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  • Montana teen plans to run for state Legislature

    November 14, 2015 5:11 PM

    HAVRE, Mont. - A Havre High School senior, who serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party, has announced plans to run for the state Legislature. Jacob Bachmeier tells the Havre Daily News he will run for the District 28 seat, which is held by Republican Rep.... more »
  • 'Pan' lacks magic in opening weekend box office

    October 11, 2015 11:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - There is no Neverland magic at the box office for "Pan." The expensive fantasy earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The Joe Wright-directed film cost an estimated $150 million to produce. Ridley Scott's space adventure "The Martian" kept the top spot... more »
  • 'Perfect Guy' leads weekend box office

    September 13, 2015 12:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Perfect Guy" and "The Visit" have sailed past modest opening weekend expectations - and budgets - locking in debuts in the mid-$20 million range. "The Perfect Guy," a PG-13 rated thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, earned $26.7 million to secure the first place spot, according to studio... more »
  • Compton movie comes straight out of weekend on top

    August 16, 2015 1:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing. Universal's N.W.A. biopic earned an astonishing $56.1 million in its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Director F. Gary Gray's film charts the formation and rise of... more »
  • FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

    August 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the... more »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer hit by big rig

    July 6, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a motorcycle officer with Baton Rouge Police was involved in a wreck Monday morning which closed Florida Boulevard for a time. The wreck happened around 11 a.m. at Florida and Airline Highway. BRPD said an 18-wheeler changed lanes and didn't see the officer. ... more »
  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    March 31, 2015 3:22 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Police in central California say a man and a woman in a romantic relationship are dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed the shooting Tuesday and said no other injuries have been reported. It wasn't immediately... more »
  • APSO seeks man who stole $4,500 worth of office lighting

    March 2, 2015 1:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating the theft of exterior lighting from Z's Aesthetic Dermatology on Old Jefferson Highway in Prairieville. The theft happened on the night of Feb. 19 when surveillance video captured a man pulling up the landscape lights from around the office. Detectives... more »
  • State offices set to close Tuesday due to winter weather

    February 23, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say some state government offices in 42 parishes will be closed on Tuesday due to forecasted severe winter weather. Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced the closures Monday afternoon due to the forecasted hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages forecasted from the severe weather. ... more »
  • Louisiana's new U.S. House members to be sworn in Tuesday

    January 6, 2015 3:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The newest members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are officially taking their seats. Recently-elected U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves, both members of the GOP, will be sworn into office Tuesday, along with 56 other freshmen lawmakers from around the country. They will join a growing Republican... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... more »
  • Restraining order issued against age restriction

    August 19, 2014 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana court officials facing new age restrictions that could oust them from office will instead be allowed to sign up for re-election bids next week. A Baton Rouge judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a law that prohibits anyone 70 years old or older from... more »
  • Chicago PD: Man shoots CEO before killing self

    July 31, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office Thursday and met with his CEO before... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • State office building evacuated due to false alarm

    October 31, 2013 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Claiborne building in downtown Baton Rouge after an alarm Thursday morning. Police say the alarm was set off accidentally by someone cleaning in the building. Fire trucks and police responded after the alarm prompted state workers to evacuate the building, which houses... more »
  • IBM hires SU grads for downtown facility

    September 20, 2013 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- IBM has hired a number of Southern University graduates for the new development in downtown, college officials announced this week. IBM is planning to hire about 800 people. The facility is planned where The Advocate newspaper once was near the river. IBM hired about two-dozen SU... more »
  • Fiscal analysts: LSU hospital deals $39M short

    September 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislature's financial analysts say Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize the LSU-run hospital network is bringing in $39 million less than expected for the current budget year. This year's budget was built on estimates provided to lawmakers by the Jindal administration that private hospital managers would... more »
  • Scam warning for Seniors

    September 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices. It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
  • Nonprofit organizations tied to state senator check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A News 2 investigation shows links between Louisiana State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, her husband and two nonprofit organizations targeted by State Treasurer John Kennedy's Office. Kennedy sent a list of Non-Governmental Organizations , or NGO's, that have failed to provide documentation to the state outlining how... more »
  • New state office to target debt collection

    June 11, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new state agency is being created to beef up Louisiana's efforts to collect delinquent accounts owed to the state. Lawmakers who overwhelmingly agreed to set up the Office of Debt Recovery are hoping to drum up new dollars for the treasury in a state struggling through six... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • Three sought in two separate armed robberies

    May 9, 2013 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help solving a pair of armed robberies in Ascension Parish this week. Spokesperson Allison Hudson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the robberies happened Wednesday on S. Sammy Avenue, one in the morning and the other that night. Hudson... more »
  • Future headquarters of EBRSO uncertain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters. EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
  • Fingerprints collected in Calif. girl's slaying

    April 29, 2013 9:05 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »
  • Snakes in a courthouse

    April 25, 2013 7:56 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- Snakes slithering into the Hinds County Courthouse pose no threat but they give the workers the creeps. Five have been found in the county circuit clerk's basement office this month. One worker says the largest was as big around as her finger but she didn't stop to measure.... more »
  • Post office hours for late minute tax returns

    April 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The post office located at 8181 Bluebonnet Blvd will offer curbside collection in front of the collections boxes from 5:00 pm to 12 midnight. Customers can go to this location to drop off returns to receive the April 15th postmark. This is the only location... more »
  • IBM building office, residential tower downtown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2013 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge and bringing with it more than 800 technology jobs. The tech company will occupy an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex will be built and managed by Commercial Properties Realty Trust and owned... more »
  • IBM to build office building in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge, sources tell News 2. The tech company will build an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex is expected to employ hundreds of people. IBM is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of... more »
  • 2 officers with Covington PD face charges

    March 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
  • Police search for suspect in office complex shooting

    January 31, 2013 7:02 AM

    PHOENIX - Police in Phoenix are looking for a 70-year-old man they say is "armed and dangerous" following an office complex shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded. Arthur Douglas Harmon is accused of walking into a law office Wednesday morning and shooting three people. ... more »
  • Child death under review in Baton Rouge

    January 29, 2013 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is reassessing its case against Shelna Matamoros in the 2006 asphyxiation death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter now that Cedric Matamoros Sr. - her husband and the child's father - has died. The Advocate reports a grand jury charged both... more »
  • Doctor shot, killed at Southern Calif. office

    January 28, 2013 7:21 PM

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Police say a doctor has been shot and killed in a doctor's office in a Southern California medical building and a man is in police custody. Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says police received a report at about 2:45 p.m. Monday of six or seven... more »
  • Office of Motor Vehicles reopens NO location

    January 8, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopening of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The new office, which will serve the east banks of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, features the latest... more »
  • Holden sworn in to start EBR's New Year

    January 1, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden took the oath of office just ten minutes past midnight to begin his next term as East Baton Rouge Mayor-President. Holden did the swearing in at the New Year's Eve celebrations on the renovated North Boulevard Town Square. Local attorney Leo Berggreen administered... more »
  • Unclear if EBRSO will move into proposed law enforcement complex check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2012 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after the city-parish announced plans to buy the old Woman's Hospital Campus on Airline Highway and turn it into a law enforcement headquarters and training complex, it's unclear if the Sheriff's Office is on board. Mayor Kip Holden envisions the Woman's Hospital... more »
  • New patrol cars for Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is rolling out older units and making way for new ones. Due to mileage as well as wear and tear, 20 Ford Crown Victorias will be decommissioned and sold at auction. They will be replaced with 20 new Dodge Chargers, which cost... more »
  • Audit: Restaurant inspections don't ensure safety

    November 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
  • Man has stroke at work, spends 5 days alone, dies

    October 31, 2012 1:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces changes to his office staff

    October 12, 2012 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The staff reshuffling continues in Gov. Bobby Jindal's office, after the exit of the governor's chief of staff shifted people to different jobs in the administration. Jindal announced Friday that Taylor Teepell will work as deputy chief of staff; Matt Parker will be legislative affairs director; and... more »
  • CBO tallies 2012 deficit at $1.1 trillion

    October 5, 2012 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch. The result was a slight improvement from the 2011 deficit of $1.3 trillion. The bleak figures from the Congressional Budget... more »
  • State offices staying closed in 13 parishes

    August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes: Plaquemines St. Bernard Orleans ... more »
  • Obama creating African-American education office

    July 25, 2012 4:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - While in New Orleans tonight, President Barack Obama will announce he's creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students. The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college... more »
  • Ex-state lawmaker blasts the La. Office of Juvenile Justice check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former lawmaker Don Cravins, Sr, says there needs to be a shakeup in the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Cravins, who is currently the mayor of Opelousas, helped fight for a legislative package known the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003. A team of professionals, including... more »
  • Deputies: Inmate died from natural causes

    July 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies said an inmate in Livingston Parish died of natural causes while in the jail this week. A sheriff's department spokesperson said Charles David Dunn, 47, died Tuesday in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Livingston Parish Coroner Dr. Ron Coe performed an autopsy and found Dunn... more »
  • EBRPSO facing multi-million dollar budget shortfall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says his office is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $5 million dollars for the current fiscal year, which started this week. It's a familiar situation, since the office faced almost the same budget shortfall last year. Several moves... more »
  • Silicon Valley entrepreneur lived at AOL office

    May 28, 2012 4:00 PM

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who secretly lived at the office of AOL Inc. to save money now has his own place. The San Jose Mercury News reports that 20-year-old Eric Simons recently received $50,000 in new funding and is renting a house in Palo Alto. Simons... more »
  • Senator plans post office visits

    May 4, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's office says the senator planned visits to post offices in Moss Bluff and Lafayette. Friday's visits were set after Landrieu wrote to the Postmaster General, urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend the current moratorium on post office and mail processing facility closures.... more »
  • Assumption Parish authorities investigating Post Office burglary

    March 14, 2012 3:16 PM

    Belle Rose -Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating a burglary at the Belle Rose Post Office. Detectives say someone smashed into the Post Office, and rummaged through several areas of the building. No word yet on what has been stolen, or who may be responsible. Anyone with... more »
  • Man stabs 4 near school in Ohio office building

    March 14, 2012 3:07 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police say a man who stabbed four people near a technical school in a downtown Ohio office building before being shot by an officer had three knives. Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says the suspect confronted one victim in the admissions office of Miami-Jacobs Career College... more »
  • Attempted abduction of teenage girl

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
  • Fatal wreck in Iberville Parish

    March 9, 2012 11:55 AM

    ROSEDALE - One person was killed this morning in an accident according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. It happened near the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 411 in Rosedale. The Louisiana State Patrol is handling the accident. No word yet about... more »
  • Lafourche SO seeks help in beating investigation

    February 23, 2012 7:40 AM

    THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish are asking the public to help solve the case of a severe beating that happened late last month. The Lafourche Sheriff's Office says the victim apparently suffered his injuries in a fight at a Raceland bar. He was found standing on state Highway 308... more »
  • Lawsuit alleges state office overbilled workers

    January 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- A lawsuit alleges the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits has been "unwittingly" overbilling some state employees, retirees and their dependents who undergo outpatient procedures at a hospital or other health-care facility rather than a doctor's office. Baton Rouge lawyer Mary Olive Pierson, one of the attorneys for... more »
  • Gov. Jindal set to begin 2nd term in office

    January 9, 2012 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in today at 11 a.m. in front of the the Old State... more »
  • Former EBRSO employee arrested for theft

    December 15, 2011 4:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A longtime employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is now behind bars. Floyd Demars was arrested Wednesday on theft charges and for committing wrongdoing during his tenure with the department. He allegedly stole more than 60 sheets of flooring materials while on duty.... more »
  • Dardenne back in office full time after surgery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer. He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good. Dardenne says the timing could not be better. ... more »
  • Schedler sworn in as La. secretary of state

    November 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tom Schedler has been sworn in as secretary of state. Schedler, a Republican former state senator, defeated GOP House Speaker Jim Tucker to complete the remaining unexpired term of former Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, as well as the next four-year term that starts in January.... more »
  • Late night blaze damages Central dental office

    October 29, 2011 10:10 AM

    A dental office is damaged after a late night fire in Central. It happened around around 10:30pm Friday at Central Dental Care on 11424 Sullivan Road. According to the Central Fire Department, the fire started in the wall near the rear door. Investigators say the fire was electrical.... more »
  • One person detained after morning shooting in EBR

    October 3, 2011 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies detained one person today in connection a shooting which happened this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Edgewood Apartments complex on Plank around 6 a.m. According to EBR Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks... more »
  • Jindal announces endorsements for state office

    September 13, 2011 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's re-election campaign released the list of candidates he supported for state offices today. Absent from the list were any picks for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Jindal did endorse all four incumbents for state insurance commissioner, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and... more »
  • Senators concerned by photo ID requirement to vote

    June 30, 2011 4:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote. The lawmakers wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to express concern that millions of voters do not have a... more »
  • Two teens flown to hospital after fall from Ferris wheel

    May 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    GREENSBURG - Two teens were flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge after falling from a fair ride at the St. Helena Parish High School, according to emergency officials. Chief Michael Martin said the teens fell from the Ferris wheel at the fair, and were flown to Our Lady... more »
  • Parents arrested in meth lab bust

    April 11, 2011 5:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory. ... more »
  • Vital records office reopens in New Orleans

    February 26, 2011 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An office for vital records is reopening in New Orleans, more than five years after it was closed because of Hurricane Katrina. A new office of vital records will open on Monday in downtown New Orleans. The office will be located in Benson Tower on Poydras Street.... more »
  • Gardere crime-fighting tactics heading to Glen Oaks

    February 25, 2011 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The residents of Glen Oaks will soon see a substantial increase in the number of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies patrolling their neighborhood. Thursday, deputies were offered overtime pay to patrol the crime ridden area during peak crime hours, including overnight. "They are going to... more »
  • Deputies: Teen killed in accidental shooting

    February 22, 2011 2:46 PM

    LAPLACE - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies say a LaPlace teenager is dead after an accidental shooting. Capt. Dane Clement tells WDSU-TV that the sheriff's office received a report of a shooting at a LaPlace home just before 5:30 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived, Clement says they... more »
  • Man shot, killed near New Orleans police office

    February 20, 2011 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say a man was shot and killed in the same block of the New Orleans Police Department headquarters. NOPD spokesman, Officer Garry Flot, says officers found 27-year-old Warren Turner with multiple gunshot wounds around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. The Times-Picayune reports Turner was taken to the hospital,... more »
  • Shooting victim found inside car at Ascension Parish park

    February 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    GEISMAR - An Iberville Parish man was found shot to death inside a car at an Ascension Parish park this morning, according to authorities. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Todd Hall of St. Gabriel, and said they last saw... more »
  • Gun found on student at private BR school

    February 14, 2011 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 13-year-old student from Parkview Baptist School was taken into custody after administrators found a gun in his backpack this morning. Assistant Headmaster Joanna Dietrich said the student was brought into her office after an anonymous tip that he brought a gun to school. She found... more »
  • ABC Board survives Metro Council vote

    February 9, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to keep a board intact that regulates alcohol in the city. Councilman Smokie Bourgeois proposed eliminating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board because he said it was an unnecessary extra step in the process of getting a liquor license, or receiving fines for... more »
  • Thieves steal purse, drag owner through parking lot

    February 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for two men that stole an elderly woman’s purse after dragging her quite a ways with their car in a Baton Rouge parking lot. Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Jan. 19 the victim was walking in the... more »
  • BR alcohol office in question as ABC board heads to chopping block

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge city agency tracks alcohol sales just like the state does, and city officials will soon consider abolishing the board tied to it. The Alcoholic Beverage Control office has a $600,000 budget, plus an advisory board. The office is in charge of licensing and... more »
  • Gov.'s office: 134 of 195 pledges fulfilled

    January 30, 2011 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As Bobby Jindal opens the last year of his term as governor, aides say he has fulfilled 134 out of 195 written campaign promises to voters. The Advocate reports that others question Jindal's definition of "finished." Jindal refused to grade himself, saying the grade that matters... more »
  • Fires destroy office, home in Baton Rouge

    January 24, 2011 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Two fires that happened within minutes of each other destroyed a home and a business office this weekend, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The office of an auto repair shop at 7300 Scenic Highway was completely destroyed Sunday night, while investigators think a stove left... more »
  • Rapper arrested after search reveals 150 lbs. of marijuana

    January 17, 2011 7:08 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE – A rap artist known as “Big UNK” and two other people were arrested after authorities said they found them with around 150 pounds of marijuana. Reggie Smith was arrested by narcotics agents after a search of his home in Breaux Bridge Saturday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Krotz Spring PD gets new employees

    January 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - The Krotz Springs Police Department is returning to normal, after nearly the entire department quit and more than a dozen new police officers were hired. Most of the department resigned just before the new chief, Norman Mouille, took office. After quickly going through both old and... more »
  • EBRSO: One detained after shooting this morning

    January 7, 2011 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is in custody after a shooting in south Baton Rouge this morning. Casey Hicks with the EBR Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened at a home on Rampart Court, and may have involved an ex-husband who shot his ex-wife. He was arrested... more »
  • Psychiatric patient escapes twice

    January 5, 2011 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search is over for a mental patient that escaped from the Greenwell Springs mental hospital. Thirty-year-old Crandell Turner went missing around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was found 3 miles away on Magnolia Bridge Rd. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, this... more »
  • EBRSO: Missing hospital patient located

    January 5, 2011 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing hospital patient that walked away from a Baton Rouge medical center has been located, according to authorities. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said 30-year-old Crandell Turner was located by deputies around 4:15 p.m. She said Turner was spotted walking by... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing hospital patient

    January 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for a patient that walked away from the Greenwell Springs Hospital last night. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Crandell Turner left the hospital last night around 10:48 p.m. Deputies checked the area but were not able to... more »
  • Escaped inmate still at large in W. Feliciana Parish

    January 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities are warning people in West Feliciana Parish to be on their guard as they continue their search for an escaped inmate. 45-year-old David St. Germain was noticed missing from the parish jail around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Investigators believe he cut or ripped open a hole... more »

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