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Four companies went public in the past week and brought the final IPO count of 2014 up to 275 deals that raised $85 billion, making it the most active year for the IPO market since 2000. The year's record biotech boom was capped by Juno Therapeutics (+46%), the largest biotech IPO in at least 15 years. Online lender On Deck Capital (+21%) also raised investor interest in a week that saw each IPO end above the offer price, which hasn't occurred since March of this year.


Shreveport police have identified a man wanted for shooting another man in the face last weekend.

A warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Tavares Terrell for attempted first degree homicide in the shooting of 19-year-old Padrius Hughes.

Hughes was found with a gunshot wound to the face late on the night on Saturday, December 13 in the parking lot of the Motel Six in the 7200 block of Greenwood Rd.

DENVER (AP) -- Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.

The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip. Local hospital officials said there were no casualties. The militant rocket fired earlier landed in a field in southern Israel and did not cause casualties.

Fired parish attorney Mary Roper has accused Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle of breaking court orders not to discuss an ongoing lawsuit.

In court this week, Roper’s attorney Wade Shows argued that Marcelle should be held in contempt of the court, an argument that will play out come early January.

Roper sued the city-parish and several individual council members, including Marcelle, over not divulging public records she requested months ago.

State Judge Tim Kelley, who is hearing the case, imposed a sequestration order on the first day of the trial.

Woman wanted in theft of handbags
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:13

A Baton Rouge woman is wanted on a felony count of stealing designer handbags from TJ Maxx in Hammond, according to city police in Hammond.

Gaberel Smith, 25, has previously been arrested for stealing from the TJ Maxx stores in Denham Springs and Baton Rouge. She’s also been picked up for shoplifting in Gonzales and Lafayette, Hammond Police said in a news release. She has been convicted of felony theft, but has been off probation since 2009.

Tickets on sale for LSU First Pitch Banquet
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:10

Tickets for the 2015 LSU Baseball First Pitch Banquet are on sale at lsutaf.org/Events. The event signifies the beginning of the college baseball season.

LSU's banquet

De La Salle has been on a streak as of late, and Friday that trend continued without fail.

The red-hot Cavaliers ripped off their seventh consecutive

After scoring 108.0 points per game in its last three games, the Ragin' Cajuns will pit their red-hot offense against one of the fastest-paced teams in

Southeastern returns home to host Winthrop
Friday, 19 December 2014 19:10

The Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball squad returns to the University Center, Friday at 7 p.m., to host Winthrop in a non-conference contest.

Southeastern (2-8) has played

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