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  • Crashes slow movement on interstate

    Crashes slow movement on interstate

    Updated: 4:04 PM 10/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Interstate 10 traffic westbound near College is slow moving after a morning crash. A secondary crash is stacking up traffic as LSU game day is continuing to bring more people on campus, Saturday morning. DOTD reported the interstate was down to one lane for a... (More)
  • Mother of LSU football coach passes away

    Mother of LSU football coach passes away

    Updated: 4:03 PM 10/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Martha Miles, the mother of LSU football coach Les Miles, passed away.

    Her passing came a day before LSU face Ole Miss. in an ESPN-nationally-televised Homecoming game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

    Miles' lost his father, Bubba, in 2000 and his sister, Anne Hope Browne, lost her life in a 2011 car accident.

    The cause of death is unknown.

     

  • Iberville deputies shoot rape suspect

    Iberville deputies shoot rape suspect

    Updated: 3:35 PM 10/25/2014

    BAYOU PIGEON -- Two Iberville Parish deputies killed a rape suspect who pointed a gun at them Friday afternoon, the sheriff said. Shaun Wilson Ramo apparently hid in the brush in a wooded area near his home on Highway 75 while deputies surrounded his house and questioned his mother,... (More)
  • Man attempts drive-through holdup

    Man attempts drive-through holdup

    Updated: 2:39 PM 10/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A man in a hoodie tried to commit a fast food drive-through robbery Saturday morning. Police said the man pulled up to the window of the restaurant at 2278 O'Neal Lane about 9:45 am. He had a cloth covering his face and wore blue latex gloves.... (More)
  • Probation hearing delayed for ex-school official

    Probation hearing delayed for ex-school official

    Updated: 12:23 PM 10/25/2014

    AMITE, La. - A probation revocation hearing for former Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Eric Dangerfield has been delayed. The hearing for Dangerfield, who is running for his old seat, was delayed until after the Nov. 4 election. The Advocate reports that the state requested a continuance because two attorneys... (More)
  • Plenty corndogs on display at LSU

    Plenty corndogs on display at LSU

    Updated: 12:06 PM 10/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - On pop singer, Katy Perry's 30th birthday she's getting a bunch of sticks from LSU fans. Tiger fans packed campus with signs that included an array of sayings and nods to the singer's insult to tiger fans. In early October, Perry took a swipe at... (More)
  • Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter

    Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter

    Updated: 11:17 AM 10/25/2014

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman. Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a statement Saturday morning that the on-scene investigation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle was finished. A .40-caliber... (More)
  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    Updated: 11:09 AM 10/25/2014

    NEW YORK - New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit West African nations who had contact with infected or possibly infected... (More)
  • Baton Rouge ride-sharing program under development

    Baton Rouge ride-sharing program under development

    Updated: 10:46 AM 10/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A program to help coordinate carpooling in the Baton Rouge area could be available online by the end of the year. The Capital Region Planning Commission has been awarded a grant from the state Department of Transportation and Development for a software program designed to help connect... (More)
  • La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    Updated: 11:09 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... (More)

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