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  • Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    Updated: 11:14 AM 12/18/2014

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made his final court appearance before his trial begins next month. The mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot and killed at his Florida home while being questioned by the FBI and Massachusetts State Police after the bombings, shouted at Tsarnaev... (More)
  • Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Detectives investigating Brightside armed robbery

    Updated: 10:05 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Brightside Drive convenience store early Monday morning. Police said a man entered the Circle K located at 1910 Brightside at around 12:55 a.m., pulled a handgun on an employee behind the counter and demanded money from... (More)
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Park Forest Elementary

    Updated: 9:13 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 2nd grade at Park Forest Elementary.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

     

  • Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Updated: 6:24 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The federal Medicaid agency says Louisiana used an improper reimbursement formula to pay pharmacists the last two years through the state's Medicaid program. If the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decides it wants the state to reimburse the payments, the state could be on the... (More)
  • Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Updated: 6:22 AM 12/18/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative opened fissures in both parties. Criticism came mostly from Republicans, but some prominent Democrats voiced opposition, too. Opponents spoke of holding up money to... (More)
  • Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... (More)
  • Perkins widening plan concerning for some

    Updated: 6:18 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A first-hand look at an effort to widen Perkins Road from Siegen to Highland has some concerned about the construction plan. The project has been in the works for 10 years and Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Development along with city-parish government presented its plan... (More)
  • Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    Updated: 10:43 PM 12/17/2014

    LIVINGSTON- The long, drawn out court battle on who should get paid for Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish took another twist Wednesday. A federal judge ruled that engineering firm Alvin Fairburn and Associates can sue the parish for work the company said it performed following the September... (More)
  • Mistaken admissions notices

    Mistaken admissions notices

    Updated: 7:59 PM 12/17/2014

    BALTIMORE- Some 300 students who thought they'd been accepted to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were actually rejected or deferred. The university says it was a mistake of human error from a contractor that works with the school who pulled a wrong list of emails. Of... (More)
  • Illegals closer to legal licenses

    Illegals closer to legal licenses

    Updated: 7:52 PM 12/17/2014

    PHOENIX- The U.S. Supreme Court moved thousands of young immigrants closer to obtaining driver's licenses in Arizona with a ruling on Wednesday. The court denied a request from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to put a lower court decision on hold. That ruling struck down her executive order to deny... (More)

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