Updated: 3:36 PM 9/16/2014ATLANTA - Health officials in Louisiana said two children are being treated in Baton Rouge after they contracted a respiratory illness caused by a recent strain of enterovirus. The CDC said from mid-August to Sept. 16 a total of 130 people from 12 states were confirmed to have a... (More)
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Updated: 3:27 PM 9/16/2014ATLANTA - President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers... (More)
Updated: 3:24 PM 9/16/2014CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a... (More)
Updated: 3:09 PM 9/16/2014BATON ROUGE- Police are on the lookout for a man wanted for robbing a Baton Rouge business at gunpoint. Police say the suspect walked into The Country Corner at 1923 Perkins Road, around 8 p.m. Monday with a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect grabbed the money and... (More)
Updated: 3:05 PM 9/16/2014ZACHARY - Police are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a food store in Zachary last month. Zachary police said they responded to LeBlanc's Food Store on Sept. 4 after an employee confronted a man as he attempted to... (More)
Updated: 2:44 PM 9/16/2014CANANDAIGUA, NY - A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he... (More)
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Updated: 2:42 PM 9/16/2014ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death. Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Authorities... (More)
Updated: 1:30 PM 9/16/2014BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will receive nearly $1.68 million under a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program for improvements. Also sharing in $13.32 million earmarked for Louisiana are Lafayette Regional Airport, $1.5 million, and Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, $222,222. The largest DOT grant in Louisiana... (More)
Updated: 1:15 PM 9/16/2014With world records at stake, environmental scientists have set out to determine the likelihood of a reported 42-foot storm surge and a minimum central pressure of 880mb. For comparison's sake, Hurricane Katrina brought a 20-30 foot storm surge to portions of the Gulf Coast and had a pressure of... (More)
Updated: 1:03 PM 9/16/2014MIAMI - U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying... (More)
Updated: 1:00 PM 9/16/2014WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. The announcement by Democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington state was one of several initiatives presented Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news... (More)
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Updated: 12:46 PM 9/16/2014GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex. Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... (More)
Updated: 11:45 AM 9/16/2014STARKVILLE, MS - Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly. The Bulldogs have lost 14 in a row in the series dating back to 1999 and 21 of 22 since the Southeastern Conference split into two divisions in 1992. The dubious stretch has featured a... (More)
Updated: 11:10 AM 9/16/2014BATON ROUGE - A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent violates Louisiana's constitution. Judge Janice Clark issued the ruling after a hearing Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, filed a... (More)
Updated: 11:04 AM 9/16/2014NEW ORLEANS - Well-known Washington D. C. lobbyist and Louisiana native Tommy Boggs Jr. has died. He was 73 years old. Boggs' sister said he died of a heart attack Monday. The New Orleans native was the son of Thomas Hale Boggs, a U. S. Representative from Louisiana's... (More)
Updated: 10:50 AM 9/16/2014BATON ROUGE - Traffic on I-12 through Baton Rouge slowed to a crawl Tuesday after a wreck blocked all but one lane of travel near the I-10 / I-12 split. The wreck happened just before 10 a.m. and involved four or five vehicles, according to DOTD. Authorities said... (More)
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