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  1. Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest. The star-studded three-day festival - in its seventh year - annually draws thousands to Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium.

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  2. Gas prices jump by 9 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.27Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 8 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The average price of gasoline has jumped by 9 cents over the past two weeks to $2.27 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is mostly due to crude oil prices edging up.

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  3. At what age an adult? Many in Louisiana say 17 is too youngRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 7 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this April 6, 2016 photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards, bottom center, speaks at a Raise the Age rally for Juvenile Justice System reform on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital, in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana is one of nine states where 17-year-olds are treated as adults when it comes to the criminal justice system.

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  4. Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.18Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks to $2.18 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is partly due to crude oil prices edging up.

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  5. APR scores show money remains big factor in college sportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this March 31, 2016, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference at the men's NCAA Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Houston. The NCAA's new Academic Progress Rate released Wednesday, April 20, 2106, shows a record number of college athletes are staying in school and working toward degrees, and that money continues to play a key role in academic performance.

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  6. Miss USA pageant asks public for help finding a contestantRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this July 12, 2015 file photo, Miss USA co-host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009, Alex Weherley during the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La. The Miss Universe Organization said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, it will conduct an online search for a candidate to join the 51 contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the live telecast June 5 on Fox.

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  7. Manhattan DA, law officials push for encryption legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Calling it an issue of victims' rights, the Manhattan district attorney urged Congress to pass legislation that would require tech companies to give law enforcement a way to access information on encrypted phones and other devices. Cyrus Vance Jr. says that while the debate over encryption has centered on issues of privacy and national security, the implications go far beyond that.

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  8. 2 university students dead in Louisiana shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Officials investigate the scene where two female Southern University students were killed at The Cottages Apartment Complex in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, April 10, 2016. Detectives didn't immediately identify any suspects or motives in the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot outside an apartment complex around 2 a.m., said Baton Rouge Police Sgt.

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  9. Deep South lashed by severe storms, high windsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    This NOAA satellite image taken, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at 12:45 p.m. EST, shows a stationary front over the Mid-Atlantic extending westward into the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Two areas of low pressure have developed along this front.

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  10. The Latest on storms: Thunderstorms move across LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    As the system moves east, forecasters say an area extending from Baton Rouge through the parishes north of Lake Pontchartrain is at moderate risk for a few strong thunderstorms, with the possibly of an isolated tornado , strong winds and heavy rain. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is closing government offices in 15 parishes at noon before Tuesday's severe weather arrives.

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  11. Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a barrage of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been chasing. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening.

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  12. Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt in shooting after Mississippi paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    South Mississippi police say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian has left two people dead and four others wounded. "It's chaos," he told The Sun Herald .

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  13. Deputy shot 5 times in drug raid, New Orleans police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A sheriff's deputy working with federal drug agents to serve a warrant at a Lower 9th Ward home was shot five times by someone inside and was in critical condition Tuesday, New Orleans police said. Deputy Stephen Arnold was the only person injured, and he underwent surgery for two hours, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

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  14. Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that people serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers must have a chance to seek their freedom, a decision that could affect more than 1,000 inmates. The justices voted 6-3 to extend a ruling from 2012 that struck down automatic life terms with no chance of parole for teenage killers.

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  15. Obama to visit Nebraska, Louisiana post-State of the UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The White House says Obama will visit Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, followed by an appearance in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday. Obama is expected to talk at both stops about progress under his leadership, as well as an agenda for his remaining year - and the years to come - to keep it going.

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  16. US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday. Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982, when the government issued the lease without consulting the tribes.

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  17. Simmons is 4th frosh selected for preseason All-America teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, LSU freshman Ben Simmons speaks during media day in Baton Rouge, La. Simmons was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

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  18. Survey: US gasoline prices up a penny over past 2 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg reports Sunday that the slight increase comes after prices previously fell 63 cents over 19 weeks. In the Lower 48 states, the highest average price of regular gasoline was $2.88 per gallon in Los Angeles.

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  19. GOP's David Vitter, Democrat Edwards in Louisiana gov runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Democrat John Bel Edwards gives his wife, Donna, a congratulatory kiss before addressing the crowd Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in downtown Baton Rouge, La. Edwards faces Republican David Vitter in a runoff in the gubernatorial race.

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  20. Spurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier gestures during a news conference in Shreveport, La. A person close to the situation says Spurrier told his team on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, that he was retiring, effective immediately.

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