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  • Officers responding to shooting on Woodvine Avenue

    June 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to the scene of a shooting on Woodvine Avenue. Baton Rouge Police Department officials say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Woodvine Avenue near Timbercreek Avenue. BRPD officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries. They did not give... more »
  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Law keeps Louisiana couple from selling daiquiris in Mississippi

    April 16, 2017 8:19 PM

    SUMMIT, Miss. - A Louisiana couple is trying to open a restaurant selling daiquiris in rural Mississippi, but they have hit a snag with liquor laws. The Enterprise-Journal reports the couple didn't know until after opening for business that a Pike County ordinance requires them to be declared a resort... more »
  • Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

    February 25, 2017 1:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market. The market is expected to explode after voters... more »
  • Colorado considers ending "Westside Story" switchblade ban

    January 27, 2017 3:33 PM

    DENVER - The switchblade knives wielded six decades ago by the fictional Jets and Sharks street gangs in the legendary Broadway musical "West Side Story" and in Hollywood films spooked lawmakers across the U.S. and helped usher in state bans. But 54 years after Colorado enacted its prohibition of the... more »
  • Miss. bill proposes gas chamber, firing squad as backup execution methods

    January 26, 2017 12:15 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi, facing repeated court challenges to lethal injection and the difficulty of finding drugs, could start looking at alternative ways to carry out the death penalty. A state House committee on Thursday approved legislation to explicitly legalize the current drugs Mississippi plans to use to execute death... more »
  • First legal Cuban cargo in more than 50 years arrives in US

    January 24, 2017 9:12 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The first legal cargo from Cuba in more than 50 years has arrived in the United State. The Miami Herald reports that two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special... more »
  • La. Supreme Court Justice's case against other justices thrown out

    October 20, 2016 10:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a member of Louisiana's Supreme Court filed against four fellow justices. Justice Jefferson Hughes filed suit last December saying he was illegally removed from two cases against oil companies. His suit said defendants sought his removal because lawyers for... more »
  • Theater says victims of 2012 Colorado shooting owe legal fees

    June 30, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The company's lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of... more »
  • Baton Rouge law fixture Cheney Joseph dies

    December 18, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A longtime member of the Baton Rouge legal community, Cheney Joseph Jr., passed away this week. He was 73. Joseph was named co-dean of the LSU Law Center in August to fill in for chancellor Jack Weiss, who resigned. Cheney was battling cancer at the... more »
  • Workshop helps those looking to gain U.S. Citizenship

    April 18, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offered a helping hand to those immigrants looking to pledge their allegiance to the United States. It's the fourth year the organization has hosted a workshop to assist legal immigrants in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. Citizenship. Volunteers were... more »
  • D.C. legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

    February 26, 2015 5:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing... more »
  • Growers struggle with surplus of legal pot in Washington state

    January 16, 2015 2:02 AM

    SEATTLE, WA - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of... more »
  • Cuban cigar boom? Stores and customers say not yet

    December 19, 2014 11:29 AM

    MIAMI - The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business. Some tobacco shops owners... more »

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