Updated: 6:58 PM 10/31/2014NEW ROADS - Allegations of voter fraud in New Roads Friday didn't come with any evidence to back them up. Mayor Robert Myer, who faces stiff re-election competition from Cornell Dukes, called a press conference Friday to accuse his opponent of trying to bribe or intimidate voters. He claimed... (More)
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Updated: 7:30 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says two waste disposal companies have agreed not to bring ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings into Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Friday that Veolia Environmental Services and Chemical Waste Management signed a court agreement saying they would... (More)
Updated: 6:44 PM 10/31/2014NEW ROADS - The holiday season is here, and with it comes pecan season. Steve Bergeron from H.J. Bergeron Pecan Shelling company said this year's crops are a few weeks late in its harvest. "There's a huge crop out there. But the problem being that since we had... (More)
Updated: 6:41 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Council on Aging is opening up a bingo hall to support local non-profit organizations devoted to helping the elderly. Many seniors play bingo at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging but next week there will be a new and bigger facility, and the... (More)
Updated: 6:01 PM 10/31/2014Some believe weather changes create additional cold and allergy symptoms. Our grandfather professed this and on his nightstand would place a bowl of apples, onions, and garlic, laced with whiskey, when he experienced chest congestion. As noted in a previous column, mom would send us to school with Vick's Vapor... (More)
Updated: 5:52 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Parents and teachers say a new law that bans handheld cell phones in some school zones is working to keep kids safe. The new law applies only during school zone hours if a specific sign is posted. Drivers are still allowed to use phones when reporting... (More)
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Updated: 5:38 PM 10/31/2014PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies accused two men in Ascension Parish of dealing drugs Thursday, after deputies said they caught them with multiple illegal substances. Narcotics detectives said they stopped a suspicious vehicle after it failed to use a signal. After a search of the vehicle detectives said they found... (More)
Updated: 5:08 PM 10/31/2014Interior Designer, Rachel Cannon Lewis, put a spin on making a cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving using recycled pumpkins today on News 2 at 4. Lewis designed the centerpiece using gourds and vegetables that she already had in her home. She said the pumpkins can stay good up to a... (More)
Updated: 4:06 PM 10/31/2014WASHINGTON - Medicare is asking for public comment on whether it should pay doctors for counseling patients about their options for end-of-life care. Friday's announcement came in a voluminous regulation on physician payment. Spokesman Aaron Albright says it will "give the public ample opportunity to weigh in on the topic."... (More)
Updated: 3:47 PM 10/31/2014MOJAVE, Calif. - The wreckage of the Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket known as "SpaceShip Two" is scattered in Southern California's Mojave Desert, after an explosion during a test flight. Authorities say one person onboard was killed, and another was seriously injured. A Highway Patrol officer says one person parachuted... (More)
Updated: 3:19 PM 10/31/2014NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005. It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the... (More)
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Updated: 3:15 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - A state district judge has postponed until mid-November a decision on whether he intends to shut down the flow of money to 33 charter schools authorized by the state education board. The Louisiana Association of Educators filed a lawsuit challenging the $60 million in spending through Louisiana's... (More)
Updated: 3:10 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting in Baton Rouge earlier this week that left a teen dead in the street. Baton Rouge Police said Jarvis Dawson, 20, and Larry Scott Jr., 18, both of Rosedale, were charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery... (More)
Updated: 2:33 PM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's new Common Core-aligned standardized tests will be given entirely on paper this year, rather than on computers as had been planned for some students. Education Superintendent John White announced the change Friday for the testing for students in third through eighth grades. Some education leaders have said... (More)
Updated: 2:08 PM 10/31/2014
Pineville, LA - State Fire Marshal investigators have arrested and charged a 16 year-old student at J.S. Slocum Learning Center in Pineville with one count of Aggravated Arson.
Authorities say the teen set a fire intentionally in the school gym last week.
Firefighters found the stage curtains in the gym smoldering when they arrived.
No one was hurt.
The 16 year-old is currently being held in the Renaissance Home for Juveniles in Alexandria.
Updated: 1:45 PM 10/31/2014WASHINGTON - Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about the military's new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands were asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years, but this year's three-page version, developed by the Rand Corp., is unusually detailed, including... (More)
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