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  • Google joins battle against cancer, other diseases

    Updated: 9:15 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The world's top search database is joining the search for a cure to cancer.

    Google is working on a device that could detect the arrival of cancer and other deadly diseases before you even have them. According to the company, you would wear the device that could detect minor swings in tumor cells and alert you to potential threats.

    No word on when the device will be ready for use.

  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down

    Updated: 8:47 AM 10/30/2014

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down.

    The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than two decades the tree for the nation's capitol is from Minnesota.

    Ten thousand ornaments will adorn the tree as it embarks on a 28 city journey before finally ending up in D.C.

  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping

    Updated: 8:38 AM 10/30/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no.

    Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family.

    The trend to open on Thanksgiving peaked last year, when K-Mart opened at 6:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Wal-Mart opened 6:00 p.m.

    Most stores still plan to open early Friday morning.

  • Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    Updated: 5:55 AM 10/30/2014

    NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... (More)
  • EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    Updated: 10:52 PM 10/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish ranked among the top two in early voting turnout for the last week. In EBR, 22,051 votes were cast early. Orleans Parish voters cast 23,149. Statewide, a little more than 230,000 voters cast a ballot early and most were Democrats. While... (More)
  • Woman violently thrown out of jail still in critical condition

    Woman violently thrown out of jail still in critical condition

    Updated: 10:50 PM 10/29/2014

    BAYOU PIGEON- A woman tossed out of a bar and onto a concrete parking lot remains in critical condition at a hospital following an altercation at the rural hangout Sunday morning. The unidentified woman had bleeding in her brain and needed surgery following the incident at the Pigeon Coop... (More)
  • Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    Updated: 10:46 PM 10/29/2014

    HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death. Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home. "She left to go to the... (More)
  • Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

    Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

    Updated: 7:52 PM 10/29/2014

    MINEOLA, NEW YORK- A college professor who was decapitated and her body dragged into he street was killed by her son who committed suicide by standing in front of an oncoming train. Patricia Ward was a popular instructor at Farmingdale State College. Her son, Derek Ward has a psychiatric... (More)
  • Woman sues over breast burns

    Woman sues over breast burns

    Updated: 7:43 PM 10/29/2014

    PHILADELPHIA- A woman claims her breasts were burned by people dancing around a stripper pole who knocked over a hookah pipe with hot coals in a lounge. Katelyn Sobon sued the Trilogy Nightclub and Hookah Lounge and its owner. She claims she and a friend were in a booth... (More)
  • Heated debate in Kitts case over star witness

    Updated: 6:57 PM 10/29/2014

    PORT ALLEN - Attorneys defending the West Baton Rouge woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband say the prosecution's star witness is getting special treatment to testify against Monique Kitts and accused gunman Karl Howard. Kitts is accused of hiring Howard to kill her husband,... (More)

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