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  • Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Missing LSU basketball shoes found in arrested teen's home

    Updated: 7:56 PM 1/24/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say they found two pairs of missing LSU basketball shoes in the home of a teenager just a day after he was arrested for trespassing into Tiger Stadium. Authorities say 17-year-old Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton admitted to having the shoes in his home shortly after... (More)
  • Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    Updated: 2:18 PM 1/24/2015

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says Japan will not succumb to terrorism and will continue to cooperate with the international community in the fight against it. The prime minister spoke after an online posting claimed that one of two Japanese hostages has been killed and demanded a... (More)
  • Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    Updated: 1:34 PM 1/24/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... (More)
  • Wrongly Convicted Man Set Free

    Wrongly Convicted Man Set Free

    Updated: 10:46 AM 1/24/2015

    Whiteville, North Carolina - In 1976, Joseph Sledge was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for stabbing 74-year-old Josephine Davis, and her 57-year-old daughter, Aileen. After being imprisoned for almost forty years, Sledge was declared innocent be a three-panel jury. His conviction was overturned due to the testimony of... (More)
  • New Measles Outbreaks Errupts at Disneyland

    New Measles Outbreaks Errupts at Disneyland

    Updated: 10:31 AM 1/24/2015

    California - Approximately 15 years ago, measles had practically been eliminated from the United States. Beginning in 2000, almost all new measles cases found in the U.S. came from international travelers, who had brought the disease back from adventures abroad. However, more than 60 people have managed to contract measles... (More)
  • Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed

    Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed

    Updated: 10:25 PM 1/23/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A labor dispute has disrupted shipments of Mardi Gras beads for krewes in South Louisiana. There is a contract dispute unfolding on the docks of Los Angeles between workers and shipping companies. It has caused delays and put beads on back order. Stores are having... (More)
  • Plant wins in lawsuit filed by former worker

    Plant wins in lawsuit filed by former worker

    Updated: 10:14 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - A man lost his lawsuit against the DuPont plant in Ascension Parish in a ruling that was handed down late Friday night. Jeff Simoneaux sued the company claiming the plant released large amounts of sulfuric acid three years ago. Simoneaux said the sulfuric acid leaked due... (More)
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck

    Updated: 9:48 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... (More)
  • Teen arrested inside LSU football locker room

    Teen arrested inside LSU football locker room

    Updated: 9:45 PM 1/23/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a 17-year-old who was found to be mulling around the locker rooms of Tiger Stadium Thursday night. Rodney Ki'Yon Hamilton was booked into jail on a list of charges, including for burglary and drug possession. According to arrest documents, stadium employees reported... (More)
  • No paying for interviews

    No paying for interviews

    Updated: 7:52 PM 1/23/2015

    BRIMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A judge in Alabama made an unusual ruling banning the media from paying for interviews in the upcoming trial of a woman charged with murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death. The same judge previously issued a gag-order in the case of 49-year-old Joyce Garrard. A... (More)

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