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    Two shot in Zachary drive-by

    Updated: 8:11 PM 12/21/2014

    ZACHARY -- A man and a woman were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said.

    The shooting at East Central Avenue and Avenue G happened about 7 pm, McDavid said. The two victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.

    The investigation is ongoing and no further information was immediately available.

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    Rough Riders top Black Knights 35-23 in 2014 Red Stick Bowl

    Rough Riders top Black Knights 35-23 in 2014 Red Stick Bowl

    Updated: 10:16 PM 12/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Some of the top high school seniors gathered for the 2014 Red Stick Bowl, and the two teams put on a show Sunday afternoon, as the Rough Riders beat the Black Knights 35-23 in the annual high school all-star football game. The Rough Riders, led by... (More)
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    Southern women's hoops falls to Florida 78-49

    Southern women's hoops falls to Florida 78-49

    Updated: 10:07 PM 12/21/2014

    GAINESVILLE, FL -The Southern women's basketball team dropped a 78-49 contest to the Florida Gators on Sunday, dropping the Jaguars record to 2-7 on the year. 

    The Jags were led by Brianna Green's 11 points, while Jasmine Jefferson chipped in 8. 

    The Jags will continue their stay in Gainesville on Monday as they try to regroup against Georgia Southern and get a win at the Gator Holiday Classic. 

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    Pat Shingleton: Winter Wind

    Pat Shingleton: Winter Wind

    Updated: 4:25 PM 12/21/2014

    Welcome to winter. The direction of the wind is a determining factor as to changing weather conditions. In my younger days, our grandfather would ask us to "check that thar weather vane" on top of the house. As noted in a previous column, where many weathervanes on barns and towers... (More)
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    Two home fires overnight displace residents, kill dog

    Updated: 12:59 PM 12/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An early-morning fire at a Drusilla Lane apartment complex on Sunday damaged most of the units in one building, but the only injury was one to a firefighter, a fire department news release said. The causes of that fire and one Saturday night at a house... (More)
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    Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    Saints fall to Falcons 30-14, eliminated from postseason contention

    Updated: 12:49 PM 12/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta... (More)
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    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Pelicans fall to Blazers 114 to 88

    Updated: 12:01 AM 12/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the Pelicans Saturday night. While Portland (22-6) was coming off a triple overtime win at San Antonio a night earlier, it was New Orleans that appeared tired. Including Anthony... (More)
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    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Southern Basketball falls to Wyoming 57-39

    Updated: 11:52 PM 12/20/2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Josh Adams scored 16 points and Derek Cooke Jr. chipped in 14 to lead Wyoming to a 57-39 victory over Southern University on Saturday. Adams was 5 of 9 from the floor and 3 of 5 behind the 3-point arc. Wyoming (10-2) shot 50 percent in... (More)
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    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Cajuns win 4th straight New Orleans Bowl

    Updated: 11:49 PM 12/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl 16-3 on Saturday. Stover kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards... (More)
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    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    Updated: 7:55 PM 12/20/2014

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... (More)
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    Man shoots dog, holds 5-year-old hostage

    Man shoots dog, holds 5-year-old hostage

    Updated: 1:04 PM 12/20/2014

    BAYOU L'OURSE -- A 49-year-old man had been up all night drinking with a friend before he started shooting a gun and holed up with his 5-year-old daughter in a bedroom early Friday morning, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports. Deputies were called to the house at 161 Elaine... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Chester Did It!

    Pat Shingleton: Chester Did It!

    Updated: 12:00 AM 12/20/2014

    Friday's column identified the difficulties of Chester Greenwood and his ears. His doctor determined that he and his ears were allergic to wool and very sensitive to cold weather. With some assistance from his grandmother, Chester solved the problem by looping two pieces of wire with fur sewn to the... (More)
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    Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    Updated: 9:24 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... (More)
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    Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together

    Updated: 6:21 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter. Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to... (More)
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    Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Updated: 6:16 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in dropping... (More)
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    Bonfires stick out on Levee

    Updated: 6:11 PM 12/19/2014

    LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition. "It's about having a... (More)
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