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    Family: Gary Plauche has died

    Updated: 7:19 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2. Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody. Plauche waited for Doucet to be... (More)
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    La. releases school performance scores

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of Louisiana public schools earning an A or a B under the state's performance grading system has gone up from 575 a year ago to 607 this year. State education officials released school and district performance reports Tuesday morning. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White was... (More)
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    Baton Rouge looking to curb heroin 'epidemic'

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals and law enforcement agencies say Baton Rouge has a heroin epidemic on its hands. Five people died from heroin two years ago. That number went up to 35 deaths in 2013. So far this year, nine people have died from heroin but more cases... (More)
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    Prison investigation leads to firing, demotion

    Prison investigation leads to firing, demotion

    Updated: 6:22 PM 10/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was fired following an internal investigation and a captain was demoted to lieutenant following a separate investigation. Both incidents happened at the parish prison, according to Colonel Richie Johnson. According to the sheriff's office, Sgt. Brent Ballard filed an... (More)
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    Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    Updated: 6:20 PM 10/21/2014

    OMAHA, NB - An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon. The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit on Wednesday. Mukpo said in... (More)
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    Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

    Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

    Updated: 5:59 PM 10/21/2014

    NEW YORK - Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about a high school chemistry teacher who turns... (More)
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    Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    Updated: 5:52 PM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... (More)
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    America makes 'Wasabi Ginger' favorite new Lay's chip

    America makes 'Wasabi Ginger' favorite new Lay's chip

    Updated: 5:30 PM 10/21/2014

    NEW YORK - America is saying no to cappuccino flavored potato chips, but yes to "Wasabi Ginger." ''Wasabi Ginger" has won this year's Frito-Lay contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor. Bags of the four finalist flavors hit store shelves in late July, and people have... (More)
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    'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    Updated: 5:20 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman,... (More)
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    FACES Lab to analyze remains found in Belle Chasse

    FACES Lab to analyze remains found in Belle Chasse

    Updated: 5:15 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory will analyze skeletal remains found on Monday morning inside of an abandoned Belle Chasse home. Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines Parish said the complete skeletal remains including human skull were found by a laborer who was cleaning the... (More)
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    SOS Rescue to host canine costume contest

    SOS Rescue to host canine costume contest

    Updated: 5:01 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Andrea from SOS Rescue was back in the studio today with news of an upcoming event and yet another furry friend looking for a good home. SOS Rescue is a local non-profit that looks to find suitable homes for lost and abandoned pets through the generous... (More)
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    Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    Updated: 4:15 PM 10/21/2014

    BAYOU DECADE - Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they arrested a Houma man accused of trying to conceal his catch after a Terrebonne Parish bayou boat chase early Monday morning. Agents said they first made contact with Charlie Usè, 32, on Bayou DeCade south of... (More)
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    2 indicted in tainted St. John Parish water probe

    2 indicted in tainted St. John Parish water probe

    Updated: 4:02 PM 10/21/2014

    EDGARD - A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted two parish workers for failing to properly collect and record water samples from testing sites where a brain-eating amoeba was found in the parish's water system. The Louisiana Attorney General's office says 54-year-old Kevin Branch, of LaPlace, and... (More)
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    AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    Updated: 3:45 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. And by a 47 to 39 percent margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, Republicans hold... (More)
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    Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Updated: 3:15 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns. Landrieu said Tuesday that while Ebola is a very serious situation, Republicans are using... (More)
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    Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Updated: 2:45 PM 10/21/2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of change to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday, shortly after the state... (More)
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