Updated: 2:30 PM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - Southern University's newly-named interim athletic director said Friday none of the coaching staff knew why the school's board removed Dr. William Broussard from his position this week. Interim AD Roman Banks spoke with the media after the Board of Supervisors voted earlier Friday to move the... (More)
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Updated: 3:15 PM 3/27/2015JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school. The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in... (More)
Updated: 2:53 PM 3/27/2015OKLAHOMA CITY- Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in... (More)
Updated: 2:42 PM 3/27/2015BAYOU L'OURSE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man this week after they said they found a hidden meth lab in a bucket at the man's Assumption Parish home. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents charged 49-year-old William Fontenot with creating a clandestine lab and possessing crystal meth,... (More)
Updated: 2:03 PM 3/27/2015NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership. OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation... (More)
Updated: 1:23 PM 3/27/2015PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Forty-five-year-old Kimberly Kitchen, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with forgery and unauthorized practice of law. The attorney... (More)
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Updated: 12:35 PM 3/27/2015ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a former sheriff's deputy accused of using social media to attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old boy and possession of child pornography. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Todd Tripp of St. Amant Thursday and booked him into the parish... (More)
Updated: 12:16 PM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - A review done for LSU says the privatization deal struck for the university's Shreveport hospital threatens the health of the nearby medical school. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration turned over control of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana in October 2013.... (More)
Updated: 12:00 PM 3/27/2015NEW YORK - New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. The six do not include the two people that police have already said remain unaccounted for after Thursday's blast. Police... (More)
Updated: 11:56 AM 3/27/2015BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former Alabama police officer is charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man during a violent confrontation in February. Former Madison police officer Eric Sloan Parker is charged with using unreasonable force that left Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') hospitalized. Federal prosecutors announced the charge... (More)
Updated: 11:35 AM 3/27/2015
BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a report of a shooting in Old South Baton Rouge Friday morning.
Witnesses in the area said one person was shot at 1480 Duane Street between Highland and Nicholson.
Police confirmed a man was taken from the scene to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, but was responsive and talking when he left.
News 2 crews are on the scene and will have more details as they become available.
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Updated: 10:20 AM 3/27/2015DONALDSONVILLE- A man in Donaldsonville was arrested after police seized $6,000 dollars worth of drugs from his house. On Wednesday authorities received a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana, and suboxon from his house.... (More)
Updated: 9:12 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - When all else fails, at least you can get a laugh at state politics. The Baton Rouge Gridiron Show is this weekend. The entire performance is a political satire, and the actors and actresses are local television and newspaper reporters. Audience members can watch them mock... (More)
Updated: 8:43 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - The top-ranked LSU Tigers host Kentucky starting tonight for a weekend SEC series at Alex Box Stadium. LSU (22-3, 4-2 SEC) is coming off their 13-7 against Tulane Tuesday, the third straight win for the Tigers. The team is ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America... (More)
Updated: 8:43 AM 3/27/2015PORT HUDSON - The annual reenactment of the Siege of Port Hudson is this weekend. The event will feature volunteers acting out the longest siege ever to take place on American soil. Characters will don Union and Confederate soldier uniforms and give the audience an exciting lesson in history.... (More)
Updated: 8:42 AM 3/27/2015BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... (More)
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