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North Baton Rouge Career Fair set for Aug. 14

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The Third Annual North Baton Rouge Community Education for Careers Fair will be held onThursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College’s Student Activity Center, 3250 North Acadian Thruway, in Baton Rouge. More>>

GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

All lanes at I-12 East at Albany now open after 6-vehicle crash

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All lanes at I-12 East at Albany are now open after a six-vehicle crash. But State Police say traffic is still very heavy. More>>

Police: Man charged with rape, sexual battery of teen girl

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A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape, forcible rape and sexual battery of a teenage girl.The 16-year-old victim told police the abuse started when she was 12-years-old.  More>>

Social Seduction: Man lured to house by woman, carjacked, police say

Police say that the victim met a woman, known as "Ali W" through a social media site, known as "Tagged," and arranged to meet her in person. That is when he was allegedly carjacked.
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Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

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Shania Twain will take a final bow on her comeback tour, Beyonce's (sort of) in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a beetle takes on the Beatles, this week in music.

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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. More>>

Police arrest suspect in Prescott Road shooting Video included

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A man wanted in connection with a shooting that left another man fighting for his life is now behind bars. He is charged with attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $80,000. More>>

Metro Council set to vote on 'Fairness Ordinance' Video included

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The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will vote Wednesday night on a proposed "fairness ordinance,” but with strong opinions for and against, it's unclear if it will get the votes needed to pass. More>>

Prosecution introduces confession video in trial of man charged in Brusly High student's death Video included

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The man accused of killing a high school student was in court again Wednesday, as the prosecution began to present evidence in the case. Prosecutors introduced a video of the man confessing to shooting the teen. More>>

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Couple arrested for having sex on public beach in broad daylight Video included

People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. More>>

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. More>>

St. George incorporation effort looks to December for issue to go before voters Video included

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The St. George movement to incorporate will not be placed on the November ballot after organizers failed to reach the number of signatures required to put the issue before voters. More>>

Deputies search for suspects after 36 vehicles broken into

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying vehicle burglary suspects after more than 30 cars that were left unlocked were broken into early Monday morning. More>>

Middle school vice principal allegedly exchanges nude photos with teen girl Video included

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A middle school vice principal is accused of having sexual conversations on Facebook with a 15-year-old girl and exchanging nude photos. He is charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor. More>>

Tropical depression No. 2 races toward Lesser Antilles

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Tropical depression No. 2 picked up more forward speed early Wednesday morning as it continues moving west-northwest over the Atlantic Ocean. More>>

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper Video included

One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana. More>>

Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title

Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. More>>

Officers injured during shootout with murder suspect Video included

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Two officers were injured during La Joya, TX shootout with a murder suspect.

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2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

Sorrento town council takes steps to abolish police department Video included

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The Sorrento Town Council approved two measures Tuesday night that will pave the way for the town to completely dissolve its police departmentwith voter approval. More>>

Trial underway for man accused of killing Brusly High football player Video included

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The murder trial for a suspect accused of killing a Brusly High School football player started Tuesday.  More>>

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man jumps out of 3rd story window to escape fire Video included

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Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say an adult jumped from a window of an apartment complex to escape a fire that started just after 1:30 p.m.Firefighters rescued 13 people from the fire. More>>

760 pound alligator to move into West Baton Rouge visitor's center Video included

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The West Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau has a new heavyweight lined up; a 760 pound, preserved alligator.The alligator was killed in September 2013 at Solitude Point, but no one knew what to do with an alligator this big.  More>>

Jacques Talk: Can the Ragin' Cajuns take the next step?

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In the past three years, the UL-Lafayette football team has gotten some national attention, so now, many wonder if the Ragin’ Cajuns can take the next step and beat quality teams outside their conference. More>>

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. More>>

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

CPSO: Woman shot in face after trying to run over deputy Video included

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A 33-year-old Sulphur woman was shot Tuesday night while trying to run over a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy, authorities said.
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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

Children saw bodies fall from sky in eastern Ukraine Video included

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 Villagers and orphans witnessed bodies and plane parts from the downed Malaysian airliner fall from the sky.  

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Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Chrysler recalls Jeeps over ignition switch issue

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Chrysler says it will contact affected customers by mid-September. More>>

Baker city council approves budget Video included

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Baker now has a budget in place.City leaders passed the spending plan Tuesday night for the current fiscal year.  More>>

Cleveland Mom facing charges for leaving kids alone after children start fire Video included

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A mother is facing charges after police say she left her kids home alone. The kids then started a fire.
 
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Central city council approves assistant police chief position Video included

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Central will soon have an assistant police chief. he City Council voted Tuesday night to approve about $55,000 for the new positionafter a lengthy debate.  More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

Indiana officer to keep job after pushing over man in wheelchair

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Shocking video released by police in Indiana that went viral online sparked outrage after footage showed an officer toppling over a man in his wheelchair. More>>

Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets Video included

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There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.Ashton Belcher has taken it upon himself to write Governor Bobby Jindal to ask that he help more than a dozen families honorthe memories of their loved ones who have not made it back home following the Vietnam War. More>>

Our Turn - Your Turn: Edmonson Retirement Legislation Video included

This is politics at its worst.A last-minute addition gets tacked on to a completely unrelated bill as the Louisiana legislative session comes to a close. The sneaky add-on is a provision that affects the retirement pay for just two state troopers – one of them being the head of the Louisiana State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson.How sneaky was the move? After the fact, one of the lawmakers who sponsored the original bill says he didn’t even realize what he voted for.This is precisely the type of b... More>>

Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

Chris Loar announces run for Ascension Parish President Video included

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Ascension Parish Council Chairman, Chris Loar announced Tuesday he is joining the race for parish president. He was surrounded by his wife, two daughters, and a room full of supporters at Kamal’s Café in Gonzales. More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

Report says deepening LSU lakes good for the environment

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Deepening University and City Park Lakes and three of the four smaller lakes that surround them would improve the natural ecosystems and keep them from returning to swampland.That according to a recent report by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.A soil analysis also showed that material dredged from deepening the lakes would be strong enough to support shoreline improvements such asbuilding paths and small structures. More>>

Saints make roster moves

The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that the team has signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson. More>>

Son of car chase suspect: 'Daddy's trying to kill us and I don't know why!' Video included

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A high-speed chase that family says started because a domestic ended with a crash on Monday night. More>>

Missing Ponchatoula teen's body found after swimming in Gulf Shores Video included

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Authorities say the teenager from Ponchatoula, LA who was missing in the dangerous surf on the Alabama coast has been found.  More>>

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core Video included

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Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy. More>>

63-year-old man arrested for molestation, sexual battery

A 63-year-old man from North Carolina is being held in Baton Rouge for the alleged molestation of a young girl and an outstanding warrant for a sexual battery in St. James Parish.   More>>

EBR Parish Attorney: Uber not in compliance with ordinance

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The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting that Uber has begun to file the required paperwork, but has not turned in everything required to operate in East Baton Rouge Parish. More>>

Food crawl shows people great restaurants they can get to by bus Video included

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Foodies and the folks from Visit Baton Rouge are teaming up for a unique adventure in Baton Rouge. They're using public transportation to complete a food crawl.

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Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Sam's recalling some fruit from California

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A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

Police arrest suspect in connection with UL-Lafayette bomb threat Video included

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Police said a man is in custody accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. The suspect was identified as Devin Haywood.

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Mother, son arrested in East Feliciana Parish SWAT drug bust

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A mother and her son were arrested Tuesday morning after the Delta Narcotics Task Force found drugs, drug paraphernalia and a semi automatic handgun in an East Feliciana Parish home. More>>

Central city council will vote on expanding police department

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The police chief in the City of Central says he campaigned with a promise to expand police presence. Tuesday night, the city council in Central will decide whether to give the police chief extra funds to run his department. More>>

LSU defensive tackle injured after punching glass

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LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room. More>>

Jury selection begins in Hammond deadly shooting trial Video included

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Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of a man suspected of shooting another man to death two years ago. The 61-year-old suspect is on trial for second-degree murder. More>>

Kids chased out of pond by 300 pound alligator Video included

This large gator was stalking the children, McDonald says. (Source: KLTV news staff) This large gator was stalking the children, McDonald says. (Source: KLTV news staff)
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Several East Texas children were swimming in a pond when they realized they had an uninvited guest with them: an eight foot long alligator.
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Deputies arrest police officer, his brother and his girlfriend in meth investigation Video included

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Authorities said a police officer, his brother and the officer’s live-in girlfriend were arrested in connection with a meth investigation. The officer and his brother are accused of making meth for personal use. More>>

Mystery solved after Winfield family finds wedding rings attached to balloons Video included

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The owner of two rings found attached to two blue balloons in Marion County has come forward to explain why she let her rings go. More>>

Video of cat resuscitation inspires fire department donations Video included

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A news story showing Columbia firefighters resuscitating a cat inspired two local animal lovers to work on providing every fire department in South Carolina with the same technology that saved the cat. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Dog 'apologizes' for stealing baby's toys

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When it comes to toys, dogs can be both territorial and selfish. After all, they are born with both instincts. More>>

Police expect man shot multiple times on St. Gerard Ave. to survive

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A man who was shot late Monday night is expected to survive, despite suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he first went to a pharmacy and then an urgent care clinic after the shooting. More>>

No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close Video included

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The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market. As of today, the casino is planning to close its doors by September 19. More>>

Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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Perry to send National Guard to Texas border

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Both Perry and the president have the authority to deploy the National  Guard.  More>>

Handover of black boxes starts investigation Video included

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 Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands.  More>>

Sorrento Town Council calls special meeting to discuss ordinance on police department vote Video included

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The Sorrento Town Council has called a special meeting to review to a proposed ordinance. The plan calls for voters to decide whether or not to do away with the police department. More>>

Man with gun robs 13-year-old girl, victim unmoved Video included

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An armed robber who pulled a gun on a 13-year-old girl remains at large Tuesday, after the victim said the encounter was a far from frightening event. More>>

Council set to vote on anti-discrimination ordinance Video included

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An amendment to an existing East Baton Rouge Parish anti-discrimination ordinance is expected to face a toughroad at Wednesday’s Metro-Council meeting.“I do believe there's a need for it,” said East Baton Rouge Metro-Council Member C. Denise Marcelle. More>>

Brian Powers: A ride of a lifetime Video included

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Riding a motorcycle is all Brian Powers has ever known since he was 12 years old. But then one night, his love for riding bikes came to an abrupt end. Then, he decided to change that when he took up a challenge. More>>

Juban Crossing on track for Fall opening Video included

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Juban Crossing shopping complex is on track for a Fall opening. More>>

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