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    Lawsuit likely after school board votes to drop two members

    Lawsuit likely after school board votes to drop two members

    Updated: 8:56 AM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members refused to leave Thursday's meeting before making a decision on whether or not to eliminate the number of seats on the board. About six hours after the meeting began, the board voted to eliminate two seats and move forward with... (More)
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    Investar parent reports fall in earnings

    Investar parent reports fall in earnings

    Updated: 10:31 AM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago. Baton Rouge-based Investar Holding Corp. said the year-ago results included a $900,000 one-time gain... (More)
  • International News

    Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

    Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

    Updated: 10:30 AM 7/25/2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran is confirming that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two U.S. freelance photographers, but is not saying why they are being held. The Washington Post says its correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and his wife were detained Tuesday evening in the... (More)
  • Local News

    Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be honored today

    Updated: 8:59 AM 7/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today. "I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement... (More)
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    LSP: Man not buckled-up in fatal accident

    LSP: Man not buckled-up in fatal accident

    Updated: 8:59 AM 7/25/2014

    Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish. 64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... (More)
  • State News

    First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    Updated: 8:58 AM 7/25/2014

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana health officials say a person in Shreveport has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. The gender of the victim has not been released at this time. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the... (More)
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  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Albany Hornets

    Updated: 8:57 AM 7/25/2014

    The Albany Hornets will lean on their run game and six returners coming back from the 2013 team this coming season.

    Second year head coach Blane Westmoreland is hoping his team can improve upon their 3-7 mark last year and overcome some of those last minute defeats from 2013.

    Five starters are back on the defensive side of the ball.

     

  • National News

    Case worker killed when patient, doctor exchange gunfire

    Updated: 8:05 AM 7/25/2014

    DARBY, PA - Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself. Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan says Dr. Lee Silverman was grazed in the... (More)
  • International News

    France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found

    Updated: 7:53 AM 7/25/2014

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... (More)
  • National News

    Popular campground ripped apart by tornado

    Updated: 7:49 AM 7/25/2014

    CAPE CHARLES, VA - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit. McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Friday. A married couple from Jersey City, New... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Only YOU Can Prevent..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Only YOU Can Prevent..."

    Updated: 6:00 AM 7/25/2014

    It's been a tough season for wildfires in the West and Pacific Northwest. The Carlton Complex Fire in Seattle is still burning. Lighting sometimes causes these fires. In 1945 Albert Staehle drew a uniformed bear with a name inspired by New York City fireman, "Smokey Joe" Martin, becoming Smokey Bear.... (More)
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  • Weather

    Hot and humid this weekend

    Hot and humid this weekend

    Updated: 5:29 AM 7/25/2014

    Blue skies this morning will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon's peak heat. A stray shower or thunderstorm may develop. Thermometers will climb to the lower 90s with plenty of humidity as well. Tonight will be a peaceful if not sticky one, with lows in the... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    Updated: 3:27 AM 7/25/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster. Patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer can enroll at LSU cancer centers in New Orleans, Houma, Covington and Baton Rouge. Most such... (More)
  • State News

    Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    Updated: 3:23 AM 7/25/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... (More)
  • National News

    Central American leaders talk border crisis at the White House

    Central American leaders talk border crisis at the White House

    Updated: 3:20 AM 7/25/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He's hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama... (More)
  • International News

    Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    Updated: 2:28 AM 7/25/2014

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... (More)
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