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    Teen, homeowner arrested after Walker home invasion

    Teen, homeowner arrested after Walker home invasion

    Updated: 2:02 PM 3/2/2015

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two men and recovered stolen property during the investigation of a home invasion that happened at a home on Walker South Road Sunday. Benjamin Jarreau, 17, of Gonzales is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of... (More)
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    Federal oil lease sale of western Gulf tracts set for August

    Federal oil lease sale of western Gulf tracts set for August

    Updated: 4:57 PM 3/2/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal lease sale offering 21 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development is set for August. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Monday that the sale of leases for areas off the Texas coast will take place... (More)
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    Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    Updated: 3:50 PM 3/2/2015

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning. Brianna... (More)
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    Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

    Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

    Updated: 3:38 PM 3/2/2015

    NEW YORK - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later the Nasdaq has again closed above 5,000 and is close to topping its... (More)
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    Louisiana insurance commissioner gets election opponent

    Louisiana insurance commissioner gets election opponent

    Updated: 3:31 PM 3/2/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has picked up a challenger to his re-election efforts. Political newcomer Matt Parker, a businessman from West Monroe, officially announced his candidacy Monday for the Oct. 24 election. Both men are Republicans. In a statement, Parker criticized Donelon for taking campaign contributions from... (More)
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    GOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies

    GOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies

    Updated: 3:09 PM 3/2/2015

    WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are sending a message that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care system won't crumble if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. Three top senators said Monday that if the court invalidates federal... (More)
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    Cubs to ask to work around the clock on Wrigley Field

    Cubs to ask to work around the clock on Wrigley Field

    Updated: 2:50 PM 3/2/2015

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs officials plan to ask the city for permission to work around the clock to speed up Wrigley Field renovations. Their comments came Monday during a media tour of the $375 million stadium construction project that began late last year. The iconic ballpark will open for the... (More)
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    Google to offer own cellular network plan

    Google to offer own cellular network plan

    Updated: 2:30 PM 3/2/2015

    BARCELONA, Spain - Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network... (More)
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    Ming-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom

    Ming-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom

    Updated: 1:35 PM 3/2/2015

    NEW YORK - Ming-Na Wen says although she may play ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the television series about the Marvel Comics organization has become her arsenal for getting her children to think she's cool. "They love the show," says Wen. She says that... (More)
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    APSO seeks man who stole $4,500 worth of office lighting

    APSO seeks man who stole $4,500 worth of office lighting

    Updated: 1:29 PM 3/2/2015

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating the theft of exterior lighting from Z's Aesthetic Dermatology on Old Jefferson Highway in Prairieville. The theft happened on the night of Feb. 19 when surveillance video captured a man pulling up the landscape lights from around the office. Detectives... (More)
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    Mommy blogger found guilty of poisoning son to death

    Mommy blogger found guilty of poisoning son to death

    Updated: 1:07 PM 3/2/2015

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes has been convicted in New York of poisoning him to death with salt. A jury on Monday found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.... (More)
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    Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for solicitation

    Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for solicitation

    Updated: 1:00 PM 3/2/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was arrested for solicitation of prostitution Monday, according to the Sheriff's office. Jordan Zachary, 20, was employed by the EBRSO as a security worker at the parish prison for about seven months. Reports indicate Zachary... (More)
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    Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

    Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

    Updated: 12:40 PM 3/2/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans flood protection board is preparing for a vote on whether to continue to appeal the dismissal of a coastal erosion lawsuit against oil, gas and pipeline companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed suit in 2013. It sought damages over the loss of... (More)
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    Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

    Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

    Updated: 12:20 PM 3/2/2015

    LANCASTER, NH - A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty. Melanie Nash was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, then rifle... (More)
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    Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'

    Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'

    Updated: 12:20 PM 3/2/2015

    SLIDELL - Police said a man suspected of stealing items from a beauty shop in Slidell threw down his daughter when he was confronted by police over the weekend. Slidell Police said 24-year-old Lamar Causey of Baton Rouge threw his daughter "as if she was a toy doll" and... (More)
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    Vikings have had 'open dialogue' with Peterson

    Vikings have had 'open dialogue' with Peterson

    Updated: 12:13 PM 3/2/2015

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have been taking advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman said Monday the organization has had "open dialogue" with the star running back since the NFL tabled his suspension and returned him to the special exempt list where he... (More)
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