Updated: 4:02 AM 2/27/2015BATON ROUGE - Two BRPD officers are on paid administrative leave after exchanging gunfire with a suspect Thursday night. The incident happened just after 8 p.m. in the 12000 block of Robbie Avenue. That's where police tried to pull over the driver for a traffic violation, but they say... (More)
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Updated: 4:00 AM 2/27/2015Japan was spared from the Mongolians of Genghis Khan by a typhoon that destroyed Khan's army. It was named "Kamikaze," after the god of wind, Shinto. As noted in a previous column, as the typhoon saved their ancestors, the Japanese Army in 1937 revived the name during World War II,... (More)
Updated: 3:36 AM 2/27/2015BATON ROUGE - More than 50 volunteers helped round up more than 400 abandoned crab traps in border waters within Sabine Lake and adjacent bayous. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Feb. 21 cleanup was conducted along with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and focused on border... (More)
Updated: 3:33 AM 2/27/2015BAKER - The state attorney general says a Baker couple has been arrested on charges of allegedly conspiring to defraud the state's Medicaid program of more than $400,000. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 41-year-old Shonda Augustus was arrested Feb. 4 and her husband, 36-year-old Melvin Williams, was arrested Tuesday.... (More)
Updated: 3:31 AM 2/27/2015BATON ROUGE - A Harvey woman is accused of falsifying information on her own tax return and those of clients of her tax preparation business. State revenue officials, in a news release Thursday, said Lisa Adams allegedly submitted state tax returns for Omega Tax Services clients containing false business losses.... (More)
Updated: 2:28 AM 2/27/2015PALM BEACH, FL - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell. A sign of what Bush faces at CPAC: His... (More)
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Updated: 2:26 AM 2/27/2015WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who play down the fuss. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days if that's the cost of undoing a White House... (More)
Updated: 11:20 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU (7-1) earned a hard-fought victory Thursday night against Southeastern Louisiana (5-4) as a two-run RBI triple by Jake Fraley in the bottom of the eighth inning provided the winning runs in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU returns to action at 7 p.m.... (More)
Updated: 10:47 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE - Deputies are looking for a group of people who were caught on camera milling around the inside of the shuttered Greenwell Springs Hospital at night recently. The hospital, off Greenwell Springs Road, has been closed for about three years. Now abandoned, the building has become prime... (More)
Updated: 10:10 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE- The Diocese of Baton Rouge wants a Judge to throw out a major portion of a lawsuit against a priest. The lawsuit says the priest was told about allegations of sexual abuse during a confession, and did not report it to authorities. Rebecca Mayeux claims she... (More)
Updated: 9:45 PM 2/26/2015ZACHARY - One person died and two others were severely injured in a crash Thursday evening. Police said the driver of a sedan turned in front of on-coming traffic and was hit by a utility truck towing a trailer. The truck hit the car on the passenger side and... (More)
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Updated: 9:23 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE - In the last two weeks, gas prices have surged above the $2 mark and experts warn they could continue to rise over the next few weeks. The state average is now $2.16; in Baton Rouge, the average is $2.14. The price for a gallon of regular... (More)
Updated: 6:58 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement officials reached out to some McKinley High School students on Thursday to talk about "real issues" that police face within the community. From understanding how to handle police officers to understanding when deadly force is used, a number of topics were up for... (More)
Updated: 6:50 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE - The Director of the Department of Public Works blames a miscommunication for a costly mistake that will fall on the backs of taxpayers. Speed humps were installed recently on Inniswold Road off Bluebonnet Boulevard and Jefferson Highway. The humps were installed too high, and had to... (More)
Updated: 6:50 PM 2/26/2015BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers money-generating ideas to keep colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts next year. The governor's recommendations for closing a $1.6 billion gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 will be presented... (More)
Updated: 6:49 PM 2/26/2015DENHAM SPRINGS - When Governor Bobby Jindal presents his budget Friday, special needs daycares will fear the worst with cuts looming. Pedia Trust in Denham Springs is one of 21 special needs daycares in Louisiana. They could all be forced to close if Jindal puts an ax to the... (More)
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