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    Deadly blaze in New Roads kills one

    Deadly blaze in New Roads kills one

    Updated: 6:52 AM 12/19/2014

    NEW ROADS - Fire officials in New Roads are investigating a deadly fire this morning. The blaze broke out early Friday morning at an apartment on East Main St. The living space is above a business. Investigators have confirmed at least one death, but haven't said if the... (More)
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    Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    Updated: 6:55 AM 12/19/2014

    GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... (More)
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    Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

    Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

    Updated: 6:54 AM 12/19/2014

    SEMINOLE, FL - A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook. Rachel Anne Hayes became angry on Wednesday when the woman said the Facebook name she uses is inappropriate. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say the woman told Hayes she would accept... (More)
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    Blaire Bass: The Auburn Road to Recovery

    Updated: 6:52 AM 12/19/2014

    NEW ROADS, LA - Blaire Bass celebrated signing day like any other high school senior. A big celebration in the gym of her school, Catholic of Pointe Coupee, surrounded by family and friends congratulating her as she signed with Auburn. But the road leading east to Auburn, Alabama was... (More)
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    Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    Updated: 6:52 AM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident.

    Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway reopens.

    A reminder to drive carefully in the wet weather this morning.

  • Sports

    Outdoors Report: Bow Shopping

    Updated: 6:51 AM 12/19/2014

    Even in the outdoor world there are last minute shoppers looking for the right gift for their kids. John Jackson shows how you can put the perfect bow on your shopping list. Bows are the perfect gift for kids that love outdoors, but maybe your stuck on if you... (More)
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    Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood

    Updated: 6:51 AM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... (More)
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    At superintendent's request, contract review pulled

    Updated: 6:50 AM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent. Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... (More)
  • Weather

    Much (needed) rain

    Much (needed) rain

    Updated: 6:21 AM 12/19/2014

    As long as rain doesn't fall too heavily in a short period of time, a beneficial soaking is expected today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect periods of rain and thunder throughout your Friday. With a warm front to the south and ongoing rain, thermometers will really struggle... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: An Ear-Lee Warning

    Pat Shingleton: An Ear-Lee Warning

    Updated: 4:00 AM 12/19/2014

    During episodes of cold weather, Chester Greenwood was cursed with throbbing, aching ears. They would change color when the temperature dipped below freezing. His ears would first turn pale white, then vivid red and finally blue. As noted in previous column, Chester had no trouble doing chores when the weather... (More)
  • Sports

    Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    Updated: 11:12 PM 12/18/2014

    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... (More)
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    LSU defeats UAB 79-70 on the road

    LSU defeats UAB 79-70 on the road

    Updated: 10:57 PM 12/18/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jarell Martin and Keith Hornsby combined to score 49 points to help LSU overcome an early 11-point deficit and defeat UAB 79-70 Thursday night. Martin scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Hornsby added 24 points. They combined to score 16 points in the first 8½... (More)
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    Baton Rouge home to cheapest gas in USA

    Baton Rouge home to cheapest gas in USA

    Updated: 10:56 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A price war between competing stations helped the price for a gallon of regular gasoline drop to $1.77 Thursday. This made it the second-lowest in the country. The only other city where a store was selling cheaper gas Thursday was in Oklahoma City for $1.68. Costco... (More)
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    Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    Warrants issued in Saints ticket scheme

    Updated: 10:48 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old accused of acting as a ticket broker and selling Saints football tickets but never providing the tickets. Matthew Alexander Dunn faces felony theft and issuing worthless checks charges, according to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2. The warrants... (More)
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    19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    Updated: 8:13 PM 12/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening. Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... (More)
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    Hacking allegations lead to stay in Roper lawsuit

    Updated: 6:47 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a stay in the public records lawsuit filed by former East Baton Rouge Parish attorney Mary Roper Thursday in order to give time to an investigation into allegations someone may have hacked into communications between attorneys in the case. Judge Tim Kelley granted... (More)
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