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  • Mississippi woman gets life prison sentence for hired killing of husband

    August 22, 2017 10:03 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi woman, accused of having a hit man kill the husband she claims had abused her for 30 years, has been sentenced to life in prison. Local news outlets report that Evelyn Garrison, 56, accepted a plea deal to first-degree murder Monday after she'd... more »
  • Firefighters adopt puppy after saving him from burning apartment

    August 13, 2017 9:45 PM

    NEWBURGH, NY - One lucky puppy who was rescued from a burning apartment is now being adopted by the firefighters who saved his life. When the firefighters of the City of Newburgh Fire Department in New York were called to the second floor of a three-story apartment building in... more »
  • Trump honors first responders of congressional baseball attack

    July 27, 2017 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has presented the Medal of Valor to five of the first responders injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month. The three Alexandria, Virginia police officers and the two U.S. Capitol police officers received a standing ovation when they entered... more »
  • Putin-Trump meeting to be Friday in Germany

    July 4, 2017 11:12 AM

    MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will take place Friday in Germany. Russian news agencies say Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit being held... more »
  • Search warrant startles suspect, fires at SWAT

    June 30, 2017 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriffs were executing a no knock search warrant on a home when the suspect started shooting at them. According to police documents, EBRSO SWAT members were looking for Roderick Harris. After entering the house, shots were fired at the members from another room.... more »
  • Free overdose treatments available to La. first responders

    May 20, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone will be provided to first responders who request them.... more »
  • Gonzales Police receive first batch of body cameras Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:03 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales Police Department received a shipment of body cameras for officers to use. Chief Sherman Jackson said that the cameras could change how the department does business. "Maybe this could make the difference and tell the story," Jackson said. "This will help us we'll... more »
  • 'Sesame Street' to introduce viewers to first Muppet with autism

    March 20, 2017 6:27 PM

    Next month, viewers of "Sesame Street" will be introduced to Julia, a Muppet with autism. The newest member of the cast with red hair and green eyes has been present on digital properties and printed works for some time. Now she'll get her TV debut in April. On... more »
  • Governor Edwards, First Lady host equal pay summit

    March 9, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted the Louisiana Equal Pay Summit on Friday morning. The summit was held in collaboration with the Governor's Office on Women's Policy. And we're off. @LEDLouisiana Secretary @DPiersonLA talks about how equal pay is good... more »
  • First legal Cuban cargo in more than 50 years arrives in US

    January 24, 2017 9:12 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The first legal cargo from Cuba in more than 50 years has arrived in the United State. The Miami Herald reports that two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special... more »
  • Obamas opens Smithsonian African-American Museum

    September 24, 2016 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American... more »
  • Michelle Obama celebrates last birthday in White House

    January 17, 2016 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama is celebrating her birthday - and there's just one more of those big days while she's still in the White House. There's no word from the White House on how she plans to mark her 52nd birthday on Sunday. President Barack Obama threw a... more »
  • Local enforcement honored Sunday morning

    November 15, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local leaders honored law enforcement officers and military personnel Sunday morning at the First Pentecostal Church. State Senator David Vitter and State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson were among those who praised the servicemen and women for their contributions. "I've been doing this for 35 years,... more »
  • FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

    August 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the... more »
  • Same-sex couple marries in New Orleans, seemingly 1st in La.

    June 29, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who have been together for nearly 14 years are apparently the first same-sex couple to get married in Louisiana. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown told 41-year-old Michael Robinson and 39-year-old Earl Benjamin of New Orleans: "You are now lawfully wedded spouses." About 40... more »
  • First Baton Rouge baby of 2015 named Evelynn

    January 1, 2015 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital confirmed that the first baby born in Baton Rouge this year is a healthy baby girl. The first 2015 birth in the capital area is baby Evelynn, weighing in at 7 pounds and 10 ounces. She was born just after midnight according to hospital... more »

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