WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Top Story en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:10:48 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Council settles scandal for $35,000 http://www.wbrz.com/news/council-settles-scandal-for-35-000/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/council-settles-scandal-for-35-000/ Top Story Wed, 22 Oct 2014 7:35:02 PM WBRZ Staff Council settles scandal for $35,000

BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish.

Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued.

McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers - including Police Chief Carl Dabadie and a detective - in February.  McCants said in court documents her phone was taken early in the morning on March 26, 2013, to embarrass her and former police chief Dewayne White.

White was fired by the mayor's office on February 18, 2013, in what became a public spat between both Mayor Kip Holden and the ousted chief.

After attempting to get a search warrant for McCants' phone from a judge, Detective "Mack" Thomas was able to get clearance from a 19th JDC Commissioner to obtain the phone. The lawsuit said Thomas sold the warrant as part of a criminal investigation into White's missing city-parish cell phone that was reported stolen after he was fired and it was not returned immediately.

The court documents suggest the mayor's office told Thomas to launch an investigation into "every aspect of Mr. White's life, including into his personal life." McCants believes investigators discovered a past relationship she had with the fired chief and was told to obtain evidence to release to the public for the "sole purpose of embarrassing" White.

McCants' lawyer, Jill Craft, says this whole ordeal could have been avoided.

"Anytime somebody stands up like Kim McCants did, and certainly Chief White before her, you know, they're going to get peppered with arrows and slingshots and anything else anybody can come up with," said Craft. "At the end of the day, I always have hope that justice is going to prevail and the right thing is going to be done."

All council members were in agreement of the settlement, except Councilman John Delgado.  Delgado voted "no" because, he says, the police department's actions were warranted.

"I didn't feel like it was worthy to pay her $35,000 of taxpayer money when I think we could have successfully proved in court that we have no liability to this person," he said.

The mayor's office did not wish to comment.

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After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday http://www.wbrz.com/news/after-freak-death-mother-planning-daughter-s-funeral-on-birthday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/after-freak-death-mother-planning-daughter-s-funeral-on-birthday/ Top Story Mon, 20 Oct 2014 7:51:59 PM Ryan Naquin After freak death, mother planning daughter's funeral on birthday

BATON ROUGE - A mother started planning her daughter's funeral on the 21-year-old's birthday Monday. 

Taylor McGonigle, 21, died Sunday after being hit in the head by a column from a building in the French Quarter.  Police said a drunk driver lost control and hit the column, causing it to hit McGonigle.  

Authorities said the man, a reported convicted felon who was out on good behavior, was drunk when he crashed his vehicle. 

"This was absolutely an avoidable accident," Taylor's mother, Tina McGonigle said in an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Monday. "It crushed the whole right side of her head...beyond recognition. The only reason I did not have to go and identify her body was because they had her driver's license."

Taylor McGonigle was in New Orleans for the weekend, ahead of her birthday on Monday. Her friends were celebrating the occaision when the freak accident happened Sunday morning.

"That has got to be the worst thing a parent could ever do," Tina said, "make funeral plans on their child's birthday."

New Orleans police arrested Tevest Vance, 37, for Taylor's death.  Vance is charged with vehicular manslaughter and violating his probation.

Tina McGonigle is frustrated Vance was on the street at the time of the crash.

"I need truth. I need closure.  Why was this man out on the street? Why was he able to take my innocent child's life? The only child I have. I have no children now. She was my only daughter," Tina said.

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Bill Clinton to campaign with Sen. Mary Landrieu http://www.wbrz.com/news/bill-clinton-to-campaign-with-sen-mary-landrieu/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/bill-clinton-to-campaign-with-sen-mary-landrieu/ Top Story Fri, 17 Oct 2014 8:55:24 AM APNewsNow Bill Clinton to campaign with Sen. Mary Landrieu

BATON ROUGE - Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Landrieu's campaign hopes Clinton's visit to Baton Rouge on Monday will boost support for the three-term Democratic incumbent heading into the start of early voting Tuesday. The election is Nov. 4.

The rally will be held at the downtown Hilton hotel.

This is Clinton's second visit to Louisiana for Landrieu, who is locked in a tight re-election battle and targeted for ouster by Republicans seeking to regain control of the Senate. Her main GOP opponents are U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness. Clinton was the special guest at a New Orleans fundraiser for Landrieu in early September.

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Jury being charged in deadly cycling wreck trial http://www.wbrz.com/news/jury-being-charged-in-deadly-cycling-wreck-trial/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jury-being-charged-in-deadly-cycling-wreck-trial/ Top Story Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:29:54 PM Russell Jones Jury being charged in deadly cycling wreck trial

BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin gave instructions to the jury Friday evening in the vehicular homicide trial of Joseph Branch, and deliberations should begin shortly after.

Earlier Friday Danny Morris, the surviving cyclist from the 2012 crash, told jurors he's in constant pain and suffered neurological damage because of the wreck on Perkins Road. Investigators said Branch was driving drunk when he hit Morris and Nathan Crowson, who died in the wreck.

Morris told jurors he biked daily through the area where the wreck happened, and never had trouble with vehicles before Branch hit them. He also told jurors he and Crowson always rode with their lights on, and since Crowson worked at a bike shop they had plenty of access to safety equipment.

Morris also admitted he had smoked marijuana in the past, but had not had any the day of the crash. Under questioning from Branch's attorney, Morris said he rode bikes because his license had been suspended more than a decade ago. He said "I was charged with DUI, but I didn't kill anyone and I paid for it." The charge against him was later dismissed, and prosecutors said there's no evidence Morris was under the influence of drugs the day of the wreck.

During their case, defense attorneys questioned a state employee in charge of maintaining the state's breathalyzer machine, the Intoxilyzer 5000. Authorities said Branch blew a .307 on a breath test after the crash, nearly four times the legal limit, and had been drinking heavily in the hours before the wreck. Witnesses testified to his drinking Thursday, but said he split some of the drinks with other people.

News 2's Rob Krieger will have updates on the trial starting at 5 p.m.

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L'Auberge asks for annexation into Baton Rouge http://www.wbrz.com/news/l-auberge-asks-for-annexation-into-baton-rouge/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/l-auberge-asks-for-annexation-into-baton-rouge/ Top Story Tue, 7 Oct 2014 2:39:00 PM Russell Jones L'Auberge asks for annexation into Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The L'Auberge Casino and a group of landowners near its property submitted a petition this week to be annexed into Baton Rouge.

It's another blow to efforts to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city, the city of St. George.

The annexation petition includes nearly 1,200 square acres which stretch down Nicholson Road to the casino's property. The law requires annexations to be contiguous with the city's border, and earlier this summer annexation requests were submitted for 630 acres between River Road and Nicholson Drive.

If approved, the annexation would put the casino's property taxes out of reach of the proposed city of St. George's budget. A spokesperson for the movement said previously that annexing the casino into Baton Rouge would not negatively affect their budget.

Organizers of the St. George movement said last week they've gathered more than the minimum number of signatures needed to place a petition to incporate up for a vote, but they're pushing to get 20,000 total signatures in case any are disqualified.

To see a copy of the annexation petition, click here.

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Utah man accused of calling in La. bomb threat http://www.wbrz.com/news/utah-man-accused-of-calling-in-la-bomb-threat/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/utah-man-accused-of-calling-in-la-bomb-threat/ Top Story Wed, 17 Sep 2014 2:54:32 PM Russell Jones Utah man accused of calling in La. bomb threat

GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies said a Utah man has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to an Ascension Parish chemical plant on Sept. 11.

Deputies charged Terry Randall Cox, 34, with terrorizing. They said he was a contract worker at the PCS Nitrogen Plant in Geismar.

Investigators said the threat was called in to the plant from a cell phone belonging to Cox. As a result of the threat, authorities had to evacuate the entire plant and send 540 workers home for the day.

Deputies booked Cox into the parish jail, where he is awaiting bond.

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Man accused in cancer center theft caught in Wash. http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-accused-in-cancer-center-theft-caught-in-wash-/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-accused-in-cancer-center-theft-caught-in-wash-/ Top Story Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:42:29 AM Russell Jones Man accused in cancer center theft caught in Wash.

BATON ROUGE - Police said Wednesday that a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Baton Rouge cancer center was arrested in Washington state.

A BRPD spokesperson said authorities in Tacoma, Wash. arrested Larry Butler, 49, Monday morning for a theft warrant out of Louisiana.

Butler used to work for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center as facilities director. In August, police said he told the center he wouldn't be in for work because he'd found another opportunity. After he was terminated, investigators said the center discovered he'd racked up more than $16,000 on two corporate credit cards for unauthorized personal purchases.

The cancer center said Butler told them in an email he was responsible for the charges, but never paid them back.

Police said Butler would be extradited back to Baton Rouge to face felony theft charges.

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Tiger Stadium: Let's get loud http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-stadium-let-s-get-loud/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-stadium-let-s-get-loud/ Top Story Fri, 12 Sep 2014 7:24:20 PM Brittany Weiss Tiger Stadium: Let's get loud

BATON ROUGE - LSU fans and the sounds of a game in Tiger Stadium are getting louder, especially with the addition of the new end zone. 

About 100,000 people packed the stadium last Saturday.  The additional fans and the new sound blew created noise that blew people away.  But, it's not all great noise.  There is some concern the noise level could reach new heights this season when there is a big play. Last weekend's game set a learning curve for LSU athletics.

"As we get the fans, as they sit down, as we go throughout the season, we're going to be able to adjust," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Eddie Nunez. "We're hoping by the Mississippi State game and others, that we'll really have it down to a science."

Years prior, the sound was big, but lost through the south end zone.  But, with the stadium expansion, the sound reverberates around the stadium. The Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities and Grounds, Terrance Bold, agrees it's louder than ever.

"[The noise is] Like nothing I've ever heard before," said Bold. "It was amazing. So much better, so much more detailed, so much more bass."

"Fans, audio, everything, I mean, it's incredible how much louder the stadium is with that end zone keeping it all in," said Bold.

The LSU Tigers are used to the sound, but Nunez says the visiting team with have their work cut out for them on the field.

"We are doing everything we can to make it difficult for the visiting team, in all aspects," he said.

Saturday, LSU plays the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The Tigers will be playing for their 400th home win. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:02 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

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Alleva gets contract extension at LSU http://www.wbrz.com/news/alleva-gets-contract-extension-at-lsu/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/alleva-gets-contract-extension-at-lsu/ Top Story Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:36:07 PM APNewsNow Alleva gets contract extension at LSU

BATON ROUGE - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's proposed three-year extension has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

The board approved the extension without discussion at its September meeting on Friday.

The extension comes without a raise for Alleva, who has been LSU's AD since 2008. It will keep him under contract through 2019.

Alleva makes $725,000 a year with incentives that can increase it to $900,000.

The board also approved three-year extensions for women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell and softball coach Beth Torino, plus a $35,000 raise for Torino. She will now make $145,000 per year.

Alleva was hired after spending 30 years at Duke, the last 10 as athletic director.

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Reality TV star accused of rape from 22 years ago http://www.wbrz.com/news/reality-tv-star-accused-of-rape-from-22-years-ago/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/reality-tv-star-accused-of-rape-from-22-years-ago/ Top Story Mon, 8 Sep 2014 9:58:25 AM Russell Jones Reality TV star accused of rape from 22 years ago

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies filed new charges of forcible rape Monday against William Hayden, the former star of reality TV show "Sons of Guns".

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said a 34-year-old woman told detectives Hayden raped her 22 years ago. Deputies said she was 12 at the time, and that Hayden had her smoke marijuana before covering her mouth with his hand and forcing himself on her.

Detectives arrested Hayden on Aug. 8 and accused him of molestation. He left jail on a $150,000 bond the next day, but was re-arrested on Aug. 26 for aggravated rape charges against the same victim, who was also 12 years old.

Hayden is still in jail on a $250,000 bond for the previous charge of aggravated rape. Bond has not been set for the new charge.

Hayden's company, Red Jacket Firearms, cut ties with him after the second arrest. The Discovery Channel also canceled "Sons of Guns" around the same time.

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Man shot multiple times in Baton Rouge http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-shot-multiple-times-in-baton-rouge-64364/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-shot-multiple-times-in-baton-rouge-64364/ Top Story Sun, 7 Sep 2014 9:49:28 PM AE Stevenson Man shot multiple times in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Investigators say one person was shot in a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge on Odell Street, Sunday evening.

Baton Rouge Police are still investigating, and have not released the details of the shooting.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and was reported in stable condition shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

No suspects or motive for the shooting has been released at this time.


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Family says officer shot man after running stop sign http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-says-officer-shot-man-after-running-stop-sign/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-says-officer-shot-man-after-running-stop-sign/ Top Story Mon, 1 Sep 2014 2:08:06 PM Chris Nakamoto Family says officer shot man after running stop sign

BATON ROUGE- The family of 27-year-old Derek Davis said he has undergone two surgeries since a shooting over the weekend after a traffic stop on Morning Glory Avenue.

The family says Davis had damage to his kidneys, liver and colon after he was shot three times. Baton Rouge police identified the officer involved in the shooting today as Matthew Jackson. Jackson is a five-year veteran of the department and was placed on paid leave after the incident.

Davis' family said he ran a stop sign Sunday morning which caused him to get pulled over. He was given a field sobriety test and when he was about to be arrested, Davis took off running according to his family. That's when the story begins to differ on what unfolded. Baton Rouge Police say Davis reached for Matthews' weapon, and that's when Matthews shot Davis.

"I could hear the bullets, and the sound of it was in the direction of my house," One neighbor said.

Glynn Delatte has decades of experience in Law Enforcement. He is also an attorney.

"I have this personal attitude that we have turned our department into this military type organization instead of a community service type organization," Delatte said. "I personally feel a lot of the incidences could be avoided if officers weren't so quick to fire a weapon."

Don Coppola with Baton Rouge police says the incident is under investigation. However, Matthews had no other choice.

"The suspect attempted to disarm the officer as well as making threats to the officer's life," Coppola said.

Baton Rouge police said through the course of their investigation, it was determined that Davis had a pending charge in Livingston Parish for burglary. Davis' family says that charge was adjudicated.

WBRZ asked for dash cam video of the incident. We were told the Baton Rouge Police Department isn't sure if it exists. We also asked if Matthews was in possession of a Taser at the time of the shooting. Baton Rouge police said that is under investigation.



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Game day for LSU: What to watch for http://www.wbrz.com/news/game-day-for-lsu-what-to-watch-for/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/game-day-for-lsu-what-to-watch-for/ Top Story Sat, 30 Aug 2014 9:26:21 AM Greg Renoud Game day for LSU: What to watch for

HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in ranked No. 13 in both the Coach's and AP polls. Wisconsin is ranked No. 14 in both of those polls. Both are considered contenders to make the first ever college football playoff. The two teams will square off tonight at 8 p.m. in Houston at NRG Stadium for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.

Corner Rashard Robinson did not make the trip because of a suspension. The exact reason is unkonwn. Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre also stayed home to take care of an injury.

Questions about LSU's experience will be the forefront of the conversation when the Tigers take on the Wisconsin Badgers in Houston tonight. Most notably, is how will LSU's two inexperienced quarter backs will hold up. Sophomore Anthony Jennings will get the nod tonight. He led the Tigers to an Outback Bowl victory over Iowa on New Years Day, but his performance was shaky at best. He was 7-of-19 for 82 yards with 1 interception with no TDs. Jennings did spark some excitement with his 49 yard TD pass to Travin Dural to beat Arkansas in the final game of the regular season.

Brandon Harris is a true freshman who, Les Miles says, will also see playing time. Miles has said neither quarterback really pulled away and established himself as the starting QB during spring football and fall camp.

Wisconsin will also be breaking in a new QB with Tanner McEvoy getting his first start. McEvoy played safety for the Badgers last year. He was chosen over Joel Stave who started 19 games over the past two season for the Badgers.

Protecting the QBs, 4 of 5 starting offensive lineman from 2013 will return. They are led by Senior left tackle La'el Collins. A strong offensive line will be a key factor to a successful season for the Tigers. They are the most experienced unit on the team and arguably the best O-lines in the SEC.

Of course all eyes will be on No. 7 for the Tigers, freshman Leonard Fournette. He comes in as one of the most highly touted recruits in the school's history and the number one recruit in the country of the 2014 class. Expect him to see limited playing time to start, but don't be surprised if Fournette takes over the starting job during the season. Fournette is listed 3rd on the Tigers depth chart behind Senior Terrence Magee who rushed for 626 yards and 8 TDs last year and Senior Kenny Hilliard who had 310 yards and 7 TDs.

Another big question mark for the Tigers is the wide receivers. LSU returns a grand total of 8 catches for 156 yards. They'll have to replace two 1,000 yard receivers in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. The Tigers are hoping Freshman Malachi Dupree, who did not make the trip to Houston because of an injury, Senior Quantavius Leslie and Sophomore Travin Dural will be able to pick up the slack this season.

The biggest area of concern on defense is at the tackle position. With Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson gone, the Tigers will rely on Christian Lacouture to make plays. Quentin Thomas, who was expected to be a key player, is now a question mark because he's battling a muscle tear in his arm. Wisconsin will counter with Melvin Gordon, the Big Ten's second leading rusher in 2013 with 1,609 yards.

So whether you're in Houston to see the Tigers play, or at home on your couch having a tailgate of your own, waiting for the long TD passes or the next Les Miles gem of a quote, football season is back.

We'll be covering the Tigers all season on WBRZ News 2 and WBRZ.com, your home for LSU sports.


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Charlie Roberts' attorney: Heath acting like a 'working girl' http://www.wbrz.com/news/charlie-roberts-attorney-heath-acting-like-a-working-girl-/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/charlie-roberts-attorney-heath-acting-like-a-working-girl-/ Top Story Mon, 25 Aug 2014 7:34:16 PM Trey Schmaltz Charlie Roberts' attorney: Heath acting like a 'working girl'

BATON ROUGE- The attorney for now former LSU alumni president Charlie Roberts likened a deal he is being sued for defaulting payment on to a prostitution agreement.

In court documents filed by Mary Olive Pierson, Pierson argues the agreement at the base of Kay Heath's lawsuit, is compensation for sex, "an illegal and immoral agreement." Pierson asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

Heath filed her lawsuit, which originally named the LSU Alumni Association, after she resigned from her job at the association when her relationship with Roberts was uncovered. Heath claims she and Roberts decided she would quit, they would stay together, and Roberts would pay her a monthly allowance. Heath sued when shew as cutoff.

Pierson has said Roberts will fight the suit and not settle. It is evident in the documents she filed Monday.

"[Heath] has alleged, based on her own characterization of the relationship, is an illegal, illicit and immoral contract... which makes it completely and absolutely null and void in Louisiana," she wrote.

Pierson does not dispute that the couple were an item, but said Roberts thought he was in a solid relationship the entire time. "Roberts believed at all times that he was in a mutual, romantic and loving relationship. He was gratuitously providing her with financial support when she was in need. Unfortunately for Dr. Roberts and based on the allegations of Ms. Heath's petition, she was obviously not in a loving relationship at all. To the contrary, she was, at all times, only in the relationship acting as a 'working girl' for 'compensation.'"

Pierson added, Heath ended the relationship and expected to be paid for life.

Heath's attorney, Jeffry Sanford, reportedly said the latest filing on behalf of Roberts is out of line.

The alumni association has been dropped from the suit.
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Sheriff: 7-year-old victim identified in drive-by shooting http://www.wbrz.com/news/sheriff-7-year-old-victim-identified-in-drive-by-shooting/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/sheriff-7-year-old-victim-identified-in-drive-by-shooting/ Top Story Sun, 17 Aug 2014 8:39:26 AM Greg Renoud Sheriff: 7-year-old victim identified in drive-by shooting

BATON ROUGE - Deputies say they are investigating a shooting where a 7-year-old child was killed.

Terrez Coleman, 7, died from his injuries at the hopsital.

It happened on the 8900 block of Prescott Road near Joor Road just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

Officials say the family of five was in their vehicle when another vehicle passed by and shot at them. Three kids were in the back seat and two of them were hit by bullets. Coleman died at the hospital and his older sister is expected to recover.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 389-5000.


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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-protesters-clash-again-in-ferguson/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-protesters-clash-again-in-ferguson/ Top Story Sat, 16 Aug 2014 8:33:44 AM JIM SALTER Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.

Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb, a day that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. At the same news conference in which officer Darren Wilson was named, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released documents alleging Brown stole a $48.99 box of cigars from the store.

About midnight, protesters broke into that store and threw objects at police. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson says police used one canister of tear gas.

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New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootings http://www.wbrz.com/news/new-orleans-police-arrests-in-weekend-shootings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/new-orleans-police-arrests-in-weekend-shootings/ Top Story Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:58:07 AM Kevin McGill New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootings

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have arrested two suspects in connection with a weekend drive-by shooting that left two people dead and five injured.

Chief Ronal Serpas says 20-year-old Blair Taylor is suspected as the gunman. He was being held Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder, and 25-year-old Jeffery Rivers was booked with being a principal to the same charges.

Serpas says tips led to the arrests.

The shootings occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Police say 33-year-old Terrance McBride was the shooters' intended target. McBride and 16-year-old Jasmine Anderson were killed.

A 32-year-old woman and her two young sons were injured as were two other people.

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Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh http://www.wbrz.com/news/baton-rouge-recruiting-teachers-in-pittsburgh/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/baton-rouge-recruiting-teachers-in-pittsburgh/ Top Story Wed, 13 Aug 2014 9:04:07 AM APNewsNow Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday.

The school system is looking for certified and highly-qualified teachers looking for immediate jobs in the 2014-15 school year.

The system says it needs teachers for elementary school, for early childhood and pre-kindergarten programs and for social studies, English, science and math at the secondary school level.

Candidates can see more information about the positions online at www.ebrschools.org .

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GOHSEP no longer sending help to Hawaii http://www.wbrz.com/news/gohsep-no-longer-sending-help-to-hawaii/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/gohsep-no-longer-sending-help-to-hawaii/ Top Story Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:37:46 AM Greg Renoud GOHSEP no longer sending help to Hawaii

BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they are no longer sending a two-person team to Hawaii to help with storm conditions.

GOHSEP says conditions have improved enough to where Hawaii has withdrawn it's request for help from Louisiana.

Initially, Hawaii had asked for help from the Emergency Management Assistance Compact because of the two storms hitting the state. Louisiana was getting set to send a two-person team to Hawaii this weekend for 14 days.

Tropical storm Iselle made landfall Friday, and Hurricane Julio is now expected to miss Hawaii to the north.


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Burglary suspect shot overnight http://www.wbrz.com/news/burglary-suspect-shot-overnight/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/burglary-suspect-shot-overnight/ Top Story Wed, 6 Aug 2014 5:53:23 AM Cheryl Stroy Burglary suspect shot overnight

BATON ROUGE - A teen is under arrest after police say he broke into a home Wednesday morning.

According to investigators, the 19-year-old was shot inside a home on Adams Ave. while trying to burglarize the residence.

The teen was found injured just after 1a.m. about a block away on Monroe Ave.

He was taken to a local hospital and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

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