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    Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    Updated: 1:24 PM 7/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution. The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance... (More)
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    Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    Updated: 3:11 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... (More)
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    Don't buy the hype, steal the truth

    Don't buy the hype, steal the truth

    Updated: 3:01 PM 8/20/2014

    It is inescapable; a few times each year, significant weather systems affect the United States. More frequently, long-term forecast models hint at the possibility of a serious weather event and nothing ever materializes. And intolerably too often, long-term weather modeling gets into the wrong hands and becomes a "hype-cast." ... (More)
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    2 accused of witness intimidation in Port Allen shooting

    2 accused of witness intimidation in Port Allen shooting

    Updated: 2:54 PM 8/20/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Two people accused of using social media to threaten witnesses to the Aug. 16 shooting of a man in Port Allen were arrested on charges of intimidation of witnesses. Alicary Jackson, 20, and Robert Lee Williams, 18, are accused of using Facebook to call a witness... (More)

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    Convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee loses appeal

    Convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee loses appeal

    Updated: 2:28 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Condemned serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has failed to convince a state judge that he deserves a new trial in the 2002 slaying of former LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace. Lee's case now goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court. If justices also reject Lee's arguments,... (More)
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    Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Updated: 2:10 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version. The state health department on Wednesday released the three-page question letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.... (More)
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    US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

    US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

    Updated: 12:57 PM 8/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet... (More)
  • Sports

    PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    Updated: 12:42 PM 8/20/2014

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance - usually 33 yards - were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason. The 94.3 percent success rate (133 of 141) was below the regular season rate (99.6 percent) from 2013 when... (More)
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    Shreveport airport guard on leave after shooting

    Shreveport airport guard on leave after shooting

    Updated: 12:08 PM 8/20/2014

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police detectives are investigating a shooting involving a security officer at the Shreveport Regional Airport. Police say patrol officers responded to the airport just before 10:15 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about an airport security officer firing his gun. At about the same time, police received... (More)
  • International News

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Updated: 12:07 PM 8/20/2014

    EDGARTOWN, MA - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. Obama says the... (More)
  • Local News

    Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    Updated: 11:07 AM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of Central will say their goodbyes Friday to a man who was a devoted community leader. Celebration of life services for former pro tem mayor and City Councilman Ralph Washington will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Living Faith Cathedral at 6375 Winbourne Ave.... (More)
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    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    Updated: 10:43 AM 8/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued strikes. The militants released a video Tuesday showing U.S. journalist James Foley being... (More)
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    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Updated: 9:47 AM 8/20/2014

    HARVEY, IL - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.

    Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without a shot being fired. He says two suspects have been arrested.

    The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when police in the small city responded to a neighbor's report of a possible burglary at the home.

  • Chef of the Month

    Houmas House Plantation's Tahini Grouper with Couscous Salad

    Updated: 9:42 AM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Fete Baton Rouge is now less than two weeks away. Many of Louisiana's top chefs will come together for a night of fine food, wine and celebration. Chef Jeremy Langlois from Houmas House and Brian Dykes with Bin 77 and the Epicurean society joined John Pastorek... (More)
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    Candidate qualifying opens in Louisiana

    Candidate qualifying opens in Louisiana

    Updated: 8:54 AM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Candidate qualifying begins today in Louisiana and U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) was among the first there.

    Cassidy will be running against Mary Landrieu for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

    We'll have more on the start of candidate qualifying and who's running for what spot, coming up on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

     

  • State News

    Feds investigate Louisiana dentists for overcharging

    Feds investigate Louisiana dentists for overcharging

    Updated: 8:18 AM 8/20/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists. They say 26 of them had questionable billings. The department inspector general's... (More)
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