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    Council settles scandal for $35,000

    Updated: 9:13 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish. Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued. McCants... (More)
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    Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/23/2014

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... (More)
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    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Updated: 9:15 AM 10/23/2014

    BOYCE - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway Tuesday... (More)
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    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    Updated: 9:13 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money. John Kerry, who managed Maness' campaign for six months in 2013, sent an email to... (More)
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    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Woman ripped off dirt bike by hair, man arrested

    Updated: 9:13 AM 10/23/2014

    ARABI - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle. The 18-year-old victim was riding at the intersection of Patricia Street and Rowley Boulevard in Arabi on Monday when the suspect got out... (More)
  • Sports

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    Updated: 9:12 AM 10/23/2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.... (More)
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    WATCH: airman surprises family following tour of duty

    Updated: 9:12 AM 10/23/2014

    ZACHARY- An airman returned home from a 14-month tour of duty to surprise his family Wednesday evening. Screams could be heard coming from a large banquet room at Sammy's where Andressen Taylor's family had gathered. They were elated to see Taylor walk into the room shortly after 6:00 p.m.... (More)
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    The Pledge of Allegiance: Parkview Baptist

    Updated: 9:09 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 4th Grade at Parkview Baptist.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

  • Events

    High school marching bands to compete at Dutchtown

    Updated: 8:15 AM 10/23/2014

    GEISMAR - Dutchtown High School is getting ready for its 10th annual High School Marching Contest. The "Dutchtown Sound" won't compete since they're hosting the competition, but 16 other Louisiana high schools and 2,000 students will march to the beat this weekend: Plaquemines Lutcher Central C.E. Byrd St.... (More)
  • Events

    Rockin' out at Rocktober Fest

    Updated: 7:39 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - You can rock out for free this weekend at Rocktober Music and Arts Fest in Baton Rouge. Philliper Stewart from the Buddy Stewart Memorial Music Foundation stopped by 2une In this morning with all the details. This year's festival is Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00... (More)
  • National News

    US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    Updated: 7:38 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam. The Labor Department says applications rose 17,000 last week to... (More)
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    Lod Cook's countdown to 2015

    Updated: 7:19 AM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - It's only October, but the Lod Cook Alumni Center is already counting down to their annual New Year's Eve celebration. Kickoff 2015 at the Cook is on Wednesday, December 31st from 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. You can get an all-inclusive package for two for $399.... (More)
  • National News

    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Updated: 6:32 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    Chilly starts ahead

    Chilly starts ahead

    Updated: 6:03 AM 10/23/2014

    We're still dry and sunny. We're even a little cooler today. We should all stay out of the 80s this afternoon, reaching temperatures only in the upper 70s. The nighttime hours will be clear and a bit cooler, with most of us in the upper 40s. There are a few... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: A Hail of A Blast

    Pat Shingleton: A Hail of A Blast

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/23/2014

    In 1907 the Italian Royal Academy of Sciences noted that tests of anti-hail cannons weren't effective and urged the government to cease encouraging expensive and useless work. By the early twentieth century, anti-hail cannons disappeared. Replacing them were rockets that would explode 800 grams of dynamite, above the ground, to... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Updated: 2:18 AM 10/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll finds most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient. The Associated Press poll also finds that most Americans say the... (More)
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