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# baton-rouge - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Man who spent 45 years in jail for rape finally has conviction overturned
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# Louisiana

Man who spent 45 years in jail for rape finally has conviction overturned

Nov 16th 2017, 2:41 PM 25,660 Views 48 Comments

Wilbert Jones was only 19 when he was sentenced to life in prison.

# baton-rouge - Monday 15 August, 2016

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands
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# Louisiana

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands

Aug 15th 2016, 8:36 AM 8,604 Views 15 Comments

Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.

# baton-rouge - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods
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# Baton Rouge

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods

Aug 14th 2016, 7:23 PM 18,187 Views 32 Comments

Over 7,000 people have been rescued from flood waters in south Louisiana.

# baton-rouge - Monday 18 July, 2016

Man who shot dead three police officers was a US Marine who served in Iraq
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# Baton Rouge

Man who shot dead three police officers was a US Marine who served in Iraq

Jul 18th 2016, 7:22 AM 19,986 Views 76 Comments

Barack Obama condemned the shootings “in the strongest sense of the word” and said attacks on “public servants” have to stop.

# baton-rouge - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Tens of thousands of homes could be swamped as Mississippi river floodgates to be opened
# Mississippi River
# Mississippi River

Tens of thousands of homes could be swamped as Mississippi river floodgates to be opened

May 14th 2011, 3:38 PM 749 Views 1 Comment

About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm’s way when the Morganza spillway is unlocked for the first time in 38 years on Saturday.