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  • Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot

    Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot

    Updated: 5:32 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters expects it will take about a month to sift through the thousands of names turned in Monday supporting the proposed City of St. George. More than 18,000 signatures were submitted this morning to bring the issue before voters. Organizers... (More)
  • Boil order issued for some in St. Gabriel

    Boil order issued for some in St. Gabriel

    Updated: 5:26 PM 10/20/2014

    ST. GABRIEL - People living along Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel were cautioned to boil their water after a water line was broken in the area Monday. Baton Rouge Water Works said customers in that area should boil any water before consumption. That includes before making ice, brushing... (More)
  • How to "winterize" your skin

    Updated: 5:21 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dermatologist Dr. Z shared her advice on how to prep your skin for the winter.

    Dr. Z explained cooler weather can dry skin out and cause itching or cracking on tougher areas of skin on the body like the soles of your feet.

    She recommends moisturizing with creams, wash with soft soaps and exfoliate feet and legs. Dr. Z says petroleum jelly is a great way to keep lips and dry skin from cracking.

     

  • Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu

    Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu

    Updated: 4:27 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the most bipartisan and effective lawmakers in the Senate, offering a high-profile campaign boost ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period. Clinton sought to combat GOP claims that Landrieu was too closely tied... (More)
  • Rouses, Associated Grocers reach settlement

    Rouses, Associated Grocers reach settlement

    Updated: 4:24 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Thibodaux retail grocery chain Rouses Enterprises and Baton Rouge-based wholesale grocery supplier Associated Grocers have reached an undisclosed settlement in a legal dispute. Donny Rouse, the chain's managing partner, said in a statement Monday the Rouse family is "very satisfied with this resolution." The issue is whether... (More)
  • WWII planes land at BTR Metro

    WWII planes land at BTR Metro

    Updated: 3:43 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The world's only flying B-29 Superfortress landed Monday at Baton Rouge Regional Airport for a special display, along with other historic planes. The historic bomber and other vintage military aircraft will be on display at the airport through Wednesday. Alongside the B-29 is a B-24 Diamond... (More)
  • BRFD: House fire intentionally set

    BRFD: House fire intentionally set

    Updated: 3:32 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a fire at a vacant house in Baton Rouge Monday was the work of arson. Firefighters responded to 3131 Riley around 10 a.m. and said the rear of the building was burning when they arrived. By the time the fire was brought under... (More)
  • 5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

    5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

    Updated: 3:08 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - At a forum in Baton Rouge, four Republican candidates for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat stressed their opposition to President Barack Obama, while boasting of their conservative philosophies; one Democrat - former Gov. Edwin Edwards - emphasized what he called a moderate philosophy. Edwards, businessman Paul Dietzel,... (More)
  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Updated: 2:30 PM 10/20/2014

    HAMMOND, Ind. - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said during a news conference Monday that the suspect, identified... (More)
  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    Updated: 1:28 PM 10/20/2014

    WASHINGTON - Republicans may be close to winning control of Congress and more votes to repeal "Obamacare," but GOP governors don't see the president's health care law going away. Nine Republican governors have accepted the law's Medicaid coverage expansion for low-income people, despite their own misgivings about big government and... (More)

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