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Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

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Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more... More>>

LSU's Miles address Rotary Club before season starts

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LSU head coach Les Miles talked at the Rotary Club on Wednesday addressing the problems with players off the field and the bigger issue of what to do at quarterback with the Tigers' first practice on Monday. More>>

Livingston resident says gravel pits are no good Video included

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Southern Aggregates LLC, a company which is trying to dig a gravel pit right behind people’s homes in Watson, La, has several projects in the area. Lynn Dupre lives directly behind one of those sites.  More>>

Man wanted for armed robbery of Walker fast food restaurant Video included

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A man is wanted by Walker Police for robbing a fast food restaurant using the drive thru. It happened Wednesday night at the Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant. Investigators say a man pulled up to the cashier at the window in a minivan, pointed a gun, and demanded cash.  More>>

Experts in Cyber Crime Units urge parents to beware of online predators Video included

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A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone.“It took the most grueling 12 hours of my life for them to find her,” said the woman who asked to remain unidentified. More>>

Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

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Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working... More>>

Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB Video included

Former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
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Pearl River property owners to receive part of a $15M settlement Video included

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Nearly 2,000 people stretching from Bogalusa to Slidell will be getting paid as part of a 15 million dollar settlement from a paper mill spill. Almost three months earlier, Temple Inland Paper Mill located in Bogalusa, released a black liquid that caused a massive fish kill. More>>

Work stopped once again on Bayou Corne sinkhole Video included

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The 2-year anniversary of the Assumption sinkhole is approaching and work has been put on hold once again at the Bayou Corne site. More>>

House approves VA health care overhaul

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The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

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The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers... More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

Additional fines possible for failure to appear in court, even for speeding tickets Video included

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If you or someone you know has skipped a court appearance, it's possible a judge can add an additional fine to your name. Friday, August 1, 2014, a new law goes into effect that will raise the fine on even the smallest offenses, like speeding tickets. More>>

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

Man in stolen truck commits suicide in restaurant parking lot after police chase Video included

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Baton Rouge Police say a man committed suicide Wednesday morning in the Taco Bell parking lot on Sherwood Forest. More>>

Man arrested for shooting a man in the face

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a case where the victim was shot in the face while attempting to protect a child.  More>>

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

Dulac woman attacked by pit bull; suffers extensive injuries

The victim suffered serious injuries to her left arm and to both of her legs.
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18-wheeler on I-110 North goes over concrete wall Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police Department reported a tractor trailer was on I-110 North when the driver lost control, tumbled over the concrete wall and ended up in oncoming traffic on I-110 South.  More>>

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes 2,570 pound Indian rhino Video included

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A new exhibit can be seen at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo; a 2,570 pound Indian rhinoceros from Zoo Miami. This 2-year-old female is the second species of rhinoceros living at the Baton Rouge Zoo and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana. More>>

Woman stabs man on the way to church function

A 47-year-old woman is accused of stabbing a man during an argument that happened while the man was attempting to go to a church function. More>>

Auburn-Clemson to meet in 2016, 2017

Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.The schools announced the deal on Wednesday. Auburn will host the game on Sept. 3, 2016.  More>>

Bond raised to $75k for man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder app Video included

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Two days after a Baton Rouge man was arrested and accused of raping a woman he met on a social media app called Tinder, his bond was raised from $35,000 to $75,000. More>>

Former babysitter charged with rape of young boy

A Terrebonne Parish woman has been arrested, accused of raping a young boy she used to babysit. More>>

Low pressure in Atlantic Ocean continues to show signs of organization Video included

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The National Hurricane Center said showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean remain limited, but it continues to show signs of organization. More>>

Armadillo with teddy bear rolls his way to Internet stardom

A playful armadillo is the newest, surprisingly cute viral sensation.


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Annual sales tax holiday set for Aug. 1-2

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The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday will be held this weekend. It exempts the first $2,500 of the purchase price of each eligible item. More>>

Salvation Army collects school supplies for needy kids Video included

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The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is pledging to help the community's children prepare for the upcoming school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies. More>>

Parents express frustration over Louisiana fight on Common Core Video included

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Students and their parents can only watch as Gov. Bobby Jindal and state education leaders fight over the Common Core issue. Parents listened to speakers provide information on the plan Tuesday night. More>>

Diabetic girl reunited with service dog who was essentially stolen Video included

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An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen. More>>

NOPD officer accused of sexual battery, indecent behavior with juveniles

A New Orleans police officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile. More>>

Man paroled after serving 24 years for crime not committed Video included

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Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991. More>>

Belle Rose community finds ways to prevent repeat of flooding Video included

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Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.The community had a meeting Tuesday night. Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage. More>>

Baton Rouge woman accused of terrorizing

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A woman was arrested and charged with terrorizing after making threats to an employee at the City Parish Attorney’s Office. Sheryl E. Morrison, 55, allegedly told the employee that she was going to come to City Hall and ‘go Columbine’.  More>>

Traffic problems on LA-1 starts talks about a new bridge across the Mississippi River Video included

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Drivers who travel down LA-1 in West Baton Rouge Parish have been asking for a solution to the traffic problem for years. There are a few plans being discussed, but one has a price tag of $800 million. More>>

With 6-4 vote, BESE joins Common Core lawsuit against Gov. Jindal Video included

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The fight over Common Core got hotter with dueling lawsuits. On Tuesday afternoon, The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 6- 4 to join a lawsuit filed by parents and teachers against Governor Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal's administration then filed their own lawsuit.
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La. State Treasurer says LSP retirement plan investigation must continue Video included

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Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the investigation into State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson's retirement plan increase must continue, whether Edmonson intends to take it or not. More>>

Toxic secret turns perfect home into living nightmare Video included

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A family with four small children has learned they had been living in a house with toxic chemicals for three years. The house, located at 14828 Colonel Allan Court, was once a meth lab. But the new home owner said no one told him.  More>>

Eclectic woman charged with running over husband "several times" Video included

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An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night. More>>

Disturbing videos show teens setting themselves on fire

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Disturbing new videos are showing up on YouTube of something called the "fire challenge." More>>

"Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" hurts adoption chances Video included

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It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but "Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" is a sad, real condition affecting animal shelters.
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Drivers stranded after water main break in Los Angeles Video included

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A water main break caused a gaping hole in an LA street. More>>

Morgan aiming to reclaim role in Saints pass game

Joe Morgan's teammates and coaches say the New Orleans Saints receiver has looked "fast and healthy" in the early days of training camp. More>>

Saints S Jairus Byrd practices for 1st time Video included

Safety Jairus Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

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The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election... More>>

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

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Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the... More>>

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health... More>>

Employee charged with stealing $41k from Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge Video included

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An employee of Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge was arrested after being accused of stealing more than $41,000, according to Baton Rouge Police. More>>

2 arrested after stray bullet hit vehicle with toddler inside

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Two men have been arrested after shots were fired during an argument and a stray bullet went through the rear window of a nearby vehicle with a toddler and his father inside. More>>

Young stud roaming streets of downtown captured by animal control Video included

The clopping of horse hooves is a sound rarely heard on the busy streets of downtown Baton Rouge. Lately, however, one lost stud has been turning heads, and causing headaches for animal control officers. More>>

Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. More>>

Gov. Jindal administration files countersuit over the Common Core education standards Video included

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Louisiana's state school board held a special meeting Tuesday morning and voted to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards. Jindal's administration then filed a counter suit arguing the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) improperly delegates constitutional authority to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). More>>

Saints QB Drew Brees transcript

The New Orleans quarterback talks about rookie Brandin Cooks, all-around running back Pierre Thomas, having safety Jairus Byrd back at Tuesday's practice and much more. More>>

Law that would close Jackson abortion clinic found unconstitutional

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Attorneys for Mississippi argued that if the clinic closed, women could get abortions in other states.
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Putting a stop to annoying telemarketing phone calls Video included

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If you have a phone, you know the frustration that comes with unsolicited calls. The 'Do Not Call List' worked for a while, but some telemarketers are no longer following the law. But there are ways to fend off unwanted calls. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up

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In a new viral video, a little girl is thrown into hysterics over the idea of her little brother growing up. More>>

USDA program provides free lunch to all EBR public school students

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Free meals are going to be available for all students in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools this upcoming school year thanks to a new federal program from the US Department of Agriculture. More>>

Metairie carjacking caught on camera Video included

Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies say there are plenty of questions from Saturday's alleged carjacking in Metairie. A mother and daughter driving down the 600 block Bonnabel Boulevard say men with guns More>>

Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

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Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat. More>>

Checkpoints result in 23 DWI arrests

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Police said 23 people were arrested on DWI charges after weekend checkpoints in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department set up checkpoints Friday and Saturday nights. More>>

NOPD officer arrested, faces domestic abuse charges

An officer with the New Orleans Police Department faces domestic abuse charges and has been placed on emergency suspension. More>>

Body of LaPlace man, 30, found shot in ditch

Police are investing after the body of a LaPlace man was discovered in a ditch. More>>

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included

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Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive. More>>

US Army fails to meet Camp Minden cleanup deadline

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Time has run out for the US Army and it is now in violation after not meeting a deadline to comply with a cleanup order at Camp Minden. The deadline set by the EPA was midnight. More>>

2 dead in New Orleans triple shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a double homicide after three men were shot in the Desire Neighborhood. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

Police identify suspect arrested for hit and run involving 6-year-old Video included

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Police reported Maigan Scott, 20, of Baton Rouge, is accused of hitting a 6-year-old child while she was riding a bike Monday afternoon. At last check, the child was listed in critical condition. More>>

Gonzales City Council votes to cut police, economic development funding Video included

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The Gonzales City Council approved two ordinances Monday that will cut funding to the police department and economic development, but the mayor says he will likely veto them. More>>

GM and Chevy pickups tops in recalls this year

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S. 

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Together Baton Rouge hosts meeting to discuss 'grocery gap' Video included

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Some people in East Baton Rouge parish feel shortchanged in their choices of grocery stores.They met with the group “Together Baton Rouge” Monday night to talk about their community’s grocery gap or areas that lack quality grocery stores. More>>

Elm Grove apartment owners get more time to make repairs Video included

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The federal government is giving the Baton Rouge apartment complex exposed two weeks ago more time to make urgent repairs. More>>

Hundreds say goodbye to Ponchatoula teen Video included

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Hundreds packed a Ponchatoula Church to say goodbye to a teen who drowned last week in Gulf Shores.  More>>

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included

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Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... More>>

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

Bond set at $1.17 million for man accused of crime spree Video included

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Bond has been set at more than $1 million for, Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, the man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning. More>>

Safety tips offered after woman raped by man she met via dating app Video included

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What started as a first date between two people escalated into a violent rape over the weekend in Baton Rouge, according to law enforcement officials.Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say the female victim connected with a man on Tinder, a social media dating app. More>>

Donaldsonville celebrates Kaley's courage with a surprise party Video included

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There is a unique surprise party being planned in downtown Donaldsonville, however the people behind the big bash do not know the guest of honor. The guest of honor is 11-year-old Kaley Liotta from Alexandria, LA. She is fighting cancer. More>>

Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

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A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine... More>>

LSU commitment Guice has "unfinished business" at Catholic High

Catholic High senior running back Derrius Guice might be an LSU verbal commitment, but there’s still much for him to accomplish in prep football. More>>

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... More>>

Police looking for two men who robbed Super Stop Video included

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Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Super Stop, 4162 N. Foster Drive, around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning. More>>

Battle of Baton Rouge re-enactment set for Aug. 2

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The Battle of Baton Rouge Re-enactment will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the oaks at the historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 North 19th Street, in Baton Rouge."This event provides a powerful lesson from history, reliving the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge on the very grounds on which it was fought," said Trustees Chair Chip Landry. More>>

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department... More>>

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

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Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. More>>

Police: Stranded motorist killed by suspected drunk driver

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Baton Rouge Police say a man died in a hit and run crash after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.  More>>

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