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  • Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together

    Updated: 6:21 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter. Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to... (More)
  • Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

    Updated: 6:16 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in dropping... (More)
  • Bonfires stick out on Levee

    Bonfires stick out on Levee

    Updated: 6:11 PM 12/19/2014

    LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition. "It's about having a... (More)
  • Redemptorist High, Jr. High to close in 2015

    Updated: 5:53 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Friday they would be shutting down Redemptorist High School and Junior High. The announcement was made by Bishop Robert Muench at a press conference called Friday morning. He cited plummeting enrollment as the primary reason for the decision, and said... (More)
  • Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    Updated: 5:15 PM 12/19/2014

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war. The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to... (More)
  • Man dies in overnight fire in New Roads

    Updated: 5:01 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning. The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire. Deputy Chief Fire... (More)
  • School investigating paper towel fire

    School investigating paper towel fire

    Updated: 4:57 PM 12/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said they're looking into who started a fire in a paper towel dispenser at Glen Oaks High School Friday. Keith Bromery with East Baton Rouge Schools said the fire was intentionally set in the boy's bathroom around 3 p.m. Friday. He said school had... (More)
  • 5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    Updated: 4:12 PM 12/19/2014

    LOS ANGELES - The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company... (More)
  • New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits

    New Orleans police face backlog of 400 rape kits

    Updated: 3:30 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential. Disclosure about the untested rape kits came during a New... (More)
  • Surge in workers keeps pushing up La. jobless rate

    Surge in workers keeps pushing up La. jobless rate

    Updated: 2:34 PM 12/19/2014

    Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the seventh straight month in November, and what had been strong growth in employer payrolls waned. The state's jobless rate rose to 6.5 percent, as growth in job seekers continued to outstrip increases in the number of people reporting they have jobs. The unemployment rate... (More)

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