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  • On the house, plus

    On the house, plus

    Updated: 7:41 PM 3/3/2015

    MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A man celebrating with breakfast at a restaurant got a 7-cent refund on his bill since the policy is to give customers a percentage off their bill if its their birthday. Joseph Nelson turned 101 and told a reporter he never thought he would live this... (More)
  • Five BRPD officers on leave after shooting

    Updated: 6:51 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight. Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... (More)
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather

    Updated: 6:50 PM 3/3/2015

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... (More)
  • Neighbors: Drive-by shooting left toddler covered in blood

    Updated: 5:49 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied. A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out. ... (More)
  • Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    Updated: 5:16 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort. Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter... (More)
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Updated: 4:45 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... (More)
  • Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

    Updated: 4:15 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's business lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business. Jindal wants to lessen spending on refundable tax credits, in which the state pays out more than the taxes owed. He proposes to use... (More)
  • Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    Updated: 3:08 PM 3/3/2015

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... (More)
  • Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old bonds out of jail

    Therapist accused of touching 11-year-old bonds out of jail

    Updated: 3:03 PM 3/3/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested an East Baton Rouge therapist after one of his juvenile patients said the man fondled him during a session. Deputies booked William Abraham, 60, of Baton Rouge into the EBR Parish Prison Monday on a charge of child molestation. The sheriff's office said... (More)
  • New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

    Updated: 2:14 PM 3/3/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans. Police says the shooting occurred at the dead woman's home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officer Hilal Williams says officers found a 25-year-old woman inside the home suffering from multiple... (More)

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