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  • Baton Rouge man drowns during Florida vacation

    Baton Rouge man drowns during Florida vacation

    Updated: 4:14 PM 9/2/2014

    NAVARRE BEACH, FL - Officials say a 65-year-old Baton Rouge man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office says Roderick M. Maybee was pulled unconscious from the water Monday afternoon off the Florida Panhandle beach where he'd been vacationing with his family. The... (More)
  • Police investigate Choctaw Dr. dollar store theft

    Police investigate Choctaw Dr. dollar store theft

    Updated: 3:18 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault and theft that happened at a Choctaw Drive dollar store on Monday night. According to Baton Rouge police, a man entered the business at 3939 Choctaw Drive shortly after 9:40 p.m. and began to take merchandise from the shelves. ... (More)
  • Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

    Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

    Updated: 2:16 PM 9/2/2014

    NEW YORK - Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my... (More)
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Updated: 1:15 PM 9/2/2014

    WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... (More)
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge

    Updated: 1:11 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... (More)
  • Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    Updated: 12:32 PM 9/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio that criticizes Landrieu as siding with Venezuelan... (More)
  • 32 teens escape from Tenn. detention center; 9 still on lam

    32 teens escape from Tenn. detention center; 9 still on lam

    Updated: 12:30 PM 9/2/2014

    NASHVILLE, TN - Officials say 32 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a fence late Monday, and 9 of them were still on the run Tuesday. Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says the teens - ages 14 to 19 - left their rooms... (More)
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Updated: 12:21 PM 9/2/2014

    BEIRUT - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the... (More)
  • Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    Updated: 12:00 PM 9/2/2014

    PHOENIX - Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. Her family members were focused on... (More)
  • Halliburton agrees to billion dollar oil spill settlement

    Halliburton agrees to billion dollar oil spill settlement

    Updated: 11:49 AM 9/2/2014

    HOUSTON - Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a large portion of claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement is subject to court approval. Halliburton was BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf, killing 11 people and... (More)

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