Updated: 5:33 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council passed the city-parish operating budget Tuesday night. The $804 million budget passed with no amendments, on a 9-to-2 vote. Mayor Kip Holden's latest budget includes a 3 percent merit raise for eligible city workers, 25 new police officers, 30... (More)
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Updated: 6:03 PM 12/10/2013GEISMAR - Honeywell will build a new auto-refrigerant plant in Geismar. The plant is part of $300 million the company is investing to increase production of a new refrigerant for automobiles. The company says the new product's global-warming potential is 99.9 percent lower than that of the current refrigerant in... (More)
Updated: 6:00 PM 12/10/2013WASHINGTON - Negotiations on Capitol Hill have yielded a modest budget agreement to ease automatic spending cuts and replace some of them with savings from future-year cuts. Details on the pact by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray were to be announced by... (More)
Updated: 5:37 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE- A family is demanding answers after they claim their six-year-old was molested by another kindergartner at Audubon Elementary last week. The incident occurred while the students were on a bathroom break using the buddy system. "The young lady stripped completely naked, kissed my daughter and straddled... (More)
Updated: 5:27 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - Representatives for chicken finger franchise Raising Cane's said they tried to reach a settlement with Bob Marley's estate before the reggae singer's family filed suit against their "One Love" logo recently. The lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts U.S. District Court on Dec. 6 by 56 Hope... (More)
Updated: 5:15 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of an armed robbery suspect who they said shot at pursuing officers in Baton Rouge recently. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Willie Bernard Vinning, 28, is wanted for attempted first degree murder of a police officer and armed robbery. McKneely said Vinning,... (More)
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Updated: 4:47 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - Etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi stopped by News to at 4 to talk about holiday manners. Calvi expressed the importance of writing a thank you note after you recieve a present. She said it is never ok to thank someone for money. Always say, thank you for... (More)
Updated: 4:11 PM 12/10/2013WALKER - Police released the name of a Covington man they said was critically injured when he tried to cross I-12 near Walker Tuesday morning. Walker Police said Chad Wayne Cox, 27, was narrowly missed by an 18-wheeler before he was hit by an SUV around 3:30 a.m. The... (More)
Updated: 3:40 PM 12/10/2013HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies said two pilots walked away from their plane's emergency landing without injuries today in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies said a pilot and his instructor made the emergency landing around 10:15 a.m. about eight miles away from the Hammond airport after their engines failed. The pilots... (More)
Updated: 3:38 PM 12/10/2013NAPOLEONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Thibodaux man died in a fiery wreck with an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning in Assumption Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell said the wreck happened just after 6 a.m. on LA 308, and that 58-year-old Don Williams Jr. died as a result of the crash.... (More)
Updated: 3:01 PM 12/10/2013AUBURN, Ala. - It took Tre Mason a lot of time and yards to become an overnight sensation. No. 2 Auburn's star tailback launched himself to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist and his team to the national title game with a marathon performance against Missouri in the SEC... (More)
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Updated: 2:45 PM 12/10/2013GRETNA- A 13-year-old Terrytown boy who admitted killing his 5-year-old half-sister while practicing wrestling moves has been sentenced to three years in a secure juvenile facility with credit for time served. The teenager's defense team had argued he be offered rehabilitation services in the community. However, Judge Andrea Janzen told... (More)
Updated: 2:20 PM 12/10/2013NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix. On Tuesday, defense lawyers said questions asked of witness Wilson Arabie improperly raised issues of whether Mix ordered copies made of spill-related documents in order to eliminate possibly incriminating... (More)
Updated: 1:45 PM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration and lawmakers plugged dollars from property sales, legal settlements and other financing assumptions into the... (More)
Updated: 12:51 PM 12/10/2013NEW ORLEANS - For the second time in three years, a federal jury must decide whether fear or malice drove a former New Orleans police officer to fatally shoot a man outside a strip mall less than a week after Hurricane Katrina's landfall. At the conclusion of David Warren's retrial... (More)
Updated: 12:16 PM 12/10/2013
BATON ROUGE - Southern University Lab School will release students early due to heater problems, according to school officials.
The school asked parents to pick students up at 1 p.m.
Officials with the university say repairs are being made and classes will resume as scheduled tomorrow.
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Updated: 11:11 AM 12/10/2013BATON ROUGE - Organizers in East Baton Rouge Parish announced the "Gas for Guns" exchange program is making its return on Saturday, Dec. 14. The gun buyback program will give people a gas coupon worth $50 to $300 for each handgun or assault weapon, with no questions asked. Previous... (More)
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