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  • Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran

    Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran

    Updated: 10:35 AM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival. Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his controversial speech to Congress. He said he regretted that it was being perceived as political. Netanyahu,... (More)
  • Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    Updated: 10:27 AM 3/3/2015

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died.

    Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck.

    Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four people on Airline Highway and Highway 429.

    A Gonzales PD spokesperson said police were still investigating just how the wreck happened, and would release more information once the investigation was complete.

  • La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    La. hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    Updated: 10:26 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by... (More)
  • Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    Updated: 10:24 AM 3/3/2015

    OREGON CITY, OR - The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate... (More)
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    Updated: 10:11 AM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)
  • Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans

    Carnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans

    Updated: 10:09 AM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says it's increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph will shift from Galveston to New Orleans to launch year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico beginning April 4, 2016. On this... (More)
  • Cool Schools: 100 years at 7th Ward Elementary

    Updated: 8:16 AM 3/3/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Our Cool School this week is a Livingston Parish school that's celebrating a big milestone this year. 7th Ward Elementary is celebrating 100 years of learning and memories . When 7th Ward opened in 1915, the school had a principal and one teacher. It's now home... (More)
  • Crash knocks down utility pole, closes Greenwell Springs Road

    Crash knocks down utility pole, closes Greenwell Springs Road

    Updated: 7:52 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are urged to avoid Greenwell Spring Road north of Sherwood Forest in East Baton Rouge Parish.

    According to State Police, a crash knocked down a utility pole. The roadway was completely shutdown for a couple hours, but both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane had reopened at the time of this post.

    No word on the cause of the crash or the condition of any drivers/passengers at this time.

    We'll update you as soon as it reopens.

     

  • Woman stabbed in attempted carjacking at church

    Updated: 5:28 AM 3/3/2015

    PLAQUEMINE - Police said a woman was stabbed in a church parking lot as part of an attempted carjacking in Plaquemine early Monday morning. Officers with the Plaquemine Police Department said the stabbing happened around 7 a.m. at the lot of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Plaquemine... (More)
  • State begins processing tax returns; refunds coming

    State begins processing tax returns; refunds coming

    Updated: 5:28 AM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The state has started issuing state tax refunds, it announced Monday. Refunds were withheld for about two weeks so the state could more thoroughly screen tax returns in light of fraudulent returns being filed across the country The Department of Revenue originally said it would not... (More)

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