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    One dead, multiple shot at numerous crime scenes Tuesday night

    One dead, multiple shot at numerous crime scenes Tuesday night

    Updated: 10:46 PM 4/15/2014

    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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    Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    Updated: 11:52 PM 4/15/2014

    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)
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    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)
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    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: 11:06 PM 4/15/2014

    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)
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    Man accused of hiring hit on murder trial witnesses

    Man accused of hiring hit on murder trial witnesses

    Updated: 10:22 PM 4/15/2014

    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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    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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    Man shot by deputy when he refused to stop attacking mother

    Man shot by deputy when he refused to stop attacking mother

    Updated: 8:38 PM 4/15/2014

    HAMMOND - State Police said they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a domestic disturbance in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. LSP Sgt. Nick Manale said deputies shot and killed Michael Nichols, 48, after he wouldn't stop stabbing his mother at their home off Happywoods Road near the I-12/I-55 interchange. ... (More)
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    LSP: Avoid Sunshine Bridge after wide load mishap

    LSP: Avoid Sunshine Bridge after wide load mishap

    Updated: 8:36 PM 4/15/2014

    DONALDSONVILLE- Traffic leaving the city, headed east can not use the Sunshine Bridge since all but on lane of the bridge over the Mississippi River are closed. State Police told drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes late Tuesday. Immediately after the incident, only traffic headed into... (More)
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    Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area

    Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area

    Updated: 7:58 PM 4/15/2014

    BOSTON- Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three... (More)
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    Amish undercover

    Amish undercover

    Updated: 7:37 PM 4/15/2014

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- A police officer revealed he went undercover, dressed as an Amish woman, in hopes to busting a man exposing himself to children. Chad Adams says the Amish agreed to lend him bonnets, aprons and dresses to scare away the man since they didn't want their children to... (More)
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    Fussy kids blamed on TV

    Fussy kids blamed on TV

    Updated: 7:19 PM 4/15/2014

    WASHINGTON- TV could play a role in making babies and toddlers more fussy according to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

    A study found fussy kids were exposed to nine minutes more of various media per day than children who were more calm.

    Researchers say too much screen time is associated with issues like language and learning delays and even ADHD.

    They contend kids learn best by interacting with people, not screens, during the first years.

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    LA 1 open after tanker crash

    Updated: 6:46 PM 4/15/2014

    PORT ALLEN - More than five hours after a tanker overturned, Louisiana State Police opened LA-1 under the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. The northbound lanes had been closed since about 9 a.m. Traffic leaders were working to clear the wreckage by the evening rush. The Port Allen Fire... (More)
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    Technology changes the scene for first responders

    Updated: 6:45 PM 4/15/2014

    GONZALES - First responders in Louisiana tested the state's emergency response system to get ready for hurricane season this week. Teams from across Louisiana took a test run of the multi-state emergency response system, Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Mobilization Unit. Just like in a real emergency, everyone checks... (More)
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    Bill amended to benefit St. George movement

    Updated: 6:45 PM 4/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A bill to suspend all incorporation efforts in the state for the near future found compromise with its most popular critics. Backers of the efforts to incorporate St. George met with Senator Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, this morning and reportedly have agreed to amend his bill before... (More)
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    Speed trap labeling bill dies in the La. House

    Speed trap labeling bill dies in the La. House

    Updated: 5:51 PM 4/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana won't have any officially labeled "speed traps." Rep. Steve Pylant's effort to brand tiny towns that get more than half their annual income from speeding tickets with the moniker has failed to get the backing of the state House. Even after a list of changes, Pylant... (More)
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    McAllister cancels all events during Easter break

    McAllister cancels all events during Easter break

    Updated: 5:27 PM 4/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he intends to steer clear of public events until he returns to Washington at the end of Congress' Easter break. His office issued a statement Tuesday that McAllister "is with his wife and family for the remainder of the Easter recess."... (More)
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