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    Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    Updated: 2:11 PM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer.

    All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Traffic officials say the traffic is backed up for 5 miles all the way to I-10 at LA 415.

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    Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    Updated: 1:28 PM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish. Louisiana wildlife and fisheries agents arrested 33-year-old Oliver Rudesill Jr. and 23-year-old Tracy Gallardo Jr. for several oyster, boating safety and drug violations after a boating safety inspection earlier this... (More)
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    Early morning house fire due to electrical malfunction

    Early morning house fire due to electrical malfunction

    Updated: 11:36 AM 2/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where five people lived. It happened Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in the in the 1000 block of Columbus Dunn. Fire officials say a faulty breaker box in the laundry room started... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Varooooom!"

    Pat Shingleton: "Varooooom!"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 2/28/2015

    As teenagers, a snowy weekend could send us to a garage. In these locales we observed some of the neighborhood "carburetor heads." These guys could tear down an engine and have it back on the street in no time. My weather segment with the Ramblin' Oldies of Denham Springs brought... (More)
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    Local Boys Basketball Begins Playoff Run to Top 28

    Updated: 11:10 PM 2/27/2015

    Boys Basketball Bi-District Round Playoff scores from 2/27 Class 5A Bi-District Alexandria 53, Southwood 44 Brother Martin 60, Comeaux 40 C.E. Byrd 73, Barbe 47 Carencro 56, St. Augustine 53 Denham Springs 75, East St. John 72 Helen Cox 67, Destrehan 49 Higgins 44, Bonnabel 26 Lafayette 59, Captain... (More)
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    LSU baseball holds off Princeton in chilly series opener 3-2

    LSU baseball holds off Princeton in chilly series opener 3-2

    Updated: 11:02 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Jared Poche' struck out five batters over 6.2 innings and Jesse Stallings closed the door as LSU got good pitching and just enough offense to beat Princeton in game one of their series 3-2. Jake Fraley broke open the scoring for LSU in the bottom of... (More)
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    LSU gymnastics beats Alabama, sweeps through SEC for 1st time in program history

    LSU gymnastics beats Alabama, sweeps through SEC for 1st time in program history

    Updated: 10:52 PM 2/27/2015

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - All night long the No. 2 LSU gymnastics team battled in a tight contest against No. 5 Alabama, and the Tigers put together a fantastic road performance to defeat the Crimson Tide, 197.350-197.225, Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. With the win LSU moved to 10-1 overall... (More)
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    Student talks about coming to the rescue after bully attacks bus driver

    Updated: 10:22 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A 14-year-old does not believe he is a hero, even though he was honored like one after stopping a school bus when the bus driver was knocked unconscious by an unruly student. Tayveon Slaughter saw what happened, watched the kid jump off the bus and then... (More)
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    LSU students literally dancing the night away

    LSU students literally dancing the night away

    Updated: 10:14 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... (More)
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    Bill Cosby takes the stage in Lafayette

    Updated: 9:48 PM 2/27/2015

    LAFAYETTE - After multiple shows were canceled amid dozens of sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby stepped on stage at the Heymann Center in Lafayette Friday night. Media was not allowed to film his show, but plenty of fans were there for his support. "I've always been a fan;... (More)
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    Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M; LSU responds

    Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M; LSU responds

    Updated: 9:17 PM 2/27/2015

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Former LSU football assistant coach John Chavis filed suit Friday against both LSU and Texas A&M, where he's coaching now, over a contract dispute. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's LSU contract. Chavis asked in his suit for a court to determine... (More)
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    "Toe" Nash arrested on a list of charges

    "Toe" Nash arrested on a list of charges

    Updated: 8:41 PM 2/27/2015

    ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday. Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... (More)
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    Believers take bigger risks

    Believers take bigger risks

    Updated: 7:58 PM 2/27/2015

    BOSTON- People are more likely to seek out and take risks when they think about God beforehand, according to a recent study published in the Association for Psychological Sciences.

    Researchers found those who were reminded of God were more willing to engage in various risky behaviors, like skydiving and gambling.

    The study says believers tend to view God as a source of security and perceive less danger in risky situations.

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    Family researchers explore link between jail, obesity

    Updated: 6:52 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Southern University painted a grim picture of what black children face growing up in Louisiana at a family summit Friday. The researchers told people at The State of Families of Color in Louisiana that black children are more likely to die before adulthood than... (More)
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    Tax credits revised, higher ed cuts smaller in La. budget

    Updated: 6:15 PM 2/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An overhaul of state tax credits, smaller cuts to higher education and the reduction of hundreds of state workers are all part of the Jindal administration's plan to fill a $1.6 billion budget hole. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols unveiled the proposed executive budget to lawmakers... (More)
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    Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

    Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

    Updated: 6:03 PM 2/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown. The 46-page document outlines what is exempt from the shutdown, including airport security checkpoints, Secret Service activities and border patrols. But employees involved in planning, auditing,... (More)
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