Updated: 10:51 AM 4/19/2014
BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant.
Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m.
Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the flames spread into the kitchen. The rest of the store had light smoke damage.
There were no injuries.
The fire is still under investigation.
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Updated: 11:15 AM 4/19/2014BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled. Lawmakers have taken a long Easter break before getting into the most intense work of the session that must end June 2. Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns... (More)
Updated: 4:00 AM 4/19/2014Easter egg hunts in the northeast often include a few snow drifts. Our brother, Mike, resides in Rye Beach N.H., loves Easter egg hunts and is a whacky guy. As kids, he'd hoard his Halloween candy inside a heat duct never learning that the coal furnace melted his stash as... (More)
Updated: 11:02 PM 4/18/2014METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... (More)
Updated: 10:59 PM 4/18/2014TULSA, Ok. - Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri. The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move... (More)
Updated: 10:49 PM 4/18/2014BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to discuss syncing more traffic lights, especially ones in one of the busiest areas of town. The Metro Council will decide about replacing lights on College and Perkins to better regulate traffic flow. On College, lights at Bawell and Banks could be replaced.... (More)
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Updated: 10:41 PM 4/18/2014BATON ROUGE - A man who's been forging paintings and donating them to museums for decades, including in our area, has been exposed and is now the focus of a documentary. For the past 30 years, Mark Landis has painted replicas of famous paintings, and donated them to museums... (More)
Updated: 10:12 PM 4/18/2014BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a week, city police arrested someone accused of trying to tamper with a murder case. Kirrasha Nicholas, 25, was arrested the day after her birthday and charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation. According... (More)
Updated: 9:18 PM 4/18/2014OXFORD, Ms. - The magic LSU had in Game One against Ole Miss wasn't present in the second game of the three-game series Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 5-1. Mississippi starting pitcher, and Madisonville native, pitched seven innings, only allowing one (unearned) run to the Tigers. LSU... (More)
Updated: 7:20 PM 4/18/2014INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... (More)
Updated: 5:52 PM 4/18/2014BATON ROUGE - People with paddle boards, canoes, and small boats will invade Bayou Fountain Saturday morning to rid the waterway of trash and filth that's settled along the stream. The Bayou Manchac group along with Paddle BR will begin the cleanup at 9 a.m. at the Highland Road Park... (More)
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Updated: 5:51 PM 4/18/2014HAMMOND- I-12 eastbound was reopened Friday around 5:30 p.m. The interstate was a parking lot due to a series of wrecks and a previous closure near the mall Friday afternoon. The traffic jam reached near the Livingston Parish line, about five miles in length. State traffic monitors... (More)
Updated: 5:25 PM 4/18/2014BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The LSU Gymnastics Team didn't score, but didn't need, one of their higher scores to advance after the first day of NCAA competition Friday afternoon. The Tigers scored a 197.100, behind Oklahoma and Georgia(two teams they have already beaten this year), to advance to the NCAA... (More)
Updated: 4:14 PM 4/18/2014GONZALES - The driveway at Dewona Green's house in Gonzales is turning into a memorial for her and her 12-year-old son who were killed Thursday morning. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has not found the alleged killer Ronald Green Sr., who may have gone through with his plan to... (More)
Updated: 4:08 PM 4/18/2014BATON ROUGE- The Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral held the annual Way of the Cross in downtown Baton Rouge this morning. It's a symbolic walk from St. Joseph's Cathedral to the capitol grounds and back remembering the passion of Christ. People of different... (More)
Updated: 2:48 PM 4/18/2014WASHINGTON- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda. Some of the countries Obama is visiting are eyeing the developments... (More)
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