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  • Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    Updated: 2:31 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed its lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge on... (More)
  • McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    Updated: 1:51 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee. But he finished it quite differently, doused with ice. The embattled Republican congressman took the "ice bucket challenge" outside Secretary... (More)
  • EBRSO: Teacher confessed to sex with student

    EBRSO: Teacher confessed to sex with student

    Updated: 1:38 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish confessed to investigators she'd had sex and with an underage student and shared naked photos through text messages. Deputies booked Ashley Dowden, 41, with indecent behavior and carnal knowledge of a juvenile, as well as computer... (More)
  • BRAVE to hold 'Gas for Guns' exchange Aug. 23

    BRAVE to hold 'Gas for Guns' exchange Aug. 23

    Updated: 1:24 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - In the continued efforts of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program to clean up the city's streets, the organization will hold a "Gas for Guns" exchange and neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, Aug. 23. The gun exchange will allow residents to safely dispose of firearms... (More)
  • Coroner releases more details in child's death

    Coroner releases more details in child's death

    Updated: 12:51 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Coroner Beau Clark released more information Friday from an autopsy of a 5-year-old who died from child abuse. Clark said the preliminary cause of death for Jay'v'une Bergin was blunt force injuries to his head, which had multiple bruises on his face and neck as well... (More)
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    Updated: 12:34 PM 8/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. The government is also extending an existing... (More)
  • BR Zoo's tiger cubs get their first check-up

    BR Zoo's tiger cubs get their first check-up

    Updated: 12:09 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo's newest additions, two female tiger cubs born on July 29, received their first veterinary check-up and were issued a clean bill of health earlier this week. During the check-up, the yet to be named cubs weighed in at a healthy four pounds... (More)
  • EBR Head Start program to hold Aug. 29 job fair

    EBR Head Start program to hold Aug. 29 job fair

    Updated: 12:08 PM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program and EmployBR will host a job fair to fill immediate openings for a number of positions the program urgently needs. The job fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the EmployBR... (More)
  • Fired worker accused of stealing fuel

    Fired worker accused of stealing fuel

    Updated: 11:09 AM 8/22/2014

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish man after they said he stole nearly $5,000 worth of fuel using his former employer's gas card. Deputies charged Joseph Albert, 44, with 12 felony counts of unauthorized use of an access card. Investigators said on Aug. 7 Albert's former... (More)
  • NSU search panel names 4 semi-finalists

    NSU search panel names 4 semi-finalists

    Updated: 10:28 AM 8/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Four people will interview next month for the vacant presidency at Northwestern State University. The university's presidential search committee met Thursday to cull a list of 12 recommended candidates to the four who will interview the week of Sept. 8 on the Natchitoches campus. The four semifinalists... (More)

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