Home alone: Police say 11-year-old hit intruder with machete

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Photo: WTKR MEBANE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say an 11-year-old armed with a machete thwarted a three-person home invasion in North Carolina. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday that the boy was home alone in Mebane when a woman knocked on the door. About the same time, a man entered Read More

Plan to reinvigorate Plank Road taking shape

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BATON ROUGE- Efforts to reshape Plank Road are slowly coming together. It’s no secret, Plank Road is busy, with hundreds of car passing through each day. This part of the North Baton Rouge area faces a number of issues including blight, traffic and a lack of economic development. “So you can imagine this as a Read More

Judge clears officers for not arresting deputy after deadly crash

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BATON ROUGE – A West Baton Rouge deputy involved in a deadly crash back in April has broken his silence. Former deputy Alberto Casco expressed remorse Friday, shortly after Judge Don Johnson ruled no wrongdoing was done at the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. Casco had an outstanding warrant in East Baton Rouge Parish on Read More

ON YOUR SIDE Warning: Your boss may accidentally give scammers your paycheck

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BATON ROUGE – Near-convincing phishing emails are targeting automatic deposits for employee’s salaries and if a payroll department is not careful, the con may work. The IRS warned in December of the direct deposit scam where email accounts are created to mimic an actual employee. Thieves create free email accounts with the identical name of Read More

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states. Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he’s headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines. He says he will now Read More

NOAA: 260 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Authorities say more than 260 dolphins have stranded across the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say it’s too early to know the cause but they’re investigating whether salinity changes from high rivers and a Louisiana spillway opening contributed to the deaths. NOAA Read More

Husband, wife accused of selling drugs with child in vehicle

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BATON ROUGE – The sheriff’s office has arrested a husband and wife accused of making a drug sale with a small child in their vehicle. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Cedric Cage and 43-year-old Rhashida Cage were taken into custody on Thursday, June 13. Authorities say Cedric Cage was conducting what Read More

One person seriously hurt after motorcycle crash on Siegen Lane

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BATON ROUGE – One person is seriously hurt after an accident involving a motorcycle Friday morning. The incident was reported sometime after 8 o’clock in the morning on Siegen Lane near Rooms To Go. Sources tell WBRZ one person was transported from the scene in serious condition. Details on what caused the crash were not Read More

Toronto Raptors capture first NBA Title over Golden State

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the Read More

Raptors knock off Warriors for NBA TItle

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