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  • Police investigate pair of Wednesday night shootings

    Police investigate pair of Wednesday night shootings

    Updated: 7:26 AM 10/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge. The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The second... (More)
  • Obama talks economy ahead of midterm elections

    Obama talks economy ahead of midterm elections

    Updated: 7:26 AM 10/2/2014

    CHICAGO, IL - President Barack Obama is trying to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign with a speech at Northwestern University. The speech Thursday is designed to let voters know that he hasn't forgotten about their financial struggles despite weeks of being consumed by global crises. A... (More)
  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

    Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

    Updated: 7:25 AM 10/2/2014

    DALLAS, TX - Officials at a Dallas hospital are reviewing protocols after its emergency room sent a man with Ebola home after he told a nurse he had recently arrived from West Africa. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had just arrived from Liberia,... (More)
  • TPSO: Amite cop accused of kidnapping, rape

    Updated: 7:24 AM 10/2/2014

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies accused an Amite City Police officer of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his department has been investigating the... (More)
  • A minor's unaccompanied story

    Updated: 7:23 AM 10/2/2014

    BATON ROUGE - In February, a 17-year-old crossed the U.S. border illegally attempting to find her mother and escape the crime and violence at home in La Entrada, Copán. "She suffered a lot of abuse from her father," the girl's mother, Ordina, said through a translator. "That was one... (More)
  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    Updated: 1:51 AM 10/2/2014

    SYDNEY, Australia - A man has been seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia. Police say the man was attacked Thursday morning at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast. The victim was being treated at a hospital. Police said they had... (More)
  • Semi collision closes rural Louisiana highway

    Semi collision closes rural Louisiana highway

    Updated: 9:03 PM 10/1/2014

    NORWOOD - Highway 67 south of the state line was closed Wednesday evening as State Police worked a crash involving two 18-wheelers. Authorities said little information was available shortly after the wreck, but did describe the crash as being a "serious injury" collision. The wreck happened about a mile... (More)
  • A need for speed

    A need for speed

    Updated: 7:56 PM 10/1/2014

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN- A new version of the classic Chevy Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three-seconds. General Motors says the 2015 Corvette Z06 can hit 60 mph in 2.95 seconds and can travel a quarter mile in under eleven-seconds. Top speed in the quarter... (More)
  • Singing road in New Mexico

    Singing road in New Mexico

    Updated: 7:48 PM 10/1/2014

    TIJERAS, NEW MEXICO- Transportation leaders in New Mexico hope a new "singing road" will slow speeders along historic Route 66. It'll be built between Albuquerque and Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series called "Crowd Control" that debuts in November. Tigress Productions will build it. The road uses... (More)
  • Juban Crossing grand opening October 15

    Updated: 6:48 PM 10/1/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Juban Crossing development is just two weeks away from its grand opening after years of delays. Belk is set to open October 15 with three other stores opening the last week in October. Several more stores in phase one will open in November. Wednesday... (More)

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