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11/21/2014

Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

Posted 8:35 PM 11/21/2014 by Russell Jones, Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget.

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state (More)

11/20/2014

Burned homeless sanctuary had code violations

Posted 3:08 AM 11/20/2014 by Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - A fire that tore through a house on Plank Rd. Monday revealed fire code violations and forced even more people out of other homes.

"The law is very clear," Fire Marshal Butch Browning said.

Investigators found the two-story home was not properly permitted as commercial (More)

11/19/2014

Parish workers tell council to 'show them the money'

Parish workers tell council to 'show them the money'

Posted 3:10 AM 11/19/2014 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - City-parish workers in Baton Rouge have been waiting for a pay raise for years. Tuesday, the council spoke about raises for workers that were suggested, but never materialized.

A study done by the city-parish, completed in 2013, found employees are underpaid, when matched to (More)

11/18/2014

Cop quits after News 2 investigation into drug issues

Posted 3:07 AM 11/18/2014 by Ryan Naquin

DENHAM SPRINGS - A sergeant has resigned after the News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered reports he was high on illegal prescription drugs while on the job.

Sergeant Russell Munsell is no longer with the Denham Springs Police Department, according to Chief Scott Jones.

The Denham (More)

11/17/2014

Sheriff: Suspect named in Saturday murder

Sheriff: Suspect named in Saturday murder

Posted 7:57 AM 11/17/2014 by Greg Renoud

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge deputies say they know who the gunman is in Saturday's murder.

Deputies say Marcus Dominique, 22, shot and killed Eric Kinchen, 32, at around 10 a.m. near the corner of Port Drive and GSRI avenue. Kinchen died at the hospital from his injuries.

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