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    Fallen trees close I-12

    Fallen trees close I-12

    Updated: 10:53 PM 9/2/2014

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... (More)
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    The Scott Rogers case: Tuesday developments

    The Scott Rogers case: Tuesday developments

    Updated: 11:17 PM 9/2/2014

    ST. GABRIEL- Following Labor Day, Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies continued their busy investigation surrounding the death of TV personality Scott Rogers. Rogers, who was the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud, was murdered last Wednesday. Deputies believe his lover, who is also... (More)
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    Gas prices found below $3, could keep dropping

    Updated: 10:43 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some fuel stations were pumping out drivers' dreams Tuesday: a gallon of gas under $3. Sam's Club at Cortana Place and Airway Drive sold regular for $2.97 and Costco at Dawnadele Ave near Airline Hwy sold regular for $2.94. That's some of the cheapest gas in... (More)
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    Rogers' second mortgage, accused killer shows signs of life

    Updated: 10:11 PM 9/2/2014

    ST. GABRIEL - Documents uncovered by WBRZ show Scott Rogers obtained a second mortgage on his Daisy Avenue home soon before his murder last week. Two weeks prior to when he was shot and killed; he secured a $344,954 mortgage. Rogers' lover, Mathew Hodgkinson, and another man who lived... (More)
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    Deputy waiting for Rogers' killer to wake

    Deputy waiting for Rogers' killer to wake

    Updated: 8:04 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are waiting for Matthew Hodgkinson, the man accused of killing TV host Scott Rogers, to awake so they can begin interrogating him. Hodgkinson is accused of shooting Rogers last Wednesday and then turning the gun on himself. "We have checked on Mr. Hodgkinson's condition... (More)
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    Feds to investigate handcuffed La. man's shooting death

    Feds to investigate handcuffed La. man's shooting death

    Updated: 8:04 PM 9/2/2014

    NEW IBERIA- A federal investigation will focus on the shooting death of a man who was in the custody of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office at the time of his death last spring. Victor White III, 23, died from what has been described as a self-inflicted gun shot wound.... (More)
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    Texas voter I.D. trial

    Texas voter I.D. trial

    Updated: 7:54 PM 9/2/2014

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS- A federal prosecutor told a judge in Texas that state's new voter ID law is motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down since it could disenfranchise some 800,000 people and keep them away from the polls. It was in opening statements in a trial... (More)
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    Polar Vortex to return?

    Polar Vortex to return?

    Updated: 7:46 PM 9/2/2014

    WASHINGTON- The Polar Vortex that plunged much of the U.S. in the deep freeze this past winter may make a return. A new study contends as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see for frequent and stronger bursts of frigid air. Scientists say... (More)
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    Trevor's Wish Food Drive kicks off to feed the hungry

    Trevor's Wish Food Drive kicks off to feed the hungry

    Updated: 7:29 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Trevor's Wish City-Wide Food Drive kicked off today in honor of a boy who asked to feed the hungry before succumbing to a rare form of cancer. Trevor Sims, passed away last year at the age of 10 but left a legacy behind that has... (More)
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    Man pleads no-contest in 2010 deadly hit and run

    Updated: 6:45 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Christian Cvitanovich, the man facing a felony hit and run charge for a 2010 death, entered a no-contest plea in court Tuesday. Mikel "Misha" Carson, 20, died in January 2010 on I-10 after she was hit by a car near College Drive. It happened after Carson... (More)
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    Investigative Unit: Some candidates election qualification questioned

    Updated: 6:44 PM 9/2/2014

    PLAQUEMINE - Questions are being raised over the qualifying process for candidates running in the November election. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered some didn't meet guidelines to qualify. Currently, the Secretary of State is reviewing 53 challenges where a candidate is accused of falsely qualifying. The deadline to contest... (More)
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    Drawdown begins on False River, aims to improve wildlife

    Updated: 6:07 PM 9/2/2014

    POINTE COUPEE - False River is lower today as the first-ever, man-induced drawdown begins on the oxbow lake. It's part of a plan to rehabilitate the area. State and local leaders are lowering the water so contractors can pump out waste and unwanted sediment. It should result in much... (More)
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    Democrats blame Jindal for ER near-closure

    Updated: 5:54 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Democrats blasted Governor Jindal over his healthcare policies as the threat to close the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City renewed calls for the governor to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Ethel Wicker is grateful for Baton Rouge General having a working emergency room. She... (More)
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    New Orleans Saints re-sign kicker Shayne Graham

    New Orleans Saints re-sign kicker Shayne Graham

    Updated: 5:41 PM 9/2/2014

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have re-signed place kicker Shayne Graham, who had been with the club since late last season and throughout training camp before being cut on Saturday. In a corresponding move to keep the roster at the regular season maximum of 53 players, the Saints have... (More)
  • State News

    BP: oust claims head for conflict of interest

    BP: oust claims head for conflict of interest

    Updated: 5:32 PM 9/2/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC has asked a federal judge to remove Patrick Juneau as administrator of damage claims from its 2010 oil spill, saying he failed to disclose a major conflict of interest. Tuesday's motion says Juneau represented Louisiana in talks setting up the claims process and pushed for... (More)
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    Walker couple pleads guilty to child cruelty, drug charges

    Walker couple pleads guilty to child cruelty, drug charges

    Updated: 4:51 PM 9/2/2014

    LIVINGSTON - A couple arrested by police in June for leaving their 6-month-old daughter locked in a parked car at a Walker department store pleaded guilty to the child cruelty and drug charges against them on Tuesday. Billy Arthur Henry Jr., 35, was sentenced to four years at hard... (More)
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