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    Neighborhood puzzled after murder

    Updated: 5:23 PM 4/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police and neighbors are trying to figure out why a man was gunned down near a neighborhood barbecue. The shooting happened Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. on the 600 block of East Polk Street. Police say 63-year-old Eddie Lee Marshall died at the... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Fill a prescription for the needy"

    Pat Shingleton: "Fill a prescription for the needy"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/21/2014

    Seventeen years ago Dr. Redfield Bryan and Father Mike Moroney asked me to construct a campaign to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy. For the last 40 days and since 1999, "Fill a Prescription for the Needy" has raised nearly $980,000 in contributions from our community to provide life... (More)
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    Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Updated: 11:03 PM 4/20/2014

    MOKPO, South Korea - A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer are also accused of abandoning the... (More)
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    Otter pups, babirusa piglets at New Orleans zoo

    Otter pups, babirusa piglets at New Orleans zoo

    Updated: 10:56 PM 4/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Baby animals at the Audubon Zoo include two baby otters rescued from a Louisiana construction site and two babirusa piglets born at the zoo. Zookeeper Dominique Fleitas says the female North American river otter pups were about two weeks old when they were rescued in Port Sulphur... (More)
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    La shuts down bar after underage sales raid

    La shuts down bar after underage sales raid

    Updated: 10:53 PM 4/20/2014

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says it has closed a Lafayette bar for allegedly selling alcohol to people less than 21 years old. Commissioner Troy Hebert says in a news release that undercover agents raided The Keg after getting tips about underage alcohol sales. He... (More)
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    Jackpots unclaimed in top Saturday lotteries in La

    Jackpots unclaimed in top Saturday lotteries in La

    Updated: 10:49 PM 4/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots for three big weekend lotteries sold in Louisiana. That means Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $60,000 for Easy 5, $275,000 for Lotto and $150 million for the Powerball. The lottery corporation says the most valuable ticket sold in... (More)
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    LSU coaching legend remembered through his loved ones

    LSU coaching legend remembered through his loved ones

    Updated: 10:15 PM 4/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - When Dale Ketelson stepped foot in Louisiana, there was no wrestling program at LSU...so he helped build one. The former Iowa State wrestler and All-American was the first Tiger wrestling coach, and he's remembered through his loved ones and former athletes even after his death last... (More)
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    Feeding the needy on Easter Sunday

    Updated: 7:02 PM 4/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were making a difference by feeding the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. People who were there say it makes them feel right at home. Michael Genoln, whose been in the Baton Rouge area for only five years, knows what it's like to miss... (More)
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    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Updated: 6:26 PM 4/20/2014

    BOSTON - Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon. Diners gathered at sidewalk cafes and runners in their official jackets picked up last-minute supplies on Sunday, the day before the 26.2-mile... (More)
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    Police: Fatal crash, driver at fault missing

    Police: Fatal crash, driver at fault missing

    Updated: 5:17 PM 4/20/2014

    IBERIA PARISH - State police say a non-contact hit and run caused a fatal crash Saturday night in Iberia Parish. It happened on US hwy 90 east of LA hwy 675 around 10:30 pm. Police say an unknown vehicle changed lanes. To avoid a collision, the victim traveled... (More)
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    LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    Updated: 3:32 PM 4/20/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - A day after helping LSU achieve its highest finish at the NCAA Gymnastics Team Finals(also known as the "Super Six"), junior Rheagan Courville locked up her second straight vault national championship. The title was LSU's tenth national championship in school history. Courville shares the title... (More)
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    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Updated: 2:35 PM 4/20/2014

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to... (More)
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    In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    Updated: 11:41 AM 4/20/2014

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... (More)
  • International News

    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Updated: 11:29 AM 4/20/2014

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Pat Shingleton: "Egg Coloring Tradition"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/20/2014

    Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches originated the Easter tradition of coloring hardboiled eggs. This tradition represents eggs that are dyed red to represent the Blood of Christ, shed on the Cross and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ. The cracking of the hard egg... (More)
  • Local News

    Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    Updated: 9:39 PM 4/19/2014

    GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning. "It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright. More... (More)
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