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    Damage to tracks at derailment site 'significant'

    Updated: 6:02 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup is expected to last the entire weekend following a train derailment on tracks that run along the side of S. Choctaw Drive. Police and firefighters have spent the entire day on the scene near the intersection of S. Choctaw Dr. and N. Sherwood Forest... (More)
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    Southern's first practice forced indoors

    Updated: 7:17 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars had every intention of starting their first practice of the fall in AW Mumford Stadium...mother nature had other plans. Because of the slick conditions on the field, head coach Dawson Odums brought practice inside to prevent injury. So what do the Jags... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Southern Lab Kittens

    Updated: 7:04 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Lab Kittens hope to make another deep run in the 1A playoffs, after getting to the semifinal round in 2013.

    Kitten QB Bladerick Veal can throw it or run it, making him a dangerous threat to opposing defenses.

    What else can we expect from Southern Lab this year?

    Sports 2's Michael Cauble has more in this edition of Sports 2adays.

  • Local News

    State Police to get look at how drugs, illegals cross border and get to La.

    Updated: 6:41 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are headed to the U.S- Mexican border for a look at where illegals begin their journey into the states, possibly headed to Louisiana. Col. Mike Edmonson is expected to be in McAllen, Texas, beginning Monday. Edmonson and his team will focus on how drugs... (More)
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    New laws for La. drivers took effect today

    Updated: 6:31 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 500 new laws took effect on August 1, and here's how several of them directly impact drivers in Louisiana. An amendment was passed this legislative session that considered dropping a cigarette outdoors as littering. It's now illegal to toss a cigarette while driving in... (More)
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    Burbank sewer fix to close lanes all weekend

    Updated: 5:57 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - People having sewer problems along Burbank Drive are getting a fix through the weekend. Burbank between Nicholson Drive and Parker Boulevard is down to one lane in both directions while workers fix the sewer system. Workers dug a hole in the middle of the roadway to... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    Tigers ranked No. 13 in preseason coaches poll

    Tigers ranked No. 13 in preseason coaches poll

    Updated: 5:56 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team comes into the 2014 season ranked No. 13 in the Amway Coaches Poll for its second-straight season. The Tigers have made an appearance in the yearly preseason coaches poll for 14 consecutive seasons which encompasses the past decade of action under Coach... (More)
  • Local News

    BR dancers learn from celebrity instructors

    Updated: 5:31 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Two celebrity dance instructors made a stop in Baton Rouge to share their talents with young dancers. Victor Smalley and Angel Armas are the coaches on a popular dance competition show, and they also have their own reality show, "Dance Moms Miami" on Lifetime Network. Kennedy Walker,... (More)
  • Sports

    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    Updated: 5:01 PM 8/1/2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Mark Ingram speaks boldly about the promise of New Orleans' running game, considering the Saints ranked near the bottom of the NFL in rushing last season and then traded away Darren Sproles. Ingram says the Saints have one of the deepest and most talented groups... (More)
  • Local News

    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    Updated: 4:54 PM 8/1/2014

    CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies are working a crash that has closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said. The wreck is at El Ranchito and involves as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children are among the injured. There was no... (More)
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    Arrest made in July 14 shooting on Florida St.

    Arrest made in July 14 shooting on Florida St.

    Updated: 4:49 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a 59-year-old man on Florida Street last month, according to police in Baton Rouge. Detectives believe that Marlon Carter, 41, of Zachary was involved in a dispute with Charles Vincent just before the shooting... (More)
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    Second train wreck reported in the area

    Second train wreck reported in the area

    Updated: 4:42 PM 8/1/2014

    PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday. Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... (More)
  • State News

    DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    Updated: 4:30 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Home and Health (DHH) added another six confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including one asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases in Louisiana this year to 15. Caddo and... (More)
  • Local News

    Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    Updated: 3:09 PM 8/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Sewer line construction crews will once again return to Burbank Drive for extra work and close more lanes of the southeast Baton Rouge highway. Beginning Tuesday, August 5, there will be intermittent lane closures from Staring Extension to Lee Drive. Expect closures through Friday, August 15th. The... (More)
  • National News

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Updated: 3:09 PM 8/1/2014

    ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients... (More)
  • National News

    Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

    Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

    Updated: 2:30 PM 8/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere. Republicans are pushing legislation that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here... (More)
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