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BATON ROUGE, La. – Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane, 6-0, Tuesday night for the Tigers' 13th shutout of the year at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The Tigers improved to 31-10-1 overall while the loss dropped Tulane to 15-23 on the year.

LSU plays host to Tennessee this weekend beginning Friday at 7 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in a game that will be televised by CST.

Published in Baton Rouge News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Education leaders sounded off against a proposed bill that restructures the public school system.

"What they're trying to do to our children is a disgrace," says Carolyn Hill, a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Hill hosted the community forum Tuesday night at Capitol Middle School. The proposal applies to large school districts with more than 40-thousand students. It gives more power to principals such as how funds are spent and would also create community school councils.

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THOBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

A deadly pit bull attack in Houma last month triggers the call for stricter laws and better enforcement of the animals. Now, a Lafourche Parish councilman is introducing a proposal that he thinks will make the parish safer.

Lafourche Councilman John Arnold is a self-professed animal lover. Just today, Arnold says a pit bull approached him on his job site and hopped in the back of his truck. "I kinda watched the dog all day, I left it in my truck in case anybody came around looking for it, no one came around so I brought this dog home with me," Arnold said.

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A quick snap of a camera has become a cultural phenomenon. From twitter to Instagram, "selfies" have taken over social media as a way to give the world a quick peek into your life. A selfie is defined as a self-portrait, usually taken with a phone or web camera and posted online. With each posting, followers can weigh in.

"That's the whole point," said student and selfie poster Sarah Corie.

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Brusly council names interim police chief
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:45
BRUSLY, LA (WAFB) -

The town of Brulsy named Richie Johnson Interim Police Chief Tuesday evening during a special council meeting. Johnson is an officer with 26 years of law enforcement experience including Assistant Chief with Brusly and Colonel with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

"I think the council has taken decisive action now which indicates we're ready to move on and we will," said Brulsy Mayor Joey Normand.

Johnson says it's an opportunity to help provide stability for his hometown.

Published in Baton Rouge News
LSU hosts No. 20 South Alabama Wednesday
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:45

From LSU Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU softball team returns home on Wednesday after spending the past week on the road, hosting the 20th-ranked South Alabama Jaguars at Tiger Park at 6 p.m. in Baton Rouge.

Listen to the game on the radio home for LSU softball on ESPN 104.5 and 104.9, as well as online in the Geaux Zone with Patrick Wright and Matt Dunaway. Wednesday's game will also be televised live on Cox Sports Television with Lyn Rollins and former LSU coach Yvette Girouard.

Published in Baton Rouge News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Education leaders sounded off against a proposed bill that restructures the public school system.

"What they're trying to do to our children is a disgrace," says Carolyn Hill, a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Hill hosted the community forum Tuesday night at Capitol Middle School. The proposal applies to large school districts with more than 40-thousand students. It gives more power to principals such as how funds are spent and would also create community school councils.

Published in Baton Rouge News
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

With Mid-City's new medical complex nearing completion, there are questions about what happens to the old hospital buildings.

The old Pan American Life building on Canal Street is now open and operating as an administrative building for the new veterans' hospital. The $2 billion project has benefited hundreds of workers as well as Mid-City property owners.

"There's a lot of property value increase," said resident Josef Wright. "I think there's a lot of mania at the moment, and should settle down once the hospital opens.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Earlier this year, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the city had surpassed one of its most ambitious goals of eliminating 10,000 blighted properties by 2014.

City administrators, however, can't say where those 10,000 properties are located.

FOX 8 took a deeper look at the city's blight strategy and the mayor's declaration of success in a joint investigation with The Lens.

City Hall vowed to answer cries of neglect back on Nov.

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KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway confirmed Tuesday that his department and the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office have taken over the investigation into the June 2012 murder of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart. Lockhart's remains washed up in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Kenner police have had some involvement in probing the case since the outset. Almost two years ago, Kenner police investigators searched a home in the 2000 Block of Connecticut Street where at least one of the suspects in Lockhart's murder lived.

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