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    Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Updated: 12:00 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Brightside Drive convenience store early Monday morning. Police said a man entered the Circle K located at 1910 Brightside at around 12:55 a.m., pulled a handgun on an employee behind the counter and demanded money from... (More)
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    Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays

    Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays

    Updated: 11:57 AM 12/18/2014

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush is stepping down from an advisory role with British banking giant Barclays. A Bush spokesman said Thursday that the former Florida governor would resign his senior advisor position at the end of the year. Bush has been with the banking and financial services firm since 2009.... (More)
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    Federal grand jury indicts former police officer

    Federal grand jury indicts former police officer

    Updated: 11:55 AM 12/18/2014

    SHREVEPORT - A federal grand jury in Shreveport has returned an indictment against former Homer police officer. Willie Fred Knowles is charged with violating the civil rights of multiple individuals during three different incidents, as well as with making false statements to the FBI. The 64-year-old Knowles was charged Wednesday... (More)
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    Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

    Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

    Updated: 11:29 AM 12/18/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Apple CEO Tim Cook is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign announced the contribution Thursday. The amount isn't being disclosed, but the organization calls it "substantial." Human Rights Campaign spokesman... (More)
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    Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    Updated: 11:14 AM 12/18/2014

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made his final court appearance before his trial begins next month. The mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot and killed at his Florida home while being questioned by the FBI and Massachusetts State Police after the bombings, shouted at Tsarnaev... (More)
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    The Pledge of Allegiance: Park Forest Elementary

    Updated: 9:13 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at Park Forest Elementary.

    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.

     

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    Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Updated: 6:24 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The federal Medicaid agency says Louisiana used an improper reimbursement formula to pay pharmacists the last two years through the state's Medicaid program. If the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decides it wants the state to reimburse the payments, the state could be on the... (More)
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    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Updated: 6:22 AM 12/18/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative opened fissures in both parties. Criticism came mostly from Republicans, but some prominent Democrats voiced opposition, too. Opponents spoke of holding up money to... (More)
  • Sports

    LSU football players mull decision to leave early

    LSU football players mull decision to leave early

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles is faced once again of the prospect of players leaving early for the NFL draft, although this year's group of LSU applicants is fewer than the past few seasons. Players like defensive end Danielle Hunter and guard Vadal Alexander have said they'll wait until... (More)
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    LSU holds Gymnastics 101

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - In front of a supportive crowd of 1,308 fans inside the Maravich Center, the preseason third-ranked LSU gymnastics team posted a 196.950 at Gymnastics 101 to close out fall practice Wednesday night. Several Tigers performed well in the showcase event, led by Jessie Jordan's team-leading... (More)
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    Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... (More)
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    Perkins widening plan concerning for some

    Updated: 6:18 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A first-hand look at an effort to widen Perkins Road from Siegen to Highland has some concerned about the construction plan. The project has been in the works for 10 years and Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Development along with city-parish government presented its plan... (More)
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    Former 'Sons of Guns' star indicted on 3 counts of rape

    Updated: 6:17 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Embattled "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden was indicted on a total of three sex charges in East Baton Rouge Parish on Wednesday. Hayden was indicted for two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape in an East Baton Rouge Parish... (More)
  • Weather

    Rain storm on the way

    Rain storm on the way

    Updated: 6:12 AM 12/18/2014

    Much needed rainfall is on the way as we wrap up the work week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A developing storm system in South Texas means we will notice increasing cloud cover and perhaps a few showers as we head into the afternoon. High temperatures will be... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Lift Off

    Pat Shingleton: Lift Off

    Updated: 4:00 AM 12/18/2014

    We continue our column from Wednesday with Wilbur and Orville Wright's designation of Kitty Hawk for their first flight. On September 15, 1903, a Category 2 hurricane hit the Outer Banks with 72 mph winds. When the Wrights arrived at their camp at nearby Kill Devil Hills, ten days later,... (More)
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    Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Updated: 11:29 PM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After two successful seasons at Woodlawn High, Brett Beard will take over Live Oak as the new head coach of the Eagles. 

    Beard guided the Panthers to back-to-back playoff appearances, and this past season led Woodlawn to a regular season win over Warren Easton, at the time the #1 team in the state in Class 4A. 

    Beard takes over an Eagles team that finished 4-6 in 2014. 

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