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    Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    Updated: 3:22 PM 1/29/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which championed the legislation despite a presidential veto threat. Keystone is the first of many battles with the... (More)
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    NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

    NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

    Updated: 3:41 PM 1/29/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. The New Orleans Police Department is making this push as it struggles to deal with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime. At... (More)
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    Area of ATM skimmer investigation widens

    Area of ATM skimmer investigation widens

    Updated: 3:32 PM 1/29/2015

    COVINGTON - The swath of customers possibly affected by hackers recent attempts at "skimming" credit card data from several ATMs has been expanded on Friday afternoon to include Covington and Slidell, according to an announcement by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Louisiana State Police confirmed with local, state... (More)
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    Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    Baby goat beheaded; head, twin taken from New Orleans park

    Updated: 3:31 PM 1/29/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a baby goat was beheaded and its head and the goat's twin brother taken from a New Orleans park. The SPCA is offering $1,000 for information leading to conviction of the person responsible. Morgana King says... (More)
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    Land Dispute or Squatters Rights

    Updated: 3:26 PM 1/29/2015

    Baton Rouge - Free land! That's what one man cries after staking his claim. WBRZ's Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto gives you the facts about the age old, "Squatter's Rights".

    The Investigative Unit. Monday on WBRZ at Ten.

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    Man arrested for kidnapping in Livingston Parish

    Man arrested for kidnapping in Livingston Parish

    Updated: 3:24 PM 1/29/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 2 year-old, is now behind bars. Deputies say Charles Smith abducted the woman and her child at gunpoint from the Dollar General store on LA Highway 16 in the Denham Springs area. Smith was stopped in St.... (More)
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    Gunman at Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

    Gunman at Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

    Updated: 3:00 PM 1/29/2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An armed man who stormed into the Dutch national broadcaster's headquarters demanding airtime claimed to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter from the broadcaster who spoke to the man. NOS was off-air for around an hour Thursday evening. When it came back on... (More)
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    Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    Updated: 1:46 PM 1/29/2015

    MILWAUKEE - Low rates for breast-feeding may contribute to health gaps facing U.S. blacks, but in several cities grassroots groups are aiming to change that. The Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network is one, and it recently got recognition from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group's monthly... (More)
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    Anonymous credit card data isn't that anonymous, study shows

    Anonymous credit card data isn't that anonymous, study shows

    Updated: 1:17 PM 1/29/2015

    WASHINGTON - A new study says credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included - and this is after companies wiped... (More)
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    Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed to Feb.

    Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed to Feb.

    Updated: 12:44 PM 1/29/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit. Jindal administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish said Thursday that the proposal to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget will be presented to lawmakers at a Feb. 20... (More)
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    Louisiana regulations become latest flashpoint over abortion

    Louisiana regulations become latest flashpoint over abortion

    Updated: 12:32 PM 1/29/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Abortion rights supporters say a rewrite of Louisiana's abortion clinic regulations is aimed at forcing clinics to close, as leaders in conservative Southern states continue to add new limitations to the procedure. Louisiana's health department says the 20-page revamp of clinic standards accounts for recent legislative changes,... (More)
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    4-star offensive lineman commits to LSU over Auburn, 'Bama

    4-star offensive lineman commits to LSU over Auburn, 'Bama

    Updated: 12:18 PM 1/29/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Georgia offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke surprised coaches and fans alike when he declared for LSU on Thursday morning. Valentine-Okeke, a 6'6", 310-pound four-star lineman from Ludwici, Georgia, announced his decision to pass on Alabama and Auburn after an in-home visit by the player, head coach Les... (More)
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    Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

    Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

    Updated: 12:04 PM 1/29/2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will drill off Alaska's northwest coast in 2015 - if it can get the permits it needs and drill safely. Speaking in London, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Thursday that Shell will move forward with its plan to use... (More)
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    As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    Updated: 11:40 AM 1/29/2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Closing in on a decision on whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several of his past donors have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. They include Chicago investor Craig Duchossois, who is among several former Romney supporters who plan to... (More)
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    Demerit badge? Troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

    Demerit badge? Troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

    Updated: 11:14 AM 1/29/2015

    OAKS, Pa. - According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge. Police say a Pennsylvania troop leader stole more than $10,000 from her Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troop. Heather Belford was arrested Wednesday on charges including theft and receiving stolen property. She is free on $5,000... (More)
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    More synthetics outlawed ahead of Mardi Gras

    More synthetics outlawed ahead of Mardi Gras

    Updated: 10:46 AM 1/29/2015

    BATON ROUGE - State officials announced new bans on several synthetic marijuana mixes Thursday, and said with Mardi Gras around the corner they're worried more kids might try to get access to similar drugs. The newly-outlawed compounds include "PX 1," "PX 2" and "MDMB-CHMICA." The Department of Health and... (More)
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