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  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • More investigations target Planned Parenthood policies

    July 16, 2015 4:50 PM

    The governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio's attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. They come after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own investigations , asking state health officials and the... more »
  • Perkins Rowe auctioned to bank in foreclosure sale

    August 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Perkins Rowe sold at a foreclosure auction today to KeyBank National Association, the lender which says it was never paid for loans used to build the development, for $69.3 million. The banks were the only bidder in the auction, which was over in minutes. KeyBank,... more »
  • Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

    August 5, 2013 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million. The longtime publisher, The Washington Post Co., announced the deal Monday. Bezos is buying the paper as an individual. Amazon.com Inc. is not involved. Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham called Bezos... more »
  • Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

    May 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a winning Powerball ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million. On Sunday, Zephyrhills residents wondered who the winner of Powerball's highest jackpot in history might be. The ticket-holder hadn't... more »
  • The Advocate sold to businessman John Georges

    April 30, 2013 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Advocate, the city's daily newspaper, posted on its website Tuesday night, it had been sold to John Georges. "The Advocate, which dates back 171 years and serves readers from Lafayette to New Orleans, is one of the few newspapers in the United States whose print circulation... more »
  • W French Quarter hotel sells for $25.5 million

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The W hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter has been sold but will keep its name. News releases say Chesapeake Lodging Trust bought the W New Orleans-French Quarter for $25.5 million from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Both chains say Starwood has a longterm contract to... more »
  • Cortana sold for $6 million

    March 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cortana Mall, the shopping center on Airline Highway, was purchased for $6 million. The company, Moonbeam Capital Investments, said it plans to upgrade the mall. The company is based in Las Vegas. Moonbeam said it plans to get input from the community on what stores and... more »
  • Smoothie King HQ to stay, expand in La.

    November 20, 2012 4:06 PM

    METAIRIE - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the economic development... more »
  • Baton Rouge apartment complex sold

    October 9, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New York investment firm has acquired the Cottages of Baton Rouge, a 392-unit student housing complex. Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors, the private equity real estate arm of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, did not disclose the price it paid to Birmingham, Ala.-based Capstone Properties. ... more »
  • Big House now Privately Owned

    September 1, 2011 7:19 PM

    Ohio becomes the first state to sell a state prison after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal floated the idea and it was killed in the legislature earlier this year. The eleven-year-old Lake Erie Correctional Institution was sold to Corrections Corporation of America for $72.7 million. Another private company will operate two... more »
  • Michael Jackson 'Thriller' jacket fetches $1.8M

    June 26, 2011 4:44 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A famed black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic "Thriller" video has sold at auction for $1.8 million. Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, says the jacket was purchased Sunday by Milton Verret, a commodities trader from... more »
  • Winning tickets sold for Easy 5, Louisiana Lotto

    May 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lottery officials say someone in LaPlace purchased the winning Louisiana Lotto ticket from Saturday night's drawing while the winning Easy 5 ticket was purchased in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Lotto jackpot was $972,000. The winning numbers are 2-6-15-16-24-28. The winning numbers for the $71,000 Easy... more »
  • Aunt describes saving her niece from prostitution

    January 31, 2011 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Saturday and accused him of using an underage girl for prostitution. For the past week, Shannon Darcey has spent hours hanging signs and spreading the work that her niece was missing. She never thought her niece would be sold for... more »

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