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Colorectal Cancer Rates in Acadiana

Colorectal cancer rates in Acadiana are among the highest in the nation, according to results of a new study by the LSU School of Public Health. Researchers found several Acadiana parishes where residents tend to me more at risk for the illness. Today at 5, KATC's Elizabeth Hill looks at where more cases are reported and what you can do...

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W. Baton Rouge deputy booked in prostitution case

BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge police have arrested a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy accused of propositioning prostitutes for free sex, flashing his badge and threatening to jail them if they refused to comply. Col. Richie Johnson, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate Deputy Florian... Read Story

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Sorrento ex-mayor booked in child porn case

SORRENTO, La. - The former mayor of Sorrento has been arrested on 40 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of obstruction of justice. The state attorney general's office says 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr. was arrested Thursday after investigators searched his home for several hours. The arrest followed a... Read Story

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Oct 23, 2014 12:19 PM

US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam. Applications rose 17,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the... Read Story

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Oct 23, 2014 12:09 PM

Today in History for Oct. 23, 2014

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY'-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces. On this date: In 1707,... Read Story

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