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    Witnesses: driver was doing at least 100 mph before deadly crash

    Updated: 11:13 PM 2/4/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a man was driving at speeds greater than 100 mph just before he crashed his truck on North Flannery road Tuesday morning, leaving behind a deadly wreckage. "[He was going] about a 120-130 miles an hour," witness Matthew Whitworth said as he described what... (More)
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    Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Updated: 6:07 AM 4/15/2014

    BOSTON, MA - One year ago today, bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The tragedy will be marked by a special tribute today. Three people were killed and hundreds more injured when bombs planted by terrorists exploded. Those victims will be honored, along with... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Passover and the Passover Moon"

    Pat Shingleton: "Passover and the Passover Moon"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 4/15/2014

    Passover began last night at sunset (7:32 PM) and the official full moon rises tonight at 8:10 PM. Astronomers determine a full moon by calculating the percentage of illumination as tonight's moon will have 100% illumination. One school of thought suggests "light" was needed for the Israelites to leave Egypt,... (More)
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    Estimate: 300,000 people attended Strawberry Festival

    Estimate: 300,000 people attended Strawberry Festival

    Updated: 10:45 PM 4/14/2014

    PONCHATOULA- Somewhere around 300,000 people attended the Strawberry Festival in this southern Tangipahoa Parish town over the weekend. The attendance was in the record books, according to ActionNews17.com. Previous record crowds have hit 200,000. State Police said there were no major issues. Troopers posted numerous pictures from a... (More)
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    St. George incorporation could need parish-wide vote

    Updated: 10:03 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Incorporation leaders are 'confident to be on November ballot' but that ballot might include votes from the entire parish. State Representative Ted James filed HB 1212, which if passed, would change the state constitution and the more than 100-year-old Lawrason Act. "This effort... (More)
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    Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation

    Updated: 9:55 PM 4/14/2014

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... (More)
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    Fire department lost keys

    Fire department lost keys

    Updated: 7:26 PM 4/14/2014

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- Hundreds of keys can't be accounted for, for lock boxes that allow firefighters to get into businesses and other locations in case of fire. The Phoenix Deputy Chief blames it on poor record-keeping over the past 15 years. There are 850 keys missing and the department... (More)
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    Grand Jury to look at Perry veto

    Grand Jury to look at Perry veto

    Updated: 7:15 PM 4/14/2014

    AUSTIN, TEXAS- A grand jury will investigate whether Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing a bill that provided money for public corruption prosecutors. An investigation began last summer after Perry vetoed $7.5 million for a public integrity unit under Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg. ... (More)
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    Indicted Brusly Police chief stepping down

    Updated: 6:54 PM 4/14/2014

    BRUSLY - Jamie Whaley, who admitted to News 2 he used more than a thousand dollars in town funds to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat, announced plans to resign as Brusly's chief of police Monday. "I don't want the town of Brusly drug through the mud," Whaley... (More)
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    Hundreds lose power during afternoon storms

    Hundreds lose power during afternoon storms

    Updated: 6:29 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported hundreds of people lost power as strong weather moved through southern Louisiana Monday afternoon and evening. Entergy reported more than 8,800 people in the state lost power, including 1,100 customers in East Baton Rouge Parish, more than 1,100 in St. Helena Parish, and... (More)
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    DCFS faces scrutiny over effectiveness

    Updated: 5:45 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The effectiveness of the Department of Children and Family Services is a point of concern for the legislative auditor. When it comes to investigating and removing at-risk children from dangerous environments, Children and Family Services takes charge. "They have to get to know the families.... (More)
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    SWAT responds to kidnapped school bus driver

    Updated: 4:51 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he kidnapped a school bus driver at gunpoint, then barricaded himself inside his home. Police accused Jock Jones, 37, of aggravated kidnapping, carjacking and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Cpl. Don Coppola with... (More)
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    Rep. McAllister cancels tea party appearance

    Rep. McAllister cancels tea party appearance

    Updated: 4:47 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An organizer says Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance before a tea party group as he continues to stay out of sight after a video showed him kissing a married aide. McAllister was scheduled to speak Monday to the North Central Louisiana Tea Party. But... (More)
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    Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

    Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

    Updated: 4:45 PM 4/14/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration says it is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said Monday she has directed an immediate halt to the... (More)
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    Globe wins Pulitzer for Boston bombing coverage

    Globe wins Pulitzer for Boston bombing coverage

    Updated: 4:21 PM 4/14/2014

    BOSTON - Journalists at The Boston Globe are honoring the victims of last year's marathon bombings after being awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of the attack. Monday's announcement came as the city prepares for Tuesday's anniversary of the bombing. Globe Editor Brian McGrory asked the staff to... (More)
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    Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    Updated: 3:51 PM 4/14/2014

    NEW YORK - The Washington Post and the Guardian have won Pulitzer Prizes in public service for revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. The awards, American journalism's highest honor, were announced Monday. The newspapers' disclosures about the National Security Agency's spy programs show the government has collected information about... (More)
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