Graves threatens sanctions against HUD for 2016 flood aid delays

U.S. Representative Garret Graves threatened to essentially sue the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over delays in delivering aid to 2016 flood victims who could not get their money because of the duplication of benefits problem.

  Trump faces questions over hush money payments as inauguration spending comes under investigation

Reports Thursday said that President Trump was at a 2015 meeting where hush money payments were arranged on his behalf, and that there is now a federal investigation into how his inauguration funds were spent.
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  Google’s top-trending searches for 2018: This is what we searched for

Google's top-trending search lists are based on search terms that had the highest spike in traffic this year as compared to the previous year.

TOP STORIES

BRAC economic outlook says median income at all-time high for Baton Rouge

Broadmoor High closed Thursday due to water leak

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child

Wife of councilman killed in crash announces she will run in special election

  Police: 7-year-old boy shot, taken to hospital

A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after getting shot Thursday morning, according to police.
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Girl, 7, died in Customs and Border Protection custody last week, report says

The girl died of dehydration and shock hours after being taken into CBP custody while crossing into the U.S. illegally with her father in New Mexico.

Teen accused of raping young child

Toyota, Lexus vehicles recalled again due to possible Takata airbag explosions

Donaldsonville blaze destroys abandoned building

Del Monte recalling Fiesta Corn due to under processing

87 more people sickened by salmonella linked with recalled beef

Mississippi River deepening project closer to reality

Shooting reported on 75th Street

Free flu shots planned at Louisiana’s parish health units

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Gun deaths hit highest level in almost four decades last year

A new analysis of data done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 40,000 people were killed by guns last year.

SPORTS

Robinson, Brooks rally No. 24 Houston past LSU, 82-76

Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 _ all in the second half _ and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76

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  Federal probe ongoing into mail carriers in Baton Rouge allegedly disposing of mail

Sex offenders find ways to ‘skirt’ Facebook’s ban

Man dies after being found shot in Baton Rouge home; arrest made

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Jambalaya plate lunch benefit planned for fallen officer

Do you have lunch plans for Friday? If not, here’s an idea ... get a jambalaya plate at a benefit for Chris Lawton, a reserve officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
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  Holiday shoppers, beware of these three identity theft risks

While Holiday shopping, protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft by recognizing the sources of scams.

Man faces contractor fraud charges in 2 parishes

LaPlace woman struck, killed on Airline Highway

Woman claims it’s within her rights as renter to not pay rent, and she may be right

At least 1 vehicle bursts into flames after crash