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Investigators: Are police departments becoming militarized? Video included

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Several military tools, like high-powered rifles and Humvees, are showing up in cities across the country and many are ending up in police departments without the public's knowledge. More>>

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MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown Video included

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With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

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Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

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An unknown person has been admitted to a California hospital and tested for a possible Ebola infection.

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Missing US photojournalist James Foley beheaded by ISIS

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American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been allegedly beheaded by the Islamic State, or ISIS, according to the group.  More>>

Residents give input on Sullivan Road project Video included

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Neighbors in Central got a chance to take a look at the Sullivan Road Project Tuesday night.The plan is to widen the two-lane highway from Wax Road to Hooper Road. .. More>>

Restraining order lifts ban on older candidates seeking office Video included

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A judge in the 19th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday to give people recently tabbed as too old the opportunity to qualify for the office of justice of the peace and state constable.District Judge Tim Kelley issued a temporary restraining order that counters a new law that prohibits people 70 and older from running for those offices. More>>

New rocket parachute technology saving pilots' lives

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The tragic plane crash in Natchitoches over the weekend is not only affecting pilots there, but also across the rest of the ArkLaTex. More>>

Health: Corner Stores bring healthy foods to more residents Video included

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In East Baton Rouge Parish, 34 percent of adults are considered obese.  Now, the city of baton rouge is working to combat that by bringing healthy food options to areas of town that need it most.  

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State Police, new NOPD chief discuss plan for French Quarter security Video included

One of the first challenges for NOPD interim Chief Michael Harrison will involve how to keep the French Quarter safe. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says he met with Harrison Tuesday about the impending departure of state troopers.
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Police: Father charged with attempted murder of 5-year-old boy Video included

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The father of a 5-year-old boy has been arrested after the child was hospitalized with multiple injuries and is in critical condition.

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Attorney General files lawsuit against State Farm over cheap repairs Video included

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Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing State Farm Insurance saying the company deceived customers by using cheaper auto parts and steering customers to specific repair shops. More>>

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

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A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. More>>

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in for booking Video included

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The Texas governor called the charges against him "baseless" and also said his actions were lawful and the right thing to do. More>>

Petition started to save old Central Middle School gym, built in 1927 Video included

It is possible one of the oldest places in the City of Central could be demolished this fall. An old gymnasium, where the old Central Middle School was on Sullivan Road, was built in 1927. The school board in Central has plans to have it demolished. But a group there has a petition making the rounds to save the building. More>>

Contact 9 Follow-up: Rotten tires in North Baton Rouge Part II Video included

A stack of junk tires, insects, and rodents have taken over a lot in north Baton Rouge. The man who owns the property contacted 9News after he said his complaints to the city, parish, and the state went unanswered. The man who admits he is behind the mess was charged, but on Friday a judge dismissed the case. More>>

Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit Video included

A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by supporters of the Common Core education standards, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state standards. More>>

Second man receives 3 life sentences in gold coin murder case

A second man has pleaded guilty in the murder of three people during a home invasion that happened October 1, 2013. Bernard James has avoided the death penalty and received three life sentences after being charged with three counts of first degree murder. More>>

Plans underway for Eugene Street in Mid City

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Plans are underway for Eugene Street between Boudreaux's Catering and Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Mid City. More>>

Authorities: Leesville man planned to buy, rape child

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A 66-year-old Leesville man has been accused of trying to buy and rape a 10-year-old, state police said. More>>

Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Ferguson Video included

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A man was shot and killed by police after allegedly trying to rob a convenience store four miles from Ferguson, MO. More>>

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2 more arrested in Lower 9th Ward drive-by shooting

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 10 drive-by shooting that killed two people and injured five in the Lower Ninth Ward.
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Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage

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The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday. More>>

Gonzales councilmen call special meeting to ask for money to hire attorney to defend lawsuit Video included

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Three Gonzales councilmen have called a special council meeting to ask the mayor for money to hire an attorney to defend them in a lawsuit filed by a district judge. More>>

OLOL receives magnet hospital honor Video included

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A big congratulations is going out to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on being designated as a magnet hospital for the second time. More>>

St. Tammany DA's brother, Richard Reed, arrested Video included

Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed, has been arrested. Police say that Reed made sexual advances on an intoxicated woman at The Chimes restaurant in Covington.


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Police: Dog attack sends elderly woman to the hospital with severe lacerations

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An elderly woman is in the hospital receiving treatment after police say she was attacked by her son's dog Monday. She suffered severe cuts and bites to her face, hands and arms. More>>

Deputies try to identify man caught on camera during lawnmower theft

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Authorities are asking for help from the public in identifying a man seen by a security camera when five lawnmowers and a trailer were stolen from a business in Tangipahoa Parish. More>>

Teenager in Maine booked in prison wearing T-shirt with past mug shot

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Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year. More>>

Report poses new questions about Landrieu campaign flights

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POLITICO reported US Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, might have charged two more flights to her Senate account that should have been paid with campaign money. More>>

People who filed suit against Jindal over Common Core testify before judge Video included

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Parents and education leaders that are suing Gov. Bobby Jindal on the Common Core standards testified in court Monday. The trial resumes Tuesday. More>>

Police stress social media safety after mom finds man in daughter's closet Video included

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An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. The case is shedding light on some of the dangers of social media. Police are urging parents to do more when it comes to monitoring their children's accounts.
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BRAVE plans 'Gas for Guns' exchange in Baton Rouge Video included

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The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) program is hosting a "Gas for Guns" exchange at the Living Faith Christian Center on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. More>>

CATS receives good report card

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CATS is making some good progress.The non-profit group “Together Baton Rouge” revealed its CATS accountability report card Monday night. More>>

Woman sentenced 8 years in prison for medicare fraud Video included

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A Baton Rouge woman will spend eight and half years in prison for her role in a multi-million dollar medicare fraud scheme. A judge handed down that sentence Monday to 54-year-old Hoor Naz Jafri.  More>>

Planning Commission denies zoning request for Timeout Lounge Video included

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The owners of the Timeout Lounge suffered a major setback Monday in the their bid to re-open the historic bar as the East Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission denied a zoning request for a property on Valley Street. More>>

State's unemployment rate up again

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The state's jobless rate ticked up for the third straight month-despite adding nearly 8,00 workers to payrolls.  More>>

Cross border drug tunnel found, pot seized

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The incomplete, cross-border tunnel was found on Aug. 7 by Nogales Station agents, who saw freshly disturbed dirt and rocks in the immediate area. More>>

Denham Springs woman wins Ride the Bull fishing tournament in Grand Isle Video included

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A 26-year-old woman from Denham Springs walked away with the top prize at the Ride the Bull fishing tournament in Grand Isle this weekend. More>>

How to talk to your kids about death Video included

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The weekend shooting death of 7-year-old Terrez Coleman has triggered outrage among residents, and a deep grief among his family and friends. Dealing with a sudden and violent death is difficult for any person, but it can be especially hard for children. More>>

Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

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The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should... More>>

Sheriff: Body found in Donaldsonville is missing teen Brandon Augusta Video included

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The teen who was found dead Thursday has been identified as 15-year-old Brandon Augusta.  More>>

Woman arrested after trying hit baby's father with an iron pipe

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman on domestic aggravated assault after she tried to hit her child's father with an iron pipe and run over him with her car. More>>

LSP: Driver not charged in crash that killed children who were fishing Video included

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Louisiana State Police say they will not file any charges against the woman accused of causing a wreck that killed two children in Prairieville. The children were among a group of five who were fishing near Bluff Road in June when they were run over by an SUV. More>>

Search continues for suspect in drive-by shooting that killed 7-year-old Video included

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Terrez Coleman was only 7-years-old and was the victim of a shooting. His family says he took a bullet to the heart. Crime Stoppers is now offering a $2,500 reward, hoping someone will come forward with any information that links to the killer. More>>

Ronal Serpas stepping down from NOPD Video included

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced his retirement from the NOPD on Monday. Lt. Michael Harrison will replace Serpas as Interim Superintendent.  More>>

State Police identify victim killed in Ascension Parish pedestrian crash Video included

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Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal pedestrian crash that shut down a section of highway in Ascension Parish Monday morning.The crash took the life of 67-year-old Karen A. Russell of St. Amant. More>>

LSU, Jindal announce new cyber research center

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chancellor King Alexander announced that Louisiana State University is creating a center to go after big federal and commercial contracts for applied technology. More>>

Police: Drunk passenger causes crash into wall, 2 pedestrians injured

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Two pedestrians were hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night. The passenger is accused of being under the influence of alcohol and grabbing the steering wheel, causing the car to hit the men and crash into a convenience store. More>>

Neighbor tried to help Natchitoches men in plane crash Video included

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A Natchitoches woman witnessed the plane crash Sunday morning that claimed the life of a local barber and sent a former city councilman to the hospital. More>>

Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens

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What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help? A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. More>>

Valentine tweets he's cleared to play for the Tigers, LSU says not quite yet

Travonte Valentine tweeted Monday morning that he has been cleared to play for LSU and is on his way to Baton Rouge. More>>

Alleged Bourbon Street shooter to appear before grand jury Thursday

The case of a man accused of shooting ten people on Bourbon Street goes before a grand jury Thursday. More>>

Southern University starts fall semester Video included

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Classes are back in session at Southern University. There was lots of excitement Monday morning on the Bluff, as students flocked to campus for the first day of class for the fall semester.
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Authorities say Denham Springs couple overdosed on heroin with kids in back seat

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Authorities reported a man and woman found passed out in a car in Metairie due to overdosing on heroin, with their two young children in the back seat, are from Livingston Parish. More>>

Family issues public plea to help find 7-year-old's killer Video included

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Loved ones are grieving the tragic death of a 7-year-old boy they said was full of life. He was killed in what investigators are calling a random shooting. More>>

Saints announce changes for this week's practice schedule

The practices which were previously scheduled to run from 8:50 a.m.-11:40 a.m. will now take place from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More>>

OMV opens second BR-area location Video included

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The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles opened its second Baton Rouge-area location at the Baton Rouge City Court on Monday. Its hours are 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. More>>

UPDATE: Nearly 3,000 still without power in southwest MS

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The outage is affecting customers in and around the towns of Centreville and Woodville, in Amite and Wilkinson Counties.
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Officials hope to soon learn the identity of teen found dead Video included

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The identity of a teen who was found dead Thursday is expected to be revealed this week. Deputies said they are waiting for the autopsy results to determine the positive identity of the victim. More>>

Woman dies after car is hit broadside by minivan Video included

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A woman was killed when a minivan slammed into the car she was driving as she tried to turn onto a highway Sunday evening, according to Louisiana State Police. More>>

USS Kidd hosts upcoming episode of 'NCIS: New Orleans' Video included

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The USS Kidd Veterans Museum has been selected as a location for an upcoming episode of "NCIS: New Orleans." The museum will be closed from August 18 until August 22 for filming. More>>

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a... More>>

Man who helped raise thousands for ALS through 'ice bucket challenge' dies Video included

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In support of college friend and ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates, Griffin raised $100,000 for ALS research in recent weeks.

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Homeless vacated from Pontchartrain Expressway, change locations Video included

Past the corner of Calliope and Camp St. are dozens of tents. Most living in them, like Jack Duncan, moved there after the city of New Orleans cleared out their old encampment under the Pontchartrain Expressway. More>>

Balloon release held in memory of father of six killed in shooting Video included

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Family and friends of a man, killed on North Ardenwood, gathered at the place where he was shot to remember him. Participants planned a balloon release for a father of six, 28-year-old Kedrick Ricard of Baton Rouge, who was shot on Tuesday, August 12th. More>>

Mother of 7-year-old boy killed in shooting: 'I saw my son go down.' Video included

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A 7-year-old boy is dead and his 11-year-old sister injured after the children were shot while riding in a car on Prescott Road late Saturday night. EBRSO detectives say the shooting may have been random, and want the public's assistance identifying any possible suspects. More>>

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

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More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday. More>>

Holder authorizes second autopsy on Michael Brown

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A second autopsy on Michael Brown's body has been authorized by Attorney General Eric Holder due to “extraordinary circumstances.”

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Defiant Perry defends veto that led to indictment

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. More>>

Haz-Mat called to scene of small fire near a local high school

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Haz-Mat crews were called out to Redemptorist High School Saturday evening after getting reports of a small dumpster fire.  The fire happened around 7:00 pm.  More>>

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

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Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take... More>>

Man makes unintended splash by parking car in pool

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The man was unhurt when he accidentally drove through his garage and into his pool.

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Lower Ninth Ward residents worry about future of neighborhood Video included

Lower Ninth Ward residents say they're seeing improvements in their neighborhood a week after a gunman killed two people and wounded five others on Burgundy. But they continue to worry about the future of the area. More>>

Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

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In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention. More>>

Former Central leader and founder dies

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A former city leader and founder died Saturday. Former Central Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Washington served the city of Central since it was founded in July 2005 until July 1, 2014. More>>

2nd shooting in Port Allen days later, same area, one injured

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The Port Allen Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened earlier Saturday afternoon on Franklin Street, the same area where another shooting occurred just three days prior.The incident happened at around 4 p.m.  More>>

Family homeless after overturned lamp caused house fire

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Baton Rouge firefighters say an overturned lamp was the cause of a house fire that left one family homeless overnight. Baton Rouge firefighters say they were called out to a house fire that took place late Friday night. The fire happened at a house in the 4600 block of Beech St. just after 10:00 pm. More>>

Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

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A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday. More>>

EBRPSS holds annual staffing fair to seek teachers for school year

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The East Baton Rouge School System held their annual back-to-school staffing fair for applicants who want to teach this year.The event was Saturday at their instructional resource center on South Foster Drive . According to officials, several different positions are open at schools in the parish.  More>>

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

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Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two... More>>

Family scrambling for answers after loved was hit by car

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A family in Baton Rouge is still scrambling for answers as to why a loved one was hit by a car. Authorities said 23-year old Darius Fisher was struck by a car on July11th, 2014. The accident happened on E. Brookstown Dr. not far from Winbourne Ave. Shiquita Fisher is Darius's aunt.  More>>

Graham stands out in Saints' 31-24 win over Titans

Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night. More>>

White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions

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The White House accused Russia on Friday of escalating its destabilizing activity in Ukraine in a way that is "extremely dangerous and provocative," but stopped short of confirming NATO's assertion that a Russian... More>>

New mosquito-borne virus now in Louisiana

There has been one case in Grant Parish, three cases in Jefferson, three in Orleans and one in Tangipahoa. More>>

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