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    In case of irony, tree takes out truck hauling weed killer

    In case of irony, tree takes out truck hauling weed killer

    Updated: 2:53 PM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon removing bags of herbicide from the trailer of an 18-wheeler after it split in half making a turn in downtown. The truck broke as it was turning right onto North Boulevard from 6th Street near the Old Governor's Mansion. Ironically, it fell... (More)
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    EPIC Piping to establish fabrication, headquarters

    EPIC Piping to establish fabrication, headquarters

    Updated: 4:21 PM 3/4/2015

    LIVINGSTON - Gov. Bobby Jindal and EPIC Piping President Kent Shepherd says the company will make a $45.3 million investment in Livingston Parish to establish an advanced pipe fabrication facility and corporate headquarters. The entire 200,000-square-foot facility, with future expansion to 300,000 square feet, will be air-conditioned workspace, with advanced... (More)
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    Man accused of church stabbing, carjacking

    Man accused of church stabbing, carjacking

    Updated: 3:38 PM 3/4/2015

    PLAQUEMINE - Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a stabbing and attempted carjacking earlier this week in Plaquemine. Investigators accused 53-year-old Donald S. Phillips Jr. of carjacking, aggravated kidnapping and attempted second degree murder. Plaquemine Police said early Monday morning Phillips approached a woman in the... (More)
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    Sheriff backs deputy in teen's Mardi Gras beating, arrest

    Sheriff backs deputy in teen's Mardi Gras beating, arrest

    Updated: 2:48 PM 3/4/2015

    HARVEY - A New Orleans area sheriff is standing by a deputy accused of using excessive force by a teenager arrested after a Feb. 13 Mardi Gras parade. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand spoke at a Wednesday news conference about the arrest of 17-year-old Brady Becker. A widely seen cellphone... (More)
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    Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance

    Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance

    Updated: 2:21 PM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance. Clinton has yet to explain why she took to unusual step of using her own server and eschewing a State Department email... (More)
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    La. education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

    La. education chief seeks $44M increase in school funding

    Updated: 1:57 PM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request. Education Superintendent John White released the proposal Wednesday. It will be considered Thursday by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which... (More)
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    Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

    Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

    Updated: 1:50 PM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and the White House over energy policy. It was the first of many... (More)
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    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Updated: 12:58 PM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subjected to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops, and citations for petty infractions -- like walking down the middle of the street. Read the full DOJ report here. The department today issued more than two... (More)
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    Officers involved in shooting identified

    Officers involved in shooting identified

    Updated: 12:39 PM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... (More)
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    Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    Updated: 12:18 PM 3/4/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. They join Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Shorty, among others, on its main stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans over... (More)
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    Task force recommends gas tax change

    Task force recommends gas tax change

    Updated: 11:53 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A transportation funding task force recommended Wednesday that an existing Louisiana state gas tax could get a boost to help deal with budget shortfalls in the state. The task force recommended that the existing tax be tied to the consumer price index. Lawmakers said that would... (More)
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    Another deadly shooting under investigation

    Another deadly shooting under investigation

    Updated: 11:45 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement responded to Baton Rouge's seventh shooting since the start of the month Wednesday morning. Investigators said a 46-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 12300 block of Lorna Avenue around 6:50 a.m. Police said the motive for the shooting... (More)
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    Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    Updated: 11:28 AM 3/4/2015

    MOBILE, Ala. - The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Mobile County's probate court posted a notice on its website Wednesday... (More)
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    Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Updated: 11:26 AM 3/4/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. The justices on Wednesday aggressively questioned the lawyers on both sides of the latest politically charged fight over the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice... (More)
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    Most deadly severe weather hazard

    Most deadly severe weather hazard

    Updated: 9:24 AM 3/4/2015

    Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually. Flash flooding can... (More)
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    John Kennedy talks proposed state budget cuts

    Updated: 8:54 AM 3/4/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state budget crisis is a hot topic these days. State Treasurer John Kennedy joined 2une In this morning to give his take on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget, who's to blame and how he proposes to fix it. Higher education is facing $141 million in... (More)
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