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  • Baker man arrested after threatening victim, running from police

    December 3, 2016 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 21-year-old Baker man was arrested after refusing to leave a victim's apartment, threatening her, and running from police, according to authorities. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said on Friday, Dec. 2 around 1:00 p.m., officers responded to The Exchange at Baton Rouge apartment... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy shot in Metairie, shooter fatally shot by JPSO

    December 3, 2016 1:40 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded Saturday in Metairie, according to WWL-TV . The deputy was reportedly shot in the leg, according to WWL-TV. A JPSO SWAT unit was deployed to search for the shooter, WWL-TV said. JPSO said a K-9 led them... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing victim during argument

    December 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after stabbing a victim during an argument, police said. According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 2 around 8:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kendalwood Road in regard to a stabbing. ... more »
  • Online portal opens for review of standards for science

    December 3, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education has launched the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal , which gives parents, educators, and all other stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on Louisiana's Student Standards for science. The portal provides the public with the first look at the initial draft of... more »
  • Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

    December 3, 2016 11:54 AM

    BIG SPRING, Texas - Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. The Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed in Howard County after a football game late Friday night. Amanda Duforat with Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big... more »
  • Police report 'casualties' in fire at warehouse party

    December 3, 2016 11:49 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - San Francisco Bay Area authorities say a fire has broken out at an Oakland warehouse where people were having a party, and police say there are "casualties." Oakland police Officer G. Plasencia says the fire department responded about 11:30 p.m. Friday and that firefighters were still on... more »
  • Afghan and US presidents discuss fight against terrorism

    December 3, 2016 11:43 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan government says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have emphasized their joint commitment to fighting terrorism in a phone conversation. Ghani's office said in a statement Saturday that Ghani congratulated Trump on his victory and expressed hopes for further cooperation between the... more »
  • Family of teen killed in drive by demands justice Play Video

    December 1, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family of 19-year old April Netter is demanding justice tonight, after their loved one was gunned down in a hail of gunfire on North 47th Street Wednesday night. Her family said she was full of life. Netter had been living in Texas with her sister who was... more »
  • 19-year-old woman shot to death on 47th Street

    November 30, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting that took place in the 1100 block of N. 47th Street on Wednesday night. The shooting claimed the life of 19-year-old April Netter of Baton Rouge. According to BRPD, Netter was shot while sitting in a... more »
  • Hero student shot helping victim speaks out from hospital bed Play Video

    November 30, 2016 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A teenager now labeled a hero who stopped to help a woman who was dumped on the side of the road is speaking out from his hospital bed after he was shot twice by the gunman who killed her. Daniel Wesley, 17, recalled the gunman Terrell Walker... more »
  • I-12 west reopened

    November 29, 2016 11:53 PM

    WALKER - I-12 westbound is now open. Tuesday night, two lanes of I-12 westbound were closed following a vehicle fire on the shoulder of the road. Authorities and response crews were on the scene near the Walker exit for more than an hour. Initially, all lanes westbound... more »
  • LSU pulls away from Houston 84-65

    November 29, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored 23 points and LSU pulled away in the second half for an 84-65 non-conference victory over Houston on Tuesday. Blakeney, whose fast-break layup with one second remaining gave the Tigers a 39-38 halftime advantage, scored 14 points and grabbed five of his eight rebounds... more »
  • Baton Rouge Union of Police condemns Metro Council following protesters settlement

    November 29, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a settlement reached last week involving demonstrators from the Alton Sterling protests in July, the Baton Rouge Union of Police released a statement reprimanding City Council for their decision. Part of the statement reads: "The repercussions of this payoff is not only a slap... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in St. Gabriel

    November 29, 2016 8:59 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A pedestrian was struck and killed somewhere near Martin Luther King Pkwy. in St. Gabriel Tuesday evening. Authorities were called to the scene sometime around 7 p.m.. The Iberville Parish coroner's office confirmed the individual's death on scene. This is an ongoing investigation and more... more »
  • Edwards, Landry dispute reaches the courtroom

    November 29, 2016 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general clashed in court in a struggle about the limits of the statewide elected officials' authority and Gov. John Bel Edwards' executive order aimed at protecting LGBT rights. Judge Todd Hernandez heard a full day of witness testimony and legal arguments... more »
  • Mud boat operator dies after collision with tour airboat

    November 29, 2016 8:16 PM

    THIBODAUX - State wildlife and fisheries agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Lafourche Parish. It happened about 3 p.m. Monday near Mud Lake along Bayou Des Allemands after a swamp tour airboat from Airboat Tours by Arthur collided with a mud boat. The mud boat's operator, 35-year-old Bart... more »
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: Louisiana Key Academy Play Video

    November 29, 2016 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from Mrs. Gibson's 2nd grade class at the Louisiana Key Academy, School for Dyslexia. Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured! more »
  • 3 dead, 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

    November 28, 2016 9:23 PM

    ANTIOCH, Calif. - Health officials say they are trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. Dr. Louise McNitt, of the Contra Costa County... more »
  • Thousands evacuated, hundreds of structures damaged from Tennessee fire

    November 28, 2016 8:54 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. -Tennessee officials say thousands of residents and visitors in the Gatlinburg area have been evacuated and hundreds of structures have been damaged and destroyed by spreading wildfires. In a news release Tuesday morning, authorities say three people who suffered severe burns have been transferred from a Knoxville hospital... more »
  • Samsung to increase dividends, review corporate structure

    November 28, 2016 8:38 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics says it will increase shareholder returns following calls to reform its governance structure. The South Korean company said Tuesday that it will boost dividends by 30 percent from 2015 to about 4 trillion won ($3.4 billion) for the full year of 2016. That is... more »
  • Windy storm brings rain to parts of Mississippi

    November 28, 2016 8:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Roaring winds have been followed by an inch or more of rain across much of Mississippi Monday but not enough to break a months-long drought. National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Carpenter says areas of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi's Delta region got more than an inch, and parts... more »
  • Authorities won't use force to remove protesters

    November 28, 2016 8:29 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - Authorities say no action will be taken to enforce North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple's emergency evacuation order for protesters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Dalrymple signed the order Monday for protesters who are camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land. Dalrymple cited "harsh winter conditions,"... more »
  • Murder charge dismissed against 1 of 2 Albuquerque officers

    November 28, 2016 8:25 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A special prosecutor dismissed a second-degree murder charge Monday against one of two former Albuquerque police officers in the shooting of a homeless man during an hourslong standoff that was captured on police video and set off protests in New Mexico's largest city in 2014. Special Prosecutor... more »
  • Community rallies around teen shot while helping murder victim Play Video

    November 28, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doing the right thing on Sunday night landed a 17-year-old Central High School student at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Daniel Wesley did what most teenagers might not think about doing. He stopped to render aid to the dying. But, that act of goodwill changed his life.... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for attempted murder after shooting victim during armed robbery

    November 27, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man was arrested after robbing a victim at gunpoint and shooting him once, according to police. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said on Nov. 26, just before 7 a.m., authorities were called to Southpark Dr. to investigate a shooting that had occurred.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed after being struck by multiple vehicles

    November 27, 2016 1:40 PM

    LOBDELL - A man died after being struck by multiple vehicles in West Baton Rouge Saturday evening. State Police said Cai Zhenshenh of China was walking in the center turn lane of LA 415, north of I-10 in Lobdell, around 6 p.m. Saturday evening. For reasons unknown at this... more »
  • Egypt denies military presence in Syria

    November 27, 2016 1:10 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry has denied what it said were Arab media reports about an Egyptian military presence in Syria. Egypt is committed to not intervening in other countries' internal affairs, the ministry's Sunday statement said, adding that deploying any military personnel or equipment would have required public legal... more »
  • 'Moana' cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend

    November 27, 2016 1:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Disney's South Pacific animated tale "Moana" fell short of a "Frozen"-sized debut, but it nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend. The well-reviewed "Moana," set in ancient Polynesia, earned $55.5 million from Friday to Sunday. It didn't match the... more »
  • Trump calls it 'sad' that Clinton joining recount effort

    November 27, 2016 12:25 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President-elect Donald Trump says it's "sad" that Hillary Clinton is joining an effort to force vote recounts in up to three states. Trump tweeted part of Clinton's concession speech, when she told supporters they must accept that "Donald Trump is going to be our president."... more »
  • Man stabbed to death in Pascagoula, apartment mate charged

    November 27, 2016 12:15 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Pascagoula police say one man is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing in an apartment where both lived. The victim was 40-year-old Eddie Vergail Stanton Sr., who was dead when an ambulance crew arrived on the scene late Saturday at Cambridge Park Apartments.... more »
  • Sheriff on pipeline protests: 'My job is to enforce the law'

    November 27, 2016 12:08 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - The North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests won't apologize for the recent disputed action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says he won't "allow people to become unlawful." The months of protests... more »
  • Rain causes flooding, leaks in 2022 World Cup host Qatar

    November 27, 2016 11:48 AM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatari authorities are urging motorists to exercise caution after rain caused flooding in several parts of the country. The Ministry of Interior issued the advisory on Twitter Sunday, saying roads remain water-logged in certain areas after Saturday's downpour. Footage posted on social media and news... more »
  • With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

    November 27, 2016 11:44 AM

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says a rash of fires that has raged for five days is "not yet over" but that the focus has moved on to recovery efforts. Benjamin Netanyahu convened his Cabinet Sunday in Haifa, the hardest-hit city, where major blazes forced tens of thousands of people... more »
  • Man wanted in Louisiana slaying arrested in Oklahoma

    November 26, 2016 2:29 PM

    OWASSO, Okla. - A man wanted in connection with a shooting death in Louisiana has been arrested in northeastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Marshals Service says 42-year-old Leland Hamm was arrested Friday in Owasso. Online records show Hamm is being held without bond in the Tulsa County jail on a fugitive... more »
  • AP Source: Houston's Herman leaving for Texas

    November 26, 2016 2:25 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says Houston coach Tom Herman has told the school he is leaving to become the next coach of the Texas Longhorns. Herman would replace Charlie Strong, who was fired Saturday after three consecutive losing seasons at Texas. The person... more »
  • Traffic nausea: I-10 west reopened after truck carrying Pepto ignites

    November 26, 2016 1:57 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - The westbound lanes of I-10 near LA 415 was closed for hours as crews worked to clear a two vehicle crash that caused a large fire early Saturday afternoon. All lanes are now open I-10 West at LA 415 (Lobdell). Congestion remains at one mile... more »
  • Teachers of students with disabilities receive federal grant

    November 26, 2016 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with LSU, is one of seven states awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The state will receive nearly $6.1 million over five years. This year's State Personnel Development Grant provides professional development to educators with a focus... more »
  • Insurance program CEO ousted by Jindal rehired by Edwards

    November 26, 2016 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The office that oversees Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers and retirees is getting a new leader - and he's a familiar face for the agency. Tommy Teague will again work as chief executive officer of the Office of Group Benefits, beginning Dec. 12. Teague was... more »
  • Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices

    November 26, 2016 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As high school seniors and their families try to decide where they might afford a college education, they might take a fresh look at out-of-state schools. The Associated Press has counted at least 50 public colleges and universities nationwide that have lowered nonresident tuition by more... more »
  • Republican senator: Pipeline protesters should leave camp

    November 26, 2016 11:50 AM

    CANNON BALL, N.D. - North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline should respect the law and leave the protest area. The Republican made the statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter Friday to Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave... more »
  • Dispute over La. governor's LGBT-rights order heads to court

    November 26, 2016 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge could decide within days whether Gov. John Bel Edwards violated Louisiana's constitution in giving workplace protections to LGBT people through executive order. The Democratic governor issued the order in April prohibiting discrimination in government and state contracts based on sexual orientation and gender identity, with... more »
  • Celebration, sorrow mingle after death of Fidel Castro

    November 26, 2016 11:28 AM

    HAVANA - The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro is prompting cheers from the country's exiles in Miami. But the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing is producing expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat. President Barack... more »
  • Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

    November 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing at least four people and injuring nine others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber targeted a police station in Mogadishu's Waberi neighborhood, where President... more »
  • IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

    November 26, 2016 11:22 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops. They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul. The officials... more »
  • Four workers remain in critical condition after Exxon fire Play Video

    November 23, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four workers burned during a fire at Exxon refinery Tuesday remain in critical condition at the Baton Rouge General Burn Unit. Exxon is mum on what caused the fire. A watchdog group over the petro chemical industry is blasting Exxon tonight. That group is making bold claims saying... more »
  • FEMA gives recovery update 100 days after flood

    November 22, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been 100 days since the historic August flood. An estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater was dumped across southeast Louisiana, according to FEMA. That's more than four times the amount of water in Lake Pontchartrain. Tuesday FEMA announced more than 153,000 individuals and families registered... more »
  • Settlement approved in Alton Sterling protests lawsuit

    November 22, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a $100,000 settlement for 92 protesters that were arrested during the Alton Sterling protests. The money will be paid in equal parts by the City of Baton Rouge and law enforcement agencies. Each person will receive $230 in damages... more »
  • FBI: No charges for Brad Pitt in alleged flight dispute

    November 22, 2016 9:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The FBI says it will not file charges against Brad Pitt stemming from an alleged dispute with his family aboard a private flight. The FBI released a statement Tuesday saying it has reviewed the circumstances of the alleged incident and will not pursue further investigation. Sources familiar... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • Parents demand answers after disabled child breaks leg at school Play Video

    November 22, 2016 6:36 PM

    GONZALES- The parents of a disabled child are demanding answers over her injury. She fell at East Ascension High School this month and broke her leg. Her parents claim they were not notified of the incident. The school system confirmed there was an accident at East Ascension High School this... more »
  • FBI, Kentwood Police investigating Monday morning bank robbery

    November 21, 2016 11:25 PM

    KENTWOOD - The FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crime Task Force and the Kentwood Police Department are looking for help in identifying the individual who robbed the First NBC Bank in Kentwood Monday morning. According to the FBI, on Nov. 21 around 9:45 a.m., a lone male entered the... more »
  • Late-season Tropical Storm Otto strengthens in the Caribbean

    November 21, 2016 10:45 PM

    MIAMI - Late-season Tropical Storm Otto is strengthening in the southwest Caribbean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane in the next few days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) Monday night and was moving south... more »
  • Trump slams media for questioning business ties

    November 21, 2016 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump is appearing to deny that he is using the powers of his future office to benefit his businesses worldwide. Trump took to Twitter Monday night to say it was "well-known" that he has properties across the globe. He blamed the media for raising questions... more »
  • Prosecutors: South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy

    November 21, 2016 9:54 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Prosecutors say a 24-year-old South Dakota man strangled his mother and a 7-year-old boy in a mobile home. Heath Otto, of Sioux Falls, appeared in Minnehaha County court Monday on two counts of first-degree murder. Bond was set at $5 million dollars cash only, although Otto's... more »
  • Prosecutor: Slidell man convicted, exposed infant to cocaine

    November 21, 2016 8:36 PM

    COVINGTON - A prosecutor says a St. Tammany Parish jury has convicted a 60-year-old Slidell man of cruelty to his 17-month-old daughter, who was exposed to cocaine. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a statement Monday that Larry Bickham's sentencing is scheduled Jan. 20 on charges of simple and second-degree... more »
  • Burial denied at historic slave cemetery Play Video

    November 21, 2016 6:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Tonight descendants of a slave who purchased property for a cemetery for his loved ones are fighting so their relative can rest in peace. Over the weekend, the burial was blocked by the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office at a historic slave cemetery which dates back to 1881. Hazel Jones... more »
  • San Antonio police seeking man with info in officer's murder

    November 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Police Department has posted a photo of a man on its Facebook page, saying "he might have information on the murder" of Det. Benjamin Marconi. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the man shown wearing a hat and walking in the photo. Marconi... more »
  • Analyst: Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon

    November 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of regular grade gasoline has fallen nationally to $2.20 per gallon, a drop of 6 cents over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg updated the figures Sunday, predicting that prices would continue inching down unless a meeting of oil-producing nations later this... more »
  • Big Ten places 3 in AP top 5 for 1st time in 56 years

    November 20, 2016 2:42 PM

    AP TOP 25 - The Big Ten placed three teams in the top five of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 56 years, setting up a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup for Ohio State and Michigan. Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 in the... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping, robbing victim at L'Auberge Casino

    November 20, 2016 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said 30-year-old Matthew Johnson Jr. was arrested after allegedly forcing a man to leave the L'Auberge casino with him to buy drugs and robbing him. According to The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, on Nov. 5, the victim was at the L'Auberge casino gambling... more »
  • Woman arrested after stabbing another woman with steak knife

    November 20, 2016 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two women were arrested Sunday after stabbing each other in a fight on Evangeline Street in September. Baton Rouge Police say on Sept. 7 around 11:50 p.m., 59-year-old Jessie Jackson got into a fight with Nikeria Payne in the driveway on Evangeline Street. ... more »
  • Egypt to try nearly 300 over attacks, assassination plot

    November 20, 2016 12:04 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's state news agency says nearly 300 suspects linked to the Islamic State group have been referred to a military tribunal over attacks and an alleged plot to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. MENA reported Sunday that the 292 suspects are accused of taking part in terror attacks and... more »
  • Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders

    November 20, 2016 12:02 PM

    LIMA, Peru - President Barack Obama is holding separate meetings with the leaders of Australia and Canada before he wraps up the final foreign trip of his presidency. He'll meet Sunday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in between other sessions with world leaders... more »
  • Pence says he's not offended by 'Hamilton' cast

    November 20, 2016 11:58 AM

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he wasn't offended when he was challenged by the cast of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" and encourages everyone to try to see the sold-out show. Pence had attended the show Friday night with his daughter, and said he heard some people in... more »
  • Mine collapse death toll rises to 6; 10 miners still missing

    November 20, 2016 11:55 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's energy minister is visiting the site of a collapsed mine where the death toll has risen to six. Anadolu Agency says the body of the sixth miner, Sedat Bulut, was recovered from the copper mine on Sunday. The privately-owned mine in... more »
  • Trump rants about SNL on Twitter

    November 20, 2016 11:44 AM

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. - President-elect Donald Trump isn't happy with Saturday Night Live, the popular late-night comedy show that pokes fun at politicians. Trump tweeted early Sunday that he watched "parts" of last night's show and didn't like it: "It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all.... more »
  • 115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

    November 20, 2016 11:28 AM

    PUKHRAYAN, India - At least 115 people were killed when an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescuers working into the night to pull people out of the mangled coaches, police said. The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue... more »
  • Gov. Edwards declares Nov. 19 Adoption Awareness Day

    November 19, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - November 19 is now Adoption Awareness Day in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a press release Saturday. Edwards said the day is dedicated to raise awareness for adoption, and for families willing and able to provide a home to a child in foster care.... more »
  • One dead after shooting on Wenonah St.

    November 19, 2016 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Saturday morning. According to police, it is believed that the incident occurred in the area of Calumet around Wenonah Street. 25-year-old Larry Johnson Jr. was shot and was able to make it into... more »
  • Ascension drivers ticketed trying to beat traffic Play Video

    November 18, 2016 5:10 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A dozen drivers drove off with moving violations Friday morning after they got caught using the center lane on Highway 73 to beat traffic. It comes less than 24 hours after a WBRZ report showed drivers were using the turning lane to cut ahead of others . That is... more »
  • State can't afford to keep up with Ascension Parish growth Play Video

    November 17, 2016 5:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Today, State Transportation leaders admitted they cannot afford to keep up with the fast pace of growth that is occurring in Ascension Parish. There simply is not enough money to expand state roads that desperately need it in the parish. The old saying, "if you build it... more »
  • Money, language barrier delay hearings for 2 double murder suspects

    November 15, 2016 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Hearings set for Tuesday in the case of two men accused of a double murder got delayed after one’s defense attorneys withdrew and the other’s said they are at a stand-still because of money and a language barrier. Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia are... more »
  • Police: Stepdad shot by stepson on Laurel St. Tuesday evening

    November 15, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was shot by his stepson on Laurel St. Tuesday evening. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, police were called to the 3000 block of Laurel St. in reference to a shooting. The victim, reportedly the suspects stepdad, was shot by the stepson in... more »

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