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    Liquid meth seized in traffic stop

    Liquid meth seized in traffic stop

    Updated: 4:44 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said they busted a Texas woman for driving a large amount of liquid meth through Baton Rouge this week. Members of the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction Task Force accused Vanessa Hernandez, 34, of Houston with drug possession after the bust Monday. A Baton... (More)
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    Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

    Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

    Updated: 4:15 PM 9/30/2014

    NEWARK, NJ - Tracy Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends. Wal-Mart claimed in a court filing Monday that the actor-comedian and his traveling companions were partly to blame for their injuries in... (More)
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    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Updated: 4:07 PM 9/30/2014

    DALLAS - Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

    The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.

    Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. Presbyterian Hospital officials say they're following CDC recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

  • National News

    Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    Updated: 3:36 PM 9/30/2014

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a man accused in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent set up an appointment to view a vacant home before abducting and killing her. Police found the body of 49-year-old Beverly Carter early Tuesday, five days after she was reported missing. Arron... (More)
  • Local News

    Public hearings over Morganza spillway this week

    Public hearings over Morganza spillway this week

    Updated: 3:34 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers scheduled two public hearings this week in south Louisiana to discuss changes to how the Morganza spillway is operated during another possible flood. The spillway was opened in 2011 to help alleviate historic flood conditions on the Mississippi River. After the flood,... (More)
  • Sports

    Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    Updated: 3:18 PM 9/30/2014

    BALTIMORE - Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge. Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field... (More)
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    DOTD to reinstall traffic signal at E. Boyd and Burbank

    DOTD to reinstall traffic signal at E. Boyd and Burbank

    Updated: 3:09 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After a summer of commuter confusion, transportation officials announced on Tuesday that crews will begin work to reinstall the traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive starting tomorrow. The signal was removed by crews in July with the goal to improve... (More)
  • Sports

    FCC spikes sports blackout rule

    FCC spikes sports blackout rule

    Updated: 2:37 PM 9/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV. The commission says the rule was outdated and unnecessary. It was originally adopted... (More)
  • State News

    Campbell: Some Entergy customers to see refund

    Campbell: Some Entergy customers to see refund

    Updated: 2:31 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Customers of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana can look forward to a refund on their power bills as the result of a victory by the Louisiana Public Service Commission in its long-running fight to equalize the costs of generation on the Entergy System. Public Service... (More)
  • National News

    California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    Updated: 2:23 PM 9/30/2014

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. Plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next year and convenience stores... (More)
  • Local News

    EBR schools honored with Blue Ribbon status

    EBR schools honored with Blue Ribbon status

    Updated: 1:34 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Department of Education awarded Blue Ribbon status Tuesday to four public schools and two Catholic schools in Louisiana, including a pair of Baton Rouge schools. Parkview Elementary and Catholic High School were among those honored as 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. The... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    Malzahn: 3 injured starters 'day to day' for LSU

    Malzahn: 3 injured starters 'day to day' for LSU

    Updated: 1:05 PM 9/30/2014

    AUBURN, AL - Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says he's not counting out three injured starters from returning against LSU. The fifth-ranked Tigers had linebackers Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy and right tackle Patrick Miller leave the Louisiana Tech game with injuries. Malzahn says all three are "day to day" for... (More)
  • International News

    Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

    Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

    Updated: 12:55 PM 9/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the "poorest of the poor." Obama is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office. It's Modi's first visit to the White House since his election in... (More)
  • National News

    Oil, rail companies want 7 years to fix rail cars

    Oil, rail companies want 7 years to fix rail cars

    Updated: 12:48 PM 9/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires. Jack... (More)
  • State News

    Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

    Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

    Updated: 12:47 PM 9/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection. The senator, locked in a tight race for a fourth term, is pushing back... (More)
  • National News

    Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

    Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

    Updated: 12:32 PM 9/30/2014

    SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for... (More)
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