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    Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    Updated: 10:35 AM 1/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism. Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will be restricted to relatives of those buried... (More)
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    BP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial

    BP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial

    Updated: 10:11 AM 1/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Richard Morrison, a regional president for BP Exploration and Production, was Tuesday's... (More)
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    Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring

    Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring

    Updated: 10:04 AM 1/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide. The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates rose in just four states last month and were unchanged in four others. Job gains remained healthy in states with large... (More)
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    Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

    Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

    Updated: 9:57 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state's workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal... (More)
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    The Truth Behind Testosterone

    Updated: 9:25 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new trend with men. Cut through the hype. Are you, or is your man, doing it right? Thursday on WBRZ News 2 at 10 p.m.

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    The Pledge of Allegiance: Park Forest Elementary

    Updated: 8:47 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 4th grade at Park Forest Elementary.

    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.

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    Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    Updated: 6:01 AM 1/27/2015

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... (More)
  • Sports

    Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    MONTGOMERY, AL - Southern Men's and Women's hoops squads split their SWAC road contests at Alabama State. The men falling in overtime to the Hornets, 63-59. Adrian Rodgers led all Jags with 21 points. Southern falls to 6-2 in the SWAC, while the Hornets stay undefeated at 7-0. ... (More)
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    One lane of Government St. to be closed Tuesday morning

    One lane of Government St. to be closed Tuesday morning

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials announced Monday afternoon the outside eastbound lane of Government Street will be closed for one to two hours under the Interstate 110 overpass beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. According to LADOTD, the closure is required so that workers can take soil samples beneath... (More)
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    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU came in at the No. 2 position in the 2015 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday afternoon, giving the Tigers their second Top 4 ranking among teams in the nation as they rank No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released at the end... (More)
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    Sun again

    Sun again

    Updated: 5:26 AM 1/27/2015

    Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Wind and a Pipe Organ..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Wind and a Pipe Organ..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 1/27/2015

    In addition to the winter storm warning a hurricane force wind warning is posted for the northeast. Ampurdan is locagted in northeastern Spain where intense winds blow from the Pyrenees. High pressure downslopes air through mountain passes and is rapidly warmed by compression. As noted in a previous column, these... (More)
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    Bodies found, arrest made after couple lured by Craigslist contact

    Bodies found, arrest made after couple lured by Craigslist contact

    Updated: 3:56 AM 1/27/2015

    McRAE, GA - Authorities suspect a missing Georgia couple met a tragic end after traveling to meet someone replying to their ad seeking a classic car on the website Craigslist. Bud and June Runion vanished after leaving their suburban Atlanta home last week for the tiny city of McRae, located... (More)
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    Superdome manager slated for five-year contract extension

    Superdome manager slated for five-year contract extension

    Updated: 3:28 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The private company that manages the Superdome and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans is in line for a contract renewal through 2022. The Interim Emergency Board - a panel of lawmakers and other state officials - agreed Monday to the five-year contract extension. The action also... (More)
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    Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

    Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

    Updated: 2:40 AM 1/27/2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later. A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with an encouraging tone. But as the... (More)
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