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    Suspected thieves on camera looting Istrouma

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Istrouma High School has a long and storied history in Baton Rouge, but now thieves are suspected to be taking it apart piece by piece. The state's Recovery School District decided to close the high school at the end of last year, and vandals have started... (More)
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    Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    Updated: 6:32 PM 7/23/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012. Jurors were shown surveillance video from the gas station on LA 1 where sheriff's deputies said Richardson shot 18-year-old Justin... (More)
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    Denham Springs school getting upgrades

    Updated: 5:53 PM 7/23/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs Freshman High School students will notice a new look for their school when they head back to class in August. The school is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation that includes new windows, air conditioning and heating along with big plans for the gymnasium. DSFH... (More)
  • International News

    US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    Updated: 4:26 PM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says the only downed aircraft the separatists are not taking responsibility for... (More)
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    Shelter opening for apartment fire victims

    Updated: 3:54 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross announced plans to open a shelter Wednesday evening for people put out of their homes by a large apartment fire in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said the Red Cross would open a shelter at the BREC Park at 4100 North Street starting... (More)
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    Shoplifter sought by sheriff's office

    Shoplifter sought by sheriff's office

    Updated: 3:41 PM 7/23/2014

    WATSON - Deputies released surveillance photos Wednesday of a man who stole several items from a Livingston Parish Walmart recently. Investigators said on July 9 the security team at the Watson Walmart saw a man slip an iPhone case and collector baseball cards into his pocket, then try to... (More)
  • National News

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Updated: 3:39 PM 7/23/2014

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of an Indiana teenage pilot killed in an ocean plane crash while seeking a world record says he knew his attempt held risks but had trained well for the adventure. Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman died when his plane crashed after taking off from Pago Pago in American... (More)
  • Local News

    All lanes on I-12 east reopened

    All lanes on I-12 east reopened

    Updated: 3:13 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-12 east are now open following a six vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

    It happened on I-12 at the Albany exit. There is no word yet on the cause of the accident.

    State police say traffic remains heavy in the area.

  • 2 Your Health

    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Updated: 2:38 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits. More than 60,000 people who get health insurance through the individual marketplace - which was expanded by the federal Affordable Care... (More)
  • Local News

    Suspect arrested in Prescott Road shooting

    Suspect arrested in Prescott Road shooting

    Updated: 1:58 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man wanted in connection with a July 13 shooting on Prescott Road that left a man with life-threatening injuries. Jonathan Foster, 25, faces charges of attempted second degree murder and possession of a firearm by convicted felon for his involvement in the shooting... (More)
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    Man accused of raping, assaulting girl

    Man accused of raping, assaulting girl

    Updated: 1:06 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl several times over the past four years. Police booked Deon Bradford, 42, into the parish jail Wednesday on multiple charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and contempt of court.... (More)
  • International News

    Gaza battle rages as US pushes for truce

    Gaza battle rages as US pushes for truce

    Updated: 12:42 PM 7/23/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Even as Secretary of State John Kerry reports progress in efforts to work out a truce, Israeli troops have been battling Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip. The fighting forced dozens of families to flee. A Palestinian health official says at... (More)
  • State News

    Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

    Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

    Updated: 11:36 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. Twenty-year-old Trung Le remains in jail without bond on one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a... (More)
  • Local News

    36 cars broken into, 1 stolen in Denham Springs

    36 cars broken into, 1 stolen in Denham Springs

    Updated: 11:05 AM 7/23/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are investigating 36 vehicle burglaries and the theft of an SUV that happened in the early morning hours of Monday in two Denham Springs subdivisions. All of the cars were left unlocked and parked at homes in the Forest Ridge and... (More)
  • National News

    Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    Updated: 10:47 AM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The panel unanimously backed McDonald on Wednesday, one day after a nomination hearing in which he faced no opposition. Senators said they are... (More)
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