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  • Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

    Updated: 3:27 PM 9/16/2014

    ATLANTA - President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers... (More)
  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    Updated: 3:24 PM 9/16/2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a... (More)
  • Zachary PD looks for info on serial meat thief

    Zachary PD looks for info on serial meat thief

    Updated: 3:05 PM 9/16/2014

    ZACHARY - Police are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a food store in Zachary last month. Zachary police said they responded to LeBlanc's Food Store on Sept. 4 after an employee confronted a man as he attempted to... (More)
  • Man who killed student sentenced to death

    Man who killed student sentenced to death

    Updated: 2:42 PM 9/16/2014

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death. Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Authorities... (More)
  • La. airports get federal grants for improvements

    La. airports get federal grants for improvements

    Updated: 1:30 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will receive nearly $1.68 million under a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program for improvements. Also sharing in $13.32 million earmarked for Louisiana are Lafayette Regional Airport, $1.5 million, and Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, $222,222. The largest DOT grant in Louisiana... (More)
  • 4 accused of dealing marijuana, sex with minors

    4 accused of dealing marijuana, sex with minors

    Updated: 12:46 PM 9/16/2014

    GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex. Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... (More)
  • Judge rules LSP retirement hike unconstitutional

    Judge rules LSP retirement hike unconstitutional

    Updated: 11:10 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent violates Louisiana's constitution. Judge Janice Clark issued the ruling after a hearing Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, filed a... (More)
  • Influential La. lobbyist Tommy Boggs dies

    Influential La. lobbyist Tommy Boggs dies

    Updated: 11:04 AM 9/16/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Well-known Washington D. C. lobbyist and Louisiana native Tommy Boggs Jr. has died. He was 73 years old. Boggs' sister said he died of a heart attack Monday. The New Orleans native was the son of Thomas Hale Boggs, a U. S. Representative from Louisiana's... (More)
  • One seriously injured in I-12 wreck

    One seriously injured in I-12 wreck

    Updated: 10:50 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic on I-12 through Baton Rouge slowed to a crawl Tuesday after a wreck blocked all but one lane of travel near the I-10 / I-12 split. The wreck happened just before 10 a.m. and involved four or five vehicles, according to DOTD. Authorities said... (More)
  • Vigil to be held tonight to remember 7-year-old killed in shooting

    Vigil to be held tonight to remember 7-year-old killed in shooting

    Updated: 9:39 AM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - There's a special and candlelight vigil to remember 7-year-old old, Terrez Coleman. Coleman was killed in a drive-by shooting on Prescott in mid-August. Deputies have still not been able to locate a suspect in the shooting. According to investigators, the family of five was in... (More)

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