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Identity revealed of man killed in afternoon shooting


Baton Rouge Police say they have identified the victim killed in a deadly shooting this afternoon.

The incident happened around 1:30pm on Polk Street near Tennessee Street.

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town


No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

Your Week in Viral Videos: Dyed eggs and dead technology


(RNN) – Easter is Sunday, and you’ve probably dyed a few eggs or know someone who has.Make sure you remember where you hid them, because you don’t want to come across them in July and have an unfortunate smell to deal with.Eggs will get their annual day in the sun Monday at the White House Easter Egg Roll, which is being protested by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.PETA doesn’t have a problem with rolling eggs, but it does have a problem with those eggs coming from chickens, so, i...

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem


The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox...

Jazz Fest tickets on sale Monday


Tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available starting Monday at the Superdome's box office. The box office is located at the Superdome's Gate A on the ground level and is open

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter


Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the...

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face


The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche


Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer


Five questions left after the season 3 finale of Scandal, kids interacting with a Sony Walkman will make you feel old and more this week in pop culture.

La. legislative session reaches its midway point

Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled

Arson suspected in late night restaurant fire

Fire investigators believe arson is the cause of a restaurant fire that happened overnight.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review


People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...

Should Good Friday be a public holiday? Video included


Many people enjoyed the day off from work on Good Friday; some of those people are our state employees. But there are some residents of Baton Rouge who believe taxpayers should not be footing the bill for this Christian holiday.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12


Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...

Ole Miss evens series with 5-1 win over LSU


Tenth-ranked Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 7 LSU Friday night as the Rebels posted a 5-1 victory at Swayze Field.

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane


A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search...

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested


The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...

McKinley Middle school students travel to Costa Rica


About 60 students from McKinley Middle are in Costa Rica. The students left from the Baton Rouge airport Friday.

Mayor, others honored as Pioneering Journalists Video included


Mayor Kip Holden was honored at the Second Annual Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists Scholarship luncheon. The luncheon was held at Boudreaux's.

911 dispatchers always on duty Video included


Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year a 911 dispatcher is by the phone, ready to act when emergency strikes. In the East Baton Rouge Parish dispatch center, 911 operators take 1,100

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies


A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

LSU advances to Super Six for second straight season


For the second straight season and the fourth time in school history, the LSU gymnastics team punched its ticket to the NCAA Super Six after a third-place finish in semifinal I Friday afternoon.

Game One between LSU and South Carolina suspended until Saturday


Game one of the three-game SEC softball series between the LSU Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks has been suspended and will be played following game two on Saturday.

Historic Baton Rouge golf course will re-open Video included


Stan McDaniel and his friends gathered at the former Oaks at Sherwood Friday afternoon like they do every week. The gatherings that once centered on a round of golf are now limited to sitting on couches and chairs.

Baton Rouge Police compete in canine competition Video included


Baton Rouge Police K-9 Division recently placed first overall in the Patrol dogs competition as part of the annual United States Police Canine Region 10 Field Trials. 

Man accused of raping woman, stealing food stamp card Video included


A Baton Rouge man was arrested early Friday morning on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and second degree kidnapping.

Search scaled back for man suspected of killing wife and son Video included


Investigators still have many questions as they continue to search for a man they believe killed his estranged wife and son early Thursday morning.

Recent cold snaps keeping crawfish traps empty Video included


Good Friday and crawfish go hand in hand with Easter being the most popular time for mudbugs, but finding the Louisiana delicacy may be a problem this year.

Rantankerous: Is drafting a QB early really a good idea?


The sparks really start flying about the 15-minute mark when George says those two magic words: "Johnny Manziel."

Police warn of fake eBay Motors scam


The Walker Police Department is warning residents about a scam after two people were defrauded when they tried to buy vehicles from a website believed to be eBay Motors.

Safety first: Make sure you have a successful crawfish boil


Although crawfish season spans from November to July, Easter weekend is by far the most popular time to boil up some mudbugs. It's a fun tradition that can quickly become dangerous unless you take proper precautions.

Florida man with last name Cocaine arrested on drug charges


Edward Cocaine was arrested earlier this week after police pulled him over and discovered drugs he did not have a prescription for.

Dog summoned to jury duty Video included


The owner of IV, Barrett Griner, received the order Friday from Cumberland County. It stated "IV Griner" was required to perform the civic duty.

Michaels reports breach affected 3 million customers


The exact dates of the malware hack were May 8, 2013, to Jan. 27 - affecting seven percent of the crafts retail chain's transactions in that time.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital


A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Forgiveness stops an Iranian execution at the last minute Video included


A man convicted of murder in Iran is granted an unlikely pardon as a photographer captures the moment.

St. Joseph Cathedral hosts outdoor Way of the Cross Video included


The public was invited to attend an outdoor Way of the Cross on Good Friday starting at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge and dozens showed up for the event.

Power restored to businesses, hospital following outage


Officials with Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary said the hospital's phone service is out. They said a construction crew severed a cable line that knocked out phone access to the hospital.

Man arrested for killing "nagging" wife


Wisconsin police say a 76-year-old man killed his wife and then tried to kill himself. He claims his wife was "nagging" him.

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land


Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.

No drugs found in raid that injured two officers Video included


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.

Officials announce sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish


The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office announced it is conducting a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night. The specific location of the checkpoint will not be released.

Fishermen say impacts still linger from BP oil spill Video included


Against a back drop of shrimp boats, Vietnamese fishermen held signs with pictures of dead dolphins and sea turtles this morning. They were at the fishing dock on Biloxi Back Bay to join advocacy groups in a news conference talking about the impacts of the BP oil spill four years later.

Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show


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.

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.

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


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.

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."

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...

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


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

Special ed teacher arrested for child porn; investigation expanding Video included

So far, four alleged victims - ages 5 to 15 - have come forward, and investigators say there may be many more.

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


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

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


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.

States are cracking down on copper theft


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,

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


A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.

LSU in search of second straight Super Six appearance Video included


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.

2 students arrested after threat of school shooting Video included


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.

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


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.

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.

Children's Hospital holds news conference to address public concerns Video included

After a medical journal article spawned reports that surprised and alarmed some in the community, Children's Hospital held a news conference Thursday to address public concerns about a deadly fungal outbreak that resulted in the deaths of five patients in 2008 and 2009.

Investigators: Man kills wife and son Video included


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."

Investigators search for man accused of murdering wife, child Video included


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

Michelle Obama to deliver commencement address at Dillard University


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

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.

Nationwide search continues for man wanted for sexual battery


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

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


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.

Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.


I-110 N. at Fuqua St. reopened after sanitation truck leak


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.

WANTED: Man accused of beating, raping teen girl


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

Investigators: Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs Video included


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

EBR School Board member Randy Lamana dies Video included


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

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


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.

Officials with BRAVE program answer questions from the community Video included


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

Fmr US attorney in BR heads Gulf oil spill audit panel


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.

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


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

Career Academy announces it is closing its doors Video included


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.

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


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

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


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

LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse


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.

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