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    Family says officer shot man after running stop sign

    Updated: 4:08 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The family of 27-year-old Derek Davis said he has undergone two surgeries since a shooting over the weekend after a traffic stop on Morning Glory Avenue. The family says Davis had damage to his kidneys, liver and colon after he was shot three times. Baton Rouge police... (More)
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    Man ejected, dies in Ascension crash

    Updated: 6:47 PM 9/1/2014

    ASCENSION - A man died early this morning after his SUV rolled over on a winding road in Ascension Parish. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension just west of Highway 16. "Did our best efforts, everything we could to save the young man," said Assistant Sorrento Fire Chief... (More)
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    False River rehab set to begin

    Updated: 6:46 PM 9/1/2014

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... (More)
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    Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    Updated: 5:47 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... (More)
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    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Updated: 5:08 PM 9/1/2014

    NEW YORK - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple... (More)
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    Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    Updated: 4:38 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana health department says it will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday, blocking enforcement of a new law that... (More)
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    Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Updated: 4:15 PM 9/1/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term The 74-year-old Marullo is running against lawyers Graham Bosworth, Brigid Collins, Rudy Gorrell and Marie Williams. A judge Friday Marullo was not only qualified to run for another... (More)
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    Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Updated: 3:54 PM 9/1/2014

    CLINTON - Firefighters and police responded to a Clinton dental office Monday morning after the owner called to report his office was on fire. Dr. Carl Anderson contacted authorities around 8 a.m. when he arrived at his office on 12242 Silliman Street in Clinton Monday morning and saw flames... (More)
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    Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    Updated: 2:45 PM 9/1/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled... (More)
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    Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    Updated: 2:41 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday. Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... (More)
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    Cool spring hurts La. sugar crop

    Cool spring hurts La. sugar crop

    Updated: 2:15 PM 9/1/2014

    THIBODAUX - The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season. American Sugar Cane League executive director Jim Simon says he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring's cold temperatures. Usually, harvesting starts in... (More)
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  • LSU Sports

    LSU hopes to draw fans with tweaks to stadium tech

    LSU hopes to draw fans with tweaks to stadium tech

    Updated: 1:08 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The latest and greatest technology will be at the forefront of the improved experience LSU Tiger fans can expect as the university's efforts to improve overall fan experience gets underway this season. New HD video screens and LED message boards are among the first improvements game... (More)
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    Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect

    Updated: 12:20 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... (More)
  • WBRZ Weather

    Onward to cooler temperatures

    Onward to cooler temperatures

    Updated: 12:07 PM 9/1/2014

    The average high on August 1 and August 31 is 92°. You can't get much more stagnant than that. However, as we journey into September, we'll find our average high temperature going from 92°, to 85° by the end of the month! Highs in the 80's! It's amazing! Average lows... (More)
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    No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    Updated: 10:07 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries.

    That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball.

    The lottery corporation says the biggest prize for any ticket sold in Louisiana for Saturday's drawings was $20,000. Two Powerball tickets are worth that much. Each is a PowerPlay ticket matching four numbers and the Powerball.

  • National News

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Updated: 7:49 AM 9/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering specifics on threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of intelligence committees in... (More)
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