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    Former President Clinton on stage at Landrieu rally

    Former President Clinton on stage at Landrieu rally

    Updated: 3:24 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Former President Bill Clinton lent his star power to Louisiana Senator Mary Ladrieu's re-election campaign Monday, a day ahead of the start of the state's early voting period. At the rally, Clinton talked up a minimum wage increase Democrats have been pushing as an election-year issue.... (More)
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    WWII plane lands at BTR Metro

    WWII plane lands at BTR Metro

    Updated: 3:43 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The world's only flying B-29 Superfortress landed Monday at Baton Rouge Regional Airport for a special display. The historic bomber and other vintage military aircraft will be on display at the airport through Wednesday. Alongside the B-29 is a B-24 Diamond Lil and C-45 Expeditor Bucket... (More)
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    BRFD: House fire intentionally set

    BRFD: House fire intentionally set

    Updated: 3:32 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a fire at a vacant house in Baton Rouge Monday was the work of arson. Firefighters responded to 3131 Riley around 10 a.m. and said the rear of the building was burning when they arrived. By the time the fire was brought under... (More)
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    5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

    5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

    Updated: 3:08 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - At a forum in Baton Rouge, four Republican candidates for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat stressed their opposition to President Barack Obama, while boasting of their conservative philosophies; one Democrat - former Gov. Edwin Edwards - emphasized what he called a moderate philosophy. Edwards, businessman Paul Dietzel,... (More)
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    Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Updated: 2:30 PM 10/20/2014

    HAMMOND, Ind. - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said during a news conference Monday that the suspect, identified... (More)
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    GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    Updated: 1:28 PM 10/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - Republicans may be close to winning control of Congress and more votes to repeal "Obamacare," but GOP governors don't see the president's health care law going away. Nine Republican governors have accepted the law's Medicaid coverage expansion for low-income people, despite their own misgivings about big government and... (More)
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    Sen. Dan Claitor's parents hit by truck

    Sen. Dan Claitor's parents hit by truck

    Updated: 12:45 PM 10/20/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A wreck in Ascension Parish sent the parents of state Senator Dan Claitor the hospital this weekend, according to State Police. LSP spokesperson Jared Sandifer said Nancy Claitor, 80, had serious injuries while Robert Claitor, 88, had minor injuries after they were hit from behind around noon... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    Updated: 12:32 PM 10/20/2014

    DALLAS - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed... (More)
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    NOPD: Drunk driver killed Baker woman in Quarter

    NOPD: Drunk driver killed Baker woman in Quarter

    Updated: 11:50 AM 10/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans accused a man of driving drunk and killing a Baker woman in the French Quarter over the weekend when he ran into a balcony pole. Police charged Tevest Vance, 37, with vehicular homicide and probation violation after the wreck early Sunday morning.... (More)
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    Early voting begins Oct. 21 in La.

    Early voting begins Oct. 21 in La.

    Updated: 11:30 AM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting in Louisiana begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 for the Nov. 4 election. The early voting period continues until Oct. 28 with voting times from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, Oct. 26. "This election has garnered a lot of interest throughout... (More)
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    Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot

    Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot

    Updated: 11:25 AM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers with the proposed City of St. George turned in more than 18,000 signatures to the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters this morning to bring the issue before voters. They are shooting to get this on the ballot in the spring. St. George leaders needed... (More)
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    Speaks pleads not guilty to 2nd degree murder

    Speaks pleads not guilty to 2nd degree murder

    Updated: 10:36 AM 10/20/2014

    GRETNA - The 42-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street strip club dancer pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday. Terry Speaks also met the court-appointed attorney who'll defend him against the charges for the first time Monday. A Jefferson Parish grand jury... (More)
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    Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

    Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

    Updated: 10:25 AM 10/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Health department seeks end to billing rape victims

    Health department seeks end to billing rape victims

    Updated: 10:22 AM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. The announcement Monday from the Department of Health and Hospitals was a response to criticism from victims' advocacy groups and lawmakers, when they learned that women who have... (More)
  • Local News

    The Pledge of Allegiance: St. Alphonsus Catholic School

    Updated: 9:14 AM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 5th Grade at St. Alphonsus Catholic School.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

  • Saints

    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Updated: 8:30 AM 10/20/2014

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... (More)
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