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  • Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Updated: 8:46 AM 8/21/2014

    ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly... (More)
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    Updated: 8:45 AM 8/21/2014

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... (More)
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Updated: 2:13 AM 8/21/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change U.S. lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. President Barack Obama says the U.S. won't scale back its military posture in Iraq in response to James Foley's killing. But he's offering no specifics... (More)
  • Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

    Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

    Updated: 2:09 AM 8/21/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Hamas says in a text message sent to media that the three - Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -... (More)
  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder

    Updated: 10:05 PM 8/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... (More)
  • 71-year-old great-grandmother campaigning for police chief spot

    71-year-old great-grandmother campaigning for police chief spot

    Updated: 10:04 PM 8/20/2014

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother has entered the race for police chief in this small town. Fern Barnett, who had been a clerk for the city and the department, qualified for the election on the first day candidates could sign up. By Wednesday evening, she was the only person listed... (More)
  • People told to boil water

    People told to boil water

    Updated: 9:55 PM 8/20/2014

    EAST FELICIANA- A boil advisory was issued for some customers on the East Feliciana Rural Water System due to a break in the main line.

    Officials ask residents who experienced water outages during the evening of Wednesday, August 20, 2014, on Idlewild, Christy lane, and Sullivan road to take precaution and boil all water that will be used or consumed.

    The boil advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Kansas City cop challenges teens to a dance-off

    Kansas City cop challenges teens to a dance-off

    Updated: 9:20 PM 8/20/2014

    KANSAS CITY - A few cops got caught on camera busting a few moves with some neighborhood kids. A group of Kansas City teens had no idea what to expect when two police cars stopped only to challenge them in a dance-off. According to the teens, the two... (More)
  • Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    Prosecution witnesses help man on trial

    Updated: 7:54 PM 8/20/2014

    ANGLETON, TEXAS- There was boost for a man on trial for murdering a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons. David Barajas is accused of shooting Jose Banda two yeas ago. Prosecutors contend it was minutes after Banda plowed into a car Barajas and his sons were... (More)
  • Threats against Foley's life last week

    Threats against Foley's life last week

    Updated: 7:46 PM 8/20/2014

    BOSTON- The CEO of the news organization James Foley was working for says Foley's kidnappers threatened to kill him last week in response to U.S. air strikes in Iraq. GlobalPost's Philip Balboni says Foley's family was sent a threatening email that was "full of rage" but made no demands.... (More)

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