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  • Judge denies bond reduction for 14-year-old Scotlandville shooter

    March 15, 2017 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 14-year-old student accused of attempted second-degree murder after shooting a gun on Scotlandville Magnet High School's campus was denied a reduction in bond. The student, Jermaine Moore, also faces charges of aggravated assault and carrying a gun on school property. Moore's current bond is set... more »
  • New Orleans eyes cutting back on Bourbon Street strip clubs

    June 28, 2016 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission is weighing whether to rein in the number of strip clubs on Bourbon Street and the surrounding French Quarter, both to curb crime and tame one of America's most popular, and wild, entertainment districts. On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission may recommend limiting the... more »
  • Budget ax about to fall in Pointe Coupee Parish Play Video

    June 13, 2016 5:15 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- The budget ax is about to come down after sales tax revenues fell short, according to police jurors on the finance committee. Job cuts, reduction in budgets and building closures are all part of the plan. Parish leaders are blaming a drop in sales tax revenue.... more »
  • Judge holds off Monk bond reduction decision

    November 13, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge said Friday he will wait to make a decision on a requested bond reduction for Brittany Monk, the woman accused of killing the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl. Judge Anthony Marabella did say Friday he's not inclined... more »
  • NAACP sues EBR Schools over board reduction Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the NAACP's Baton Rouge chapter filed suit this week to challenge the East Baton Rouge School Board's decision to reduce the number of seats. The suit claims the decision will unduly affect black residents in the district, and that the board didn't properly notify... more »
  • Democrats come out against school redistricting

    July 24, 2014 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board. The Democratic Party's opposition to the school board redistricting follows on the heels of opposition by the local Republican... more »
  • Special districts see majority of crime reduction Play Video

    April 22, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The latest statistics show people living in crime districts are seeing a return in their investment and benefiting the most. Baton Rouge police released its 2013 crime stats Tuesday morning and the numbers show a 7.39 percent reduction in overall crime compared to 2012. Violent... more »
  • Group seeks big cut in number of Orleans judges

    September 4, 2013 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-based government watchdog group says the city could save $14 million a year by reducing the number of judges in the local court system from 45 to about 20. The report was issued Tuesday by the Bureau of Governmental Research. A report by... more »
  • Aid reduction may factor in Loyola enrollment drop

    July 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials at Loyola University in New Orleans are trying to determine whether a move to reduce student aid led to an unexpected drop in freshman enrollment for the coming fall semester. First-year enrollment had grown since Hurricane Katrina; the university's goal was 875 first-year students for this... more »
  • Amid Army cuts, Fort Polk will see small reduction

    June 25, 2013 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say Fort Polk will lose fewer than 250 troops as the Army moves ahead with restructuring plans that will cut 80,000 nationally. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter and Rep. John Fleming claimed it as a victory for the base's supporters. ... more »
  • Appeal for reduced sentence outrages victims' family Play Video

    June 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The attorney representing convicted killer Brett Gerald wants his sentence reduced. Tommy D'Amico is filing an appeal with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, calling his client's 35-year sentence for seven counts of vehicular homicide excessive. He believes Gerald's sentence for each count shouldn't run consecutively. ... more »
  • Obama renews call for nuclear reductions

    June 19, 2013 8:10 AM

    BERLIN - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles. Obama spoke today at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons. He says... more »

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