Updated: 10:39 PM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - News of an arrest, nearly two decades after a brutal slaying, is bittersweet for family members who were robbed of precious memories. Monday, Baton Rouge Police arrested James Johnson, 39, for the January 1995 killing of Lester Yarbrough and Patricia Jackson. An infant was also shot... (More)
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Updated: 4:00 AM 12/10/2013The weekend blizzard and ice storm that stranded travelers in Dallas reminder me of a similar incident years ago. In 1979, I commuted nearly every weekend from Baton Rouge to Pittsburgh while doing a stint with their NBC affiliate - WPXI. I would leave my car at the Airport Sheraton,... (More)
Updated: 10:56 PM 12/9/2013COVINGTON- A man wanted for a series of smooth-talking heists in the Baton Rouge area was taken down in St. Tammany Parish Monday. Deputies arrested Shane Richey, 42, of Maurepas, after a pursuit. Before his arrest, Richey was wanted in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish on various theft... (More)
Updated: 10:52 PM 12/9/2013ST. GABRIEL- An autopsy found a man, found dead and dumped near the Mississippi River, was stabbed. Marcus Franklin, 31, was discovered dead about a week after he was reported missing in Baton Rouge. His body was found behind the levee near the ferry dock in Iberville Parish. ... (More)
Updated: 10:40 PM 12/9/2013WALKER- State transportation leaders hope to instal large traffic circles along the highway here, and more are planned for other areas. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has an entire section of its website devoted to the new trend in managing traffic flow. You can check it out... (More)
Updated: 10:35 PM 12/9/2013NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported. Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... (More)
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Updated: 10:25 PM 12/9/2013WALKER - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering a proposal to improve traffic and safety along LA 447 in Walker. Roundabouts, a growing trend across the country and now in Louisiana, have been proven to decrease accidents drastically engineers say. And, DOTD believes the design may... (More)
Updated: 8:51 PM 12/9/2013SATSUMA - The town of Satsuma is making a push to put a Navy fighter jet on display. Reportedly, the jet will be placed along Interstate 12 near the North Oaks Hospital. Military members and town leaders have initiated talks about the possible display in Livingston Parish. The... (More)
Updated: 7:42 PM 12/9/2013WASHINGTON- The wealth of Americans reached an all-time high this summer but the gains are not equally distributed among households. The Federal Reserve says net worth reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts. The net worth of... (More)
Updated: 7:34 PM 12/9/2013LOS ANGELES- The Mars Curiosity rover uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake that may have supported tiny organisms over tens of millions of years. NASA says the lake existed about 3.5 billion years ago and is near the Martian equator. Scientists say it wasn't salty or acidic... (More)
Updated: 7:30 PM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - The new leader of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says since he took the job in September, he's heard the same complaint from companies: the state has too few skilled workers to take available jobs. Stephen Waguespack, LABI president, acknowledges the complaint isn't new. But... (More)
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Updated: 6:50 PM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - Tickets for LSU's first appearance in the Outback Bowl in 25 years are currently on sale to the general public, LSU associate athletic director for tickets Brian Broussard said. Tickets in the LSU sections of Raymond James Stadium start at $80. To order, visit www.LSUtix.net or... (More)
Updated: 6:45 PM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning. "We got out the house, and that was... (More)
Updated: 6:43 PM 12/9/2013BATON ROUGE- LSU Police released a photo of the man wanted for the alleged rape of a 21-year old woman during the LSU and Texas A&M game. Investigators said the rape occurred in a portable toilet between Francioni Hall and the Food Science Building. When the victim reported the... (More)
Updated: 6:29 PM 12/9/2013NEW YORK - Florida State's Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Six finalists invited to Saturday's ceremony in New York are the most since 1994. Winston is the... (More)
Updated: 6:22 PM 12/9/2013METAIRIE - With their latest double-digit triumph over a playoff contender, the New Orleans Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. The next two of their remaining three games are on the road, however, and playoff seeding is on the line. The Saints... (More)
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Updated: 6:00 PM 12/9/2013WASHINGTON - Congress has approved a 10-year extension of a ban on plastic firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines. But it has defeated gun-control advocates' push for tougher restrictions. The Senate used a voice vote Monday to renew the ban. The House did the same last week,... (More)
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