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Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

Posted 5:03 AM 7/29/2014 by Ryan Naquin

GONZALES - City leaders got personal, tossing around allegations of malfeasance and misconduct, during a budget meeting Monday night.

Councilman Gary Lacombe accused Mayor Barney Arceneaux of breaking the law when appointing people to the city's planning and zoning board.  Prior to (More)


Revised law will help notify law enforcement of arsonists

Posted 5:07 AM 7/28/2014 by Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - A new law is reformatting the arson registry database to keep better tabs on firebugs. The arson registry was established in 2010 to track convicted arsonists but some state leaders call it insufficient. State Fire Marshal Deputy, Brant Thompson, said they are reformatting the (More)


Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be honored today

Posted 6:59 AM 7/25/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today.

"I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement to (More)


Exclusive: dash cam video reveals why there is a $495,000 settlement

Posted 5:05 AM 7/24/2014 by Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - Members of Metro Council will have to give the final approval to pay $495,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting where a drunken man was shot and killed in 2011.

On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and killed (More)


What's next for St. George

Posted 7:38 AM 7/23/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city. Despite falling short, organizers say they aren't discouraged.

"We couldn't be more excited," says Lionel Rainey with the Committee to (More)

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