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    Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    Updated: 8:33 PM 7/22/2014

    SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall. Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... (More)
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    You're no Hershey Bar

    You're no Hershey Bar

    Updated: 8:04 PM 7/22/2014

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A political candidate in Maryland whose last name is Hershey was ordered by a federal judge to stop using campaign materials that look like the famous Hershey chocolate bars. State Senator Stephen Hershey, Jr. used dark brown signs with white lettering but was sued for trademark infringement... (More)
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    Last body found

    Last body found

    Updated: 7:55 PM 7/22/2014

    EVERETT, WASHINGTON- Authorities believe they found the last body in the aftermath of a massive mudslide from March that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington. The search for victims actually ended in April but workers have been screening debris and were on the look-out for the body of Molly... (More)
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    Pointe Coupee launches investigation over fuel discrepancy

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/22/2014

    NEW ROADS - Some leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish are pushing for an investigation into allegations surrounding the fraudulent use of fuel cards and more. The WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned hundreds of dollars in fuel purchases are in question. "I believe it's fraud and theft," Police Juror... (More)
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    BRFD: More than a dozen rescued from fire

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said 13 people were rescued from a burning apartment building in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon. The fire happened at the Savoy Plaza Apartments at 502 Wooddale Boulevard, according to Baton Rouge firefighters. Firefighters said two men jumped out of their window to escape from... (More)
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    Sorrento council to vote on police department

    Updated: 6:09 PM 7/22/2014

    SORRENTO - The town council will vote on a motion to let Sorrento residents decide the fate of their police department and chief of police position. After legislation was passed at the Capitol earlier this year to allow the town to abolish the position and the department, the council... (More)
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    911 dispatchers overwhelmed by 'butt dials'

    Updated: 6:00 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Call centers in Baton Rouge are receiving an overwhelming amount of accidental phone calls and it's affecting their response to real emergencies. East Baton Rouge Parish averages between 30 and 35 "butt dials" an hour, a number they have seen drastically increase over the last few... (More)
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    New look for Tiger Stadium

    Updated: 5:47 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The local media got a preview of Tiger Stadium's south side additions project Tuesday afternoon. The construction project, which started after the final game of the regular season, is set to finish on time in the middle of August. Two screens, thousands of seats, a... (More)
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    Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

    Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

    Updated: 5:33 PM 7/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt... (More)
  • Recipes

    Citrus marinade for skirt steak

    Updated: 5:19 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The head chef at Mestizo in Baton Rouge cooked up a citrus marinade for steaks. Jim Urdiales used the marinade for the Carne meal at Mestizo, which is a skirt steak. Urdiales recommended marinating the meat at least a day in advance. Recipe for Carne... (More)
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    US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

    US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

    Updated: 4:08 PM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and that Russia "created the... (More)
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    Livingston Mosquito Abatement workers leaving

    Updated: 4:08 PM 7/22/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement could close its doors earlier than expected since workers are leaving for other jobs. It's no secret that mosquito abatement in the parish will cease to exist sometime in the next year when money runs out. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says... (More)
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    Common Core supporters file suit against governor

    Common Core supporters file suit against governor

    Updated: 3:31 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A second lawsuit over Common Core hit the courts Tuesday, this time filed by parents and educators who support Common Core and argue Governor Bobby Jindal's efforts to remove it from the state are illegal. A New Orleans law firm filed suit in East Baton Rouge... (More)
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    Body of missing La. teen found near Gulf Shores

    Body of missing La. teen found near Gulf Shores

    Updated: 2:56 PM 7/22/2014

    GULF SHORES, AL - Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. Gulf Shores police say a person riding a personal watercraft found the body in the water on Tuesday and brought it ashore near the public beach. Police still aren't... (More)
  • State News

    Dueling rulings could impact La. insurance subsidies

    Dueling rulings could impact La. insurance subsidies

    Updated: 1:31 PM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law, which could impact thousands in Louisiana who receive help paying for their plans. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. ... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Injured LSU's Trey Lealaimatafao tweets from hospital

    Injured LSU's Trey Lealaimatafao tweets from hospital

    Updated: 12:57 PM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU freshman defensive tackle who severely injured his arm Monday tweeted from his hospital bed a day after the injury. After an apparent argument with his girlfriend, Trey Lealaimatafao punched a window at the football practice facility. His arm went through the window and was cut,... (More)
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