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  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers. "I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said. He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... more »
  • St. George Organizers: We've got the signatures Play Video

    August 25, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers say they've got the nearly 18,000 signatures needed for the issue to appear on the ballot in December. This is good news for supporters who had hoped to vote on the breakaway city in November but fell short. The group is expected to... more »
  • City gives 10k to bus homeless out of town Play Video

    June 25, 2014 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a request by Mayor-President Kip Holden to use $10,000 for purchasing bus tickets to give to homeless people to send them out of town. The money would be given to the HOPE, or Homeless Outreach Prevention Efforts, organization for its "Clean Sweep" operation. The... more »
  • Free bus rides for "Dump the Pump" day Play Video

    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To celebrate National "Dump the Pump" Day Thursday, people in the Baton Rouge area got the chance to ride CATS buses for free. The special day is an effort associated with the American Public Transportation Association to encourage people to save money by riding public transportation.... more »
  • Baker backs away from party law, suggests resolution instead

    June 9, 2014 8:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders scrapped a plan for an ordinance that would have required a special permit before certain venues can host birthday parties or similar events for teenagers. Instead, city council members decided on writing a resolution to encourage businesses to follow a list of suggested ways to make events... more »
  • St. George supporters optimistic about deadline Play Video

    April 22, 2014 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking on the move to create the city of St. George, with three months left for supporters to get 18,000 signatures. The committee to incorporate the city has until July 23 to turn in their petitions to put it up for a vote.... more »
  • St. George petitioners trying to gain steam

    February 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Petition organizers for the proposed city of St. George collected hundreds of signatures Saturday. The petition started as a way for the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish to gain an independent school district. "But now we've learned that we can run a very... more »
  • Residents speak out against St. George Play Video

    December 20, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some people who live the proposed area of St. George are voicing their concerns through a facebook page and website. "I'm worried about taxes going up in our part of the parish and not getting the level of services that we get being associated with the city... more »
  • St. George school district plans six new schools

    December 9, 2013 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a city of St. George and its new school district propose to build six new schools in the area. It would put one high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools on the west side of Interstate 10 where there are no schools... more »
  • Astrodome's time likely up as voters nix plan

    November 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    HOUSTON- The Houston Astrodome was the world's first domed and air-conditioned stadium when it opened in 1965. It became Houston's defining landmark, a symbol of the city's can-do spirit. But after voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the... more »
  • Bridge could be named in honor of Trevor Sims

    November 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders will begin discussing honoring a deceased child by naming a bridge for him. Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants the overpass on North Boulevard between 10th and 19th to be named the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge. Sims, 11, died from cancer in October. He was... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man Play Video

    November 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested two men they said assaulted Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista a few days before he was found shot to death. Joshua Donnel Robertson and Taj Broussard are not linked to the murder, but investigators have not ruled them out. Morgan City Police... more »
  • 2014 budget up for discussion

    November 5, 2013 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden will present Tuesday his proposed 2014 budget to council members. City employees have called on leaders to raise their wages, claiming they are underpaid compared to others in the region. Last year, the city spent about $800 million. We'll have more... more »
  • Denham grows to include new shopping center

    October 7, 2013 10:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The city annexed a piece of property that is expected to become a shopping center. Monday night, the land for The Springs at Riverside Landing was welcomed into the city. The property is on Vincent Road and South Range. The mayor hopes it will help bring... more »
  • Proposed city in EBR explains funding Play Video

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the proposed City of St. George said taxpayers living within the boundaries account for 2/3 of the East Baton Rouge Parish tax base yet receive only 1/3 of the benefits. Multiple petitions are circulating to incorporate the south eastern part of the parish .... more »
  • Planned new city in EBR gets a name

    September 5, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a breakaway school system in East Baton Rouge Parish have started focusing on creating a new town, and apparently have settled on a name. The group said it is considering "The City of St. George" for the area in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish. They... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen council member

    September 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Citizens of Port Allen filed a petition to recall a member of the city council today, one day after signatures to recall the city's mayor were filed with the state. Today's petition seeks the recall of R. J. Loupe, an at-large council member who also served... more »
  • Music festival canceled in NYC over drug concerns

    September 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    NEW YORK - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo festival not continue Sunday after two attendees died and four others had to... more »
  • Leaders decide on license plate readers, traffic class operator

    August 28, 2013 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a list of items Wednesday, including accepting grants for crime fighting and setting up an online driving school for the parish. CyberActive was hired to handle courses. It was selected over a company from the Baton Rouge area, which was more expensive. The program... more »
  • Anthony Weiner involved in minor car crash in NYC

    August 24, 2013 1:47 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has emerged unscathed from a minor car crash on a busy Manhattan highway. Weiner's spokeswoman says the car he was riding in was involved in a chain-reaction crash Saturday morning on the FDR Drive, which runs along the borough's east... more »
  • Man arrested for wildlife vandalism

    August 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say an 18-year-old Morgan City man has been arrested for his alleged role in vandalizing equipment on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Authorities say Aaron LeCompte turned himself into St. Mary Parish deputies Friday and was booked on two... more »
  • Taxpayer dollars paying for free rides out of town for homeless Play Video

    August 2, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One city is footing the bill for its homeless to take one way trips to places like Los Angeles and Tulsa. The Way Home program started through private funding and gave 75 vagrants tickets out of town. But recently, Baton Rouge Metro Council gave the... more »
  • NOPD: 14-year-old shot, critical

    July 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head early Friday. New Orleans Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry's front yard near his vehicle.... more »
  • City of Sulphur going paperless

    July 22, 2013 11:43 AM

    SULPHUR - City government in Sulphur is going paperless. Mayor Chris Duncan tells the Lake Charles American Press that the Sulphur City Council went paperless for the first time in its Monday meeting. The city's Land Use Commission had gone paperless in two meetings to test the concept. The city... more »
  • Residents want Watson to become a city Play Video

    July 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    WATSON - Residents in Watson have started a petition to make the community a city. They want more say-so in parish issues. A group called Neighbors in Action (NIA) held a drive-thru petition signing Saturday to collect signatures. "Things are changing out here. They know they're changing quickly,... more »
  • New security measures at City Hall Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four security doors were recently installed on the third floor of City Hall. Metro Councilman John Delgado requested them after reports of people walking freely into personal council offices during meetings. "This is a public building. We want to make it accessible to people, but... more »
  • Championship rings, drugs seized in Zion City arrests

    July 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Pittsburgh Steeler and LSU football player told News 2 he's glad police recently recovered four stolen championship rings which belonged to him. Justin Vincent, who currently works for LSU, said he was told today investigators had recovered his Steelers Super Bowl championship ring, 2003... more »
  • Baton Rouge ranked 15th most dangerous city Play Video

    July 2, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BusinessInsider.com, a business journalism website, ranked Baton Rouge the 15th most dangerous city in the United States. The numbers are derived from statistics collected by the FBI. The data focuses on cities with populations of 100,000 or more, taking into account murder, rape and robbery. ... more »
  • Proposed EBR city entertaining potential names Play Video

    June 25, 2013 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - During an East Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting, supporters of incorporating southeast Baton Rouge discussed names like "Highlands" and "Village of St. George," but the ultimate decision would be voted on by those living in the proposed boundaries. Organizers haven't determined what the boundaries... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly making bomb threat

    June 14, 2013 8:58 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Investigators with the Bossier City Police and Fire Departments have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to the offices of the University of Phoenix located at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The Times reports Tanner Jerome Raney, of Bossier City was arrested Thursday on a... more »
  • News 2 investigators learn attorney will file injunction against mayor

    June 10, 2013 8:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN- An attorney has agreed to file an injunction on behalf of the city council, upset with the mayor for blocking city employees from city bank accounts. Recently, Mayor Deedy Slaughter banned CFO Audrey McCain from accessing bank accounts and signing city checks. Slaughter also forbid city payroll... more »
  • Council members want suit filed against mayor Play Video

    June 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two Port Allen City Council members met with an attorney today in hopes of getting a judge to block Mayor Deedy Slaughter's latest actions. It comes on the same day that City Attorney Victor Woods' resignation became public. Woods told News 2 he's stepping down... more »
  • Some city workers will have to take driving course Play Video

    May 22, 2013 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some city workers are headed to the classroom. Metro Council passed an ordinance that requires city workers who drive city vehicles to take a defensive driving course. Police and fire personnel are exempt, because they already take a more rigorous class. Councilman Buddy Amoroso introduced the... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Accident payouts, $5 million Play Video

    May 20, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The streets of Baton Rouge are designed to be shared; and when a city vehicle crashes, taxpayers also share the cost of the settlement. "We just paid $450,000 for a policeman who got into an automobile accident where he crashed into the back of a person.... more »
  • City tears down blighted property Play Video

    May 9, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City workers tore down a dilapidated Baton Rouge home today after getting a court order allowing them to remove the blighted structure. David Guillory with the Department of Public Works said it belonged to David Burke, who's been in jail a year awaiting trial for more... more »
  • FutureBR discusses city's future growth

    April 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of a planning group formed to move Baton Rouge's city development forward met for the first time this year today. The members of FutureBR discussed the status of the city's master plan and related projects. Among the items were plans for developing growing neighborhoods... more »
  • Watson one step closer to becoming a city Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    WATSON- Saturday, people here will begin the final push to get their community incorporated as a city. "We need a voice to represent our community because our community is different from the other side of the parish, and right now we're just treated as one within several in the... more »
  • Youth shelter employee arrested on sex charge

    April 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Bossier City police say a Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter employee was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at the facility. Police say 36-year-old Jermario Tywhunn Jefferson, of Shreveport, was booked Saturday with molestation of a juvenile. Jefferson is being held in the... more »
  • Woman accused of hitting co-worker with bottle

    March 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- A Shreveport woman is accused of battery after police say she hit a co-worker with a bottle of steak sauce. Bossier City police say 30-year-old Lashonda Turner and 23-year-old Heather Mattingly were working at steak house Sunday when they got into an argument and Turner allegedly grabbed a... more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales, elected chief up for discussion Wednesday

    March 12, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders could make a historic change and allow 24-hour liquor sales. The sales would only be allowed on riverboat casinos, if Metro Council approves the change. Currently, city laws don't allow sales after 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and midnight Sunday. Among other... more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales law introduced

    February 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments. The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close. The item will eventually be available... more »
  • BR casinos could get okay to sell alcohol 24/7

    February 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day. Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
  • Watson wants to become city Play Video

    February 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    WATSON - A citizens group is pushing to make Watson a city. "We have great schools, we have low crime rates, we have a model community that cares about each other," said Gene Baker with Neighbors in Action. If successful Watson will become the largest city in Livingston... more »
  • BRPD chief fired shortly after public appearance Play Video

    February 6, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dewayne White was fired from his position as the city's top police officer Wednesday. White told News 2 he received a letter around noon from city Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel that there was a "substantial disagreement with the direction of the Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • 2 people found dead in Bossier City home

    January 28, 2013 2:06 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Two people have been found dead inside a home in Bossier City. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says that an elderly couple lived in the home. Their identities have not been released. Authorities responded to the home about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped at the... more »
  • New year brings rush-hour tows to busy bridge

    January 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The new year is bringing free rush-hour tow trucks to help keep traffic flowing on one of the nation's busiest bridges. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says a tow truck will be stationed on the Crescent City Connection Bridge for three hours in the morning... more »
  • Music City, Sun, Liberty and Chick-fil-A today

    December 31, 2012 10:39 AM

    Four bowl games are whetting college football fans' appetite for the New Year's Day bowl extravaganza. First up is the Music City Bowl in Nashville where Vanderbilt is rated about a touchdown favorite over N.C. State. Vandy is trying for its first nine-victory season since 1915. The 8-4 Commodores... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Vatican: World not ending, despite Maya prediction

    December 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in about two weeks, despite predictions to the contrary. The Rev. Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, wrote in Wednesday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that "it's not even worth discussing" doomsday scenarios... more »
  • Fiscal cliff stalemate spurs anxiety in states

    December 10, 2012 12:35 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A potential plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" is causing anxiety for many state officials - not only because of prospective federal funding cuts, but because of the confusion surrounding the ongoing stalemate in Washington. The longer the White House and Congress remain at odds, the... more »
  • Property owners shell out hundreds more for CATS Play Video

    December 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Property tax assessments are going out in East Baton Rouge Parish, and owners living in the city limits of Baker and Baton Rouge can expect much larger overall contributions compared to years past. To see what you owe, click here . In the Riverbend neighborhood... more »
  • EBR inks plans to buy old Woman's Hospital

    December 6, 2012 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish and hospital officials signed a letter of intent today that makes official plans to sell the former Woman's Hospital campus to East Baton Rouge Parish. As News 2 told you Monday , the city-parish plans to turn the 24-acre site into a public safety complex.... more »
  • NYC police make arrest in fatal subway push

    December 5, 2012 12:35 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police have arrested a man in the death of a subway rider who was shoved onto the tracks. Police say Naeem Davis was arrested on a charge of murder Wednesday. The 30-year-old Davis had been taken into custody for questioning Tuesday. Police say security... more »
  • Memorial service planned for Belcher

    December 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance... more »
  • Officials asked to challenge bridge tolls election

    November 20, 2012 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of Crescent City Connection tolls have ask Jefferson Parish officials to challenge referendum results. The Nov. 6 referendum to extend the tolls passed by a 16 vote margin. Stop the Tolls and the Voters League of Unincorporated West Jefferson contend a formal canvass of the election... more »
  • Palestinian deaths reach 100, both sides say they are ready for diplomatic solution

    November 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Palestinian militant is now among 100 Palestinians killed in the six days of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say half of those victims were civilians. Meanwhile, Hamas fighters have launched more than 1,000 rockets into Israel, including 95 today. One of... more »
  • Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

    November 14, 2012 12:08 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. The killing marks a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy... more »
  • New sponsor, new route for Orleans 10K

    November 14, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A popular 10-kilometer race in New Orleans has a new sponsor and a new course. The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be the new chief sponsor of the Crescent City Classic race, which celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. The Sugar Bowl replaces The Times-Picayune as title sponsor.... more »
  • Tolls will stay after final votes counted

    November 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tolls on the Crescent City Connection will continue for another 20 years after elections officials counted and certified final results Tuesday from the highly contested Nov. 6 referendum. The Times-Picayune reports approval of the extension hung on an eight-vote margin until Tuesday, when the final difference rose... more »
  • NY governor to seek $30B in superstorm federal aid

    November 12, 2012 10:37 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - An administration official says Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to request at least $30 billion in federal disaster aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly because the details haven't been finalized. The official confirms that the administration will use the money to... more »
  • Bossier City bookkeeper arrested for theft

    November 9, 2012 3:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Bossier City bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing $100,000 from her employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator tells The Times that 48-year-old Theresa Robinson was arrested Thursday for theft after her employer, Bailey Bark Materials, conducted an audit of company funds that allegedly linked Robinson to the... more »
  • Bridge toll extension still in question

    November 7, 2012 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It could be this weekend before New Orleans area commuters know whether they will have to keep paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge. Secretary of State figures show a ballot item extending the tolls for 20 years had eight more "yes" votes than "no" votes.... more »
  • Sandy moves inland after leaving 17 dead

    October 30, 2012 8:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
  • Residents propose making Prairieville a city

    October 22, 2012 6:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A proposal to incorporate a section of Ascension Parish into a city government could one day come to a vote. The proposal would incorporate the Prairieville area into a city, allowing the newly formed government to collect sales taxes and millages. "Incorporating Prairieville gives the local community... more »
  • Zachary Police warn of burglaries Play Video

    September 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    ZACHARY- Zachary Police say they are looking for leads after a rash of home burglaries. Police Chief David McDavid say they are happening in the middle of the day in neighborhoods across the city. People we spoke with say they already watch for suspicious activity. Retiree Larry Houston... more »
  • EBR curfew lifted for tonight

    August 30, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders lifted a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish today. The curfew had been in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Mayor-Kip Holden made the announcement during this morning's press briefing, saying authorities saw no reason to keep it in place.... more »
  • EBR leaders announce MacHost Rd. widening

    August 6, 2012 10:50 AM

    ZACHARY - Parish leaders announced plans to widen MacHost Road in Zachary today. EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said MacHost is a well-traveled parish road that's narrow with no shoulders and deep ditches on each side. They also said it's been the site of many wrecks which caused... more »
  • Crime cameras on the move Play Video

    July 30, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are moving some crime cameras to new locations to help monitor various areas around the city. It's a practice Councilwoman Tara Wicker thinks can help to push crime away. "Ideally the crime is going to move or go into another location," said Wicker, "I love... more »
  • Mayor announces changes to office

    July 27, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Leadership at the mayor-president's office is changing. Chief Administrative Officer John Carpenter has resigned. Public Works Director William Daniel has been appointed to the position. According to a news release from Mayor Kip Holden's office, Carpenter left to "pursue other interests." Daniel is no stranger... more »
  • Body found near Baton Rouge park

    July 23, 2012 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said foul play isn't suspected after a person was found dead in a Baton Rouge park this morning. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the body was found in an area of the City Park near Dalrymple and I-10. According to investigators, the victim appears to... more »
  • New property search site launched for EBR

    July 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials in East Baton Rouge launched a new website intended to make it easier for people to find information about their property. The revamped property locator, called eBRmap, search for property by street address, subdivision and several other criteria. The information will be refreshed every... more »
  • Coach Brooks to remain in Oklahoma City

    July 3, 2012 10:32 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Scott Brooks has signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. General manager Sam Presti announced Monday that Brooks agreed to a new contract, less than two weeks after the Thunder lost in five games to the Miami Heat in the... more »
  • Grambling gears up for Port City Classic

    June 21, 2012 7:11 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The 2012 Port City Classic featuring the Grambling State University Tigers and the Alcorn State University Braves will be held Saturday, September 1, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kick-off for the game is set for 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at all Shreveport Federal... more »
  • Alabama city apologizes to slain man's family

    June 20, 2012 7:06 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Montgomery City Council has expressed "sorrow, profound shock, dismay and regret" to the family of a man who was wrongly killed by a city police officer almost 37 years ago. The council on Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution saying members "recognize the grief, pain and... more »
  • City jail operation in full effect this Monday Play Video

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting Monday, the city jail in downtown Baton Rouge will start filling up with people who failed to pay outstanding misdemeanor tickets and fines. "We've given enough time, given enough words of encouragement," says Constable Reginald Brown. The downtown jail will be open around the clock... more »
  • More people paying fines ahead of jail re-opening

    June 12, 2012 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court workers in Baton Rouge saw an increase in people coming in to pay off misdemeanor tickets today, after word got out that people with outstanding fines would be arrested starting next week. The city court reported that by 3 p.m. today, 2,218 people had come... more »
  • BR city jail to open again June 18

    June 11, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials in Baton Rouge announced the city's jail would re-open again next week, and city police would start arresting people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Starting June 18, city constables and sheriff's deputies will operate the jail 24-7 to clear oustanding warrants in the city-parish.... more »
  • 'Billy the Exterminator' faces La. drug charges

    June 5, 2012 4:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say William "Billy" Bretherton, star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator," has been arrested in Bossier City, La., on drug possession charges. City spokesman Mark Natale says a warrant was issued last week for Bretherton and his wife, Mary, after items recovered from... more »
  • Coin toss decides Texas city council election

    May 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas - A winner has been chosen by a coin toss in a Texas city council election. Bruce MacNair won Friday's flip that decided the race between him and Bryan Studer. The two had agreed to have a coin toss decide the contest for a seat on the Wolfforth... more »
  • Threat on Facebook, student arrested

    May 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police say a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School has been arrested after school officials found a posting on Facebook describing violent threats to the high school. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the teen was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terrorizing after posting a detailed sketch... more »

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