Firefighters and police rescue dog trapped on roof

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RAMSEY, NJ – A dog who wandered out onto a townhome roof got back inside safely Thursday, thanks to efforts of the police and fire crews. Authorities say the pup had made it through a screen window and was walking around on the roof of a townhome. The Ramsey Police Department says a firefighter provided the ladder, Read More

LSU begins digitizing century-old editions of longtime campus newspaper

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BATON ROUGE – One of LSU’s longest-standing traditions is set to step into the digital age. Louisiana’s flagship university is looking to bring millions of words written over the past 121 years, long after the ink has dried, into the 21st century. The Daily Reveille’s Editor in Chief, Evan Saacks, spoke with WBRZ about the huge archive project Read More

Mom arrested after 3-year-old shoots self in arm

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Shreveport Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman after a shooting left her 3-year-old son injured. The Times reports it happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday. Arriving officers found the toddler inside a south Shreveport home, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the arm. He was transported to University Health Hospital Read More

Hundreds of volunteers pick up litter around the capital city

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BATON ROUGE – Hundreds of people hit the streets Saturday morning with trash bags in hand. It’s for a new cleanup campaign that the mayor is hoping will become an annual event. East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is calling it “Clean Sweep EBR Day.” The project is an attack on litter, and she wants Read More

Driver of 18-wheeler cited following train crash on Scenic Highway

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BATON ROUGE – Authorities responded to an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler on Scenic Highway Saturday afternoon. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Brooklawn Drive and Scenic Hwy. around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the train had been stopped on the track for a while Read More

Crews respond to crash involving train and 18-wheeler on Scenic Highway

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BATON ROUGE – Authorities are responding to an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler on Scenic Highway. The incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 12000 block of Scenic Hwy. State Police and EBRSO are working the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a train in the 12000 block Read More

Louisiana’s spring inshore shrimp season to close Wednesday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The 2018 Louisiana spring inshore shrimp season will close Wednesday in an area near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line westward. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season ends at 6 p.m. June 27 from the state line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal except for Read More

Fillmore-branded music hall to open in New Orleans casino

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Image: Amplify NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Music fans in New Orleans are getting a new, multimillion-dollar venue for concerts and other live performances. News outlets report that the Live Nation entertainment company plans to open The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans in the second story of the city’s downtown casino sometime early next year. Company Read More

Louisiana session nears end: Senate speeds budget, tax bills

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana lawmakers are speeding to an early end of their latest special session, with a tax deal in hand to avoid deep budget cuts and keep state finances on track for seven years. Senate committees Saturday quickly advanced a sales tax bill to raise $463 million for the budget that Read More

Firefighters extinguish apartment fire on Scotland Avenue

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BATON ROUGE – Firefighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished an apartment fire on Scotland Avenue Friday night. According to BRFD, the fire was first reported at 10:37 p.m. in the 10000 block of Scotland Avenue. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the laundry room of one of the units on fire. The fire Read More