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  • Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Updated: 10:38 AM 7/31/2014

    KIEV, Ukraine - The fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, but that hasn't kept an international team of investigators from reaching the debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It's the first time they've been able to reach the site since the plane was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.... (More)
  • Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Updated: 8:30 AM 7/31/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place. The FBI reports on its website that Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara surrendered to authorities in Mexico and... (More)
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Updated: 7:56 AM 7/31/2014

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which... (More)
  • Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Updated: 7:03 AM 7/31/2014

    ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... (More)
  • Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    Updated: 6:59 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... (More)
  • Watch your turns: new traffic flow at wreck-prone intersection

    Updated: 6:58 AM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - There will be another change dealing with how traffic is regulated on Burbank Drive. A new stop light will be added south of LSU as The Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation looks to improve traffic along the heavily clogged street. Monday,... (More)
  • Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    Updated: 10:30 PM 7/30/2014

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening. The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... (More)
  • State reps to governor: protect our border

    State reps to governor: protect our border

    Updated: 10:27 PM 7/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Fifteen members of the Louisiana House of Representatives asked the governor in a letter Thursday; to take preventative measures to secure the state should the federal government use facilities in Louisiana to house illegals. "We already know the border agents and facilities near the our border with... (More)
  • A gracious thanks for the ticket

    A gracious thanks for the ticket

    Updated: 7:54 PM 7/30/2014

    BOISE, IDAHO- A grandmother who got a speeding ticket wrote a note to the Idaho State Trooper who gave it to her, thanking him for the kindness he showed her and to her grandchildren during the stop. Trooper Mike Nielsen shared the note from the woman who was on... (More)
  • Cars under water at UCLA

    Cars under water at UCLA

    Updated: 7:46 PM 7/30/2014

    LOS ANGELES- Cars in underground garages around UCLA are under water from a massive water main break on Tuesday. The university says 739 vehicles were parked and about half of those are totally submerged. Crews are trying to pump the water out. It's only part of the... (More)

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