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    Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport

    Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport

    Updated: 8:45 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The only runway used for passenger airliners at Baton Rouge Metro Airport closed Tuesday evening. An airport spokesman said a small, corporate jet had hydraulic failure that resulted in it losing its brakes and it rolled into wet grass as it was taxiing. Because the plane... (More)
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    Five BRPD officers on leave after shooting

    Updated: 6:51 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight. Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... (More)
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    Wife arrested after husband killed during burglary

    Updated: 6:51 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested the wife of a man killed Tuesday when detectives said he broke into an East Baton Rouge Parish home. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Jermoid Wheeler, 31, died in the shooting on Summer Breeze Drive. Investigators later arrested his wife, 36-year-old Deneatrice... (More)
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    Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather

    Updated: 6:50 PM 3/3/2015

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... (More)
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    Neighbors: Drive-by shooting left toddler covered in blood

    Updated: 5:49 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied. A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out. ... (More)
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    Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Updated: 5:16 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort. Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter... (More)
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    Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Updated: 4:45 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... (More)
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    Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Updated: 4:15 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's business lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business. Jindal wants to lessen spending on refundable tax credits, in which the state pays out more than the taxes owed. He proposes to use... (More)
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    Un-masked man, others sought in home invasion

    Un-masked man, others sought in home invasion

    Updated: 3:26 PM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they were able to identify one of four people who broke into an Ascension Parish home because the suspect forgot to wear a mask. Deputies said 21-year-old Kaleb Boudreaux and three other men broke into a home on Tom Dyer Road just after midnight... (More)
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    Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Updated: 3:08 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... (More)
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    EBRSO: Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old

    EBRSO: Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old

    Updated: 3:03 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested an East Baton Rouge therapist after one of his juvenile patients said the man fondled him during a session. Deputies booked William Abraham, 60, of Baton Rouge into the EBR Parish Prison Monday on a charge of child molestation. The sheriff's office said... (More)
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    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    Updated: 2:14 PM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)
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    Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    Updated: 1:47 PM 3/3/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police asked for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for stealing several thousand dollars worth of equipment from Denham Springs trucking company last weekend. Police said the suspect went to the business on Rushing Road on Saturday, Feb. 28 and disabled a security camera... (More)
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    Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

    Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

    Updated: 1:10 PM 3/3/2015

    GOODYEAR, AZ - Tick, tock, baseball is on the clock. Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida. The subtle changes are designed to speed a game long embraced for its leisurely pace. Hitters must now keep one foot in... (More)
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    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    Updated: 1:07 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials reopened two lanes of I-10 West across the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck just before noon snarled traffic.

    The wreck happened just past the on-ramp from Nicholson onto the bridge and blocked the right and center lanes.

    Congestion behind the wreck was past I-10 and Essen when the road was reoepened.

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    Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks

    Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks

    Updated: 12:57 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Obama says he read a transcript of Netanyahu's speech Tuesday. He says "there was nothing new" in the speech. Obama says Netanyahu made... (More)
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