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)
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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)
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: 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)
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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)
Updated: 1:04 PM 10/31/2014HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,582 rigs were exploring for oil and 346 for gas. One... (More)
Updated: 12:14 PM 10/31/2014On October 23, 2012, the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) computerized weather forecast model was suggesting the metamorphosis of a Hurricane by the name of Sandy into a monstrous extra-tropical cyclone. This is not uncommon for late season tropical cyclones racing into the North Atlantic. What was... (More)
Updated: 12:07 PM 10/31/2014URBANA, MD - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana... (More)
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Updated: 11:57 AM 10/31/2014FORT KENT, ME - A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel... (More)
Updated: 11:44 AM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - State Police held a press conference Friday morning following the deaths of two Breaux Bridge teens during a Thursday morning crash. Troopers say just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving his pickup truck more than twice the speed limit before hitting... (More)
Updated: 11:26 AM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu. Breaux, a Crowley native and now a Washington lobbyist, was traveling Friday to get-out-the-vote events around... (More)
Updated: 11:19 AM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - A crash on River Road between South Stadium and Gourrier Avenue near LSU's campus sent one person to the hospital with injuries on Friday morning. According to witnesses, a southbound SUV ran off the road and hit a Lexus sedan traveling northbound in the opposite lane... (More)
Updated: 10:58 AM 10/31/2014WASHINGTON - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. Residents of... (More)
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