Updated: 11:10 PM 3/10/2014BATON ROUGE- Among the eleven pre-filed bills that lawmakers hope to become law during the regular legislative session at the state capitol, one requires doctors report performing an abortion. Written by Monroe Democrat and House member Katrina Jackson, House Bill 388, creates a catalog of procedures when one is... (More)
Updated: 11:06 PM 3/10/2014BAKER- One city leaders wants a discussion on how a 2008 law is being enforced dealing with low-hanging pants. Joyce Burges will lead the talk about the law at the city council meeting Tuesday. Currently, pants that hang below the waste and expose underwear or skin is illegal. ... (More)
Updated: 10:57 PM 3/10/2014ALBANY- Leaders in this small Livingston Parish community approved strict regulations dealing with vicious dogs. The town council approved an ordinance requiring owners to keep bad animals behind a locked fence, display warning signs and have them muzzled if they are on a leash. It also bans exotic animals,... (More)
Updated: 10:34 PM 3/10/2014BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School Board met Monday night to talk about a nearly $30 million plan to get every kid in preschool in Baton Rouge. Educators say it will cost them, but early childhood education is priceless and needed. East Baton Rouge Pre-School Director... (More)
Updated: 7:45 PM 3/10/2014NEW ORLEANS- People love capturing life in South Louisiana and posting it to the Internet; and they want to be the star attraction, it seems. TIME Magazine ranked the "selfiest cities" based on data from social media site Instagram. More than 400,000 images were selected since users tagged them... (More)
Updated: 7:29 PM 3/10/2014PORTLAND, OREGON- Police were called to a house in Portland, Oregon to subdue a huge house cat that attacked a child forcing the family to barricade themselves in a bedroom. They baby was not hurt. The couple locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and the family... (More)
Updated: 7:23 PM 3/10/2014
WASHINGTON- The saying goes elephants never forget but now you can add, they're checking you out.
Scientists say they've found that elephants are studying humans as we study them.
They can tell the difference between human languages and if the voice comes from a man, woman or child.
Researchers say this is an advanced skill that other animals haven't shown.
They found the results when they played recordings of people for wild elephants in Kenya.
Updated: 7:08 PM 3/10/2014BATON ROUGE - The man accused of running down a homeless person in Baton Rouge and then fleeing the scene apologized after his arrest Monday. "I apologize, and I'm sincerely sorry," said 21-year-old Carl McKnight as he was being booked into the parish jail. Baton Rouge Police charged... (More)
Updated: 6:20 PM 3/10/2014NEW ORLEANS - Less than a week after being released from the State Penitentiary at Angola, rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as "Lil Boosie", made his first public appearance Monday in New Orleans. Some of the rap industry's top entertainers were on hand, including Young Jeezy, Bun-B and Webbie.... (More)
Updated: 5:51 PM 3/10/2014
BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a motorcycle wreck with injuries shut down an entrance ramp onto I-10 during the afternoon rush in Baton Rouge.
The wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. at the ramp from Siegen Lane onto I-10 West. EMS took one person from the scene to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.
Traffic officials diverted drivers to the Mall of Louisiana entrance ramp until the ramp reopened around 6:20 p.m.