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  • Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect

    Updated: 12:20 PM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... (More)
  • Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    Updated: 10:55 AM 9/1/2014

    CLINTON - Firefighters and police responded to a Clinton dental office Monday morning after the owner called to report his office was on fire. Dr. Carl Anderson contacted authorities around 8 a.m. when he arrived at his office on 12242 Silliman Street in Clinton Monday morning and saw flames... (More)
  • No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    Updated: 10:07 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries.

    That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball.

    The lottery corporation says the biggest prize for any ticket sold in Louisiana for Saturday's drawings was $20,000. Two Powerball tickets are worth that much. Each is a PowerPlay ticket matching four numbers and the Powerball.

  • Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Updated: 7:49 AM 9/1/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering specifics on threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of intelligence committees in... (More)
  • Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Updated: 7:45 AM 9/1/2014

    SLIDELL - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at... (More)
  • Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    Updated: 7:43 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road... (More)
  • Federal Judge temporarily blocks La. abortion law

    Federal Judge temporarily blocks La. abortion law

    Updated: 7:22 AM 9/1/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would require doctors who perform... (More)
  • Police: New Orleans man killed in West Baton Rouge crash

    Police: New Orleans man killed in West Baton Rouge crash

    Updated: 6:50 PM 8/31/2014

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a man who wasn't wearing a seat belt was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled across traffic on I-10 eastbound. It happened near LA Hwy 415. Officials say Reese Randolph, 22, was killed. Police say Randolph was a passanger in... (More)
  • Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

    Rivers' daughter: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

    Updated: 6:39 PM 8/31/2014

    NEW YORK - Joan Rivers' daughter says loved ones are hopeful about the comedian's condition as she remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a New York City doctor's office. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Sunday that "we are keeping our fingers crossed." She's thanking people... (More)
  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Updated: 6:38 PM 8/31/2014

    SOUTHAMPTON, NY - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long Island. Authorities say he posted $1,500 bail at Southampton Town... (More)

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