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  • $1 million+ bonds set for deputy shooting suspects

    January 22, 2015 5:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A judge set bonds for three people accused in the shooting of Ascension Parish deputy at more than $1 million each. The following bonds were set for the three, who were charged in connection with Wednesday afternoon's shooting: * John McMullen- $1,445,589.00 * Chadwick Schwender- $1,695.589.00... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • $350 million bond could fund new DA office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2014 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor's pending proposal for a $350 million bond initiative would likely fund several aspects of public safety, including a new District Attorney's office. Currently the DA occupies a couple floors in the city's Governmental Building as well as an office near the courthouse and offices near... more »
  • Bond reduction denied for Longanecker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - A judge denied a requested bond reduction for Sorrento's former mayor, who is accused of more than 40 counts of child porn possession. Wilson Longanecker Jr. asked that his $1 million bond be reduced to $100,000. Judge Jessie Leblanc instead left the higher bond in place, and... more »
  • Bond set for ex-Sorrento mayor following child porn arrest

    October 27, 2014 9:51 AM

    SORRENTO - A judge set bond for the former mayor of Sorrento who was arrested Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child porn. Wilson Longanecker, Jr.'s bond is set at $1,025,000. In addition to the child porn charges, the former mayor is also charged with one count... more »
  • White House fence jumper held without bond

    October 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom. The defendant has been charged... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • Smuggling suspect bonds out of jail

    July 18, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of taking part in an smuggling ring that brought ingredients to make synthetic marijuana into Louisiana from China bonded out of jail Friday. Tim Tran posted bond around noon and left the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. Federal Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger... more »
  • $100K bond set for rape, kidnapping suspect

    June 16, 2014 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set a $100,000 bond for the man accused of kidnapping two women from a Tigerland bar and raping them. Authorities charged Isai Efrain Garcia-Vasquez, 22, with rape and second-degree kidnapping after his arrest Friday. Investigators said Garcia-Vasquez met his victims at a local... more »
  • Bond increased for teacher accused of AIDS exposure

    May 30, 2014 10:43 AM

    HOUMA - A judge gave a million-dollar bond Friday to a teacher accused in Terrebonne Parish of exposing someone to AIDS. Sheriff's deputies charged Derrick Nesby, 37, of New Orleans with intentional exposure to the AIDS virus Thursday. Deputies arrested him the day before on suspicion of sleeping... more »
  • Bond reduced for mom who drove into ocean

    May 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- A woman accused of trying to kill her kids by driving her mini van into the ocean had her bond reduced after a psychiatrist testified she wasn't a danger to the community. The bond for Ebony Wilkerson was dropped from $1.2 million to $90,000. She's... more »
  • Million-dollar bonds given to murder suspects

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    DARROW - A judge ordered bond be set at more than a million dollars each for four men accused in a murder overnight in Ascension Parish, while a fifth suspect remains at large and was described by investigators as "dangerous." Sheriff's deputies arrested Tachi Williams, 28, Cprien Nicholas, 29,... more »
  • UPDATE: Taxpayers to decide on future Walker HS

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    WALKER- Voters will be asked to fund an expansion at the city's high school. Thursday, the Livingston Parish School Board approved sending a tax item to the May ballot. The tax could generate $25 million. Walker High School has about 1,000 students and the principal expects it to... more »
  • Taxpayers may help Walker High expand check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:46 PM

    WALKER - Walker High School has outgrown its campus, and now school leaders may get taxpayers to help them expand. The Livingston Parish School Board is considering a bond election at its meeting tonight. The tax would raise up to $25 million for the school during the next 20... more »
  • Bond Commission approves borrowing $500 million

    December 19, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Bond Commission gave approval to a plan to borrow nearly $500 million for construction projects. The money will replenish a fund that pays for the projects. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the details will be worked out next month. Right now the plan... more »
  • Judge refuses to lower bond in fatal overdose

    November 15, 2013 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Court Judge Don Johnson refused to lower the $250,000 bond of a Denham Springs man charged with murder for allegedly injecting his girlfriend with a lethal amount of heroin in July. The ruling came after a nearly hour-long hearing on Thursday. A day after... more »
  • New bond set in death of Peterson's son

    October 23, 2013 7:11 AM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges. 27-year-old Joseph Patterson made his first court appearance Tuesday since... more »
  • Juban Crossing receives bond OK

    September 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Money to jump-start construction of the Juban Crossing Development in Livingston Parish may be in hand. The developer got the OK from the State to sell $37 million worth of bonds. The land has sat untouched for months, but the Juban Crossing Development took another step... more »
  • Accused rapist did odd jobs around hotel where he was caught

    September 11, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An accused serial rapist apparently worked at the hotel where he was arrested by U.S. Marshals Tuesday. Van Dixson is suspected of nine attacks in Texas and has been linked to four through DNA. He was apprehended in Baton Rouge after he took a bus to Louisiana... more »
  • Bond set for Dallas rape suspect booked in BR

    September 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies transported a 38-year-old Texas man accused of raping multiple women in the Dallas-area this summer to parish prison Wednesday. Court officials say bond for Van Draylan Dixson has been set at $5 million. US Marshals tracked down and arrested Dixson Tuesday at a... more »
  • Charges upgraded in Angola gate crash

    September 9, 2013 3:23 PM

    ANGOLA - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges today against the man accused of crashing into the Angola prison's main gates this weekend to include attempted murder. A judge set a bond for Floyd Tilliman at $225,000 today. Investigators said they added the charge because he also rammed his vehicle into... more »
  • NO businessman's bond revoked

    August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has revoked bond of a New Orleans businessman awaiting sentencing for bribing a former Plaquemines Parish sheriff. U.S. Magistrate Joseph Wilkinson ruled Friday that Aaron Bennett violated terms of his bond when he gambled at a Mississippi casino in 2011 and racked up an... more »
  • Citizens Insurance gets line of credit increase

    August 15, 2013 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have given Louisiana's property insurer of last resort the approval needed to bump up its bank line of credit to $125 million. Backing Thursday from the State Bond Commission gives the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. more resources to cover claim costs if the state... more »
  • Man released on bond in teen's shooting

    July 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans homeowner facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the shooting of a teenager has been released on bond - again - after being ordered back to court. Thirty-three-year-old Merritt Landry posted a $100,000 property bond Tuesday. Landry had posted bond the same day he... more »
  • Cecil Collins released from jail

    July 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins left jail Friday afternoon after posting bail. He was being held on a $25,000 bond in connection with a 15-year-old burglary. Thursday, a judge granted the leave rather than keeping him in jail on a probation violation. Collins... more »
  • Judge grants bond for Cecil Collins in probation case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge chose to grant a $25,000 bond for former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins today in connection with a 15-year-old burglary, rather than sending him back to jail for a probation violation. Collins was out on probation for the 1998 crime when he... more »
  • More likely Fed could ease bond buys

    July 5, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve could now be more likely to slow its bond purchases in the next few months, after a jobs report that was stronger than expected today. The government reported that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, and many more in April and May than previously thought.... more »
  • Senators back plan to push Juban Crossing

    May 20, 2013 10:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Lawmakers backed a plan that could fuel the development of a planned shopping center in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Senate approved using state money for infrastructure improvements and bond payments for Juban Crossing. The development is going at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road. The... more »
  • Bond increased for suspect in family attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge increased the bond for a man accused in an attack this past weekend in which police say he told the victim they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Judge Lou Daniel increased the bond for Donald Dickerson to $55,000 after he was given an additional... more »
  • Bond set for woman suspected in husband's murder

    May 1, 2013 12:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge set a half-million dollar bond today for the Port Allen woman accused of arranging for her husband to be killed. Monique Kitts entered a not guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and being principle to second-degree murder. Authorities arrested Kitts... more »
  • No bond for US couple accused of kidnapping kids

    April 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first appearance before a Tampa judge Thursday morning. They'll face a judge during a pretrial... more »
  • Citizens borrowing plan stalls in Bond Commission

    March 21, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision on whether the state's property insurer of last resort should borrow $100 million to help close an anticipated budget gap has stalled in the Bond Commission. The commission, which includes lawmakers and statewide elected officials, didn't take any action today on the request from the board... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop awaiting shooting retrial seeks bond

    February 15, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is asking to be freed on bond while he awaits a retrial. David Warren is charged with shooting and killing a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Another officer later burned Glover's body in a... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »
  • Commission approves $30 million dollar bond plan for Juban Crossing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The La. State Bond Commission approved the sale of $30 million in bonds for Juban Crossing. It is more good news for the Livingston Parish retail center after delays caused by downturn in the economy. Developer Scott Crawford says deals with stores have been finalized.... more »
  • Bond set for teen in school bomb plot

    January 7, 2013 7:22 PM

    A teen who called himself a white supremacist was waiting for his parents in Alabama to post his $75,000 bond on charges he planned to attack classmates and a teacher with a bomb. Seventeen year old Derek Shrout did not speak during his initial court appearance on Monday in Seale.... more »
  • Houston rapper free on bond, following arrest

    December 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending a night in the DeSoto Parish jail. Wesley Eric Weston, 31, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested Wednesday after deputies pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 49 and they allegedly found marijuana and... more »
  • Ind. man charged for threats to wife, school

    December 18, 2012 5:19 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has set bond at $100,000 for an Indiana man charged with threatening a school massacre and telling his wife he would stab her with a screwdriver and kill her children and grandchildren. Sixty-year-old Von Meyer of Cedar Lake has been charged with intimidation, domestic battery and... more »
  • Bond lowered for Cowboy Brent, must wear monitor

    December 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    DALLAS - A judge has ordered Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor while free on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car crash that killed a teammate. A judge modified conditions for his continued release and lowered bond from $500,000 to $100,000 during Brent's Tuesday... more »
  • Fed to spend $45B to sustain bond purchases

    December 12, 2012 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Federal Reserve will spend $45 billion a month to sustain an aggressive drive to keep long-term interest rates low. And it set a goal of keeping a key short-term rate near zero until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent. The policies are intended to help an economy that the... more »
  • Bond Commission backs loan for coal port facility

    November 15, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An Ascension Parish coal port facility has received permission from state officials for a $130 million tax-exempt borrowing plan that will be used to expand the plant. The Bond Commission approved the bond sale without objection Thursday, despite requests for postponement from New Orleans-based Alliance for Affordable Energy,... more »
  • EBR Jail: Jefferson booked after bond revoked

    October 30, 2012 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is in parish prison this afternoon after a judge revoked his bond from a 2011 battery arrest. Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Hicks said Jefferson turned himself in to a deputy, who transported him to the prison. A district judge revoked... more »
  • Judge revokes Jefferson's bond from bar fight

    October 30, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge today revoked former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson's bond from a 2011 bar fight, and said he needed to report to the parish prison by 2 p.m. District Judge Chip Moore said Jefferson's recent drug arrest violated the conditions of his bond on... more »
  • AG: $10 million bond set for man accused of child pornography

    October 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities have set a $10 million bond for a man accused of possessing child pornography. 49-year-old Marvin Thornton was arrested Wednesday after a joint agency investigation involving the state Attorney General's office. Officials say Thornton faces 100 counts for possession of child porn. If... more »
  • La. to pay up to $90M to end Superdome bond deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 18, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will pay as much as $90 million to get out of a troubled borrowing deal that helped upgrade the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. The State Bond Commission gave preliminary approval Thursday to a debt refinancing for the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District that will include the... more »
  • Fed to spend $40B a month on bond purchases

    September 13, 2012 11:40 AM

    WASHINGON- The Federal Reserve says it will spend $40 billion a month to purchase mortgaged-back securities because the economy is too weak to reduce high unemployment. The Fed says it will keep buying the securities until the job market shows substantial improvement. The Fed also extended a plan to keep... more »
  • Accused killer jailed after breaking bond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2012 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of killing Josh Weathersby, 19, in Baker last summer, is back in jail after break his bond agreement. Derrick Lucas was arrested for burglary on Tuesday and shortly after a judge decided he should stay in jail until his murder trial. Lucas had another run-in... more »
  • Accused murderer arrested for burglary while on bond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2012 6:11 PM

    BAKER- Police arrested Derrick Lucas, 18, Tuesday afternoon for burglary, while he was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring device. Lucas was charged with murdering Josh Weathersby in August of last year, but court records show he was released on a combination surety and property bond in November. Court... more »
  • WR Bryant out on bond

    July 17, 2012 9:10 AM

    DALLAS - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is free on bond after he was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge. Bryant turned himself in Monday afternoon to police in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after learning... more »
  • Zimmerman makes $1M bond

    July 6, 2012 2:01 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million. George Zimmerman left the Seminole County jail on Friday. He was wearing a white dress shirt and a jacket when he... more »
  • Trayvon Martin shooter asks judge for bond - again

    June 29, 2012 6:04 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida judge will weigh several factors in deciding whether to set a second bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The judge today will consider if George Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community. Most importantly, Zimmerman... more »
  • Bond sale bid approved for library

    June 21, 2012 7:37 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury accepted a better-than-expected bid for $3.5 million in construction bonds for a new library. Parish voters approved the bond issue on March 24. Bond attorney Alan Offner said during this week's police jury meeting he used a conservative estimate of... more »
  • Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked

    June 1, 2012 4:34 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when... more »
  • Millon dollar bond set for accused highway shooter

    May 21, 2012 5:22 PM

    TUNICA - Bond was set at $1.25 million Monday for a north Mississippi man charged in a highway shooting case and another alleged attack. Authorities say 28-year-old James Willie remained in the Tunica County Jail after a Justice Court judge set bond during his initial court appearance. A sheriff's department... more »
  • Grace shackled, cries before judge denies bail check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - George Grace had just 15 minutes to say goodbye to his family before U.S. Marshals hauled him back to prison. Judge Maurice Hicks called Grace's words "slippery at best" and said George Grace has "zero credibility" after committing perjury during his trial. It was one reason Hicks... more »
  • Port approves bond issue for improvements

    February 29, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Port of Greater Baton Rouge's board has voted to begin the process of issuing $200 million in bonds, backed by its grain elevator operator's letter of credit, for improvements to the grain facility. The Port Commission held a special board meeting Tuesday to consider Louis Dreyfus Corp.'s... more »
  • Bonds set for 3 accused of Slidell death

    February 28, 2012 11:40 AM

    COVINGTON- Bonds have been set for three people accused of killing then burning a young woman in her Slidell apartment. The Times-Picayune reports 21-year-old Devin Baham, 19-year-old Andrew Sumner and a 17-year-old female, all of Slidell, face a first-degree murder charge. Baham and Sumner were also booked with aggravated arson.... more »
  • Ascension schools get facelift after $100 million bond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2012 5:33 PM

    GONZALES- Big changes are in the works for several schools in Ascension parish, thanks to a multi-million dollar bond the school board received in 2009. Sophomore Kaitlyn Cayette tells News 2 the changes around campus have made quite an impression. "I'm glad they've renovated the bathrooms because the... more »
  • EBR council, mayor talk about continuing feud

    December 14, 2011 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lots of talk around Baton Rouge Wednesday followed Tuesday night's continued feud between Mayor Kip Holden and the Metro Council. The back-and-forth battles have persisted all year involving budgets, the fourth attempt at a bond proposal and projects to grow downtown Baton Rouge, among other topics. The... more »
  • Sandusky ordered to pay $250K bond on new charges

    December 7, 2011 2:21 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- A judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky jailed unless he can pay $250,000 bail on the latest child sex abuse charges against him. Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott also said Wednesday that if Sandusky posts bail, he must submit to electronic monitoring. It was not immediately... more »
  • Police: Gulfport man killed in shooting was murder suspect

    October 30, 2011 5:50 PM

    GULFPORT, MS- Gulfport police say a 26-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound in the head Sunday was out on bond charged with murder in another case. Police Chief Alan Weatherford says officers responding to a call of shots fired found Darcel Marquis Anderson about 3:15 a.m. ... more »
  • Legislature liable for steel plant borrowing

    August 19, 2011 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Bond Commission has put the Legislature on the hook for repaying $35 million in borrowing for steel producer Nucor Corp. The Advocate reports the commission's action on Thursday means the legislators will have to come up with as much as $975,382 by next summer... more »
  • Bond dropped for woman charged with DWI while awaiting hit-and-run fatality trial

    August 17, 2011 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman facing a $100,000 bond for a DWI arrest, following a December arrest for a deadly hit-and-run crash, is now looking at just about 10-percent of that amount, instead. 34-year-old Kathleen Fitzpatrick was set to go to trial in less than a month for the accident... more »
  • Entergy shareholders will foot bond mistake bill

    August 11, 2011 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana utility regulators have voted unanimously that Entergy Corp. shareholders - and not its customers - will foot a $1 million bill for a mistake in publicizing a bond sale. According to The Advocate the Public Service Commission ordered Entergy Louisiana to refund customers on their... more »
  • EBR bond vote latest battle in power struggle between mayor, council

    August 10, 2011 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council said no to sending Mayor Kip Holden's tax plan to voters, so it won't be on the November ballot. Council members aren't happy with the way it was laid out and angry about... more »
  • Council votes tax package down again

    August 10, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted tonight not to send Mayor-President Kip Holden's tax proposal package on to East Baton Rouge Parish voters this October. The vote was 9-1 not to put the measure on the ballot. Two members of the Council were absent. Earlier, Holden had... more »
  • Tax package back on EBR Metro Council agenda

    August 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden's package of tax increases are back on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council's agenda, after it was flatly rejected at their last meeting. Scott Dyer, the mayor's spokesperson, told News 2 the plan would be "basically the same", raising $748 million to pay... more »
  • Moody's backs US triple-A rating; outlook negative

    August 2, 2011 5:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Moody's Investors Service says the United States will retain its triple-A bond rating following passage of legislation to boost the debt ceiling. But the rating agency says it is lowering the outlook for possible future changes to negative. Moody's says in a statement the bill signed into... more »
  • Mayor Holden: Tax plan moving forward

    July 28, 2011 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after the East Baton Rouge Metro Council killed his nearly $800 million bond proposal, Mayor-President Kip Holden said the plan is moving forward but wouldn't elaborate how. Nine of the 12 Council members voted to kill the proposal before it was to be discussed... more »
  • Tax plan latest victim in Mayor-Metro Council spat

    July 27, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council refused Wednesday to put Mayor Kip Holden's tax plan in motion toward a ballot in the fall. It was Holden's third attempt to fund projects across the parish. It would have increased sales and property taxes to raise $740 million. ... more »
  • Judge: $5,000 bond for teen accused of hate crime

    July 18, 2011 11:04 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A judge has set a $5,000 bond for a teenager charged in the death of a man who was run over by a pickup truck in Jackson. Police had charged 18-year-olds Deryl Dedmon and John Aaron Rice of Brandon with murder in the death of James... more »
  • Mob Boss' Girlfriend wants Bail

    July 8, 2011 7:40 PM

    The girlfriend of refuted mob-boss James "Whitey" Bulger wants to get out of jail on bond while she awaits trial in Boston for harboring a fugitive. Catherine Greig's lawyer filed documents with federal court saying she is not a danger to the community and she will not flee if she... more »
  • Bond proposal to go before council within 30 days

    April 20, 2011 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Chief Administrative Officer John Carpenter told a committee of the Metro Council Wednesday that Mayor Kip Holden hopes to bring his latest bond package to members for approval in the next month. Carpenter made the announcement when addressing an item by Councilman Chandler... more »
  • Holden planning for another bond proposal

    April 14, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden says he will support putting another bond proposal on the October or November ballot. The mayor says details are being ironed out. Voters rejected other recent tax increases that included everything from money for a downtown tourist attraction to roads and crime... more »
  • Suspect in Walker road rage shooting bonds out

    December 6, 2010 3:04 PM

    WALKER – The man authorities said shot and paralyzed another man in a “road rage” confrontation Friday in Walker has been released from jail. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Hollis Johnson was released from jail on a $75,000 bond this weekend. Johnson was arrested in suspicion of attempted... more »
  • Bond set for suspects in USM players shooting

    November 17, 2010 3:00 PM

    Bond has been set at $1.5 million each for two people arrested as accessories in the shooting of three University of Southern Mississippi football players outside a Hattiesburg nightclub Sunday. Cleothus Wilkerson, 25 and Patricia L. Brown, 49, had their bond set at $500,000 on each of three counts... more »
  • Deputy accused of evidence tampering out on bond

    November 12, 2010 2:21 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An former Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy has bonded out of jail after a district judge approved its reduction. Forty-eight-year-old Louis B. Lambert of Labadieville has pleaded not guilty after he indicted last month to 337 counts of tampering with evidence and more than a hundred drugs and weapons... more »
  • Construction bonds on ballot for Zachary Schools

    October 28, 2010 10:49 AM

    There are big plans in Zachary to improve schools, but it's up to residents to decide if they want to keep their current tax load to pay for it. The current rate of 36 mills includes a former bond issue passed in 2003 and set to expire soon. School officials... more »
  • Lawmakers delay Jindal plans for juvenile prison

    October 21, 2010 4:31 PM

    Lawmakers have slowed Jindal administration plans to build a new juvenile prison facility in East Baton Rouge Parish, questioning its cost and impact on state debt limits. The Bond Commission delayed a vote Thursday on the $25 million borrowing plan for the Baker facility after legislators on the panel raised... more »
  • Man charged in car shootings

    October 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    A man has been charged in the car shootings that happened this past Sunday. 26-year-old Jason Robert Wyrick, Baton Rouge, is behind bars on $525,000 bond. Investigators said they believe Wyrick is the man who attacked people in three different locations Sunday, shooting at each of them from his... more »
  • Third bond proposal in the works for BR

    September 8, 2010 10:12 PM

    Mayor Kip Holden surprised the Metro Council by saying he wants another bond proposal. This time, there are just improvements; no "Alive" project on the river. The mayor told the council he wants to keep this plan "lean and mean," unlike the one that failed last November, in hopes... more »
  • Zachary schools put bond issue on ballot

    August 30, 2010 10:23 PM

    Zachary’s independent school district wants more of your tax money. The board put a bond on the ballot that would raise $40 million in 10 years. News 2’s Kristy Davis got answers on where that money would go. For more information on the bond issue, click here . more »
  • Bond denied for La. man charged in Arkansas woman's death

    August 18, 2010 1:08 PM

    A judge has denied bond for a Louisiana man charged with capital murder in the death of a Crossett woman whose vehicle was used in a bank robbery. Peter Keith Harvey of New Orleans made an initial appearance Tuesday before Drew County Circuit Judge Sam Pope, who appointed an... more »

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