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Former East Feliciana coroner sentenced in corruption case

Former East Feliciana coroner sentenced in corruption case

Posted 9:43 AM 8/7/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Former East Feliciana Coroner Laura Dejohn was sentenced to probation and must pay fines after she was convicted of keeping incomplete records during her time in office.

Dejohn, who's been at the center of several (More)

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Judge sides with Louisiana governor, upholds virus rules

Judge sides with Louisiana governor, upholds virus rules

Posted 6:20 AM 8/7/2020 by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana judge Thursday upheld Gov. John Bel Edwards’ statewide mask mandate and bar restrictions as legal and enforceable, rejecting claims from Jefferson Parish business owners that the Democratic governor overstepped his legal authority in enacting the (More)

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Police: Man orchestrates sale of gun on Snapchat, attempts to rob purchaser when they meet

Police: Man orchestrates sale of gun on Snapchat, attempts to rob purchaser when they meet

Posted 5:49 AM 8/7/2020 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Police report that a July 30th gun sale orchestrated via the social media app, Snapchat went wrong when the seller attempted to rob the purchaser at gunpoint. 

Baton Rouge Police say 20-year-old Kelly London arranged to sell a Black Glock 40 with a 32 round magazine and (More)

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Zachary school board votes to delay school start date,19 teachers in COVID-related quarantine

Posted 5:17 AM 8/7/2020 by Trey Schmaltz

ZACHARY - The Zachary School Board voted to delay the reopening of its schools in a meeting Thursday evening as nearly two-dozen school staffers are in quarantine related to the coronavirus.

Zachary schools will now reopen on Monday, Aug. 17, which is exactly one week later (More)

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La Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers over 20 years ago

La Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers over 20 years ago

Posted 5:53 AM 8/7/2020 by WBRZ Staff

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.

CNN reports that Fair Wayne Bryant, a 62-year-old Black man from Louisiana, was (More)

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Livingston Parish schools back in session Friday, some upset with hybrid learning model

Posted 8:55 AM 8/7/2020 by News Staff

LIVINGSTON- The Livingston Parish School Board met on Thursday evening for a routine meeting amid pleas from parents who are pushing for their children to get back in the classroom full time.

Starting Friday, Aug. 7, students will begin with the hybrid model under the school systems Phase (More)

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