenue back open following crash that flipped SUV

    Range Avenue back open following crash that flipped SUV

    Updated: 5:37 PM 3/26/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - All lanes of Range Avenue at I-12 in Denham Springs are back open following an accident that closed a lane of travel in both directions on Thursday afternoon. The left lane of Range Avenue was blocked in both directions at I-12 on Thursday afternoon shortly after... (More)
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    Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Regulators investigate

    Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Regulators investigate

    Updated: 5:16 PM 3/26/2015

    NEW YORK CITY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state regulators will investigate the cause of an explosion, fire and building collapse in Manhattan. Cuomo says state Department of Public Service workers are at the scene of Thursday's blast near New York University, monitoring utility Con Edison's response. Mayor... (More)
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    Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Updated: 5:14 PM 3/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las... (More)
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    Police identify victim of shooting found dead in parking lot

    Updated: 4:52 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman who was found dead in a parking lot in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning. Investigators confirmed the body of Jemina Williams, 34, of Baton Rouge was found next to a small white truck in the parking area of an... (More)
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    Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

    Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

    Updated: 4:02 PM 3/26/2015

    The price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. They aim to oust Shiite rebels who... (More)
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    White House says Germanwings crash not linked to terrorism

    White House says Germanwings crash not linked to terrorism

    Updated: 2:00 PM 3/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. doesn't believe there's a link to terrorism in the Germanwings crash in France that killed all 150 people aboard the plane. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, commenting Thursday on the crash, said "based on what we know, there is not a nexus to terrorism." French investigators... (More)
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