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US military targets extremists in Somalia

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U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...

Central house fire on Rustling Oaks Dr. Video included

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A house fire kept crews near Central busy Monday evening. A home on Rustling Oaks Drive, near Hooper Road, burned.The fire department received a call from a neighbor at around 8:15 p.m. Reportedly, no one was in the home, and there were no injuries. 

LSU's Hilliard, ULL's Cadona share first LSWA POW honors with ULM player

Three schools have the honors of having players selected by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association members in the first voting for LSWA players of the week in state college football for 2014.

September is National Preparedness Month Video included

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Six years ago Hurricane Gustav touched down, leaving more than $6 billion in damage in its wake.   On the storm's anniversary officials are reminding residents to stay ready.  

Catholic Charities: "The Esperanza Project" Video included

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Children continue to flee to the United States, from Mexico, to reunite with family and get away from a country where some say they are faced with difficult situations. Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge says they have gotten hundreds of these families, who are asking for help. 

Southeastern Lions remain No. 3 in national FCS polls Video included

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After opening the season with a dominant 44-3 victory over Jacksonville, the Southeastern Louisiana football team remained No. 3 in both the Sports Network and FCS Coaches' polls.

Lake drawdown will begin for False River restoration Video included

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A lake drawdown will begin on Tuesday, September 2nd as part of the False River Restoration project.The water reduction will lower its level by 2 to 2.5 feet over the next three weeks. 

Plaquemine man charged for allegedly striking suspect trying to drown 16-year-old

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Morgan City Police say witnesses told them that Dusty Rinheart struck a man, identified as Max Cordova, after seeing Cordova allegedly holding a 16-year-old girl's head beneath the surface of the water.

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

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A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

Money Monday: Labor Day deals Video included

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Shoppers who missed out on Labor Day deals still have a chance to save big thanks to some local businesswomen.Ashley Thom and Shelby Smith are holding their 11thLollipop Lane consignment sale.

Volunteer fire crews battle explosive fire at Clinton dental office Video included

An explosive fire at a dental office in Clinton could have caused far more damage had it happened on any other day.

Air Force reconnaissance plane investigates area of low pressure

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The National Hurricane Center reported an Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is investigating a broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche.

BRPD identifies officer who shot suspected drunk driver during traffic stop Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police Department has released the name of the officer who shot a suspected drunk driver who authorities said resisted arrest and threatened the officer's life during a traffic stop.

Ferguson police to receive body cameras Video included

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Thanks to donations, Ferguson police are starting to wear wearable cameras on patrols. 

Man accused of shooting girlfriend in the face Video included

A Port Allen man is accused of shooting his girlfriend in the face with a handgun that fires shotgun shells. 

Driver dies after getting thrown from SUV as it flipped

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Louisiana State Police said a man was killed after the SUV he was driving flipped and he was ejected early Monday morning. The victim was identified as Robert Falcon Jr., 37, of Maurepas.

US judge grants temporary restraining order on anti-abortion law Video included

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Federal judge John deGravelles granted a temporary restraining order Sunday night against the enforcement section of a Louisiana anti-abortion law that took effect Monday.

Suspect identified in BRPD officer-involved shooting Video included

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Officials have released the name of the suspect who was shot multiple times in an early morning shooting that involved a police officer. The incident happened Sunday just after 1:00 am in the 3200 block of Morning Glory Avenue. 

Senator Mary Landrieu fights a political red tide in her quest for re-election Video included

Incumbent Landrieu stresses her "clout" in Washington, while opponents suggest she is out of touch with state voters.

Trevor's Wish Food Drive kicks off on Labor Day Video included

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A city-wide food drive will begin on Monday on behalf of a little boy who wanted to help others even as he was dying of cancer . Trevor Sims inspired thousands of people through the city, state, and region with his Trevor's Wish Food Drive. 

Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

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A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died.

BR man dies in fatal motorcycle crash Video included

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A Baton Rouge man suffered fatal injuries from a motorcycle crash on Sunday morning.It happened at around 10:25 a.m. on the 17000 block of Ho Shoo Too Road. Mohan Sheikh, 28, was traveling westbound the road, while on his motorcycle. 

New Orleans man dies in a single-vehicle crash in WBR Parish Video included

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A New Orleans man was killed in an early morning, single-vehicle crash on Sunday in West Baton Rouge Parish.The incident happened just before 4:30 a.m. on I-10 near LA Hwy 415.

Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

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Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Mom mum, but Facebook on fire over injured kindergartner

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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.

VIDEO: Two women stab, rob man in French Quarter

According to NOPD, a 25-year-old man was walking to a hotel around 3:45 a.m. when he was approached by two unknown black women that touched him and made sexual advances. 

Check your fridge: Kraft American cheese recall

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Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular its single-slice American cheese.

Arson suspected in Saturday night house fire

Baton Rouge Firefighters are investigating what they believe was arson after a house fire took place Saturday night.

Siblings shot while mother tried to drive away

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Police say two young siblings were shot in the head while sitting in a car as their mother tried to drive away from her male partner in southeast San Antonio.

LSU shows lots of fight in 28-24 comeback win over Wisconsin Video included

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For many LSU fans, the reaction went from 'Oh no, it's going to be a very long year' to 'Holy cow, what a comeback,' after the Tigers overcame a 24-7 deficit to get a come-from-behind win over Wisconsin on Saturday.

SU backup QB Austin Howard produces positive results in loss to Louisiana-Lafayette Video included

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The outcome of Southern's season opener at Louisiana-Lafayette was a bit one-sided in a 45-6 loss, but the Jaguars can walk away knowing they do have promise at quarterback in true freshman Austin Howard.

No. 3 Southeastern runs away from Jacksonville in 44-3 win Video included

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No. 3 Southeastern jumped out to a 27-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 44-3 victory over Jacksonville in the season opener for the defending Southland Conference champions.

Arkansas students told to not preach religion in school

Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN) Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN)
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An Arkansas school district is telling a group of students to preach their religious message off school grounds. 

Fatal motorcycle crash kills MS man in Tangipahoa Parish on I-12 Video included

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A Mississippi native died in a fatal motorcycle crash in the early morning on Saturday.According to the State Police of Troop L, it happened at around 12:45 a.m. on the Interstate 12 eastbound near mile marker 38, just west of the Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish.Investigators say that 49-year-old 

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

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Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...

Livingston woman found dead, suspect arrested Video included

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A man is facing murder charges after a Livingston woman was found dead in her home.Deputies say that Caleb Lee Lejeune, 27, admitted to killing 47-year-old Joy Messina of Livingston, La. 

Man accused of inappropriate conduct with Angola inmate dies in tragic accident Video included

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A St. Francisville man is dead after being crushed in the cab of a vehicle by a fallen tree, according to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.

Compliance checks delay Southern's arrival for game against UL-Lafayette Video included

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In a move that threatened the Southern Jaguars from playing their season opener against the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, the players were taken off the bus on campus to make sure they were certified by the NCAA to compete in the game.

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

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Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

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Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

Saints cut Bailey, Meachem, both kickers

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The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday.

Saints release 53-man roster to start season

The Saints released their official 53-man roster to start the NFL season.

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

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An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

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Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

Doucet points to 3 keys to watch in LSU vs. Wisconsin

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Many are calling LSU vs. Wisconsin THE game to watch this weekend and here are the three main things fans should focus on for this matchup.

Hagan gives 3 things to watch in Southern vs. UL-Lafayette

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Quarterback play looks to be one of the major factors fans should keep an eye on when Southern University heads west on I-10 to face UL-Lafayette on Saturday.

Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

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A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

LSU's Ranaudo wins third MLB start, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings to win his third big league start as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.

Jamboree: Scores

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Here are the final scores for games played Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29.

Seven new cases of West Nile Virus found in EBR Parish Video included

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The state health officials have confirmed that there are 9 new cases of West Nile Virus.According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, seven of those cases are in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the other two are reported in Ascension and Caddo Parishes.

Chico Garcia three years after accident Video included

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This week was one of great anticipation because LSU opened its season against Wisconsin. The week also marked the three year anniversary for former LSU cheerleader of a boat crash that left him paralyzed from the neck down. 

Federal judge will rule over abortion law Video included

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A federal judge may make a ruling over on whether a controversial abortion law will go into effect on Monday, September 1st. 

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

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Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.

Police release photos of alleged funeral home burglar Video included

"[The burglar] went by and viewed a few bodies," owner Louis Charbonnet said. "He walked by one particular famous guy we have in here, and he stopped and visited with him and went about his business of stealing."

Tips for preventing sexual assault on college campuses Video included

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One in five women are raped in their lifetime, more than half of those before the age of 24. According to federal data, college students are at particular risk for assault.  Keeping students safe means combining education and caution.  


Coyote sightings in Walker Video included

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Coyotes or animals that look like them have got people talking in Walker. Police officers say people who live in heavily wooded areas of the city have been complaining that their pets are disappearing in the middle of the night.

Magician entertains LSVI students Video included

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The magician admitted he had never done a show for the visually impaired so when Randall Eller performed at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, there was plenty of excitement.

Boy who killed 19 -year-old Baker woman will not be charged with her murder Video included

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The 17-year-old boy who shot a 19-year-old Baker girl Thursday night and killed her will not be charged in her murder.Baker Police say the evidence shows that Charmaine Wilson shot Laquincia Wilkerson in self defense.

Mother faces charges after teen injured at party with alcohol

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Lafayette mother after a child was seriously hurt during a party she hosted.

'Gotcha Gonzales' campaign targets longtime criminals on the run Video included

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Victims of crimes committed in the city of Gonzales more than a decade ago will now get their day in court.The suspects accused in their cases were nabbed in the "Gotcha Gonzales" initiative.

River Parishes Community College reaches fundraising goal

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River Parishes Community College(RPCC) Foundation has reached its Capital Campaign goal of $1.1 million dollars to build the new Advanced Technology Center.

Search warrants underway in Scott Rogers' investigation Video included

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The Iberville Parish Sheriff's office is getting warrants to search phones and computers as part of the investigation into the murder-attempted suicide of Scott Rogers.“I want to see whatever information is on those devices,” says Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.

Creative Louisiana continues to inspire local community

Some of the most creative residents in Baton Rouge are getting the chance to make more art, thanks to an initiative called Creative Louisiana.

Aramis Jackson trial slated to begin summer 2015 Video included

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 The man accused of murdering a woman and injuring her child during a home invasion will wait another year before facing trial. 

Free parking, shuttle services will be available at ULL, SU game Video included

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Due to the anticipated big crowds for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on and around the UL Lafayette campus.

Man, 5-year-old girl shot at apartment on Old Hammond Video included

A 32-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter are recovering in the hospital after an unknown gunman shot both of them at their home on Old Hammond Hwy.

Council Votes to add new fire station Video included

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A brand new fire station will be built in Baton Rouge soon. This comes after council members voted to do so at the Metro Council meeting Wednesday.Kurt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the project will be paid for with city money. 

Judge rules Roper can move forward with lawsuit Video included

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney who was put on paid leave last week ‘can move forward with her lawsuit against the Metro Council.'

Canceled wedding turned into charity fundraiser Video included

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Proceeds from the "reception that isn't" will go to a group called Surgicorps, which performs surgery in third-world countries, mostly on children.

Man arrested on drug charges; escapes police custody at hospital

A man arrested on drug charges escaped police custody while being treated at the hospital, Morgan City police say.

New Louisiana technology office saves state more than $5M in 2 months

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Louisiana is on track to save more than $25 million by the end of the year because of a new office. The Office of Technology Services has saved the state more than $5 million in the last two months.

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

2014 Katrina Memorial Events

Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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