Updated: 5:54 PM 9/2/2014BATON ROUGE - Democrats blasted Governor Jindal over his healthcare policies as the threat to close the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City renewed calls for the governor to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Ethel Wicker is grateful for Baton Rouge General having a working emergency room. She... (More)
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Updated: 6:07 PM 9/2/2014POINTE COUPEE - False River is lower today as the first-ever, man-induced drawdown begins on the oxbow lake. It's part of a plan to rehabilitate the area. State and local leaders are lowering the water so contractors can pump out waste and unwanted sediment. It should result in much... (More)
Updated: 5:41 PM 9/2/2014METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have re-signed place kicker Shayne Graham, who had been with the club since late last season and throughout training camp before being cut on Saturday. In a corresponding move to keep the roster at the regular season maximum of 53 players, the Saints have... (More)
Updated: 5:32 PM 9/2/2014NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC has asked a federal judge to remove Patrick Juneau as administrator of damage claims from its 2010 oil spill, saying he failed to disclose a major conflict of interest. Tuesday's motion says Juneau represented Louisiana in talks setting up the claims process and pushed for... (More)
Updated: 4:51 PM 9/2/2014LIVINGSTON - A couple arrested by police in June for leaving their 6-month-old daughter locked in a parked car at a Walker department store pleaded guilty to the child cruelty and drug charges against them on Tuesday. Billy Arthur Henry Jr., 35, was sentenced to four years at hard... (More)
Updated: 4:31 PM 9/2/2014BATON ROUGE - Christian Cvitanovich, the man facing a felony hit and run charge for a 2010 death, entered a no-contest plea in court Tuesday. Mikel "Misha" Carson, 20, died in January 2010 on I-10 after she was hit by a car near College Drive. It happened after Carson... (More)
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Updated: 4:15 PM 9/2/2014JACKSON, MS - A woman was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in connection with the killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Tracey Lynn Garner, 53, was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after her conviction Friday of depraved heart murder and conspiracy... (More)
Updated: 4:14 PM 9/2/2014NAVARRE BEACH, FL - Officials say a 65-year-old Baton Rouge man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office says Roderick M. Maybee was pulled unconscious from the water Monday afternoon off the Florida Panhandle beach where he'd been vacationing with his family. The... (More)
Updated: 4:12 PM 9/2/2014NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other leaders of city and state were on hand outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue erected to honor team owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson was at the event in the flesh as the statue... (More)
Updated: 3:18 PM 9/2/2014BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault and theft that happened at a Choctaw Drive dollar store on Monday night. According to Baton Rouge police, a man entered the business at 3939 Choctaw Drive shortly after 9:40 p.m. and began to take merchandise from the shelves. ... (More)
Updated: 2:16 PM 9/2/2014NEW YORK - Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my... (More)
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Updated: 1:15 PM 9/2/2014WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... (More)
Updated: 1:11 PM 9/2/2014BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... (More)
Updated: 12:32 PM 9/2/2014BATON ROUGE - Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio that criticizes Landrieu as siding with Venezuelan... (More)
Updated: 12:30 PM 9/2/2014NASHVILLE, TN - Officials say 32 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a fence late Monday, and 9 of them were still on the run Tuesday. Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says the teens - ages 14 to 19 - left their rooms... (More)
Updated: 12:21 PM 9/2/2014BEIRUT - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the... (More)
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