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  • Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

    Mayor accused of breaking the law during budget talks

    Updated: 10:55 PM 7/28/2014

    GONZALES - City leaders got personal, tossing around allegations of malfeasance and misconduct, during a budget meeting Monday night. Councilman Gary Lacombe accused Mayor Barney Arceneaux of breaking the law when appointing people to the city's planning and zoning board. Prior to the meeting, Lacombe asked the Attorney General's... (More)
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    Congestion relief for La. 1

    Updated: 10:17 PM 7/28/2014

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... (More)
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    Updated: 9:45 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... (More)
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    Updated: 9:24 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old woman faces charges after a hit-and-run crash where a child was seriously hurt Monday. Police said Maigan Scott hit a six-year-old girl on a bicycle on Washington Avenue between Plank and North 26th Street. According to police, after Scott hit the child, she left the... (More)
  • What your neighbors think about where we live

    Are you satisfied with your life in Baton Rouge?

    Updated: 8:52 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Locals are more open to walking around at night, letting people with illnesses smoke marijuana, and allowing people of the same sex to get married, according to an annual survey conducted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Sixty-five percent of people responded that they would be in... (More)
  • Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    Updated: 8:48 PM 7/28/2014

    TULSA, Okla. - A man from Baton Rouge appeared before a federal judge Monday for an arraignment hearing related to his arrest and indictment in a smuggling case that spans multiple states and China. Tim Tran pleaded not guilty. A judge removed his ankle monitoring device and lifted his... (More)
  • Unusual home invasion

    Unusual home invasion

    Updated: 7:52 PM 7/28/2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police got an unusual call for help during a home invasion and they rushed to the scene.

    They found the intruder before it could slither away. A woman called 911 to report a snake invasion.

    They believe it got into her home by way of an open door.

    No one was hurt and the large snake was released in an open space in Albuquerque.

  • Pastor gets endorsement from strip club

    Pastor gets endorsement from strip club

    Updated: 7:47 PM 7/28/2014

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A Democrat running for Congress got an endorsement from a strip club and he says he's happy to have the vote of confidence. The Rev. Jarrett Maupin says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix. Maupin calls himself a... (More)
  • Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting

    Updated: 6:48 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young. Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning. It... (More)
  • Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Updated: 6:15 PM 7/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles. That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics made it into the agreement between... (More)

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