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    Game day for LSU: What to watch for

    Game day for LSU: What to watch for

    Updated: 11:26 AM 8/30/2014

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in... (More)
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    Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

    Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

    Updated: 11:16 AM 8/31/2014

    TRIPOLI, Libya - An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting. An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for... (More)
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    Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    Updated: 11:07 AM 8/31/2014

    DETROIT - The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court. Bill Nowling, spokesman... (More)
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    #13 LSU rallies for come-from-behind win over #14 Wisconsin

    #13 LSU rallies for come-from-behind win over #14 Wisconsin

    Updated: 10:56 AM 8/31/2014

    HOUSTON - The LSU Tigers extended their FBS record winning streak in regular season non-conference games to 46 by rallying to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night. For much of the first three quarters, a win did not seem like a likely outcome. The Tigers, according to head... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "Hemmed pants and rising water..."

    Pat Shingleton: "Hemmed pants and rising water..."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 8/31/2014

    The first day of school, "way back when," was the day-after Labor Day. Our school year schedule didn't include "days-off" for Mardi Gras and "Spring Breaks." Like most families we subscribed to the traditions of new school clothes, and lunch buckets. Before backpacks, an old belt transported our books for... (More)
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    Murdered five year old laid to rest

    Murdered five year old laid to rest

    Updated: 7:27 PM 8/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... (More)
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    Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    Updated: 5:23 PM 8/30/2014

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... (More)
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    Sheriff: Angola officer accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate killed in freak accident

    Sheriff: Angola officer accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate killed in freak accident

    Updated: 4:12 PM 8/30/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana man was killed when a tree fell on his truck Saturday just before noon. Deputies say a pecan tree fell onto the vehicle of Danny Daniel, 64, in St. Francisville. Daniel and another man were driving away in the truck when the tree... (More)
  • Sports

    Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

    Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

    Updated: 3:19 PM 8/30/2014

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Game day for the Jags: What to watch for

    Game day for the Jags: What to watch for

    Updated: 2:27 PM 8/30/2014

    LAFAYETTE - The Southern Jags are looking for a repeat performance of their SWAC championship starting tonight at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin Cajuns won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last year and their 3rd straight R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. They will be looking... (More)
  • International News

    Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

    Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

    Updated: 1:37 PM 8/30/2014

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on. The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals it said it... (More)
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    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Updated: 11:54 AM 8/30/2014

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community. King Abdullah's comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide swaths of land across... (More)
  • National News

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Updated: 11:50 AM 8/30/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will... (More)
  • Local News

    The Scott Rogers case

    The Scott Rogers case

    Updated: 11:26 AM 8/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The week ends with the man accused of killing TV personality Scott Rogers on life support at an area hospital. Three days after the shooting where Mathew Hodgkinson, 36, is accused of killing Rogers there are many questions still unanswered. Here is a time line of... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "The Unnamed Storm..."

    Updated: 5:00 AM 8/30/2014

    Hurricanes Andrew, Camille, Betsy, Gustav and Rita became the comparative storms as we move forward. Another storm was chronicled in a book released in 2008, entitled "Hemingway's Hurricane: The Great Florida Keys Storm of 1935" by Phil Scott. It's called Hemingway's Hurricane because the famous author lived 80 miles southwest... (More)
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    Catholic Charities raising money for controversial unaccompanied minors

    Updated: 11:30 PM 8/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities has launched the Louisiana Esperanza Project to help raise funding for unaccompanied minors . The project is aimed at securing legal representation for the influx of refugee children who recently made their way to Louisiana. More than a thousand are staying in the... (More)
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