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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

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A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden. More>>

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. More>>

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

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A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. More>>

Hale leads LSU to 4-3 win over Ole Miss in 13 innings

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Junior first baseman Conner Hale collected three hits and scored three runs Thursday night to lead seventh-ranked LSU to a 4-3, 13-inning win over No. 10 Ole Miss at Swayze Field. More>>

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion Video included

Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight." More>>

Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data... More>>

Celtic media and Costco petition Baton Rouge to join city limits Video included

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The city of Baton Rouge could soon be getting just a little bit bigger thanks to a petition signed by Celtic Media Centre and Costco Wholesale. "This is something that's been in the works for a long time More>>

St. Joseph Cathedral's holy week Video included

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St. Joseph Cathedral held its solemn evening mass for Holy Thursday on April 17th. Bishop Robert Meunch led a time of prayer and praise, reminding the faithful of the biblical story leading to Easter Sunday. More>>

K-9 competition show off best K-9 units in area Video included

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office held a competition this week to show off some of the best K-9 units in the area. The Region 10 field trials were held around the city this week. The K-9 units More>>

Keeping "baby weight" increases health risk for moms Video included

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For new moms, losing baby weight is not just about appearances.  A new study shows keeping that extra weight after giving birth can hurt your long term health. More>>

States are cracking down on copper theft

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You have heard it before, and you may have been a victim to it - copper theft. Thieves stealing copper from refrigerators, irrigation systems, and even your home AC units. Now, four states - Mississippi, More>>

Teen urinates in Portland water supply, city drains reservoir of 38 million gallons

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A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.
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LSU in search of second straight Super Six appearance Video included

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The third-seeded LSU gymnastics team will compete for a spot in the NCAA Super Six Finals for the second straight season and fourth time overall in NCAA Semifinal I at 1 p.m. CT Friday. More>>

2 students arrested after threat of school shooting Video included

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According to officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, two Westdale Middle School students have been arrested for terrorizing after making threats on Instagram. More>>

Cold case murder resurfaces during questioning of well-known attorney Video included

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A well-known, Baton Rouge attorney was arrested Wednesday for allegedly violating a temporary restraining order in place against a former client Ashley Smith. Today, strong and sometimes salacious accusations were flying from nearly every side. More>>

Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show

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Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year. More>>

Darren Sharper will remain jailed without bond Video included

An Arizona judge denied bond Thursday for Darren Sharper, who is charged with two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs.
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Investigators: Man kills wife and son Video included

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The victims are identified as Dewona Green, 40, and Ron Green Jr., 12. They were found shot to death in their home. Deputies are looking for Ronald Green Sr. "as though he is still alive."
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Investigators search for man accused of murdering wife, child Video included

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Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting his estranged wife and their 12-year-old son. More>>

Michelle Obama to deliver commencement address at Dillard University

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First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University for the class of 2014. More>>

Catch of the day: 18 pounds of pot washes up on Grand Isle

More than 18 pounds of what police suspect is marijuana was found washed up on a Grand Isle beach Tuesday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. More>>

No drugs found in raid that injured two officers Video included

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A police officer is recovering after getting shot in his protective vest during a drug raid Wednesday night and a suspect is facing an attempted murder charge. More>>

Nationwide search continues for man wanted for sexual battery

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The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public to find a man who is wanted for second degree sexual battery. More>>

VA: Man will get warning instead of $525 citation for $.89 drink refill

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Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.
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I-110 N. at Fuqua St. reopened after sanitation truck leak

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A fluid leak from a sanitation truck blocked the left lane on I-110 at Fuqua Street for a few hours Thursday, but the roadway has been reopened. More>>

WANTED: Man accused of beating, raping teen girl

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Deputies ask for the public's help to locate a man who is suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl. More>>

Investigators: Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs Video included

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According to the Louisiana Attorney General, a Denham Springs man has been arrested on charges of multiple sex crimes against children. More>>

Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

EBR School Board member Randy Lamana dies Video included

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East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Superintendent Bernard Taylor announced Thursday morning that school board member Randy Lamana has died. More>>

I-12 E at Holden now open after 2 crashes involving 18-wheelers Video included

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Two separate crashes involving 18-wheelers shut down the interstate on I-12 East at Holden early Thursday afternoon. The crashes have been cleared and the Interstate is now open. More>>

So-called Voodoo priest's yard ornamentation decreasing property value, neighbor says Video included

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A so-called Voodoo priest's Mid-South home is concerning many people in the area. 
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Officials with BRAVE program answer questions from the community Video included

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Students and parents are getting their questions answered about the BRAVE program in Baton Rouge. More>>

Fmr US attorney in BR heads Gulf oil spill audit panel

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A former US attorney in Baton Rouge heads up a new three-member audit panel appointed to review the settlement program arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More>>

Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleads guilty to malfeasance charge Video included

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Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleaded guilty Thursday morning to one count of malfeasance in office and was sentenced to 18 months of probation. More>>

Career Academy announces it is closing its doors Video included

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Nearly 200 students at a tuition-free charter school will be scrambling to find other schools to attend come fall after learning their school is closing. More>>

Louisiana Ed. Dept. names 2014 students of the year Video included

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from the Louisiana Department of EducationState education leaders  Wednesday night named the 2014 Students of the Year. The winners, one student from the elementary, middle, and high school levels, were More>>

Denham man arrested on 6th DWI after causing serious crash Video included

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A Denham Springs man has been arrested for his sixth DWI offense after state police say he caused a crash with severe injuries. Lee Edward Easley, 29, of Denham Springs had received 5 DWI offenses before More>>

LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse

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LSU football has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse starting in 2015. LSU also announced that the Tigers will open the 2015 season against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium. More>>

LSU starts SEC against Ole Miss on Thursday

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No. 7 LSU opens a three-game SEC series at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday in Oxford, Miss., as the Tigers face the No. 10 Ole Miss Rebels at Swayze Field. More>>

Presale tickets to Miss USA in Baton Rouge available Video included

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There is an exclusive presale offer available for the Miss USA pageant, and you could have tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Starting at 10: a.m. until 11:45 pm Thrusday, April 17th, More>>

ESPN to televise LSU-Wisconsin game in Houston

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LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN. More>>

Evans leads Pelicans past Rockets, 105-100

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Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets. More>>

Legislator pushes for changes at deadly intersection Video included

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There's a dangerous intersection along Scenic Highway, and some say it needs immediate attention. The state says they've already studied it, but now a local legislator is getting involved to try and get More>>

Ghost bikes serve reminder for bike safety on roads Video included

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As the temperature continues to get warmer, look for more people riding bicycles. Some people use bikes as a means of transportation or a recreation choice. And it's during this time of year that accidents More>>

Livingston residents question recent mosquito abatement bills Video included

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Some people in Livingston Parish have questioned why they were mailed a bill for mosquito control, when the parish voted down a tax to continue the program More>>

House Bill would require hands on CPR training for graduation Video included

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Lawmakers are considering a house bill that would require every Louisiana student to have hands on CPR training in order to graduate.  More>>

Sheriff: Boy, 10, brought loaded gun to Thibodaux School

A 10-year-old boy is in custody after he allegedly brought a loaded handgun to a Thibodaux school. More>>

Teen accused of killing 3 people in Baker now in adult jail Video included

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The teenager accused of shooting four teenagers, killing three of them, is now in an adult prison. More>>

Deputies investigate deadly shooting involving 2 step-brothers Video included

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Investigators said there was some kind of argument between two step-brothers and one shot the other. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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House Committee bill to reduce size of EBR school board passes Video included

Some are calling it a dirty trick to try and undermine the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. A bill introduced this morning to reduce the size of its school board. More>>

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>

City Court Judge holds special hearing following attorney’s arrest

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A well-known Baton Rouge attorney was arrested for allegedly violating a protective order that was placed against him. More>>

Industry group helping to meet petrochemical jobs' demand Video included

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Workforce development forecasters report tens of thousands of jobs in the petrochemical industry will open up in less than two years. Local community colleges are training students to fill those positions. More>>

Breaux Bridge man arrested for murder

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Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Mark A. Roy, 44, of Breaux Bridge Tuesday in connection with a January homicide that occurred in Iberville Parish. More>>

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

Boston Bombing suspect hearing Wednesday, lawyers want charges dropped

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 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers argue some of the 27 counts against him are duplicates. More>>

Not likely Malaysian plane will be found intact Video included

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Many times, plane crashes on water are no different than crashes on land. More>>

Newly-elected Port Allen Mayor sworn in Video included

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It's official. The newly-elected Mayor of Port Allen took the oath of office Tuesday night. More>>

Anti-violence advocates hold rally on steps of Louisiana State Capitol Video included

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Anti-violence advocates are demanding action from the 2014 Louisiana Legislature. Louisiana ranks No. 45 nationally in domestic violence prevention. More>>

Proposed bill would make it harder for teachers to get arrested Video included

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From the legislature, a bill to protect teachers from being arrested. More>>

Woman dies after jumping in front of Terrebonne Parish school bus

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Detectives are investigating an incident where a woman died after jumping in front of a Terrebonne Parish school bus. More>>

Bond set for man accused of kidnapping school bus driver

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Bond has been set at $70,500 for a man accused of taking a school bus driver hostage at gunpoint and then barricading himself in a house. More>>

Gov. Jindal, State Superintendent at odds over Common Core Video included

Political analyst Jim Engster addressed the difference of opinion recently made public between Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White. Jindal has gone on record opposing the implementation of Common Core testing in Louisiana releasing a statement Monday. More>>

Sick boy gets wish to become superhero Video included

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Doctors said Max Vertin would likely be in a wheelchair by age 9, but this week he got to fly like Iron Man. More>>

BESE awards more than $1.7 million grant programs

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The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) recently approved six education project proposals for funding in the next school year under the state's Competitive Grant Program. More>>

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