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    3 of 4 candidates for governor bash Common Core in debate

    3 of 4 candidates for governor bash Common Core in debate

    Updated: 1:11 PM 2/24/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Three out of the four contenders to be the state's next governor attacked Louisiana's use of Common Core academic standards in a gubernatorial debate Tuesday morning. The two-hour forum, held in Shreveport, saw comment from David Vitter, John Edwards and Scott Angelle concerning the divisive, multistate... (More)
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    US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Updated: 3:32 PM 2/26/2015

    U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average slightly below its latest all-time high. The Dow fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 18,214 Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,110. The Nasdaq composite rose... (More)
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    Former president backs David Vitter in La. governor's race

    Former president backs David Vitter in La. governor's race

    Updated: 2:09 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is getting fundraising help for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor from former President George H.W. Bush. The Vitter campaign Thursday was sending an email to supporters to announce the Republican ex-president's endorsement of Vitter for governor. In the email, Bush says... (More)
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    House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    Updated: 1:30 PM 2/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - Officials say that House Republicans are considering passage of a stand-alone, short-term funding measure to prevent a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at week's end. They say the plan at the same time envisions pressing ahead with an attempt to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration... (More)
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    If court says no: Insured would miss insurance subsidies

    If court says no: Insured would miss insurance subsidies

    Updated: 1:00 PM 2/26/2015

    CHICAGO - Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people in more than 30 states could lose the federal... (More)
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    Deputies investigating body found in DPW lot

    Deputies investigating body found in DPW lot

    Updated: 12:24 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators said they don't suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in an East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works lot. Deputies said the man's body was found around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the North Maintenance Lot on Highway... (More)
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    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Updated: 12:20 PM 2/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow... (More)
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    Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    Updated: 12:02 PM 2/26/2015

    SLIDELL - Police said a couple is behind bars after they were accused of holding down a 1-year-old boy and pouring beer down his throat on multiple occasions. 24-year-old Brett Flower and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin of Slidell were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on cruelty to juvenile... (More)
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    Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

    Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

    Updated: 11:04 AM 2/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. She is also expected to win approval by the full... (More)
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    Man shot while deputies execute search warrant

    Man shot while deputies execute search warrant

    Updated: 10:47 AM 2/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a man was wounded during a shootout with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies who were serving a narcotics search warrant at a New Orleans home. Police say the man suffered a leg wound early Thursday morning. In a statement, New Orleans police say gunfire was exchanged... (More)
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    Watched out

    Watched out

    Updated: 10:13 AM 2/26/2015

    Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches-alert products from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) that notify us of the potential for severe weather. Of late, they are "severely" lacking. This is not for dearth of diligence from the SPC, rather a shortage of the weather that necessitates such products.... (More)
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    La. colleges to adopt uniform sexual misconduct policy

    Updated: 10:02 AM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - All Louisiana colleges and universities will be on the same page by the end of the year when it comes to sexual misconduct. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved a statewide uniform sexual misconduct policy this week. The policy identifies the best practices to prevent and... (More)
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    Gov. Jindal speaks tonight at CPAC

    Gov. Jindal speaks tonight at CPAC

    Updated: 9:20 AM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Conservative Political Action Conference begins today in Washington, D.C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a featured speaker on the first day of the weekend-long event. Jindal has spoken at the event in the past. The Straw Poll at CPAC is often an indicator of potential... (More)
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    Tigers, Lions face off tonight after weather delay

    Tigers, Lions face off tonight after weather delay

    Updated: 9:20 AM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers will take on the Southeastern Lions tonight at Alex Box Stadium after Wednesday's game was postponed because of inclement weather.

    First pitch will is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Fans who were planning on attending Wednedsay's game should use the same ticket tonight.

    If you can't make it, we'll have highlights tonight on News 2 at 10.

     

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    Protect yourself: Springtime is scam time

    Updated: 9:20 AM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Springtime is scam time. Whether it's your tax returns or yard work, scammers are looking to con you to get your money or personal information. National Consumer Protection Week was created to keep that from happening. "We're seeing a lot of disputes about tax prepares," Sam... (More)
  • Sports

    Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    Updated: 9:18 AM 2/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... (More)
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