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    Town council approves 'Going out of Business Sale' for police

    Town council approves 'Going out of Business Sale' for police

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014

    SORRENTO- The town council overwhelmingly approved selling off police equipment Tuesday night. City leaders declared police cruisers, guns, desks - everything once used by officers - as surplus property. It allows the city to sell the merchandise to other area departments or at a public auction. Last month,... (More)
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    Golf experts recommend BREC close two courses

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The National Golf Foundation recommended shutting down two of the seven public golf courses operated by the BREC park system at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. NGF was hired in May to look at options for BREC golf. It says the most responsible way to... (More)
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    LSU hoops brings Christmas cheer to children at OLOL

    LSU hoops brings Christmas cheer to children at OLOL

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team visted with children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Tuesday afternoon, singing Christmas carols for the children and their families and trying to spread some holiday cheer. "It was one of the best off-the-court team experiences I've ever had," said... (More)
  • Weather

    Sunny, cool, changing

    Sunny, cool, changing

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014

    Another quiet day is expected before overnight clouds signal our next storm system. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Enjoy another day with plenty of blue sky and sunshine. We may begin to gather a few high clouds as the day progresses. Afternoon highs will fall a bit shy... (More)
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    Davis, Southern U rout Champion Baptist 114-50

    Davis, Southern U rout Champion Baptist 114-50

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/17/2014

    Keith Davis had 22 points with nine rebounds and Tre Lynch chipped in 20 points as Southern rolled past Champion Baptist 114-50 on Tuesday night. The Jaguars (3-8) shot 64.4 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Tigers 53-18 and had six players in double figures. Southern dominated inside, finishing with... (More)
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    EXCLUSIVE: Man chases down thieves, records his pursuit

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/17/2014

    WHITE CASTLE - Deputies are searching for the man who was able evade deputies and a crime victim who gave chase after being caught breaking into his house. The unidentified man was one of two who were seen burglarizing a home in White Castle along the river at 8:30... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: "Lift Off..."

    Pat Shingleton:  "Lift Off..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 12/17/2014

    In 1899, Orville and Wilbur Wright never heard of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Requesting wind velocities in the Chicago area from the United States Weather Bureau, Professor Willis Moore forwarded copies of "Monthly Weather Review," containing average wind speeds from across the country. One station was a small community in... (More)
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    Fire in chimney damages apartment

    Fire in chimney damages apartment

    Updated: 10:37 PM 12/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A faulty chimney was blamed for an apartment fire late Tuesday night. Firefighters said flames were coming out of the roof of the building in the 11600 block of Sherwood Valley Court when they arrived on the scene shortly before 8 p.m. The fire was under control... (More)
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    Hungary says Sunday is sacred for workers

    Hungary says Sunday is sacred for workers

    Updated: 7:54 PM 12/16/2014

    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY- Lawmakers approved a measure that bans most stores from opening on Sunday, a day the government says employee should not be forced to work. Trade unions and business groups challenged the law that passed Tuesday. Even the Economy Minister said last month the measure was "not wise." One... (More)
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    Google most searched lists

    Google most searched lists

    Updated: 7:45 PM 12/16/2014

    PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA- Google created a special category of "Trending Celebrity Losses" to highlight the dead stars we searched most. Celebrity deaths tend to dominate Google's end of the year lists, and this year is no exception. The most searched for celebrity death was Robin Williams followed by Joan Rivers,... (More)
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    Senate votes to extend tax breaks through December

    Senate votes to extend tax breaks through December

    Updated: 7:30 PM 12/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a last-minute bill extending a massive package of temporary tax breaks through the end of year. The bill would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim the tax breaks on their 2014 tax returns. Beyond this year, their fate is uncertain. The bill... (More)
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    Gonzales man arrested for sixth DWI

    Gonzales man arrested for sixth DWI

    Updated: 6:26 PM 12/16/2014

    GONZALES - A man in Gonzales was arrested for his sixth DWI after crashing into a wall. Police say Willie Evans was driving drunk when he drove into a building last week. The 62-year-old has a long criminal history, with his first DWI arrest dating back to 1978. ... (More)
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    Cheap gas good for businesses, not for La. budget

    Cheap gas good for businesses, not for La. budget

    Updated: 5:24 PM 12/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - For consumers and business owners falling gas prices mean more money in the bank, but the state's budget could take a hit. Local businesses like Billy Heroman's Flowers are benefiting from cheap gas prices. The florists deliver around 200 bouquets each day around Christmas using 35... (More)
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    School Board Member wants to extend Superintendent's contract

    School Board Member wants to extend Superintendent's contract

    Updated: 5:15 PM 12/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- School board member Mary Lynch is proposing the school board discuss a possible extension of Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract for another year. Lynch said she did not have all of the facts when she voted, and she should have abstained back in June. "It's unfinished business... (More)
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    Jindal administration questioning education contracts

    Jindal administration questioning education contracts

    Updated: 4:56 PM 12/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is questioning whether Education Superintendent John White is dividing his department's contracts into smaller pieces to sidestep oversight and public bid requirements. The Office of State Procurement sent White a letter Tuesday saying it found a "questionable volume" of recent contracts ranging from... (More)
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