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    Fire damages Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette dorm

    Fire damages Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette dorm

    Updated: 5:33 AM 12/22/2014

    LAFAYETTE - University of Louisiana-Lafayette officials are evaluating damage to a dormitory after a Sunday morning fire. University officials say that a fire alarm went off in Baker Hall about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived to find a fire burning in a third-floor data equipment closet. Students were evacuated and... (More)
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    Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Updated: 5:33 AM 12/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Arizona sheriff is trying to halt President Barack Obama's plans to spare nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation. A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will try Monday to convince a federal court judge nominated by Obama that the immigration system is not really broken.... (More)
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    Two shot in Zachary drive-by

    Updated: 5:32 AM 12/22/2014

    ZACHARY -- A man and a woman were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said.

    The shooting at East Central Avenue and Avenue G happened about 7 pm, McDavid said. The two victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.

    The investigation is ongoing and no further information was immediately available.

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    Rough Riders top Black Knights 35-23 in 2014 Red Stick Bowl

    Rough Riders top Black Knights 35-23 in 2014 Red Stick Bowl

    Updated: 5:32 AM 12/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some of the top high school seniors gathered for the 2014 Red Stick Bowl, and the two teams put on a show Sunday afternoon, as the Rough Riders beat the Black Knights 35-23 in the annual high school all-star football game. The Rough Riders, led by... (More)
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    Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    Updated: 5:31 AM 12/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... (More)
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    Two home fires overnight displace residents, kill dog

    Updated: 5:30 AM 12/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An early-morning fire at a Drusilla Lane apartment complex on Sunday damaged most of the units in one building, but the only injury was one to a firefighter, a fire department news release said. The causes of that fire and one Saturday night at a house... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: A Trip with Gramps

    Pat Shingleton: A Trip with Gramps

    Updated: 4:00 AM 12/22/2014

    Jack Steckman managed the Locust Grove Cemetery and accommodated graveside services for the community. During Christmas Season evergreen wreaths adorned the graves of loved ones. Jack saved the left-over evergreen branches for Mom who would construct door decorations. As noted in a previous column, the cold weather kept her displays... (More)
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    Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    Updated: 2:07 AM 12/22/2014

    FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... (More)
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    Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    Wilson, Seahawks close in on  NFC West title

    Updated: 2:05 AM 12/22/2014

    GLENDALE, AZ - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a... (More)
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    Southern women's hoops falls to Florida 78-49

    Southern women's hoops falls to Florida 78-49

    Updated: 10:07 PM 12/21/2014

    GAINESVILLE, FL -The Southern women's basketball team dropped a 78-49 contest to the Florida Gators on Sunday, dropping the Jaguars record to 2-7 on the year. 

    The Jags were led by Brianna Green's 11 points, while Jasmine Jefferson chipped in 8. 

    The Jags will continue their stay in Gainesville on Monday as they try to regroup against Georgia Southern and get a win at the Gator Holiday Classic. 

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    Pat Shingleton: Winter Wind

    Pat Shingleton: Winter Wind

    Updated: 4:25 PM 12/21/2014

    Welcome to winter. The direction of the wind is a determining factor as to changing weather conditions. In my younger days, our grandfather would ask us to "check that thar weather vane" on top of the house. As noted in a previous column, where many weathervanes on barns and towers... (More)
  • Sports

    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Updated: 12:01 AM 12/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the Pelicans Saturday night. While Portland (22-6) was coming off a triple overtime win at San Antonio a night earlier, it was New Orleans that appeared tired. Including Anthony... (More)
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    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Updated: 11:52 PM 12/20/2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Josh Adams scored 16 points and Derek Cooke Jr. chipped in 14 to lead Wyoming to a 57-39 victory over Southern University on Saturday. Adams was 5 of 9 from the floor and 3 of 5 behind the 3-point arc. Wyoming (10-2) shot 50 percent in... (More)
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    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Updated: 11:49 PM 12/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl 16-3 on Saturday. Stover kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards... (More)
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    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    Updated: 7:55 PM 12/20/2014

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... (More)
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