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  • Background of Alton Sterling and BRPD officers - Everything we know

    July 7, 2016 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Video of the shooting sparked a wildfire of public outcry from around the nation. Here is everything we know about the background of each of the men involved in the shooting: Alton Sterling... more »
  • Edwards draws criticism for use of military background in ad

    November 11, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Afghanistan war veteran speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony took aim at governor's candidate John Bel Edwards, who has made his military resume key to his election effort. Mike McNaughton, a retired National Guard soldier, urged candidates in his Wednesday speech to "not use our... more »
  • Louisiana lieutenant governor candidates tout backgrounds Play Video

    October 12, 2015 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a race with few contentious issues, the candidates running for lieutenant governor are trying to distinguish themselves with their records in other elected offices. The four men in the race are three Republicans - state Sen. Elbert Guillory, former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Jefferson... more »
  • No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill

    August 5, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. And he's doing it with the National Rifle Association's support. The bill by Texas Sen.... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »

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