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  • $2 million gift for LSU Engineering Complex Play Video

    July 16, 2013 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Roy O. Martin and the Martin family are giving $2 million for a new Engineering Complex at LSU. The donation will help with the $100 million public-private project to renovate and expand Patrick F. Taylor Hall. So far, the engineering school has raised about $30... more »
  • Local gatherings call Zimmerman verdict unjust

    July 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least two groups gathered Monday evening in protest of the George Zimmerman verdict. Activists said the not guilty decision meant justice was not done. "There has to be a change... this has to be addressed," said Mary Triplett. Triplett joined a few others who said... more »
  • Zimmerman, Martin families react on Twitter

    July 14, 2013 11:15 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - The families of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are reacting on Twitter after the former neighborhood watch volunteer was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen. Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., says his family is relieved that the jury found George... more »
  • Dad of Boston bombing victim, 8, asks for prayers

    April 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    BOSTON - The father of the 8-year-old boy who perished in the Boston Marathon bombings is thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death. Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday afternoon about his son Martin's death. He says his wife, Denise, and 6-year-old daughter Jane also... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief due in court

    March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office. A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Parades, community service on King day in La.

    January 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana. In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
  • Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

    January 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - This year, the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life of President Barack Obama will overlap significantly for a day. For only the second time, the presidential inauguration falls on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Some King commemorations are being shuffled while... more »
  • Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

    December 11, 2012 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation. Salazar will announce plans Tuesday to remove a paraphrase from King's "Drum Major" speech by carving... more »
  • Lockheed Martin ousts CEO-to-be over relationship

    November 9, 2012 4:14 PM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin has ousted its president and anticipated CEO over a relationship with a subordinate. The company said Friday that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher Kubasik from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. The 51-year old... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • CSU board votes to appoint LSU's Martin

    May 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colorado State University's Board of Governors voted unanimously today to appoint LSU Chancellor Michael Martin as their school's next chancellor. Kyle Henley with CSU Public Relations confirmed the action this afternoon, and said Martin and Board of Governors Chairman Joe Zimlich would speak to reporters on... more »
  • Report: 1 detective wanted Zimmerman charged

    May 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At least one police investigator wanted George Zimmerman to be charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. In a report released Thursday along with other evidence, the Sanford, Fla., detective told prosecutors that the fight between Zimmerman and Martin could have been avoided if Zimmerman had... more »
  • Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin's blood

    May 17, 2012 4:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's autopsy shows evidence of marijuana in his urine and blood. The autopsy was among a large amount of evidence released by prosecutors on Thursday as part of the second-degree murder case against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him in February. Other documents include a... more »
  • Zimmerman attorney says apology was ill-timed

    April 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    SANFORD, Fla.- He's no longer behind bars -- and he might not even still be in Florida. George Zimmerman was released on bail overnight from the jail near Orlando where he's been held since he was charged with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. For his... more »
  • Judge removes herself from Trayvon Martin case

    April 18, 2012 4:17 PM

    ORLANDO - The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman's attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest. Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband. He works with Orlando attorney Mark... more »
  • Florida governor denies public pressure lead to charges

    April 16, 2012 4:31 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH - Florida's governor is rejecting any suggestions charges were filed in the killing of the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin because of public pressure. Republican Gov. Rick Scott said he doesn't believe special prosecutor Angela Corey is influenced by anything but the facts of the case. Scott says... more »
  • Affidavit reveals details of Trayvon Martin shooting

    April 12, 2012 4:14 PM

    SANFORD - Prosecutors are revealing some of what went into their decision to charge George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. In a probable cause affidavit, prosecutors say they interviewed a friend of Martin's who was talking to him by phone just before... more »
  • Prosecutors announce Zimmerman's charges

    April 11, 2012 4:21 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A law enforcement official says that the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case will be charged with second-degree murder and is in custody. The official with knowledge of the case says that the charge against 28-year-old George Zimmerman will be announced at a news conference at 6... more »
  • Grand jury to review shooting

    March 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    SANFORD, FL. - A prosecutor in central Florida says a grand jury will consider evidence in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch captain. Yesterday, the Justice Department said it would investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors have been demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman... more »
  • Man arrested after synthetic marijuana delivery

    January 18, 2011 11:19 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and 100 packs of illegal synthetic marijuana seized after authorities say he delivered them to a business in St. Martin Parish. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old Thaer Zaben as part of a narcotics investigation Jan. 11, after they said he delivered... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect in Skysail murder turns himself in

    October 27, 2010 4:35 PM

    The man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in the Gardere area last week has turned himself in, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. 19-year-old Martin Burnell Robertson was wanted for Second Degree Murder in the death of Javon Brooks on Friday, and surrendered to authorities earlier... more »
  • LSU faculty, students face off with chancellor over budget cuts

    September 28, 2010 10:25 PM

    The financial future of LSU took center stage as the chancellor faced off with faculty and students at a forum Tuesday. Faced with a panel of five and a room of 200, LSU Chancellor Michael Martin took on the tough financial situation facing the school one question at a time.... more »
  • LSU hits rock bottom in second budget exercise

    September 15, 2010 9:42 PM

    Numbers are in for LSU's worst case budget cut scenario the state asked for. It's $62 million, which would lead to layoffs, degrees cut and lost students. University leaders described the situation as heartbreaking. They said people's passion for LSU is what's so special about the university. It's also... more »

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