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  • Baton Rouge Man Indicted in 1987 Rape Case

    August 2, 2012 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the 1987 rape of a woman at the Bellemont Hotel on Airline Highway. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Charles Jones with aggravated rape of a 32-year-old woman on... more »
  • Missing Body of Baton Rouge Man found on Bogue Chitto River

    January 28, 2012 2:45 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents found the body of a missing man on the Bogue Chitto River in St. Tammany Parish this morning, Jan. 28. Agents recovered the body of William Holloway, 63, at 8 a.m. from the river around a mile in a... more »
  • East Baton Rouge schools chief search to take time

    January 16, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The search for the next East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent is taking longer than expected and could easily stretch into February. Six semifinalists are from Baton Rouge, Del Rio, Texas; Baltimore; Conyers, Ga.; the North Carolina education department, and Charleston County, S.C The Advocate... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Cited for Storm Readiness

    October 16, 2011 12:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish has joined 12 other parishes in achieving National Weather Service StormReady program certification. The Advocate reported ( ) Ken Graham, meteorologist-in-charge of the weather service office in Slidell, presented parish officials with a recognition letter and special StormReady signs during the... more »
  • Biodiesel Plant May Locate in Baton Rouge

    October 16, 2011 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A company is studying the possibility of basing a $30 million biodiesel refinery capable of producing 30 million gallons of fuel per year at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Port executive director Jay Hardman told The Advocate ( that Alabama Renewable Energy has asked... more »
  • Move Costs 400 BR Jobs

    October 15, 2011 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Baton Rouge call center by the end of next year. A phase out of 400 jobs will begin in the next few months. Stephen Holmes, spokesman for the chain of home improvement stores, tells the Advocate ( the decision came... more »
  • Companies Challenge LA Citizenship Check

    October 15, 2011 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A contractors group is warning a new Louisiana law requiring companies seeking public contracts to verify the citizenship of their employees could wreak havoc in public contracting. The Advocate reported ( Louisiana Associated General Contractors is challenging the law in a lawsuit filed against the... more »
  • Court Asked to Seize Baton Rouge Development

    October 15, 2011 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A North Carolina bank has asked a state judge to seize the Lakes at Magnolia Trace and sell it to settle a $6.1 million debt. The Advocate reported ( construction work on the 81-lot Baton Rouge subdivision began in 2008. Roads and sidewalks were laid... more »
  • LA Senate Debates $25B Budget on Sunday

    June 19, 2011 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators are taking their turn at crafting a $25 billion budget for next year, with fewer cuts than the House sought. The full Senate is scheduled to debate the spending plan Sunday afternoon. Senate leaders are hoping they can sway the House on their... more »
  • Jindal Budget Criticism Comes from GOP

    May 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The opposition party isn't the only one giving Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal fits these days. It's his own GOP. Conventional wisdom would have suggested Republican takeovers of both the House and Senate would have given Jindal an easier path for passage of his legislative agenda... more »
  • Second Annual Bayou Country Superfest Kicks Off

    May 28, 2011 11:54 PM

    In Baton Rouge this weekend, it is one big party over at Tiger Stadium. The Bayou Country Superfest kicked off Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there and met up with some die hard country fans. "Good music and let the good times roll cher," said Dylan Ainsworth... more »
  • Baton Rouge Port Suspends Some Operations

    May 13, 2011 9:10 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Liquid bulk cargo operations at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge have shut down because of the rising Mississippi River. Port Director Jay Hardman said water has submerged electrical equipment and pipes used to bring in molasses, petroleum and specialty chemicals. Westwary Terminal Group and... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty in Restaurant Killing

    March 27, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In the midst of jury selection, a Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty in a 2006 shooting death of a server at a restaurant. Tracy Young, 33, admitted Friday to fatally shooting Aaron Arnold, an Oliver Garden restaurant server. In exchange for pleading guilty, Young... more »
  • Jindal campaign, book travel costs taxpayers

    March 16, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal crisscrossed the country this fall to promote his book, stump for out-of-state candidates and raise campaign cash, part of the cost was being picked by Louisiana's taxpayers. While the Republican governor's campaign account or those hosting events cover his expenses for... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to bribery plot

    February 18, 2011 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans city official in a kickback scheme involving contracts for the city's crime surveillance program. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Dwaine Hodges helped a businessman, Mark St. Pierre, funnel payoffs to Anthony Jones, who... more »
  • Contractor finds human remains at BR work site

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a contractor excavating a site found human remains that are possibly from the 1800s. Police spokesman LJean McKneely says there were only a few bones recovered Monday at the site near the corner of Main and Fourth streets at about 11... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge Worker Sentenced for Theft

    February 1, 2011 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Baton Rouge City Constable's Office employee has admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 that was paid to the office's garnishment department. 37-year-old Catina Hayman of Zachary pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of felony theft and malfeasance. State District Judge Lou Daniel gave... more »
  • Hammond man accused of child porn

    January 25, 2011 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a 19-year-old Hammond man has been booked with possessing pornography involving juveniles. He said in a statement Tuesday that Sean Joseph Decelle was arrested after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit and the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Feds clear BR police of post-Katrina misconduct

    January 4, 2011 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Baton Rouge police officers who were accused of harassing African-Americans, using unnecessary violence and conducting illegal searches after Hurricane Katrina. The move, reported by WAFB-TV on Tuesday, was confirmed by the current and former Baton Rouge police chiefs. "After... more »
  • Latest Medicaid shortfall won't prompt cuts

    January 3, 2011 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state health department will reshuffle dollars within its budget to fill a $19 million shortfall that has emerged in the state's Medicaid program, without making new budget cuts, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday. Also, the Department of Health and Hospitals plans to reverse cuts... more »
  • Gambling board gets presentations on casino

    December 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license are proposing projects in Jefferson Parish and Lake Charles. The applicants made their presentations to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a second casino in the New... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
  • Baton Rouge Boy Found Fatally Shot

    November 30, 2010 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a Baton Rouge park building. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, says that deputies received an anonymous call from someone at 5:45 p.m. Monday saying they found a... more »
  • 4 Indicted in Death of Baton Rouge Teen

    November 11, 2010 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been indicted in the July 18 shooting death of a Baton Rouge teenager outside his home. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 24-year-old Warren Jackson, stepbrothers Derrick Hughes and Christopher Phillip Armstead, both 19, and a... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Officer Arrest on Drug Charges

    November 11, 2010 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested one of their own officers on drug charges. An arrest warrant says Cpl. John Conrad Dauthier, a nine-year veteran of the police department, allegedly used prescriptions he obtained online to illegally receive a painkiller from five separate out-of-state pharmacies. Sgt.... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed in Baton Rouge by Pickup

    November 3, 2010 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 54-year-old man was killed when he tried to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge and was hit by a truck. Baton Rouge police say the accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the driver of the pickup, 35-year-old Shawn Sterling of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Lt. Governor Debate today in Baton Rouge - Sold Out

    October 22, 2010 6:29 AM

    Election Day is right around the corner and today the League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge will host a debate between Lt. Governor Candidates Jay Dardenne and Caroline Fayard. The event will take place at Drusilla Place. Doors open at 11:00 with registration and networking until Noon when... more »
  • BR Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding in Vacant House

    October 20, 2010 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies and members of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force on Tuesday found a 34-year-old man who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse inside a vacant house. Demond Fitzgerald Cook, 34, was being transported around 7:45 a.m. to the court by deputies from the... more »
  • Livingston Parish prisoner who escaped has been caught

    October 19, 2010 3:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A prisoner who fled the Livingston Parish Courthouse Tuesday after being sentenced to five years on drug charges has been captured, the sheriff's office said. Deputies captured Dennis Ray Caruso Jr., 23, about two hours after he fled the courthouse, said Perry Rushing, chief of... more »
  • Schools on Lockdown After Inmate Breaks Free in EBR

    October 19, 2010 1:07 PM

    Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish continue to search for 34-year-old Demond Cook who escaped while headed to court today. He was being transported by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office to be sentenced for for two counts of armed robbery and one count of second-degree kidnapping, when he... more »
  • Inmate escapes from Baton Rouge courthouse

    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies are searching for a 34-year-old man who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office,said Demond Cook was being transported to the court Tuesday by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office for sentencing when... more »
  • Two More Human Cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    October 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance... more »
  • Movie Casting in Louisiana

    October 12, 2010 10:36 AM

    An open casting call is scheduled for Thursday for the new film "Zombie Hamlet." The feature film stars: Jason Mewes, Travis Wester, June Lockhart and John Amos When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 Where: Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge 2445 South Acadain Thruway Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 Time: 3:30pm to 8pm Bring:... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board scales back construction

    October 12, 2010 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A sharp falloff in sales tax revenue in 2009 is forcing the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to scale down hundreds of millions of dollars worth of planned construction between now and 2019. Superintendent John Dilworth released some initial proposals Monday calling, among other... more »
  • Body Found in Wooded Area in Baton Rouge

    September 28, 2010 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say they're investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind a vacant beauty school. A report by Capt. Joan Cage says the cause of death was not clear and the death investigation is continuing.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Investigate Shooting Death

    September 27, 2010 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man. Christopher Guillory was standing in the front yard of Baton Rouge home when a man approached and shot him early Sunday morning. Police say Guillory was taken to the hospital where he later... more »
  • Man Indicted in Baton Rouge Woman's Death

    September 17, 2010 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A convicted sex offender has been indicted in the rape and killing of a 29-year-old Zachary woman whose body was found in Monte Sano Bayou in April. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 43 year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. with aggravated rape and second-degree... more »
  • Southern Scuttles Live Jaguar Plans

    September 16, 2010 10:57 AM

    Southern University is officially giving up, for now, on efforts to acquire a new live jaguar mascot Lacumba and to build a larger animal habitat. A successful, student-led initiative will reallocate fees collected for Lacumba into student recreation projects and other activities, such as new basketball and volleyball courts on... more »
  • Quadruple Homicide Suspect Update

    September 13, 2010 4:58 PM

    The suspect being held for a quadruple murder in Lake Charles has two court appearances Tuesday. Lee Roy Williams Junior, is currently being held in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on five million dollars bond. Williams was captured Thursday in Baton Rouge after a standoff with police. He's accused of trying... more »
  • BR Hospital Shooting Suspect in Custody

    September 13, 2010 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The man suspected of shooting two people inside a Baton Rouge hospital has surrendered to authorities. Police say 36-year-old Darrell Garner turned himself in to authorities at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison early Monday morning. Garner is accused of shooting his estranged wife, 35-year-old... more »
  • New Cases of West Nile

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 19. The seven new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • Baton Rouge Hospital Shooting

    September 3, 2010 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man shot two people at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City injuring one seriously. A statement from police says they're looking for a man named Darrell F. Garner. The brief report doesn't say what prompted the shooting or how... more »
  • Baton Rouge police investigate fatal home invasion

    August 30, 2010 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police are searching for two people accused of shooting and killing a man and a woman during a home invasion at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. Capt. Rodney Adams says the fatal shooting occurred late Sunday night. Adams says two suspects forced their way into... more »
  • Huey Long Symposium Being Held in Baton Rouge

    August 28, 2010 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The life and death of Louisiana's most famous former governor and U.S. senator, Huey Long, is the subject of a two-day symposium this weekend in Baton Rouge. Among those who will make presentations Saturday about the man called the Kingfish is Dr. Carl Weiss Jr.,... more »
  • Body Found Under Bridge in Baton Rouge

    August 16, 2010 5:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man whose body was found under a canal bridge. Police say the man was identified Sunday as John Ricky Wilson of Baton Rouge. A passerby found his body on Saturday. Police say some injuries were... more »
  • New Laws go into effect Sunday- Texting and Driving one of them

    August 14, 2010 7:28 PM

    Let's admit it- if you can text, you've probably tapped your phone while driving. "I see women all the time with children in the car," Abbey Bandali said. "(They're) weaving in and out of traffic." Bailey Bobbitt says, "look over and sure enough, they're texting or talking... more »
  • Pennington Balloon Championship in Baton Rouge's Skies this Weekend

    August 6, 2010 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hot air balloons are heading to Baton Rouge's skies this weekend, with 40 balloon pilots scheduled to compete in the Pennington Balloon Championship. Cash prizes are on the line for competitors over three days of events. The first competition begins Friday. The free event is... more »
  • Baton Rouge Man Pleads in Infant's Death

    August 6, 2010 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man who was accused of shaking his 8-week-old son to death in 2006 has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide charges and avoided prison time. Under the terms of a plea bargain agreement, state District Judge Chip Moore placed Derwin Oubre on... more »
  • Baton Rouge Drowning Victim Identifed

    August 4, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has identified a man whose body washed ashore near a casino as 30-year-old Brandon Hunt of Zachary. City police spokesman L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate that investigators don't suspect foul play. He says Hunt was using drugs and... more »
  • Ticket Purchased in Baton Rouge Won $85.7 Million Powerball

    August 2, 2010 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says one ticket purchased in Baton Rouge won the $85.7 million multistate Powerball drawing Saturday night. The winning ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball. The prize for the next Powerball drawing will be an estimated $20 million on Wednesday.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested on DWI after 7-vehicle wreck

    July 30, 2010 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a seven-vehicle wreck - allegedly caused by a drunk driver - injured five people and blocked Interstate 10 for 70 minutes during rush hour. Sgt. Don Kelly says none of the injuries appeared life-threatening. Kelly says 52-year-old Leroy Fisher of Baton... more »
  • Baton Rouge Teen Shot Outside Home

    July 19, 2010 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager in front of his own home, a day before his 18th birthday. Police found 17-year-old Travis Yates lying on the side of the street about 3 p.m. Sunday. Lt. Todd Lee said Yates was... more »
  • Baton Rouge Area Second in Nation in AIDS

    July 4, 2010 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metropolitan area ranks second in the nation in AIDS case rates, and New Orleans is No. 3, according to 2008 statistics released recently by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Miami ranks No. 1 in the nation, according to CDC... more »
  • Suspect Surrenders in Baton Rouge Shooting

    May 24, 2010 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a man accused in the fatally shooting a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man has surrendered. 33-year-old Anthony Duane Craig was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Sunday on a count of second-degree murder. Police say Craig allegedly shot Thomas Barton in the head... more »
  • Baton Rouge Museum Benefitting from NASA Groups

    May 14, 2010 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be among befeficiaries of a $904,159 grant from NASA to produce new planetarium programs and a portable planetarium. The grant will be spent through a partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University and several... more »
  • Senate Backs Up on Rainy Day Fund

    May 12, 2010 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed the use of the state's "rainy day" fund to help close a $319 million deficit and rebalance this year's budget. The Senate voted 35-zero Tuesday to authorize the use of as much as $198 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund... more »
  • College Cuts Outlined

    May 12, 2010 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's higher education leaders outlined their worst-case scenario for budget cuts - only to be told that might not be the worst case. College officials have been asked to draw up plans for what the loss of nearly $300 million in federal stimulus money... more »
  • New Variety of Sugarcane

    May 7, 2010 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The LSU Agcenter announces a new variety of sugar cane. Kenneth Gravois, an AgCenter sugarcane specialist, says the new variety produces significantly more sugar than the one most widely grown in Louisiana last year. AgCenter scientists and breeders worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sugarcane... more »
  • Dilworth: Staying on as EBR Schools Chief

    May 7, 2010 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent JohnBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent John Dilworth has changed his mind about leaving his job. Dilworth announced Thursday that he is rescinding the resignation that he submitted April 16. Dilworth credited his reversal to what he... more »
  • Attempt To Move LSU's Medical School To Baton Rouge

    May 5, 2010 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to move LSU's medical school to Baton Rouge from New Orleans was scuttled Wednesday by a House committee, but the bill's sponsor has not given up, calling for the Legislature to further investigate the issue. Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville, said he proposed the... more »
  • Diocese of Baton Rouge Investigating Allegations Against Priest

    April 16, 2010 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Diocese of Baton Rouge is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against one of its priests. Bishop Robert W. Muench on Friday announced the allegations filed against the Rev. Tom Duhe, pastor of St. Thomas More in Baton Rouge. The complaint was brought to the... more »
  • Fetus Found in Sewer Pump

    April 5, 2010 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human fetus in a Baton Rouge sewage pump. A spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office said workers found the estimated 20-week-old fetus in a pump in the median of GSRI Avenue... more »
  • Lawmakers Divided In Baton Rouge

    April 2, 2010 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The divisive state House battle over its second-ranking leader spilled more political gamesmanship into public view than is typical at the Louisiana Capitol, but lawmakers said Thursday they hope the dispute won't mar the legislative session. Lawmakers disagreed whether the... more »
  • Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    March 23, 2010 12:01 PM

    Lafayette city marshal deputies working in conjunction with the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force and Probation and Parole, arrested one CARLON DEANDRA SIMS at I-49 and Gloria Switch. SIMS who has 36 previous arrests was arrested on a PAROLE WARRANT and ARMED ROBBERY. SIMS was paroled May 20, 2008 for... more »
  • Auditions For Original Production To Be Held In Baton Rouge

    February 15, 2010 3:52 PM

    Arts Council Of Greater Baton Rouge announces auditions for Just Dance!, an original production with famed choreographer Debbie Allen. Auditions on Friday, March 5 will be held at the Manship Theatre. Friday, March 5th: at the Manship Theatre ****Auditions begin at 5:00 p.m. a. Registration for females 14-18... more »
  • Arrests Made In Baton Rouge Illegal Deer Sales Ring

    January 21, 2010 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A yearlong investigation of illegal deer sales in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes has brought two arrests but the alleged ringleader remains at large, a state wildlife agent says. Henry Rineheart, 34, of Plaquemine and Aaron Comeaux, 35, of Gueydan were arrested last week,... more »
  • Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

    December 1, 2009 10:09 AM

    Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee. The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee serves to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on issues affecting applicants for licensure and... more »
  • 53 parishes declared natural disaster

    November 30, 2009 3:41 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared 53 parishes as primary natural disaster areas and ten parishes as contiguous disaster areas due to a combination of disasters including a severe drought and excessive rainfall that caused production losses for farmers throughout the state.... more »
  • Interstate Tragedy Claims Five Young Lives, Injures Ten Others

    November 30, 2009 2:36 PM

    UPDATE - Ariel Hines (B/F, age 12) of Harvey was pronounced deceased just after noon today by doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Ariel is the sixth person who has died as a result of injuries sustained in the I-10 crash in Ascension Parish on... more »
  • Officer Stops Rape in Progress

    November 26, 2009 11:29 AM

    D.P.S. Police Officer Stops Rape In Progress BATON ROUGE - Late Wednesday night, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officer patrolling the Louisiana State Police headquarters campus in Baton Rouge stopped an aggravated rape in progress at BREC's Independence Park. Shortly before midnight on November 25th, the... more »
  • Man Makes Friends With Mike The Tiger

    November 25, 2009 6:19 PM

    He's called the "Tiger Man" or the "Tiger Whisperer" whatever you call him, he's now a You Tube sensation. In fact people come to see him as much as they do the tiger. All we know about this man is his name, Darrel. "He drives a white car and... more »
  • 4 women robbed near downtown library

    November 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
  • 3 more La. deaths blamed on flu

    November 10, 2009 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says three more people in Louisiana have died from complications of swine flu bringing the total to 33 deaths in the state since August. Health officials say the latest deaths include a man and a woman from the... more »
  • Local Company Provides Free Home Care to Veterans

    November 9, 2009 2:30 PM

    A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes. A company sponsored program... more »

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