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    Pat Shingleton: "August, September-Rough Months..."

    Pat Shingleton: "August, September-Rough Months..."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/27/2014

    We'll watch three areas, one in the Gulf and two systems in the Atlantic. The months August and September hold the distinction as the worst months for hurricanes and tropical storms for Louisiana. On August 26, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall 20 miles southwest of Morgan City. It ranked number... (More)
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    PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    Updated: 3:28 AM 8/27/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm. One alleges the family is abusing a 6-year-old by teaching him to handle alligators at Harvey Kliebert Turtle and Alligator Farm and Tours. Melody Kliebert, who married into the... (More)
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    Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    Updated: 3:25 AM 8/27/2014

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... (More)
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    Feds release locations, numbers of unaccompanied minors

    Feds release locations, numbers of unaccompanied minors

    Updated: 10:51 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Conflicting information from the federal government shows, to a degree, how many illegal children have crossed into the United States and found refuge with sponsors in Louisiana. The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports on a state-by-state list that there are 1,275 children in Louisiana. Then, on... (More)
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    Arrest report alleges repeated assaults on girl by BR reality TV star

    Arrest report alleges repeated assaults on girl by BR reality TV star

    Updated: 10:50 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies re-arrested "Sons of Guns" reality show star William Hayden Tuesday for new child sex charges. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office issued a new arrest warrant Tuesday for Hayden on aggravated rape charges. U. S. Marshals arrested Hayden in Livingston Parish, and he was... (More)
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    Mother accused of punching kids' bus driver

    Updated: 10:39 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A mother faces felony battery on a teacher charges following an altercation with a school bus driver. Jasmine Cleveland, 22, is accused of punching her children's elementary school bus driver in the face, twice. According to court documents, Cleveland jumped on the bus Friday morning when... (More)
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    Exclusive: Wife of jailed "Sons of Guns" star talks about arrest

    Updated: 10:34 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Rachel Hayden, the wife of "Sons of Guns" reality show star William Hayden, said her husband is innocent of child sex charges that were filed against him Tuesday. "I would have known," she said about the situation. Rachel Hayden believes she is close enough with the... (More)
  • Sports

    Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

    Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

    Updated: 9:46 PM 8/26/2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team's leading tackler last season, won't start the season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury. Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led... (More)
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    Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    Updated: 9:43 PM 8/26/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A tanker truck carrying fuel overturned during a crash, causing an explosion that shut down part of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans late Tuesday afternoon. According to LADOTD, there were no deaths in connection with the wreck, but the truck driver was hurt during the... (More)
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    Southern, ULL prepare for in-state clash

    Updated: 9:28 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field. Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start. "I... (More)
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    Judge to rule on how Roper hearing will proceed

    Updated: 6:46 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State District Judge Michael Caldwell will make a decision Friday about whether to tell the Metro Council how a hearing regarding Parish Attorney Mary Roper will proceed. Roper was placed on paid leave last week. The Metro Council was supposed to discuss whether to put her on... (More)
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    Child injured after hit getting off bus

    Updated: 6:45 PM 8/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 7-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after she was hit by a passing truck as she was getting off the school bus in Clinton yesterday. The girl is listed in serious condition, suffering from several broken bones. One woman who saw the wreck broke... (More)
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    Livingston Parish set to tackle blighted properties

    Updated: 6:44 PM 8/26/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish plans to tear down blighted properties outside of city limits for the first time ever. Blighted properties like a burned house on East Lakeside Drive put a black eye on subdivisions around Livingston Parish. That's why neighbors want the abandoned properties to be torn... (More)
  • Sports

    Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    Updated: 5:17 PM 8/26/2014

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... (More)
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    Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    Updated: 5:14 PM 8/26/2014

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... (More)
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