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  • Authorities looking for escaped inmate

    July 7, 2014 6:37 AM

    AMITE - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from Tangipahoa Parish jail late last night. Verdale Anthony Moore, 20, was jailed in February on charges relating to the shooting death of 37-year-old Sandra Butler of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says he's dedicating all available... more »
  • DA gives opinion on LSU murder acquittal Play Video

    October 8, 2013 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore disagrees with a jury's decision to acquit two men accused of killing a pair of LSU grad students in 2007, but respects the process. "At the end of the day, they followed the law according to them," Moore said of the jury.... more »
  • AG: 2 caregivers arrested for Medicaid fraud

    June 7, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says two personal care attendants have been booked with Medicaid fraud for filing false claims. Caldwell said in a news release that 46-year-old Sybil M. Mashia, of Destrehan, surrendered on Thursday and 36-year-old Christi L. Moore, of Schriever, surrendered for arrest on... more »
  • Red Cross to take tornado relief donations at Super Regonal

    June 5, 2013 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will be on hand at Alex Box Stadium this weekend for the NCAA Super Regional baseball games to take donations for tornado relief in the state of Oklahoma. LSU's opponent in the best two-out-of-three series is the University of Oklahoma. Games begin... more »
  • Mother, child killed in Okla. tornadoes

    May 31, 2013 11:09 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Authorities said a mother and a child were killed when tornadoes slammed this part of Oklahoma again Friday. State Highway Patrol found the bodies near a vehicle along I-40 west of the city. Tornadoes hit the city and suburbs, crumbling cars and tossing tractor-trailers during the evening... more »
  • Charities see influx of aid in tornado's wake

    May 29, 2013 8:40 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an infusion of donations from around the country. Several of those charities also will likely see a boost in giving Wednesday when a several country music stars with Oklahoma ties take... more »
  • Kevin Durant keeps giving towards Oklahoma relief effort

    May 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. - Kevin Durant had already pledged to donate $1 Million towards the relief effort after tornadoes ravaged the Moore area in central Oklahoma earlier this week. Now the NBA All-Star has convinced Nike, his shoe endorser, to join the cause as well. Late Thursday night, Durant... more »
  • Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 2:11 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a... more »
  • Thunderstorms, hail slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 8:16 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A band of thunderstorms is battering the Oklahoma City area and slowing cleanup operations in the southern suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes earlier this week. The National Weather Service said Thursday that the storms are producing hail, heavy rain... more »
  • Okla. City mayor: Up to 13K homes hit by tornado

    May 22, 2013 12:41 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that tore through a city suburb. At least 24 people died when the tornado laid waste to Moore on Monday afternoon. The Oklahoma Insurance Department says the financial cost of the tornado... more »
  • Obama to visit tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town

    May 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will view the tornado damage first-hand. He also plans to meet with victims and first responders. The monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday afternoon, demolishing an... more »
  • Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

    May 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary damage estimate could top $2 billion for the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Spokeswoman Calley Herth says the early tally is based on visual assessments of an extensive damage zone stretching more than 17 miles... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5

    May 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph. Spokeswoman Keli Pirtle said Tuesday the agency upgraded the tornado from an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale to an EF-5 based on what... more »
  • Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado

    May 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb. Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado. Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers deploy to Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles. ... more »
  • Obama offers help for Okla. tornado victims

    May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama says he is instructing his disaster response team to get tornado victims in Oklahoma everything they need "right away." Obama calls the devastation that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs, quote, "one of the most destructive tornados in history," even though he said the extent... more »
  • Tornado-ravaged community to be searched twice

    May 21, 2013 8:35 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The fire chief in Moore, Okla., says crews will search the entire community at least twice more to make sure that no survivors or victims have been overlooked. New search and rescue teams moved in at dawn today, taking over from the 200 or so emergency responders... more »
  • Recovery efforts ongoing after deadly Okla. twister

    May 21, 2013 7:30 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - Rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. Officials say at least 51 people were killed in Monday's twister, including at least 20 children. Those numbers... more »
  • President Obama to speak on Oklahoma disaster

    May 21, 2013 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and... more »
  • Search for survivors begins in OKC suburb

    May 20, 2013 5:03 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors. The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon. People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Texas A&M DE Moore bypassing senior season for NFL

    December 31, 2012 10:57 AM

    DALLAS - Texas A&M leading tackler Damontre Moore says he went back and forth before deciding that the Cotton Bowl will be his last game for the Aggies. Moore says there were a lot of pros and cons about foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. He said... more »
  • Teen accused of shooting Loupe's son to be tried as a juvenile Play Video

    March 9, 2012 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore plans to fight juvenile court Judge Pam Johnson's decision to keep a 16-year-old accused of shooting Councilman Chandler Loupe's son in a juvenile detention center. "Obviously we disagree. You know it's hard enough we have to fight the criminals and now having... more »
  • EBR District Attorney talks about Gas for Guns program Play Video

    November 17, 2011 12:42 PM

    East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore spoke with John Pastorek Thursday morning about the governor's child protection order, the Gas for Guns program, and how communities can resolve conflicts peacefully. more »
  • Jefferson, Johns case going before grand jury Wednesday

    September 19, 2011 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutor Hillar Moore said today a grand jury will hear the battery case against two suspended LSU football players on Wednesday. Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns surrendered Aug. 26 to charges of second-degree battery in connection with a brawl outside a bar south of the LSU... more »
  • DA, new attorneys waiting to move fight case forward

    August 26, 2011 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- From police, the case involving LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns moves to the District Attorney. Now, the waiting starts. District Attorney Hillar More says reactions from the community are heavy on his mind as the file comes his way. "Some have already convicted... more »
  • D.A. Moore: We need more money

    August 11, 2011 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said his office needs more money. For years they've had to dip into reserve funds to the tune of $300,000 to $500,000 a year just to make payments to employee benefits. Their reserve account is dwindling fast. Moore... more »
  • Security for DA's office increased during threat investigation

    June 15, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Security is increasing for people involved in the high-profile Lil' Boosie case. It's because of threats made against the District Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge. Investigators have not found credible concerns, but they are not taking chances. The rapper, Lil' Boosie, or Torrence Hatch, is in... more »
  • Arrest made in aggravated assault

    March 2, 2011 8:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested today after police say he pulled a gun during a fight. Andre Moore, 34, brandished a weapon, until the victim ran away, during a fight yesterday on Arena Drive, according to Violent Crime Unit detectives. Moore was booked into East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Violent Crime Unit opens its doors to media

    February 11, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities credit the public in the arrests of 2 men charged with first degree murder. Kendrick Johnson and Patrick Ramirez were arrested this week after aledgedly killing 2 people and stuffing them in a trunk on Dutton Street. For hours after the bodies were found, detectives... more »

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