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    Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects

    Updated: 5:48 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... (More)
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    Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Updated: 5:18 PM 10/30/2014

    HARVEY - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson Parish woman and accused her of sexually abusing a toddler as well as a dog, and videotaping both acts. Deputies charged Angeline Lodice, 26, with aggravated rape, child porn, crimes against nature and sexual battery. Investigators told WGNO that the father... (More)
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    SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands

    SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands

    Updated: 5:15 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced Thursday that the "Human Jukebox" will march in the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga. next year. Officials said the Jan. 24 event will feature the first-ever Power of Dreams Award. Southern will be able to recognize an... (More)
  • State News

    Jindal, Kennedy budget dispute continues

    Jindal, Kennedy budget dispute continues

    Updated: 5:14 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says Treasurer John Kennedy's refusal to sign state borrowing paperwork could cost the state money and delay construction projects if a deal can't be reached soon. And the administration is asking lawmakers to put pressure on Kennedy. Kennedy disputes the claim, saying... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    Smart tips to keep Halloween safe and fun

    Updated: 5:14 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to pediatrician, Dr. Mindy Calandro, there are many easy safety tips parents can use to make Halloween a safe and fun night for kids. For Halloween costumes, Dr. Calandro recommended that parents to buy reflective tape from a local hardware store for costumes or to... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    LSU building on recent gains during open week

    LSU building on recent gains during open week

    Updated: 5:00 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A season that recently looked on the brink of spiraling out of control is again full of promise for LSU. Senior running back Kenny Hilliard says he never thought the season was in trouble because LSU doesn't have the type of players who give up. He says... (More)
  • State News

    Trick-or-treating canceled after deadly wreck

    Trick-or-treating canceled after deadly wreck

    Updated: 3:47 PM 10/30/2014

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Town leaders canceled trick-or-treating scheduled for Thursday night in portions of Breaux Bridge after two children died and another was injured by a pickup. KATC-TV reports a candlelight vigil is scheduled instead at 8:30 p.m. at Judge Carl Williams Park on West Bridge Street. Mayor... (More)
  • National News

    Judge: Trial needed to clear up "Blurred Lines" case

    Judge: Trial needed to clear up "Blurred Lines" case

    Updated: 3:45 PM 10/30/2014

    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge says a trial is needed to determine whether the hit song "Blurred Lines" copied elements of Marvin Gaye's music. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt says there is a genuine dispute about whether the song by Robin Thicke and Pharrell... (More)
  • Local News

    Suspect arrested in deadly WBR shooting

    Suspect arrested in deadly WBR shooting

    Updated: 3:19 PM 10/30/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Police arrested a teen Thursday suspected of shooting two other people, killing one of them, during a drug deal earlier this week. Port Allen Police charged Javonte Morgan, 19, with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and armed robbery in connection with the Monday shooting. Investigators... (More)
  • State News

    Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    Updated: 3:06 PM 10/30/2014

    SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there. The... (More)
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  • 2 Your Health

    Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Updated: 2:57 PM 10/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola... (More)
  • Local News

    Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    Updated: 2:53 PM 10/30/2014

    GONZALES- A man accused of selling heroin to narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish, is now behind bars. Detectives arrested Moses Griggs after finding him packaging heroin at his home in Gonzales. They also found four small children ranging in age from 8 to 12 years of age. ... (More)
  • State News

    5th Circuit to hear challenge to health act

    5th Circuit to hear challenge to health act

    Updated: 1:40 PM 10/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled December arguments on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act. In this case, opponents of the act say it is unconstitutional because it imposes a tax - and all tax bills must originate in the House.... (More)
  • State News

    Landrieu embraces bringing federal dollars to La.

    Landrieu embraces bringing federal dollars to La.

    Updated: 1:02 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Trying to combat the national undertones of Louisiana's Senate race, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is traveling the state this week on a sort of pork celebration tour. She's telling voters about the projects and aid she's delivered to Louisiana. The retail style of politicking has been Landrieu's... (More)
  • State News

    Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Updated: 11:46 AM 10/30/2014

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State Police said a pickup hit and killed two kids and injured a third while they were walking to middle school in Breaux Bridge Thursday morning. Trooper Jared Sandifer told KATC-TV the third child had been taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton... (More)
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