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  • THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Politicians told to pay fines

    Updated: 10:30 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations. In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts. Four politicians are... (More)
  • Woman seeing yellow after restriping incident

    Updated: 9:51 PM 10/30/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A woman says a state vehicle restriping the highway painted her car yellow and she's getting the run-around to fix it. Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Danielle Landry was driving along Highway 10 in St. Francisville when a Department of Transportation and Development truck was heading toward... (More)
  • Suicide guns at auction

    Suicide guns at auction

    Updated: 7:51 PM 10/30/2014

    GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A coroner in western Pennsylvania is about to auction off about 100 guns used in suicides and other accidental shooting deaths. Coroner Ken Bacha says state law says local governments have to sell unclaimed property with the proceeds going to help fund county government. The office... (More)
  • Denver pleads for Denver

    Denver pleads for Denver

    Updated: 7:44 PM 10/30/2014

    DENVER, COLORADO- There is a call in Denver for vandals to return a bust of singer John Denver that disappeared during a Halloween party hosted by a radio station. Someone pried the bronze bust off its base during KBPI's Saints and Sinners Ball on Tuesday and the station asked... (More)
  • BR company producing Ebola protective gear

    Updated: 6:45 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Convergence Equity, LLC, a company based out of Baton Rouge, is teaming up with medical supply partners to produce thousands of vital protective suits used in treating and dealing with patients infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The company is currently ramping up production of the bright... (More)
  • Prosecution's witnesses paint guilty picture of suspect

    Updated: 6:45 PM 10/30/2014

    PORT ALLEN- The trial over an alleged murder-for-hire plot became even more salacious Thursday as jurors heard from witnesses for the prosecution that painted the wife accused of killer her husband as money-hungry killer who wanted to collect soon after the man's death. Corey Kitts' wife, Monique, is on... (More)
  • Feed a Family wraps up Friday

    Updated: 6:35 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's "Feed A Family" food drive is still collecting non-perishable foods through Friday. Food bank officials said this summer has been harder than most, but so far they've collected thousands of canned goods and donations that can provide more than 200,000 meals. "We're coming off... (More)
  • Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Two kids walking to school killed, third injured

    Updated: 6:14 PM 10/30/2014

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State Police said the driver of a pickup is in critical condition after they hit and killed two kids and injured a third while the children were walking to middle school in Breaux Bridge Thursday morning. State Police said Jeremy Abraham, 32, hit the girls from... (More)
  • Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects

    Updated: 5:48 PM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... (More)
  • Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    Updated: 5:18 PM 10/30/2014

    HARVEY - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson Parish woman and accused her of sexually abusing a toddler as well as a dog, and videotaping both acts. Deputies charged Angeline Lodice, 26, with aggravated rape, child porn, crimes against nature and sexual battery. Investigators told WGNO that the father... (More)

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