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    People line up for latest Iphone release

    People line up for latest Iphone release

    Updated: 5:52 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The wait is over for iPhone fans. Apple's newest version of the iPhone is released in stores and online Friday. New records have been set for the tech giant. Apple says in one week they sold 4 million smart phones the first day they were available... (More)
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  • Sports

    No ruling expected in WCup probe before spring

    No ruling expected in WCup probe before spring

    Updated: 6:45 AM 9/19/2014

    ZURICH - FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert says he's unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until next spring. The German judge says he should limit his verdicts to individuals, such as members of FIFA's executive committee who chose Russia and Qatar... (More)
  • National News

    Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

    Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

    Updated: 6:30 AM 9/19/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called "It's On Us" that Obama and Vice... (More)
  • Local News

    State leaders sick over sickness scare

    Updated: 6:00 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A sick ship on the Mississippi River more than a hundred river miles south of the capitol created ripples all to the state's seat Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and the Coast Guard took command when a group of sick crewmen needed assistance aboard the... (More)
  • State News

    NW La casino take up 6 percent

    NW La casino take up 6 percent

    Updated: 6:00 AM 9/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Shreveport-Bossier casino market was Louisiana's biggest winner in August: the $71.2 million take at its riverboats and racetrack slots casino was up 6.4 percent from a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by Louisiana State Police show statewide gambling revenues rose 1.2 percent to $217.8 million. The... (More)
  • International News

    Scots reject independence in historic vote

    Scots reject independence in historic vote

    Updated: 5:29 AM 9/19/2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political... (More)
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  • State News

    McAllister chief of staff booked with DWI

    McAllister chief of staff booked with DWI

    Updated: 5:26 AM 9/19/2014

    MONROE - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says his chief of staff is on temporary leave after being booked with drunken driving. The Swartz Republican says Adam Terry told him Saturday that he'd been arrested Friday in Richland Parish. The News-Star says Terry declined to comment. KNOE-TV reports that Terry's bond... (More)
  • State News

    La delegation: How will VA fix mistakes in La?

    La delegation: How will VA fix mistakes in La?

    Updated: 4:51 AM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - All eight members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say the Department of Veterans Affairs is hurting the credit of hundreds of Louisiana veterans by failing to pay on time for emergency health care at private facilities. A letter sent Thursday to Secretary Robert McDonald asks how the VA... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    A little more sunshine

    A little more sunshine

    Updated: 4:48 AM 9/19/2014

    A little more sunshine is expected to show its face today as temperatures still stay out of the 90s. As we warm up to 88° this afternoon, most of us should stay dry with a few stray thunderstorms possible. Overnight, we'll see clear skies with temperatures squeezing into the upper... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Busy as a ______..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Busy as a ______..."

    Updated: 4:02 AM 9/19/2014

    Thursday's column identified China as the most dammed country. Another dam builder is the beaver. Their dams, canals and lodges protect them from predators, provide a food source and building materials. When startled, beavers initiate an alarm on their quiet pools by energetically smacking the water with their broad tail;... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Livonia and Port Allen get ready for family affair

    Updated: 11:08 PM 9/18/2014

    When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated. It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... (More)
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  • Sports

    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    Updated: 10:52 PM 9/18/2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense... (More)
  • Local News

    Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight

    Updated: 10:37 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit

    Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Updated: 10:29 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... (More)
  • Local News

    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man detectives believe is responsible for a shooting in the Tigerland area this past weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Jermore Verret, 23, is wanted for attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said Verret shot two men during an argument around 2:45 a.m. on Sept.... (More)
  • National News

    Grandfather murders family

    Grandfather murders family

    Updated: 9:27 PM 9/18/2014

    BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening. "Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... (More)
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