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  • Stocks, bonds rally after Summers exits Fed race

    September 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks and bonds are rising sharply in early trading after former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to become head of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been expected to move aggressively to rein in the Fed's huge economic stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... more »
  • NYC street named for boy killed in Conn. massacre

    September 8, 2013 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut elementary school massacre last year. Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade; Microsoft jumps

    August 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street a day after pricing problems shut down the Nasdaq exchange for three hours. The Nasdaq composite was up 16 points, or 0.5 percent, at 3,655 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. Other indexes also rose, but not... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    August 13, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1 percent, at 1,691 shortly after the opening of trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Stocks slip after Japan's growth disappoints

    August 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan's economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks inch higher; still on track for weekly loss

    August 9, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, not enough to erase the market's loss for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up four points, just 0.03 percent, to 15,502 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stock market opens higher on healthier China trade

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after a drop in jobless claims and new evidence that China's economy may be stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,551 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade; American Eagle drops

    August 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,542 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading on Wall Street

    August 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 52 points, or 0.3 percent, at 15,605 points in early trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off four points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,704. The Nasdaq composite was... more »
  • US stocks open lower, dragged down by tech

    July 26, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies. The early decline Friday is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss this month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,481 in... more »
  • Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

    July 25, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing earnings. Home builder PulteGroup plunged 9 percent to $16.89 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another major home builder, D.R. Horton, fell 7 percent to $19.62. Technology shares fared better than the rest of... more »
  • Apple leads an early advance in technology stocks

    July 24, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Apple is leading an early advance in technology stocks on Wall Street after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue. Apple jumped 5 percent to $438 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. Apple shipped more iPhones in the latest quarter and said it was planning to... more »
  • Wall Street opens higher

    July 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after DuPont Co. said it is exploring a sale of its performance chemicals unit and China pledged to maintain growth. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 51 points to 15,595, helped by a 4 percent gain in DuPont's stock in early... more »
  • Weak tech earnings pull down US stock market

    July 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Weak earnings from big technology companies sent the stock market lower in early trading. The tech sector led the declines Friday after disappointing quarterly results from Google, Microsoft and a loss from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48 points to 15,500 shortly... more »
  • Earnings gains drive stocks higher in early trade

    July 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies are driving stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. The Dow was up 73 points, or 0.5 percent, at 15,542 after... more »
  • Stocks edge lower on Wall Street; Coke sinks

    July 16, 2013 9:14 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders are mostly unimpressed with the latest batch of corporate earnings. Coca-Cola dropped 3 percent to $39.74, the worst drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America. The Dow was... more »
  • Soft open on Wall Street; Citi leads banks higher

    July 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as the market comes off its best week since January. The Dow Jones industrial average was down six points at 15,457 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off two points... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street; bank stocks rise

    July 12, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street a day after the market closed at a record high. Bank stocks were mostly higher after JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 18 points, or... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

    July 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the release of minutes from the latest policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 15 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,315 after the first few minutes of... more »
  • Stocks rise in early trading

    July 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street led by materials and industrial companies. Alcoa was up 6 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $8 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Tuesday. The aluminum maker reported second-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' expectations. It was the... more »
  • US stocks rise, extending last week's gains

    July 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is up in early trading as it builds on gains from last week's encouraging jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was... more »
  • Late Rev. Charles T. Smith honored with street sign Play Video

    July 6, 2013 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The late Rev. Charles T. Smith was honored Saturday morning with the dedication of a street bearing his name. America Street between South 10th and Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive was renamed "Charles T. Smith Dr." in honor of the pastor who served the city of... more »
  • Stock market rises after strong US jobs report

    July 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after three-day surge

    June 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 49 points, or 0.4 percent, at 14,973 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent,... more »
  • US stocks higher on strong jobs, spending news

    June 27, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Better news on jobs and consumer spending are pushing stocks higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 112 points, or 0.8 percent, at 15,022 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 10 points, or 0.7... more »
  • Stock market opens higher, extending gains

    June 26, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, extending gains from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134 points, or 0.9 percent, 10 minutes after the market opened Wednesday. The Dow jumped 100 points in the previous session following good news about the economy. The... more »
  • Stocks bounce higher in early trade on Wall Street

    June 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar reported better earnings than the market was expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average was... more »
  • US stocks open higher after a two-day plunge

    June 21, 2013 8:56 AM

    The U.S. stock market is opening higher as traders regroup following the biggest drop of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,824 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow plunged 560 points Wednesday through Thursday after the Federal... more »
  • Stocks edge lower as investors wait for the Fed

    June 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. The Standard &... more »
  • US stocks little changed at end of a volatile week

    June 14, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow had surged 180 points the... more »
  • US stocks edge lower as Japanese market slumps

    June 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the Japanese market took another plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,975 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point, or... more »
  • Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

    June 12, 2013 9:08 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is getting off to a strong start after two days of losses. Markets have become more volatile in the past two weeks as global central banks prepare to ease back on their economic stimulus policies. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 57 points at... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after weak job growth

    June 5, 2013 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after a payroll company reported sluggish job growth last month. ADP said U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains. That's less than economists were expecting and far below the average of 200,000 monthly... more »
  • Stocks move higher in early trading on Wall Street

    June 4, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after encouraging news about home prices and trade. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,280 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up three points at... more »
  • Stocks start mixed; automakers rise

    June 3, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street. Automakers rose as traders anticipate good sales reports for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points to 15,150 shortly after the opening bell Monday. That's a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's... more »
  • Stocks mixed in early trade as spending falls

    May 31, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are heading slightly lower in early trading after the government reported that Americans cut back on their spending last month, a discouraging sign for the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 13 points to 15,311 shortly after the opening bell Friday, the last day of May.... more »
  • Stocks inch higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 30, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street after the latest reports on the economy suggested a steady recovery in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17 points at 15,319 shortly after the opening bell Thursday, a gain of 0.1 percent. The Dow... more »
  • Stocks open lower on Wall Street

    May 29, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down from a record. The Dow fell 87 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,321 shortly after the opening bell on Wednesday. The Standard and Poor's 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,650.90.... more »
  • Stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street

    May 28, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- A jump in home prices is helping send the stock market sharply higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 143 points to 15,447 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 17 points at... more »
  • Stock slump continues on Wall Street

    May 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- A global stock market slump is continuing on Wall Street as traders worry about how committed the Federal Reserve remains to keeping up its bond-buying program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 112 points to 15,191 in early trading Thursday, or 0.7 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500... more »
  • Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

    May 20, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the stock market comes off of four straight weeks of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points to 15,332 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a loss of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, even as several big retailers slumped after reporting disappointing earnings. Shortly after the opening bell Friday the Dow Jones industrial average was up 25 points at 15,259, an increase of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Weak open on Wall Street; Wal-Mart disappoints

    May 16, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street a day after the market hit its latest record high. Wal-Mart led the Dow Jones industrial average lower after the giant retailer blamed higher payroll taxes, bad weather and delayed tax refunds for a sales slump that disappointed investors. Cisco... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    May 14, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street as a record-breaking advance on the stock market got moving again. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 26 points at 15,117 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The broader Standard and... more »
  • Victim identified in Iowa Street murder

    May 13, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim in a murder that took place on Iowa Street yesterday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said 31-year-old Amanda McCullough was found shot to death in her home. Investigators said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. on Mother's Day. ... more »
  • Woman found dead on Mother's Day

    May 12, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 31-year-old woman was found shot inside her home in the 2300 block of Iowa Street around 3:30 p.m. today, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police are currently investigating the shooting. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. Neighbors... more »
  • Stocks waver in early trading on Wall Street

    May 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock indexes are barely budging in early trading on Wall Street as corporate earnings reporting for the first quarter draws to a close. The Dow Jones industrial average was moving between small gains and losses shortly after the opening bell Thursday. After the first fifteen minutes of trading... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade on Wall Street

    May 7, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000. The Dow was up 42 points at 15,011 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, an increase of 0.3 percent. The Dow first crossed above 15,000 on Friday after the... more »
  • Stocks open higher after GM, CBS earnings rise

    May 2, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the market's biggest fall in two weeks, after General Motors and other big companies announced higher profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points to 14,747 shortly after the opening bell, an increase of 0.3 percent. It... more »
  • Downtown BR streets to close for movie shoot

    May 1, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders said several streets around downtown Baton Rouge will close starting Thursday for a movie shoot. The closures will take place over two weeks for the filming of "Search Party," according to Mayor Kip Holden. "We welcome our friends from Gold Circle and Universal... more »
  • Stocks edge lower; Pfizer weighs down the Dow

    April 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stock prices are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies drag down major market averages. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 48 points to 14,770 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, a loss of 0.4 percent. Pfizer was among the biggest... more »
  • Stocks open higher as consumer spending rises

    April 29, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by an increase in consumer spending last month. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 17 points at 14,730 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a gain of 0.1 percent. The Standard & Poor's... more »
  • Police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

    April 28, 2013 10:58 AM

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fort Collins police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near the Colorado State University campus as some revelers threw bottles at officers. Police spokeswoman Rita Davis says officers were called to the Summerhill neighborhood late Saturday night amid complaints... more »
  • Streets flooded after strong storms move through

    April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning. Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
  • Solid earnings drive stocks higher on Wall Street

    April 23, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Strong earnings from a range of U.S. companies are driving stock prices higher in the early going on Wall Street. Coach, Travelers and Lockheed Martin were among the winners shortly after the opening bell after the companies reported better results than analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Pickup in home building sends stock market higher

    April 16, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are sharply higher in early trading, a day after the market's worst drop this year, as the government reported a surge in home construction last month. Coca-Cola jumped 4 percent after reporting strong earnings. Home builder stocks rose following the construction report. The Dow Jones industrial average... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading; gold plunges

    April 15, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following sharp drops in commodities prices and declines in European markets. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 53 points at 14,811 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a decline of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven... more »
  • Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    April 2, 2013 9:03 AM

    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders hope for more positive news on the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 57 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,628 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 was up six points, or 0.4 percent, to... more »
  • Stocks open higher following jump in goods orders

    March 26, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after factory orders for February increased sharply, reflecting a rebound in the aircraft industry. The Commerce Department reported a 5.7 percent surge in overall orders durable goods, the biggest increase in five months. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points,... more »
  • Stocks drop after turmoil in Cyprus sinks the euro

    March 18, 2013 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slumping on Wall Street and Europe after shock over a proposed tax on bank savings in the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus sent the euro sinking against other currencies. The measures being proposed in Cyprus are stoking fears of bank runs in the other 16 nations... more »
  • Summa Ave. to close for a week

    March 1, 2013 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Road work will eliminate access to a local street for about a week. The Department of Public Works will close Summa Avenue at Mancuso Lane starting Saturday morning at 7. Traffic will be diverted to Picardy and Essen Lane. Work should be completed by Sunday,... more »
  • 3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

    February 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras. Officer Hilal Williams says 19-year-old Malcolm Hall was booked Saturday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. An online jail roster indicates... more »
  • BRPD gets training with ex-military rifles Play Video

    January 30, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department received 100 military surplus rifles as part of a federal program to combat criminals who "outgun" law enforcement. Currently around 150 officers have the high-powered rifles. The officers who will receive some of the 100 new rifles got the opportunity today to... more »
  • Stocks surge after last-minute budget deal reached

    January 2, 2013 12:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget agreement to avert sweeping tax increases and cuts to government spending programs. The Dow is off its highs of the day, but remained up more than 200 points in early afternoon trading. The Dow... more »
  • Man wanted for Wyoming Street murder

    December 20, 2012 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a 21-year-old man who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a murder on Wyoming Street. Officers say Jerron Davis and a 16-year-old shot and killed Travis Holland, 24, during an attempted robbery on August 6th. Officers arrested the... more »
  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    December 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
  • Christmas parade closures, runoff election clash

    December 7, 2012 3:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs said today they would make every effort to help voters access a polling location for Saturday's runoff election, even though it would be blocked for a time by the city Christmas parade. Denham Springs' parade rolls from the city high school to... more »
  • Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report

    December 7, 2012 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are trading mixed on Wall Street as investors work through the government's latest jobs report. It turns out Superstorm Sandy didn't have as much of an impact on the employment picture last month as economists had expected. The government says the storm played only a minimal... more »
  • Road re-opened after fire, oil spill

    November 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire destroyed a bus maintenance building this morning and spilled oil into the nearby streets, according the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The building at 7106 Greenwell Springs Road and equipment inside were a total loss, according to Curt Monte with BRFD. The fire was... more »
  • Pastor sues to block N.O. street preaching limits

    September 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A street preacher is suing to block New Orleans city officials from enforcing an ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by New Orleans pastor Paul Gros claims the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance sets unconstitutional limits on... more »
  • One person injured in early-morning shooting

    August 31, 2012 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in critical condition after a shooting Thursday morning on Huron Street. Police found the 27-year-old victim shot multiple times between two apartment complexes. The victim's name has not been released. So far, police do not have a suspect or motive in... more »
  • Family of shooting victim considers retaliation Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after the murder of one of their relatives, family members of 36-year-old Deon Kinchen chased a group of men they believed to be the shooters. Kinchen was found shot dead in a parking lot at the corner of Convention Street and North 12th around 1:30am... more »
  • Shelley Street shooting victim dies

    August 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 22-year-old man shot in the head Tuesday night in Baton Rouge has died. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs of the Baton Rouge Police Department identified Dandre Robertson as the victim. Lee Michael Williams, 24, was arrested in connection with the shooting. Police say Williams shot Robertson in... more »
  • Police search for suspect in Shelley Street shooting

    August 15, 2012 6:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators continue searching this morning for the gunman involved in a violent shooting last night. It happened in the 4700 block of Shelley St. in Baton Rouge. Police say the found the 22-year-old victim lying in the street, with a gunshot wound to the face.... more »
  • People looking for answers about crime north of LSU Play Video

    August 9, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A murder Tuesday night on Wyoming Street has many people on edge. People living near the crime scene said they have already started looking for other apartments. One homeowner says she no longer goes out at night. Others question police response time. Police say the area... more »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    July 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. Entergy Corp. reported more than 30,000 customers without power late Friday morning as a result of the storms. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard... more »
  • Wall Street's " bad boy" sentenced

    May 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A former investment manager known as Wall Street's "bad boy" has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Ross Mandell was sentenced in New York on Thursday for his conviction on charges he defrauded U.S. and European investors of $140 million. He was convicted last year on... more »
  • Man dies after he is attacked

    May 2, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 47-year-old man has died after he had been involved in attack last week, on April 27th. 47-year-old Armando Rodriguez Jr. of 9901 Gwenadele told police that another man attacked him while he was standing in the 2900 block of Winnebago Street. He told police... more »
  • Section of downtown BR street to close

    April 27, 2012 3:14 PM

    Baton Rouge- An alert for drivers in downtown Baton Rouge. The 100 block of St. Louis Street will be closed from Louisiana Avenue to North Boulevard beginning 6 a.m. Monday morning, April 30th, for infrastructure work. Drivers will be able to access both River Center Parking Garages from... more »
  • Experts study Government St. traffic

    April 16, 2012 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic consultants are once again studying whether Baton Rouge's Government Street needs to go on a diet. Spurred by safety concerns and the ongoing sense that the street's traffic moves too fast for its urban setting, The Advocate reports the Metropolitan Planning Organization has hired ABMB Engineers... more »
  • Wall Street rebounds

    April 11, 2012 5:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Wall Street has ended its five-day losing streak. One day after falling 214 points, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 89. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25 points and the S&P 500 rose 10. more »
  • Stocks tumble after jobs report

    April 9, 2012 6:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Investors have had a three-day weekend to brood over disappointing job growth in March. When they got back to work today and delivered their verdict, it wasn't good. Stocks closed sharply lower, sending the Dow and S&P 500 to only their second four-day losing streak this year.... more »
  • BRPD: Drugs motive for Arialo robbery Play Video

    April 9, 2012 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say drugs were the motive for a robbery and shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday night off of Brightside Drive. Cpl. Thomas Stubbs with the Baton Rouge Police Department said the victims had an arranged drug deal with the suspects and when the suspects arrived they proceeded... more »
  • Trash piles up in canal near LSU Play Video

    April 4, 2012 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's tough to keep up with the piles of trash that seem to never end. Take a walk on the Carlotta Street bridge over the canal, and you can see why. Styrofoam cups, beer cans, and any kind of trash you can think of is smashed... more »
  • Police arrest suspect of Gerald St. shooting

    March 28, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the suspect Thursday that they say shot two men on Gerald Street Monday night. Nicholas J. Revish, 21, is charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. Authorities arrested Revish at the residence of a family member in the 2800 block... more »
  • Roads under water in Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 21, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- It's tough to tell whether some roads in Baton Rouge were for drivers or fish, because they looked more like rivers Wednesday morning. At least a foot of water covered Scenic Highway near 72nd, leaving many drivers turning around instead of fording what looked more like the... more »
  • Leprechaun safety tested in Las Vegas

    March 13, 2012 11:27 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Police officers dressed in leprechaun costumes will be leaping up and down the Las Vegas Strip. They will be crossing streets to test drivers to determine whether they yield for pedestrians. Officers, not dressed as leprechauns, will be nearby to write tickets to drivers who don't stop... more »
  • Police looking for answers in possible Tigerland attack Play Video

    March 9, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are still looking for answers after they found a 22-year old man laying near death on the side of the road in Tigerland. Investigators found the man, without any visible traumatic injuries, but unconscious and without any identification. He's now in the hospital and listed in... more »
  • New Orleans tackles noise issue

    February 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An acoustics expert hired by some New Orleans residents says sound from music clubs in some neighborhoods - particularly the French Quarter - regularly exceeds legal noise limits. The report from Houston-based CSTI Acoustics shows excessive noise even in a mostly residential area of the quarter,... more »
  • Clemons' nephew to play sax on Springsteen tour

    February 9, 2012 11:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen has announced that two saxophonists, including Clarence Clemons' nephew, will join his upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. The announcement was made Thursday on Springsteen's website. Springsteen says longtime collaborator Eddie Manion will "share the saxophone role" with Jake Clemons. Returning singers Cindy... more »
  • BR teen says guns becoming a way of life Play Video

    February 7, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teenager says many people he knows have started carrying guns for personal security, in an area that has seen three deadly shootings in recent days. Joseph Reed, 17, says if young people feel threatened, the guns start coming out. Adding to the problems,... more »
  • Neighbors push for change in area where Councilman's son shot Play Video

    February 6, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Neighbors who live in the Mayfair subdivision are demanding changes after a shooting occurred over the weekend. The victim happened to be the 15-year old son of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe. This afternoon, detectives charged another 15 year old who was with him for attempted possession of... more »

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