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  • La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    Updated: 11:09 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... (More)
  • Talkin' trash: Ole Miss tries throwing around corn dogs

    Updated: 10:56 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A rivalry is renewed with the rebirth of the Ole Miss Rebel football team and their reference to tiger fans as corn dogs. "All LSU fans smell like corn dogs," one Ole Miss fan named Mike said. Mike refused to give his entire name. "I... (More)
  • Reality TV stars post $25,000 bail

    Reality TV stars post $25,000 bail

    Updated: 9:27 PM 10/24/2014

    LIVINGSTON - Two more members of the canceled Baton Rouge reality TV show 'Sons of Guns' are in trouble with the law, accused of cruelty to a juvenile. Investigators in Livingston Parish arrested Stephanie Hayden and Kristafor Ford Friday. Ford was charged with cruelty, while Hayden was charged with... (More)
  • Iberville deputies shoot, kill man Friday

    Iberville deputies shoot, kill man Friday

    Updated: 9:20 PM 10/24/2014

    BAYOU PIGEON- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Friday night. Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed a deputy fired the deadly shot south of Plaquemine after 5 p.m. but did not release specifics of what happened. Stassi did say no one else was injured in the altercation. ... (More)
  • Motorcyclist killed in Friday evening crash

    Motorcyclist killed in Friday evening crash

    Updated: 9:15 PM 10/24/2014

    MAUREPAS - A man riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening. State Police said James B. Geter, 46, failed to negotiate a curve on La. 22 east of La. 16 shortly after 6 p.m. Geter's motorcycle left the highway as the road curved to the right,... (More)
  • Polling locations and information for EBR early voters

    Updated: 7:08 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... (More)
  • Tiger tailgater trades his colors when Ole Miss plays

    Updated: 7:02 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - William Day is a key member of local tailgating krewe the Tigertown Mafia Tailgaters, but when Ole Miss come to town he trades his purple and gold for red, white and blue due to long-standing allegiance. Day is a second generation Ole Miss football player who... (More)
  • Plauche buried after dying from stroke

    Updated: 6:53 PM 10/24/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for taking justice into his own hands by killing the person accused of molesting his son was buried today in Baton Rouge. Gay Plauche died this week after complications from a stroke. In the 80s Plauche shot and killed Jeffery Doucet, who... (More)
  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    Updated: 6:29 PM 10/24/2014

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... (More)
  • Police: Woman offered to sell child

    Police: Woman offered to sell child

    Updated: 5:45 PM 10/24/2014

    HAMMOND - A couple that police say tried to sell a child at a southeast Louisiana gas station appear headed for Texas. Master Trooper Brooks David, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, says the blue Dodge minivan with Florida license plates was spotted in Lake Charles Friday afternoon but headed west... (More)

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