Balloon release held to honor 8-year-old girl killed in house fire

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BAKER – A memorial was held at Advantage Charter School in honor of a mother and daughter who were killed in a house fire. Just days before Iyonna Holden and her mother Dominique were killed in an accidental house fire, Iyonna was voted class president. Instead of celebrating her victory, classmates are mourning her death. Read More

Trial set for woman charged in students’ bus stop deaths

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Photo: WNDU ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) – A judge has set a trial date for a northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus. Fulton County Prosecutor Michael Marrs tells WSBT-TV the Oct. 5 trial date for Alyssa Shepherd of Read More

Entergy, Demco reporting outages Thursday due to severe weather

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BATON ROUGE – Electric companies are reporting outages Thursday due to severe weather. According to Entergy, more than 390 customers in East Baton Rouge are without power. There are more that 340 in St. Landry Parish and 233 in Lafayette without electricity.  Demco is reporting almost 20 customers in Livingston Parish and less then five Read More

Short-circuit ‘likely caused’ Notre Dame fire

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PARIS (AP) – A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said investigators still don’t have the green light to work in the cathedral and search in the rubble for safety reasons. He told The Associated Read More

State police urging residents to avoid roads as storms roll through

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Photo: LA Hwy 175 south of Belmont in Sabine Parish BATON ROUGE – Officials are advising residents to stay safe as severe weather moves through the area. State police issued a warning before 11:30 a.m. asking people to avoid driving if possible. “If you must drive, slow down and use extreme caution,” a post on Read More

LSU Baseball’s home match-up with Florida delayed Thursday

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BATON ROUGE – With potential inclement weather in the forecast, the Tigers’ meeting with the Florida Gators is being pushed back a couple hours. According to the team’s Twitter account, the game has been delayed from 6 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. The gates are now scheduled to open at 6. ?? GAME TIME UPDATE Read More

Monitor these WBRZ TV, online channels today for urgent weather updates

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BATON ROUGE – The WBRZ viewing area, along with most of South Louisiana, is facing an elevated risk of severe weather Thursday. Click HERE for Dr. Josh Eachus’ weather blog. Click HERE for live weather data information. WBRZ will produce extended weather-related coverage all day. News 2 newscasts will feature the most updated forecast models Read More

Man accused of using stolen credit card, stealing package

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BATON ROUGE – A man is facing multiple charges following three separate incidents in Baton Rouge. On March 1, 2019 deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported vehicle burglary on Sherwood Commons Boulevard. At the scene, the victim said two wallets were stolen from the center console of Read More

Port Allen oil sludge facility facing lawsuits

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PORT ALLEN – Oil recycling company Thermaldyne started processing refinery sludge this month despite several lawsuits aimed at shutting down the facility. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Texas-based company TD*X Associates filled lawsuits against the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in February claiming the agency is not properly regulating the facility. LEAN has claimed Read More