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    Health officials defend their response to Ebola

    Health officials defend their response to Ebola

    Updated: 1:49 PM 10/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers are criticizing the government response to the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores. The criticism came at a House hearing where top public health officials have been defending their actions. Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, said Americans are "scared."... (More)
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    Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 50 people

    Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 50 people

    Updated: 1:42 PM 10/16/2014

    BAGHDAD - Militants have unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital. Officials say at least 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the day's deadliest strike. Two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously... (More)
  • State News

    Money panel agrees to state construction spending

    Money panel agrees to state construction spending

    Updated: 12:58 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have agreed to a list of $125 million in new construction spending this year - projects recommended by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. The Bond Commission approved the spending Thursday without objection. It also gave preliminary support to borrowing $200 million to keep dollars flowing to... (More)
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    Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    Updated: 12:52 PM 10/16/2014

    NEW YORK - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor's... (More)
  • Local News

    Bayou Country Superfest to include Friday in 2015

    Bayou Country Superfest to include Friday in 2015

    Updated: 12:26 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Bayou Country Superfest organizers confirmed Thursday that their 2015 country music festival would again stretch to three days. The 2014 Superfest was the first time the Baton Rouge music event included Friday performances, which helped the city bring in a record $3.4 million in hotel receipts.... (More)
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  • State News

    Teen in Ninja Turtle mask accused of robbery

    Teen in Ninja Turtle mask accused of robbery

    Updated: 12:11 PM 10/16/2014

    LAFAYETTE - Police said an 18-year-old anti-hero on a half-shell used "turtle power" and a makeshift weapon to rob an Acadiana convenience store. KATC-TV in Lafayette reports the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Thursday morning at a convenience store located on East University Avenue. Police said Detron... (More)
  • National News

    1st Dallas nurse with Ebola to be sent to Maryland

    1st Dallas nurse with Ebola to be sent to Maryland

    Updated: 11:24 AM 10/16/2014

    DALLAS - The first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man is scheduled to be moved to a specialized medical facility in Maryland. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says 26-year-old Nina Pham will be taken Thursday from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to the... (More)
  • State News

    La. surplus dispute likely to linger for months

    La. surplus dispute likely to linger for months

    Updated: 11:21 AM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Did the state close last year's books with a surplus or a deficit? Seems like an easy-to-answer question, a comparison of state expenses against revenues. But the Jindal administration's claims of a $179 million surplus have run into skepticism. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says the administration... (More)
  • Local News

    BRAVE opens new offices in Baton Rouge

    BRAVE opens new offices in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 11:08 AM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The BRAVE policing unit in Baton Rouge formally announced its expansion into a different part of the city-parish Thursday. District Attorney Hillar Moore and other law enforcement and civic personnel said the BRAVE unit has moved their community policing efforts into the 70802 ZIP code in... (More)
  • National News

    US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

    US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

    Updated: 10:29 AM 10/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest signal that companies are cutting few workers and hiring could remain healthy. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000,... (More)
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  • Local News

    The Pledge of Allegiance: St. George School

    Updated: 9:56 AM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 7th Grade at St. George School.

    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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    Fired-Up for Scouting

    Updated: 9:11 AM 10/16/2014

    The Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is hosting a recruiting event this weekend at fire stations across East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. Fired-Up for Scouting is Saturday, October 18, from 10:00 - 11:00 am at participating fire stations. Cub Scouts and prospective Cub Scouts may... (More)
  • Saints

    Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    Ingram eager to return to Saints No. 2 offense

    Updated: 8:33 AM 10/16/2014

    METAIRIE - While Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sat out practice on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram has returned without limitations and is eager to rejoin one of the NFL's top-ranked offenses. Ingram says he should be able to play in Detroit on Sunday with a soft pad over his... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Jones expects new arrivals to help LSU into NCAAs

    Jones expects new arrivals to help LSU into NCAAs

    Updated: 8:32 AM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Johnny Jones says one of the key challenges in his third season as LSU's coach will be trying to win games while learning about a team full of new players in prominent roles. Jones, who spoke during LSU's media day on Wednesday, is trying to end what... (More)
  • State News

    Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

    Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

    Updated: 8:31 AM 10/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court says an education overhaul bill pushed through the Legislature in 2012 is constitutional - reversing a lower court's finding that the legislation crammed too many diverse elements into a single bill. Wednesday's decision was a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had strongly backed... (More)
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