Updated: 10:29 AM 7/19/2014BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... (More)
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Updated: 6:00 PM 7/21/2014GONZALES - Authorities said they're investigating if more people helped a former parish worker to steal thousands of dollars worth of fuel from Ascension Parish. Corey Richard, a former parish maintenance worker, is in jail and accused of stealing nearly $7,000 worth of fuel. Investigators believe Richard was using... (More)
Updated: 6:00 PM 7/21/2014BAKER - Baker council members will consider hiring a collection agency Tuesday to go after people who owe money for outstanding warrants. Faced with budget cuts to break even, council members will also consider a collection fee of up to 30 percent. Councilman John Givens says Baker has more... (More)
Updated: 5:45 PM 7/21/2014BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is taking on a controversial civil rights topic this week with a proposal to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, among other things. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said in order to continue the progress made... (More)
Updated: 5:43 PM 7/21/2014COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin calls "personal issues." Stansbury had been a star on last season's Aggie defensive front, playing in 10 games and recording 47 total tackles and three sacks. As a 6-foot-4,... (More)
Updated: 5:34 PM 7/21/2014NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say the large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle... (More)
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Updated: 5:01 PM 7/21/2014BATON ROUGE - A newly recovered chihuahua is looking for a new home. Animal rescuer Andrea Lafaver from Save Our Strays said the chihuahua, named Luka, was pulled from animal control the day before it was going to be euthanized. Luka suffered from a mite that was inside... (More)
Updated: 4:38 PM 7/21/2014BATON ROUGE - A group of state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to stop the adoption of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana public schools. The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon by Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other lawmakers, contends that the state education board... (More)
Updated: 4:37 PM 7/21/2014CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback's No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle's... (More)
Updated: 3:59 PM 7/21/2014ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated. Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La... (More)
Updated: 3:43 PM 7/21/2014DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man after they said he shot and killed his wife Monday. Deputies accused Jaris Howard, 31, of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shella Howard. Investigators said they were called to the couple's home on Maginnis Street where they found... (More)
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Updated: 3:13 PM 7/21/2014BATON ROUGE - The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances. Edwards criticized Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics as "running the state like a big Ponzi scheme." He says Jindal's... (More)
Updated: 2:30 PM 7/21/2014JACKSON, Miss.- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said Monday it will pay its 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers of the casino say it couldn't overcome an out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. Owners of... (More)
Updated: 1:30 PM 7/21/2014BOSTON - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several... (More)
Updated: 1:28 PM 7/21/2014
BATON ROUGE - A standoff involving Baton Rouge Police ended when officers stormed an apartment in Tigerland Monday.
The standoff lasted about an hour around noon at the apartment complex on Jim Taylor Road.
EMS took one person to the hospital from the scene after members of the Special Response Team stormed the apartment. Sources tell News 2 a bean bag round was fired to subdue the person.
Police did not say what prompted the standoff in the first place.
Updated: 12:23 PM 7/21/2014NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money. Spokesman Mary Beth Romig says the gunman forced his way into the Dunbar Armored vehicle at gunpoint Monday morning, when one of... (More)
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