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  • Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Updated: 10:23 AM 10/30/2014

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State Police said a pickup hit and killed two kids and injured a third while they were walking to school in Breaux Bridge Thursday morning. Trooper Jared Sandifer told KATC-TV the third child had been taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge,... (More)
  • La. firm to provide Ebola-resistant suits to feds

    La. firm to provide Ebola-resistant suits to feds

    Updated: 9:36 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Convergence Equity LLC of Baton Rouge will provide around 350,000 Ebola-resistant protective suits and gear to federal departments and agencies. Under an agreement announced Thursday, Convergence is teaming with medical supplier TrillaMed LLC to provide the protective gear to federal agencies, as well as domestic and foreign... (More)
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early

    Updated: 9:21 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... (More)
  • The danger in Halloween decorations

    Updated: 9:20 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations. Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are... (More)
  • Survey: Shrimp have murky labeling

    Survey: Shrimp have murky labeling

    Updated: 9:20 AM 10/30/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.;... (More)
  • Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    Updated: 9:20 AM 10/30/2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... (More)
  • Dark past could mean bright future for USS Kidd

    Updated: 9:19 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The money troubled USS Kidd is banking on its deep and sometimes dark history to target a broader audience. Thursday night, the Kidd's crew will host its first official adults only Twilight Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tour will focus on the ship's... (More)
  • Google joins battle against cancer, other diseases

    Updated: 9:15 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The world's top search database is joining the search for a cure to cancer.

    Google is working on a device that could detect the arrival of cancer and other deadly diseases before you even have them. According to the company, you would wear the device that could detect minor swings in tumor cells and alert you to potential threats.

    No word on when the device will be ready for use.

  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down

    Updated: 8:47 AM 10/30/2014

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down.

    The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than two decades the tree for the nation's capitol is from Minnesota.

    Ten thousand ornaments will adorn the tree as it embarks on a 28 city journey before finally ending up in D.C.

  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping

    Updated: 8:38 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no.

    Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family.

    The trend to open on Thanksgiving peaked last year, when K-Mart opened at 6:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Wal-Mart opened 6:00 p.m.

    Most stores still plan to open early Friday morning.

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