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    Shoppers make final preparations for Black Friday

    Updated: 1:18 PM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - As the feasting draws to a close on Thanksgiving Day, many Baton Rouge residents will turn their attention toward hitting the stores to cash in on Black Friday savings. The Black Friday tradition of "doorbusters" where one must be at the store when it opens to... (More)
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    LAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallout

    LAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallout

    Updated: 2:04 PM 11/27/2014

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Commander Andrew Smith told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that 145 people were arrested late Wednesday after they refused to disperse... (More)
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    5 cited for wildlife violations in Caddo, Bossier

    5 cited for wildlife violations in Caddo, Bossier

    Updated: 1:00 PM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Five north Louisiana residents have been cited for alleged hunting violations in Caddo and Bossier parishes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says enforcement agents cited 44-year-old Daniel Owens and 17-year-old Tristen Owens, both of Vivian; and 19-year-old Ethan Mikesell and 18-year-old Devynn England, both of... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    Updated: 12:41 PM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1. For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... (More)
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    Man arrested after pointing banana at deputies

    Man arrested after pointing banana at deputies

    Updated: 12:28 PM 11/27/2014

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO - A Colorado man is behind bars after he pointed a piece of fruit at two sheriff's deputies on Sunday and pretended it was a gun. Nathan Channing, 27, was locked up in Mesa County Jail on a felony menacing charge after he pointed a banana... (More)
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    Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

    Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

    Updated: 12:14 PM 11/27/2014

    ROCHESTER, NY - Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement. Bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik's Cube were inducted this year. But is the road to such playtime... (More)
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    Twitter tracks other apps you've installed

    Twitter tracks other apps you've installed

    Updated: 11:46 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW YORK - Twitter says it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on, and can opt out using... (More)
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    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Updated: 11:15 AM 11/27/2014

    WASHINGTON - Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's... (More)
  • International News

    Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    Updated: 10:57 AM 11/27/2014

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Golf-ball-sized hail has smashed windows, strong winds have flipped aircraft, and about 82,000 customers were left without power after a super cell swept across south-east Queensland. Brisbane, Australia, was slammed on Thursday by a severe storm that brought golf-ball sized hail and high winds to the... (More)
  • State News

    New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    Updated: 10:30 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in this famously libertine city. In a move certain to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to smoke in bars,... (More)
  • National News

    Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Updated: 10:11 AM 11/27/2014

    NEW YORK - Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday's spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. It was around... (More)
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    Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    Updated: 10:06 AM 11/27/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. There's thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don't forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin,... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    Updated: 9:58 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents, teachers, health care professionals and others are welcome.... (More)
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    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Updated: 9:02 AM 11/27/2014

    ST. LOUIS - A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand... (More)
  • Sports

    Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    Updated: 8:22 AM 11/27/2014

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... (More)
  • Local News

    Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    Updated: 8:20 AM 11/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... (More)
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