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    Common Core opponents turn to grassroots effort

    Common Core opponents turn to grassroots effort

    Updated: 3:41 PM 11/12/2014

    BATON ROUGE - As students and teachers adjust to Common Core, a group of lawmakers is trying to build grassroots support for stripping the education standards from classrooms. The lawmakers are holding town hall meetings across Louisiana, looking to gain momentum for a planned push in next year's legislative session... (More)
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    No. 3 LSU Gymnastics cruises past Mizzou 197.350-192.725

    No. 3 LSU Gymnastics cruises past Mizzou 197.350-192.725

    Updated: 11:55 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The third-ranked LSU gymnastics team soared to a season high score as the Tigers easily defeated Missouri 197.350-192.725 in front of 7,267 fans Friday night in the Maravich Center. Rheagan Courville picked up her first all-around title of the season with a 39.625, and she... (More)
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    Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed

    Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed

    Updated: 10:25 PM 1/23/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A labor dispute has disrupted shipments of Mardi Gras beads for krewes in South Louisiana. There is a contract dispute unfolding on the docks of Los Angeles between workers and shipping companies. It has caused delays and put beads on back order. Stores are having... (More)
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    Plant wins in lawsuit filed by former worker

    Plant wins in lawsuit filed by former worker

    Updated: 10:14 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A man lost his lawsuit against the DuPont plant in Ascension Parish in a ruling that was handed down late Friday night. Jeff Simoneaux sued the company claiming the plant released large amounts of sulfuric acid three years ago. Simoneaux said the sulfuric acid leaked due... (More)
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    Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck

    Updated: 9:48 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... (More)
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    Teen arrested inside LSU football locker room

    Teen arrested inside LSU football locker room

    Updated: 9:45 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a 17-year-old who was found to be mulling around the locker rooms of Tiger Stadium Thursday night. Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton was booked into jail on a list of charges, including for burglary and drug possession. According to arrest documents, stadium employees reported... (More)
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    No paying for interviews

    No paying for interviews

    Updated: 7:52 PM 1/23/2015

    BRIMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A judge in Alabama made an unusual ruling banning the media from paying for interviews in the upcoming trial of a woman charged with murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death. The same judge previously issued a gag-order in the case of 49-year-old Joyce Garrard. A... (More)
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    Thousands expected at prayer rally

    Updated: 7:15 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands are expected to attend a Saturday prayer rally at LSU where Governor Bobby Jindal will be the headlining speaker. Some say "The Response" rally is a political stunt for Jindal to announce a run at the Oval Office, but event organizers say there's nothing controversial... (More)
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    Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    Updated: 7:06 PM 1/23/2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal judge has struck down Alabama laws banning gay marriage. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled Friday in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their marriage performed in California. Plaintiffs Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand said that they had... (More)
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    Airport steps up security and safety with grant

    Updated: 6:55 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is taking safety and security to another level after receiving grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA awarded more than $7.3 million in federal and state funding to the airport to help improve the airport's operations and safety. The... (More)
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    School fires teacher in student sex case

    Updated: 6:46 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students. Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on paid leave since... (More)
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    EBR Libraries seek public input for plans

    EBR Libraries seek public input for plans

    Updated: 5:54 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Library system asked for the public's input in creating a Strategic Plan to improve library services. The library system will hold Strategic Plan Public Input Meetings to gather suggestions on how to improve programs and services. Officials plan to make changes... (More)
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    Diesel drivers not 'pumped' about plummeting gas prices

    Updated: 5:39 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Gas prices continue to plummet, but not every driver is celebrating at the pump. Those who depend on diesel fuel are still paying close to $3 a gallon. Although diesel users are getting some relief it's nowhere near the plunge gas prices have taken, with... (More)
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    Man accused of child porn in undercover operation

    Man accused of child porn in undercover operation

    Updated: 5:03 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement accused a 54-year-old Kaplan man of distributing child porn over the internet Friday. Investigators arrested Gary Creed after an undercover operation where authorities said he was caught sharing videos and images of child porn. The investigation involved the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... (More)
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    Jindal names new leader of state coastal restoration agency

    Jindal names new leader of state coastal restoration agency

    Updated: 4:58 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's coastal restoration agency has a new leader. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday announced the appointment of Chip Kline to be chairman of the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, known as CPRA. The job involves overseeing state work on a massive, multibillion-dollar coastal restoration plan. The... (More)
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    Students discuss race, crime with local leaders

    Updated: 4:44 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of students from Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy got a chance to meet with local law enforcement and community leaders Friday. Teens got the chance to pose questions to the people they look up to. "It's going to encourage us to be better," said... (More)
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