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  • Phone lines cut at Lane Regional Medical Center

    Phone lines cut at Lane Regional Medical Center

    Updated: 11:03 AM 4/18/2014

    ZACHARY - According to a spokesperson from Lane Regional Medical Center, the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning. Right now, no one can call in or out of the hospital. AT&T is on scene trying to fix the problem. Emergency services can still... (More)
  • Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

    Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

    Updated: 10:50 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested and charged with attempted first degree feticide after he allegedly punched his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Officers say Marty Green hit the woman in the stomach while she slept in December 2013. She is nine weeks pregnant with... (More)
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Updated: 10:28 AM 4/18/2014

    ACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in... (More)
  • Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

    Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

    Updated: 10:15 AM 4/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie, who for the first time since his years long prison stint for a 2009 drug conviction, takes the stage in his home state with performances scheduled in Lafayette and New Orleans. In an interview with The Associated Press,... (More)
  • EBR School Board member dies, visitation next week

    EBR School Board member dies, visitation next week

    Updated: 9:13 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Randy Lamana died suddenly Wednesday night, according to the board's president. Lamana's visitation wil be Monday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Rebenhorst East Funeral Home at 11000 Florida Blvd. A funeral service will follow the... (More)
  • Miss USA tickets on sale today

    Miss USA tickets on sale today

    Updated: 8:45 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Tickets for the Miss USA pageant that will be held here go in sale Friday. According to ticket information on Ticket Master, about half of the River Center Arena will be utilized for the event. There will be floor, lower, and middle level seating available. The... (More)
  • At least 12 dead after Mt. Everest avalanche

    At least 12 dead after Mt. Everest avalanche

    Updated: 8:44 AM 4/18/2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal - Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Madhu Sudan Burlakoti says the avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30... (More)
  • Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

    Updated: 6:36 AM 4/18/2014

    NEW ORLEANS- Legendary musician Pete Fountain has retired from public performing his family said late Thursday, according to WWLTV.com . Described as a musical icon and great clarinetist, the 83-year-old said it is time to retire. The announcement came from his son-in-law who has acted as his manager for... (More)
  • Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    Updated: 6:35 AM 4/18/2014

    PHOENIX- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in... (More)
  • Cemetery and businesses may be removed for street

    Updated: 6:34 AM 4/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A cemetery and two businesses may be removed for a Department of Works plan to build a connector between Highland Road and Burbank Drive. The city wants to extend Kenilworth Parkway to Burbank to ease congestion. But gravesites, an Ace Hardware Store and Country Day... (More)

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