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    School vice principal arrested, accused of sexting student

    School vice principal arrested, accused of sexting student

    Updated: 10:58 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A vice principal was placed on paid suspension after being booked into jail on charges of computer aided solicitation of a minor Tuesday. Edwin Chastang, one of the top educators at Southeast Middle School, admitted to police that he exchanged nude photographs with a 15-year-old student. The... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Father Hurricane"

    Pat Shingleton:  "Father Hurricane"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 7/23/2014

    On this date in 1893, Father Benito Vines died in Havanna, Cuba. Father Vines is regarded as the preeminent hurricane scholar of the 19th century. As director of the observatory at Belen College in Havana in 1870, he catalogued meticulous weather observations and conditions, especially during tropical disturbances. His observations... (More)
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    Louisiana ranks 47th in national Kids Count survey

    Louisiana ranks 47th in national Kids Count survey

    Updated: 3:11 AM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana fell one spot to 47th in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access. The Kids Count report was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization that had Louisiana ranked at 46th in 2013.... (More)
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    No more arguments in Louisiana gay marriage case

    No more arguments in Louisiana gay marriage case

    Updated: 3:06 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has already heard arguments regarding Louisiana's refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples legally married in... (More)
  • National News

    House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    Updated: 2:49 AM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers. A Senate bill being unveiled Wednesday would allocate $2.7 billion for... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Updated: 2:47 AM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says its undercover operatives were able to get subsidized health care in 11 out of 18 attempts. The GAO is... (More)
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    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Updated: 2:11 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... (More)
  • National News

    Crews make gains on massive wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive wildfire

    Updated: 2:07 AM 7/23/2014

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... (More)
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    Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    Updated: 2:04 AM 7/23/2014

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defense motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard... (More)
  • International News

    Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    Updated: 2:00 AM 7/23/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... (More)
  • International News

    Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    Updated: 1:57 AM 7/23/2014

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. Angus Houston heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which oversees the search for Malaysia Airlines... (More)
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  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Brusly Panthers

    Updated: 11:09 PM 7/22/2014

    The Brusly Panthers are looking to reload and make another run at the postseason in 2014.

    A playoff road win last year brought them to 6-6 on the season, but this year head coach Erik Willis will be breaking in a new offensive backfield.

    The Panthers are working through a three headed quarterback battle to replace last years starter Blake Minola.

     

  • Local News

    West BR man, teen survive near-death camping trip

    West BR man, teen survive near-death camping trip

    Updated: 11:05 PM 7/22/2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. - At least two people from West Baton Rouge were injured when a strong storm moved over their campsite near the Canadian border Tuesday morning. Kirk Sanchez, 47, and Hayden Toups, 13, were taken to the hospital when a tree fell on their tent. Sanchez... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Tiger Stadium gets new perks

    Updated: 11:03 PM 7/22/2014

    LSU is upping their game by taking their game day experience to another level in 2014. The south endzone expansion was put on display on Tuesday as LSU showed off some of the improvements to Tiger Stadium. Along with new premium seating including 66 suites and three thousand club... (More)
  • Local News

    Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    Updated: 10:51 PM 7/22/2014

    WATSON - People who live in Oak Hills subdivision said Tuesday, they were blindsided by news that a gravel pit is planned behind their neighborhood in Livingston Parish. The gravel mine could be behind houses along Highway 16 in Watson, if the permit is approved. It would be feet... (More)
  • Local News

    Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions

    Updated: 10:25 PM 7/22/2014

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... (More)
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