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  • 18-year-old arrested for shooting at home on North Buttonwood Drive

    November 29, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An 18-year-old has been arrested for shooting at a home after the homeowner asked three of his acquaintances to leave. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Andre Miller for attempted second degree murder. On Nov. 28 around 5:30 a.m., EBR Sheriff's deputies responded... more »
  • 2 children killed in Georgia home invasion

    October 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    JONESBORO, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly home invasion involving children in Georgia. Officers found an 11-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy shot to death inside a house in Jonesboro on Saturday morning. The two were siblings. WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2eEsjkk ) there were several other children, as young as 6... more »
  • 2-year-old from Houma hit by relative's truck in Pennsylvania mobile home park

    October 18, 2016 1:41 PM

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA - A Louisiana toddler was killed after she was hit by a truck driven by a relative in a mobile home park in Pennsylvania. The undercarriage of the truck hit the girl and carried her about 20 feet. Lycoming County Coroner identified the toddler as 2-year-old... more »
  • Shelter at Home deadline extended to October 21

    October 14, 2016 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has approved the state's request to extend the deadline to apply for the Shelter at Home program to October 21. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the need to extend the deadline was noticeable after hundreds of Louisiana flood survivors registered... more »
  • Woman breaks into ex-boyfriend's home, tries to shoot him

    October 5, 2016 1:23 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – A woman faces an attempted murder charge after she broke into her ex-boyfriend's home and tried to shoot him. Deputies of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Gonzales around midnight on Wednesday in reference to a burglary. Deputies learned that 49-year-old Lisa... more »
  • Shelter at Home expensive for tax payers Play Video

    October 3, 2016 11:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Louisiana's Shelter at Home program spends an exorbitant amount of money on basic home repairs. For example, to purchase and install a $38 toilet, federal and state taxpayers are charged $344. $985 for a $200 window air conditioner and $850 for a $97 kitchen sink. The cost... more »
  • 6-week-old baby rescued after manhunt for father on Goudchaux Street Play Video

    September 22, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities apprehended a man who they say took a 6-week-old-child and bound the mother with an extension cord at a home on Goudchaux Street and Pembroke Street Thursday morning. According to BRPD, 38-year-old Marcus Hardesty, choked his girlfriend and took their 6-week -old child around 9:50... more »
  • Man found dead in house fire Sunday afternoon

    September 18, 2016 6:58 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - The State Fire Marshal's office is currently investigating a house fire where the body of a 62-year-old man was recovered. Officials say around 1 p.m. Sunday, Ville Platte firefighters were called to a residential fire on Calcasieu Street. As crews worked to suppress the fire, the... more »
  • Four arrested on drug and weapon charges after search of Susan Drive home

    September 15, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four men were arrested Thursday on multiple drug and weapon charges after police executed a search warrant of a home on Susan Drive. On Thursday at 9 p.m. the BRPD Street Crimes Unit was patrolling the Belaire area when officers noticed a white Mercedes parked across the... more »
  • Hiring illegal contractors has its risks Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Paying workers under the table for home repairs may be the quickest option for flood victims but it can be costly in the long run. Louisiana requires contractors be certified to protect customers from shaddy work or outright theft. The state keeps a list of qualified contractors... more »
  • Some flooded homes may require elevating Play Video

    August 25, 2016 4:06 PM

    CENTRAL - City building officials in Central want residents to make sure their houses have properly dried out and meet proper elevation standards before repairs begin. Does your home meet elevation standards? Officials stress it's still being determined which homes would require elevating. A town hall meeting for... more »
  • Authorities respond to two-alarm house fire on Barremore Drive

    August 18, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The St. George Fire Department worked a two-alarm fire on Thursday morning on Barremore Drive that completely destroyed a home. The fire department was called on the scene around 10:45 a.m. and was controlled by 12:04 p.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined at the... more »
  • Woman arrested for stealing Confederate flag from home

    July 5, 2016 5:27 PM

    HARAHAN – A woman is in jail after police said she stole a Confederate flag in front of a home. According to authorities, 18-year-old Madelyn Christina was caught on surveillance video in front of a home where the flag went missing. When contacted by police, Christina told officers... more »
  • Man in custody following standoff on Wilmot Street

    June 24, 2016 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a man Friday evening after he refused to stop for officers before barricading himself in a home. This happened at a home near the intersection of Wilmot Street and Conrad Drive. BRPD told News 2 officers attempted to make a... more »
  • Man accused of opening fire on home with people inside

    June 24, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a man on attempted murder charges after he was accused of shooting at a home while people were inside. On June 23 around 3:48 p.m. BRPD responded to the 1400 block of Convention Street in reference to a shots fired call.... more »
  • Slidell home destroyed after lightning strike causes fire

    May 20, 2016 12:55 PM

    SLIDELL- A home in Slidell went up in flames after a lightning strike during Thursday night thunderstorms. St. Tammany Fire District #1 responded to a house fire in the 300 block of W. Honors Point Ct. in Slidell. Firefighters arrived to the scene in less than seven minutes to find... more »
  • Man shot at mobile home park, taken to hospital

    May 5, 2016 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was transported to the hospital after he was shot at a mobile home park in Baton Rouge Wednesday night. The shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m. at Nelson's Mobile Home Village on Victoria Drive, off of Airline Highway. No details about the victim... more »
  • Nursing home patients could get more choice Play Video

    April 22, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Putting a loved-one in a nursing home is a tough decision but advocates for the elderly say it shouldn't be the only choice. Funding for nursing homes is guaranteed under Louisiana's constitution, not the case for at-home care. "The way our system is structured, most people are forced... more »
  • Deputies: Victims attacked, bit by home invader

    April 12, 2016 12:52 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a home invasion suspect accused of hitting and biting the tenants of the home he entered. Gary Joseph Leblanc III, 24, is wanted on charges of home invasion, domestic abuse battery, simple battery and aggravated battery, our news partner... more »
  • Trial set for well known pastor accused of torching her own house Play Video

    March 31, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A well known pastor accused of burning her house down near Zachary will go to trial this summer. Bridget Steib's case has been pending in the 19th Judicial District Court for almost four years. Investigators say Steib and her sister were caught on her home's surveillance cameras... more »
  • Two injured in fire at multi-million dollar home

    March 30, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire at a multi-million dollar home in the exclusive Country Club of Louisiana injured two people Wednesday. Firefighters with the St. George Fire Department said the fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. at 18433 N Mission Hills in the southwestern area of the gated community.... more »
  • Shreveport man shot to death at home

    January 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a local man was shot to death after an argument in his family's home. Police say in a news release Sunday that 43-year-old Charles Ray Acklen died at the home late Saturday of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Investigators say they were told... more »
  • Man survives shooting that may have escalated from Facebook threats Play Video

    January 3, 2016 8:47 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Twenty-two year old Deontrel Street is thankful he's alive after being shot in his right shoulder Saturday afternoon. "My arm gave out on me. I was bleeding bad," Street said. According to Plaquemine Police, 25-year-old Evan Franklin showed up to Street's home one day after the... more »
  • Animal control seizes dogs from filthy house

    December 18, 2015 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials took three dogs out of a home which police investigated this week on a child cruelty complaint. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Kimberly Hall and 36-year-old Robert Martin with cruelty to juveniles Wednesday. Investigators said they received a complaint about the condition... more »
  • Fire destroys Baton Rouge home

    December 1, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a fire destroyed a Baton Rouge home Tuesday morning. Mark Miles with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire at 5075 Ford Street appears to have been an accident. Firefighters said they were called out at 7:49 a.m. to the home and... more »
  • Oct. U. S. home construction slumps on fewer apartment buildings

    November 18, 2015 8:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - Apartment construction plunged sharply in October, as the pace of homebuilding slipped amid a broader cooling of the real estate market. The Commerce Department says housing starts - both houses and apartments- fell last month 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.06 million homes. Single-family... more »
  • 92-year-old St. Amant woman fears home may collapse into canal Play Video

    October 27, 2015 6:11 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 92-year-old woman fears her home may collapse into a nearby canal in Ascension Parish if something isn't done to save her residence soon. Her family says water being pumped through the waterway is rapidly chipping away at the land, causing the bulkhead to cave in.... more »
  • New Orleans Mid-City library has to find new home

    September 20, 2015 7:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Public Library's Mid-City branch has to find a new home in a hurry. The building where the branch is located won't renew its lease, which expires Oct. 31. Library board chairman Bernard Charbonnet says that the owner, ACV VI LLC of Norcross, Georgia, has... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales increase for second consecutive month

    August 27, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second month in a row, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge increased from a year ago. According to figures from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service, there were 955 homes sold in July in the nine-parish area. That compares... more »
  • Guilty plea in Katrina Road Home case

    August 22, 2015 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities say a New Orleans woman has been convicted in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related recovery program. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Friday news release that 53-year-old Deborah Fortner has pleaded guilty to one count of submitting false documents to the Road Home housing... more »
  • Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

    August 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    MARCO ISLAND - Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray-painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Marco Island police Capt. David Baer says the vandals... more »
  • Official: Alabama patient doesn't have Ebola, tests negative

    August 5, 2015 11:08 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama state health officials say a patient whose symptoms caused concerns about Ebola has tested negative for the virus. The Alabama Department of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that the patient is improving. The patient's name hasn't been released. Edward Khan of the... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested in home invasion, shooting

    July 10, 2015 1:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday wanted in connection to a home invasion earlier this week. According to APSO, 22-year-old Morris Miles was arrested Friday after deputies received a tip that Miles was at a residence in Donaldsonville shortly before 11 a.m. Miles was... more »
  • Pitt, Jolie list French Quarter home for sale

    May 7, 2015 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are selling their French Quarter home. Latter & Blum Realtors has the property listing at 521 Gov. Nicholls St., for $6.5 million. Pitt and Jolie purchased the home in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina for $3.5 million. According to the listing, the three-story,... more »
  • Soldiers coming home

    April 24, 2015 4:41 AM

    MONROE- A weekend welcome-home event is set in Monroe for members of the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion. More than 150 soldiers are returning to friends and family after deploying to Kuwait for construction and engineering projects in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Some of the soldiers went to... more »
  • Affidavit: Durst had been withdrawing money, had fake ID

    March 18, 2015 10:41 AM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say real estate millionaire Robert Durst was withdrawing large sums of money and had a fake ID before his arrest this week for murder. According to a search warrant affidavit made public Wednesday, the FBI learned Durst had made withdrawals over a period of 35 days since... more »
  • Police: Unfounded report of shots at rapper Lil Wayne home

    March 11, 2015 1:01 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - Police say no gunman or victims were found after an apparent hoax report of four people shot at the Miami Beach home of rapper Lil Wayne. Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says police units responded Wednesday after an unknown person called on a police non-emergency... more »
  • Second space heater related blaze over weekend

    March 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials blame a space heater for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. The fire happened around 10:36 a.m. at a home where two people lived on 1024 North 28 St. Fire fighters say a family pet... more »
  • One dead in fire suspected to be caused by space heater

    March 8, 2015 12:10 PM

    ROSEDALE - A man is dead after a fire broke out at his home in Iberville Parish. Fire officials say they found multiple space heaters throughout the home on 78755 Rosedale Road where 64-year-old Curtis Trosclair lived. The fire happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say they found... more »
  • Vanilla Ice charged with burglary

    February 19, 2015 3:06 AM

    LANTANA, FL - Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home. Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to the victim's. They said some of the... more »
  • Bella, a bulldog missing 2 years, reunited with family in NY

    February 17, 2015 10:22 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, NY - A bulldog named Bella who disappeared two years ago has been reunited with her family in New York. Hempstead resident Robert Vitiello tells WABC-TV that he was breathless when he got the call that Bella had been found. His emotional reply: "I'm Bella's father." Someone found Bella... more »
  • Kitchen fire damages Baton Rouge home

    December 31, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A fire on New Year's Eve has forced one Baton Rouge family out of their home. It happened around 12:15 p.m. in the 9500 block of Tampa Drive. Firefighters say the blaze started in the kitchen. They say three kids were home, and the oldest was... more »
  • Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

    December 9, 2014 4:21 AM

    GAITHERSBURG, MD - Federal investigators have recovered the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from a private jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing all three aboard and a mother and her two young sons in the home. Residents near a regional airport say they heard the plane flying... more »
  • Woman jumps out of window of burning house Play Video

    October 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters. The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales drop in August

    September 25, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 5.7 percent in August, breaking a four-month streak of transactions outperforming 2013 numbers. According to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 851 home sales that closed in August in the nine-parish area.... more »
  • Baton Rouge area home sales post gain in July

    August 26, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
  • Police: Body of 5 year-old Gulfport girl in vacant trailer home

    July 17, 2014 2:56 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. They say... more »
  • Homebuyer program available in Baton Rouge

    June 26, 2014 6:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eligible homebuyers can receive interest-free loans for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a home under the East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development's Homebuyer Assistance program. The loans, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, cover gap financing for people who might... more »
  • Baton Rouge area home sales rebound in May

    June 18, 2014 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 8.9 percent in May, rebounding after a sales drop in March and sluggish growth in April. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 910 home sales that closed in May in... more »
  • 2 arrested in Darrow home burglary

    June 13, 2014 2:43 PM

    DARROW- Two men accused of burglarizing a home in Ascension Parish, are now behind bars. Deputies say 18 year-old Brannon Ellis and 19 year-old Steven Joseph were arrested for burglarizing homes in the Ascension Trace Subdivision in Darrow. A number of stolen items were recovered, including rifles. ... more »
  • Another vacant Baton Rouge home burns

    June 13, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another vacant Baton Rouge home went up in flames early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the home in the 4600 block of Bawell St. around 4:30 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the kitchen and part of the attic burned. The rest of... more »
  • Bergdahl back in the US

    June 13, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pentagon says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is back in the United States. A Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says Bergdahl arrived early Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on a flight... more »
  • US home sales rose 1.3 percent in April

    May 22, 2014 9:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sales of existing U.S. homes rebounded slightly in April, but the pace of buying remained below last year's level. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 1.3 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million. Purchases of homes over the past 12... more »
  • Authorities: Woman has neighbors' home bulldozed

    May 9, 2014 6:02 AM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Authorities say a northeast Florida woman who didn't like her neighbors had their mobile home demolished. According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.... more »
  • BR home sales down

    April 21, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge area home sales dropped in March for the first time in 18 months of year to year increases. The figures were released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, showing a 14.6 percent drop from March 2013 to March 2014. Sales... more »
  • Time winding down to get rid of damaged house Play Video

    March 3, 2014 10:07 PM

    BAKER - A homeowner has two weeks to tear down an eyesore in Baker or the city says they'll do it for him. It's been almost nine months since a small plane crashed into a Baker neighborhood. The wreckage hasn't changed much since the accident, and people who live... more »
  • Fire Marshal: Man dies of smoke inhalation in mobile home fire

    March 3, 2014 2:50 PM

    JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains... more »
  • Burglar strikes while man is in the shower Play Video

    February 7, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park area of Baton Rouge has had a handful of burglaries in the past week. Neighbors say items have been disappearing from their homes in the morning, after people head to work. "We know that we're being watched," said Malcolm Young. "That's the thing... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • People on alert since home invader is on the loose

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions. Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
  • Plane crash site an 'eyesore' for neighbors Play Video

    January 13, 2014 9:50 PM

    BAKER - People who live near a home that was the scene of a plane crash last year are putting heat on city leaders to destroy what is left of the charred home. In June, John Fowler had no where else to crash then into the home on Rue Jennifer,... more »
  • Fire destroys two homes just before the new year Play Video

    January 1, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two homes in Baton Rouge went up in flames just before the new year. One home caught fire at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday night on North 47th Street, the other at 9:35 p.m. on North 30th Street. On North 47th, Sandra Dixon was asleep when the... more »
  • Homeboys Home for the Holidays Play Video

    December 30, 2013 10:37 AM

    Jacob Zumo, an artist with Homeboys Home for the Holidays, joins Whitney to talk about his artwork. more »
  • Plantation home replica among bonfires set tonight

    December 24, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mark Anderson built a painstaking replica of the plantation home where he grew up just so he can burn it down. It's among 125 bonfires to be set ablaze in a Christmas Eve tradition in the river parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Most of the... more »
  • Daughter's Christmas wish comes true Play Video

    December 17, 2013 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A little girl's wish to have her father home for Christmas came true today in Baton Rouge. Madison Davis and her classmates at St. Jean Vianney wrote letters to the troops in Kuwait. What the class didn't know was that Madison's father, Master Sergeant Dean Davis,... more »
  • Coming home for the holidays

    December 16, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of Louisiana families will be getting their Christmas present early this year. Their loved ones are coming home. After a flight delay, members of the Louisiana National Guard touched down Monday in Baton Rouge. They spent the last year in Kuwait. Family and friends were... more »
  • Family of 9 loses everything before Christmas Play Video

    December 9, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning. "We got out the house, and that was... more »
  • Firefighters pull man from burning home

    November 28, 2013 11:48 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters pulled a man from his burning home early this morning in Zachary. The 58-year-old man was found on the floor of his home in the Sweet Briar Mobile Home Park on Samuels Road. He was taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. The... more »
  • Plans for new home for Amite police going ahead

    October 29, 2013 11:17 AM

    AMITE - Plans for a new home for the Amite Police Department are moving forward. Mayor Buddy Bel says the town was waiting to see if the half-cent jail tax would pass before moving ahead on the renovation of an old state office building. Chief Jerry Trabona tells The Daily... more »
  • Volunteers unite to renovate home for veterans Play Video

    September 29, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans. Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans. The volunteers built... more »
  • Prison for man for burglary try at Kid Rock home

    September 25, 2013 2:39 PM

    PONTIAC, Mich.- A man accused of trying to break into musician Kid Rock's suburban Detroit home has been sentenced to at least 46 months in prison. Brian Keith's sentence Wednesday was enhanced because of his previous criminal record. He recently pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion, malicious destruction of... more »
  • New rules approved for home health care workers

    September 17, 2013 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The new rules will impact about 2 million workers. Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity marks 300th home Play Video

    September 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Habitat for Humanity marked its 300th home in the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. The homeowners, Norvel and Takirri Blackburn, received the honor to own the milestone home after being chosen from a pool of elligible families. Norvel actually grew up in the 10th Habitat home in... more »
  • Firefighters find body inside burned mobile home

    September 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they found a man's body inside a mobile home which burned overnight in Baton Rouge. Robert Combs with BRFD said investigators were leaving a suspected meth lab fire when they spotted the burning mobile home on North 22nd Street. He said firefighters found... more »

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