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    All lanes open on I-12 following 18-wheeler accident

    All lanes open on I-12 following 18-wheeler accident

    Updated: 7:58 AM 4/16/2014

    WALKER- All lanes are now open at I-12 West after it was closed at Satsuma following an 18-wheeler accident Wednesday morning.

    State Police say the big rig ran off the road and suggest you use US 190 as an alternate route. If you're traveling westbound on I-12, you should exit at LA-43 (Albany exit).

     

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    Warmer but still cool

    Warmer but still cool

    Updated: 8:55 AM 4/16/2014

    A light, easterly wind will take over today allowing thermometers to quickly climb away from the 30s and into the middle 60s by afternoon. Though warmer than Tuesday, highs will still be about 10° below average. Sunshine and blue sky will be plentiful. A few clouds may start to mix in tonight as an onshore flow returns from the Gulf. For the same reason, lows should stay in the upper 40s, 15° from Wednesday Morning's very cold readings.

  • Chef of the Month

    Roux Louisiana's Creole Stuffed Chicken

    Updated: 8:15 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Our April Chef of the Month Roux Louisiana at Phil Brady Chef David Johnson was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday to whip up some Creole Stuffed Chicken. Roux Louisiana will open its doors Thursday for lunch for the first time. The first ten customers... (More)
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    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Updated: 7:23 AM 4/16/2014

    NEW YORK - Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale. The 50 Year Limited Edition will come in one of the two colors of Ford's logo:... (More)
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    Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Updated: 7:19 AM 4/16/2014

    BOSTON, MA - Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stopped Tuesday by an officer who saw him acting... (More)
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    Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Updated: 7:16 AM 4/16/2014

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Students plan to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume a week after a mass stabbing. A county official says students wanted to meet before classes resumed Wednesday morning at... (More)
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    751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: 7:04 AM 4/16/2014

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water... (More)
  • International News

    South Korea says nearly 300 missing in ferry disaster

    Updated: 7:00 AM 4/16/2014

    SEOUL, South Korea - Officials in South Korea say nearly 300 people are still missing several hours after a ferry sank in the cold waters off the country's southern coast. At least two people are confirmed dead, but there are fears of a much bigger death toll as dozens of... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Tiger baseball rolls 13-5 over Southern Miss in Wally Pontiff Classic

    Tiger baseball rolls 13-5 over Southern Miss in Wally Pontiff Classic

    Updated: 6:37 AM 4/16/2014

    LSU head coach Paul Mainieri may not need to worry about his pitching problems if his team can continue to hit like they did Tuesday night in a 13-5 win over Southern Miss. The Tigers belted out 15 hits and improved to 28-9-1 on the season as they opened... (More)
  • Local News

    Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    Updated: 6:37 AM 4/16/2014

    PORT ALLEN- The city's newest mayor was sworn in Tuesday evening. Richard Lee was elected in a special election earlier this month to fill Deedy Slaughter's term after she was recalled at the end of 2013. Slaughter ran for the seat and lost to Lee. Lee took the... (More)
  • Local News

    Man accused of hiring hit on murder trial witnesses

    Updated: 6:33 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a man for agreeing to be a hit man for his friend who is behind bars awaiting a murder trial, arrest documents show. Christopher Smith, 22, was arrested by Baton Rouge Police recently. Police say Smith was involved in a murder for hire plot... (More)
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    One dead, multiple shot at numerous crime scenes Tuesday night

    Updated: 6:24 AM 4/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- One person was shot dead and at least three others wounded by bullets in a series of shootings late Tuesday evening. First, Baton Rouge Police were called to two shooting scenes involving three people off Staring Lane. One person was hit on Avis Avenue. A block away,... (More)

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    Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

    Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

    Updated: 6:16 AM 4/16/2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Wednesday that she was responding to a request for a break from the chief prosecutor... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Wind Swept Smelly Sauce"

    Pat Shingleton: "Wind Swept Smelly Sauce"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/16/2014

    Our traditional northwest winds that accompany a frontal passage send "whiffs" to us that are either pleasant or offensive. The paper mills in the Felicianas eject a smell that reminds me of the Heinz plants in Pittsburgh. Flowers Baking Company on Florida Blvd. sends an aroma that reminds me of... (More)
  • Local News

    Man booked for January killing

    Man booked for January killing

    Updated: 11:47 PM 4/15/2014

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year. Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... (More)
  • Local News

    Three shot off Staring Lane

    Three shot off Staring Lane

    Updated: 9:22 PM 4/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police responded to reports of multiple people shot off Staring Lane Tuesday night. A large police presence formed in the area where there were reports of shots fired, on Avis Avenue. Along that same stretch of street, more shots fired on Leonard Drive. Police said one... (More)
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