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    Pat Shingleton: "Cider, With a Punch!"

    Pat Shingleton: "Cider, With a Punch!"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 10/25/2014

    A hoedown is a dance or traditional fiddle tunes. Octobers in high school included the Varsity "R" Hoedown, a fundraiser for the athletic teams that included food, music and cider drinking competitions. One contestant spilled a mug of cider. As my brother Mike cleaned the mess, Bobo Tincani stepped into... (More)
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    EA holds off Dutchtown in OT thriller

    Updated: 11:57 PM 10/24/2014

    The East Ascension Spartans raced out to a 24-0 first half lead, but needed an overtime score to secure the win against neighboring rival Dutchtown 36-30 in overtime. Dutchtown turnovers helped catalpault the Spartans to a first half lead as EA scored on three of the Griffins four first... (More)
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    Friday Night Blitz - Week 8 Scores

    Updated: 11:55 PM 10/24/2014

    Week 8 of the High School Football Regular Season Scores from the Associated Press Acadiana 28, Sam Houston 21 Airline 49, Southwood 6 Amite 18, Sumner 0 Arcadia 28, Grambling 22 Ascension Episcopal 46, Gueydan 6 Avoyelles 64, Vidalia 12 Baker 27, Glen Oaks 22 Barbe 50, Comeaux 37... (More)
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    Zachary torches Walker 70-20

    Updated: 11:43 PM 10/24/2014

    ZACHARY - Zachary was having a great start to the season. Then they put up 70 points. The Broncos winning 70-20 over the Walker Wildcats to advance to 4-0 in 4-5A district play, and 7-1 on the season. The Wildcats, still searching for that elusive win, 0-8 on the... (More)
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    Brossette scores 6 touchdowns as U High blows out Denham Springs 56-21

    Updated: 11:43 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Nick Brossette lit up the scoreboard Friday night, scoring 6 touchdowns on the way to a University High rout of Denham Springs 56-21. The game was tied at 14 with 9 minutes in the second quarter, but the Cubs took advantage of a Sam Wharton interception... (More)
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    La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    Updated: 11:09 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... (More)
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    Reality TV stars post $25,000 bail

    Reality TV stars post $25,000 bail

    Updated: 9:27 PM 10/24/2014

    LIVINGSTON - Two more members of the canceled Baton Rouge reality TV show 'Sons of Guns' are in trouble with the law, accused of cruelty to a juvenile. Investigators in Livingston Parish arrested Stephanie Hayden and Kristafor Ford Friday. Ford was charged with cruelty, while Hayden was charged with... (More)
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    Iberville deputies shoot, kill man Friday

    Iberville deputies shoot, kill man Friday

    Updated: 9:20 PM 10/24/2014

    BAYOU PIGEON- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Friday night. Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed a deputy fired the deadly shot south of Plaquemine after 5 p.m. but did not release specifics of what happened. Stassi did say no one else was injured in the altercation. ... (More)
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    Motorcyclist killed in Friday evening crash

    Motorcyclist killed in Friday evening crash

    Updated: 9:15 PM 10/24/2014

    MAUREPAS - A man riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening. State Police said James B. Geter, 46, failed to negotiate a curve on La. 22 east of La. 16 shortly after 6 p.m. Geter's motorcycle left the highway as the road curved to the right,... (More)
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    Polling locations and information for EBR early voters

    Updated: 7:08 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... (More)
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    Tiger tailgater trades his colors when Ole Miss plays

    Updated: 7:02 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - William Day is a key member of local tailgating krewe the Tigertown Mafia Tailgaters, but when Ole Miss come to town he trades his purple and gold for red, white and blue due to long-standing allegiance. Day is a second generation Ole Miss football player who... (More)
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    Plauche buried after dying from stroke

    Updated: 6:53 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for taking justice into his own hands by killing the person accused of molesting his son was buried today in Baton Rouge. Gay Plauche died this week after complications from a stroke. In the 80s Plauche shot and killed Jeffery Doucet, who... (More)
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    Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    Updated: 6:29 PM 10/24/2014

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... (More)
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    Police: Woman offered to sell child

    Police: Woman offered to sell child

    Updated: 5:45 PM 10/24/2014

    HAMMOND - A couple that police say tried to sell a child at a southeast Louisiana gas station appear headed for Texas. Master Trooper Brooks David, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, says the blue Dodge minivan with Florida license plates was spotted in Lake Charles Friday afternoon but headed west... (More)
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    Man suspected of murdering wife found dead

    Man suspected of murdering wife found dead

    Updated: 5:26 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The state fire marshal's office said Friday that an East Feliciana man suspected of murdering his wife and covering the crime with a fire took his own life earlier today. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson said investigators found the body of Adren Allen, 48, of Greensburg in... (More)
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