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    5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    Updated: 3:12 PM 11/20/2014

    CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the... (More)
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    For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    Updated: 10:53 AM 11/22/2014

    MELBOURNE, Fla. - For one night on a Florida stage, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday in Melbourne might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, who is enveloped... (More)
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    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    Updated: 10:47 AM 11/22/2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... (More)
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    State senator, wife find burglar in downtown apartment

    Updated: 10:41 AM 11/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Gerald Long and his wife walked in on a suspected burglar inside their posh, selectively-awarded capital apartment Thursday night. According to documents obtained by WBRZ News 2, Long and his wife were surprised by Charles Johnson, 55, in the living room of their unit on... (More)
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    Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    Updated: 10:40 AM 11/22/2014

    HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle. Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday.... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Pat Shingleton: "A Weatherman-Snow Stuck"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 11/22/2014

    From 1979 through 1981, I commuted to Pittsburgh from Baton Rouge every week. I "returned home" to showcase the weather on WPXI, the NBC affiliate. My wife Mabyn, remained at "home," here in Baton Rouge. On one Monday morning I landed in Pittsburgh with snow falling at a rapid rate.... (More)
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    Parkview Baptist takes down Division 2 #2 St. Michael 49-20

    Updated: 12:07 AM 11/22/2014

    DOUG WILLIAMS LEADERSHIP STADIUM - St. Michael may have been the higher seed facing Parkview Baptist, but the Eagles reminded the Warriors who the traditional power is between the two teams, as #7 Parkview rolled the Warriors 49-20 in the Division II quarterfinals. The Warriors had no answer for... (More)
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    Plaquemine cruises to quarters with 43-28 victory over Lutcher

    Updated: 11:50 PM 11/21/2014

    Lutcher was ready for a rematch with their district 6-4A rivals Plaquemine, but so were the Green Devils.  The top seed in 4A had no problem getting it done against the Bulldogs and won the game 43-28.  Green Devil's running back, Austin Mitchell had a field day scoring four touchdowns. He finished the game with over 150 yards rushing.  Plaquemine now advances and will play South Terrebonne in the quarterfinals.

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    Catholic High Bears lose thriller to Brother Martin, 25-23

    Catholic High Bears lose thriller to Brother Martin, 25-23

    Updated: 11:44 PM 11/21/2014

    Catholic running back Derrius Guice came up short of the goalline according to the officials and their bid for a state championship came up short with him. Guice was stuffed on a two point conversion following a thrilling hook and ladder play that got the Bears to within two... (More)
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    High School Football Playoffs: Round 2

    Updated: 11:08 PM 11/21/2014

    Louisiana High School Football Class 5A Second Round Acadiana 38, Ponchatoula 28 C.E. Byrd 37, East Ascension 20 Destrehan 68, East St. John 14 Hahnville 28, Haughton 14 Mandeville 24, Barbe 21 Scotlandville 27, Thibodaux 15 West Monroe 24, Covington 7 Zachary 35, Denham Springs 10 Class 4A Second... (More)
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    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    Updated: 10:44 PM 11/21/2014

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... (More)
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    Football team pays tribute to slain coach

    Updated: 10:28 PM 11/21/2014

    EDGARD - A football team playing in honor of its murdered coach was victorious Friday night. Juan Joseph, 27, was killed at a Baton Rouge nightclub on Bennington Ave. last weekend. He was the quarterbacks coach for the West St. John Rams. "It hurts it really hurts to... (More)
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    5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    5,000 illegals in BR could get reprieve under president's plan

    Updated: 6:46 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The city has an estimated 10,000 undocumented immigrants; half could qualify to stay under plans announced by the president Thursday. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration allows those living in the U.S. illegally to remain in the states risk-free if they register, pay taxes and... (More)
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    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Updated: 6:21 PM 11/21/2014

    HENDERSON, NV - President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful. Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to... (More)
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    LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup

    Updated: 5:47 PM 11/21/2014

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... (More)
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    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Updated: 5:27 PM 11/21/2014

    WENATCHEE, WA - A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World... (More)
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