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  • Jury selection in murder-for-hire trial continues

    Updated: 6:46 PM 10/22/2014

    PORT ALLEN - A woman accused of having her husband killed faces trial three years later. Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed almost four years ago and it took three years... (More)
  • Video of DWI stops to help cops

    Updated: 6:46 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The city will spend nearly $30,000 to upgrade camera systems in the current DWI task force units and install a system in the mobile breath alcohol test unit. The cameras will be used to capture each instance of a DWI arrest, from initial contact, to the field... (More)
  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    Updated: 6:38 PM 10/22/2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said. The attack immediately raised... (More)
  • Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

    Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

    Updated: 6:33 PM 10/22/2014

    COLUMBUS, OH - The family of a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body. A family statement released Wednesday through a media consultant says officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and... (More)
  • Workshops announced for small business competition

    Workshops announced for small business competition

    Updated: 5:51 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Small businesses have the chance to compete for a combined $60,000 in cash and prizes for coming up with plans to create more jobs in Louisiana. Capital One Bank announced plans for their 2014 Bayou Classic Business Plan Competition this week, with the winners scheduled to... (More)
  • Metro Council approves casino, LSU annexations

    Metro Council approves casino, LSU annexations

    Updated: 5:17 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved petitions Wednesday to annex several portions of land in the southern part of the parish into the city limits of Baton Rouge. The property includes the L'Auberge Casino, LSU Ben Hur Research Substation and Fire Training Ground, as well... (More)
  • Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    Updated: 4:30 PM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected... (More)
  • GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

    GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

    Updated: 3:50 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks to outright avoidance of the question as support for Jindal... (More)
  • 4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    Updated: 3:40 PM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... (More)
  • Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    Updated: 3:39 PM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. Last year, the figure was 89 percent. The latest figures were released Wednesday. The new system does not yet require... (More)

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