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  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... (More)
  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    Updated: 11:07 AM 10/22/2014

    DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that... (More)
  • Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    Updated: 10:56 AM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after... (More)
  • Man suspected in 7 killings refuses to speak, hearing postponed

    Man suspected in 7 killings refuses to speak, hearing postponed

    Updated: 9:50 AM 10/22/2014

    GARY, IN - An Indiana judge has rescheduled a hearing for man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women after he refused to respond to her questions during his initial court appearance. Darren Vann stood stone-faced during Wednesday's hearing at the Lake County Jail in Crown Pointafter Judge Kathleen Sullivan... (More)
  • Family: Gary Plauche has died

    Updated: 9:18 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2. Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody. Plauche waited for Doucet to be... (More)
  • Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in September

    Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in September

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 725 home sales that closed in September in the eight-parish area.... (More)
  • Jindal says only other job he wants is president

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal told News 2 today that if he stays in politics after his term is over, it would be to run for president. Jindal told Michael Marsh Tuesday it was the only other job in politics he wanted. He said he and First Lady... (More)
  • Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Updated: 9:17 AM 10/22/2014

    WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned.

    The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe.

    Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car

    He says Jones was taken to Glenwood Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

    The crash remains under investigation.

  • North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    Updated: 9:16 AM 10/22/2014

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Miamisburg resident had... (More)
  • Get a Taste of Baton Rouge, help feed seniors

    Updated: 7:56 AM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some good food and music for a great cause at Taste of Baton Rouge. It's a fundraiser for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. The agency delivers 125,000 meals through their "Meals on Wheels" Program and over 85,000 hot meals daily to... (More)

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