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    Gas leak shuts down busy Baton Rouge road

    Gas leak shuts down busy Baton Rouge road

    Updated: 4:05 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a natural gas leak which shut down Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Crews reported the leak at 2250 Florida Boulevard, and traffic officials closed the highway in both directions between N. 22nd and N. 23rd. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson... (More)
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    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Updated: 3:59 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight over whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday... (More)
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    NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    Updated: 2:58 PM 4/24/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... (More)
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    Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Updated: 2:46 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW YORK- Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called... (More)
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    Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage

    Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage

    Updated: 2:34 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session. Without objection Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee killed the bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, a Bogalusa Democrat. The House Labor Committee earlier... (More)
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    Yankees' Pineda suspended for pine tar

    Yankees' Pineda suspended for pine tar

    Updated: 2:23 PM 4/24/2014

    BOSTON- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

    The commissioner's office announced the penalty Thursday.

    Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

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    Senators reject repeal of law on class materials

    Senators reject repeal of law on class materials

    Updated: 2:19 PM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee. Senators voted 3-1 Thursday against the proposal from Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, which called for the... (More)
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    3 children, 4 adults found living in a meth lab

    3 children, 4 adults found living in a meth lab

    Updated: 1:57 PM 4/24/2014

    HAMMOND - Three children are in state custody after sheriff's deputies said they were discovered in a methamphetamine lab in Hammond Tuesday. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating a burglary on Wardline Road when detectives smelled the drug lab. Deputies said they got permission to search... (More)
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    Skeleton found at New Orleans apartment building

    Skeleton found at New Orleans apartment building

    Updated: 12:56 PM 4/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an elevator repairman found the skeletal remains of a man inside an unoccupied apartment building Thursday in the Central City neighborhood. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the body was found in an elevator shaft of the three-story building on South Claiborne Avenue. Nearby residents say the building... (More)
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    Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    Updated: 11:49 AM 4/24/2014

    KEITHVILLE - An elderly couple died in a crash with a train in Caddo Parish.

    Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say 85 year old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene near Keithville.

    Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the crossing arms and his pickup was hit on the passenger side by a Union Pacific train.

    Chadwick says the couple lived nearby.

  • State News

    Jazzfest at 45

    Jazzfest at 45

    Updated: 11:40 AM 4/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets under way Friday, with musical performances featuring pop and rock stars along with traditional jazz. It's the 45th annual festival and is held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, where it's been since 1972. The two weekends of... (More)
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    Unanimous agreement to ban e-cig sales to minors

    Unanimous agreement to ban e-cig sales to minors

    Updated: 10:54 AM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Both the House and Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, similar to the state's existing ban on cigarette sales to minors. The House voted 88-0 Thursday for the bill (House Bill 1264) by... (More)
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    Winning Powerball ticket in Florida

    Winning Powerball ticket in Florida

    Updated: 10:51 AM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Lottery officials say a winning ticket sold in Florida has won Wednesday's $150 million Powerball drawing. The top price for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There were no big winner in the Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 drawings. Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would... (More)
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    News 2 Investigates: Helmets and Concussions

    News 2 Investigates: Helmets and Concussions

    Updated: 10:45 AM 4/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Concussions are causing some Louisiana football players to walk away from the game. However, new helmet technology could help solve the problem.

    Whether the helmets are new or used, your kid's school might not be carrying the proper equipment.

    News 2's Rob Krieger unbuckles Helmets and Concussions, the cost versus your kid's safety, tonight on WBRZ at 10.

     

  • Sports

    Grambling students approve athletics fee

    Grambling students approve athletics fee

    Updated: 10:31 AM 4/24/2014

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University's athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually. After students voted against the athletics fee last year, The News-Star reports university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need... (More)
  • State News

    $3 million grant awarded to St. Bernard Project

    $3 million grant awarded to St. Bernard Project

    Updated: 10:29 AM 4/24/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The Z Zurich Foundation is giving a $3 million grant to St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable way. The grant is a three-year commitment to create a Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab that will share... (More)
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