Updated: 1:06 PM 10/1/2014HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies accused an Amite City Police officer of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his department has been investigating the... (More)
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Updated: 1:03 PM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services. The Board of Supervisors approved the rewritten contracts without objection Wednesday. The reworked deals are part of an effort by Gov. Bobby... (More)
Updated: 12:34 PM 10/1/2014DALLAS - The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told officials the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from Liberia. Mai Wureh told The Associated Press that her brother, Thomas Eric Duncan, went to a Dallas emergency room... (More)
Updated: 12:11 PM 10/1/2014NEW YORK - Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18... (More)
Updated: 11:41 AM 10/1/2014MONROE, CT - A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley says the threat was called in to the school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and the evacuation was ordered as a precaution. He says the school building... (More)
Updated: 10:32 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - Parish officials are now investigating a homicide after an 82-year-old woman was found dead inside a flea-infested home. The daughter of Bessie Looney and her granddaughter are accused of watching her die without helping her. Joleslie Looney, Bessie's daughter, and Lauren Looney, Bessie's granddaughter, currently face... (More)
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Updated: 10:24 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs. The Democratic incumbent, locked in a tight race for re-election, is making stops at colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans... (More)
Updated: 10:22 AM 10/1/2014
JACKSON - State police say a 43-year-old Geismar man, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died in a one car accident on U.S. Highway 61 in East Feliciana Parish.
Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says a car being driven by James Kent Jr. ran off the highway around 10 p.m. Tuesday and struck a tree. Sandifer says Kent was ejected from the vehicle.
Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by lawmakers Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over... (More)
Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - After a summer of commuter confusion, transportation officials announced on Tuesday that crews will begin work to reinstall the traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive starting tomorrow. The signal was removed by crews in July with the goal to improve... (More)
Updated: 7:24 AM 10/1/2014SHREVEPORT - A Barksdale Air Force Base spokesman says heat stroke that resulted after his handler left him unattended in a car on a hot August day killed an Air Force security K-9. Second Lt. Chris Sullivan says an investigation found that Caro's Aug. 9 death was due to handler... (More)
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Updated: 7:20 AM 10/1/2014KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals... (More)
Updated: 7:20 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - Following a lopsided loss to Alcorn State, Southern head coach Dawson Odums still believes his Jaguars can accomplish all their goals this season if the team remains focused. "Everything that we can achieve is still in front of us," said Odums Tuesday morning. Despite the... (More)
Updated: 7:19 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE- LSU is evaluating the future of the golf course at the intersection of Gourrier Avenue and Nicholson. An official with Facility Services said Tuesday, the course evaluation is part of a two year mater plan for the campus. Experts are considering the best use of the 125... (More)
Updated: 7:18 AM 10/1/2014BATON ROUGE - State and local health officials are prepared, should someone in the region show signs of Ebola, but said Tuesday, there is no need to worry following a positive test result in Texas. "For everybody to go around everyday worrying about Ebola, (it) doesn't make any sense... (More)
Updated: 6:04 AM 10/1/2014As the system responsible for bringing us the cool air on Friday slowly moves toward the east, it will also bring moisture from the gulf into the coast. this will increase our rain chances heading into Friday. You can expect a little bit better coverage of showers and thunderstorms today... (More)
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