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  • No more arguments in Louisiana gay marriage case

    No more arguments in Louisiana gay marriage case

    Updated: 7:38 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has already heard arguments regarding Louisiana's refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples legally married in... (More)
  • Louisiana ranks 47th in national Kids Count survey

    Louisiana ranks 47th in national Kids Count survey

    Updated: 3:11 AM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana fell one spot to 47th in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access. The Kids Count report was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization that had Louisiana ranked at 46th in 2013.... (More)
  • House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    Updated: 2:49 AM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers. A Senate bill being unveiled Wednesday would allocate $2.7 billion for... (More)
  • Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    Updated: 2:04 AM 7/23/2014

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defense motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard... (More)
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    Updated: 2:00 AM 7/23/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... (More)
  • Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    Updated: 1:57 AM 7/23/2014

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. Angus Houston heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which oversees the search for Malaysia Airlines... (More)
  • West BR man, teen survive near-death camping trip

    West BR man, teen survive near-death camping trip

    Updated: 11:05 PM 7/22/2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. - At least two people from West Baton Rouge were injured when a strong storm moved over their campsite near the Canadian border Tuesday morning. Kirk Sanchez, 47, and Hayden Toups, 13, were taken to the hospital when a tree fell on their tent. Sanchez... (More)
  • Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    Updated: 10:51 PM 7/22/2014

    WATSON - People who live in Oak Hills subdivision said Tuesday, they were blindsided by news that a gravel pit is planned behind their neighborhood in Livingston Parish. The gravel mine could be behind houses along Highway 16 in Watson, if the permit is approved. It would be feet... (More)
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions

    Updated: 10:25 PM 7/22/2014

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... (More)
  • Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    Updated: 8:33 PM 7/22/2014

    SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall. Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... (More)

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