• Part-time officer shot during traffic stop; suspect arrested

    Part-time officer shot during traffic stop; suspect arrested
    RAYVILLE, La. (AP) — A part-time north Louisiana police officer was being treated Saturday after he was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said. A suspect is in custody.Marshall Waters works part-time for the Mangham Police Department and is a full-time emergency technician with Northeast Louisiana Ambulance. He was airlifted to Rapides Medical Center after the shooting, Shane Scott, a spokesman for the ambulance company, confirmed. His condition was not immediately available.In
  • Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 3 - Ryan Armwood

    Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 3 - Ryan Armwood
    BATON ROUGE- Episcopal running back Ryan Armwood has been on a tear during the 2020 season.Coming into last weekend, Armwood had 8 touchdowns through two weeks of play. He added 4 more against Catholic Pointe Coupee to earn him the Fans' Choice Award for week 3.For Armwood's full story, click the link above.Permalink| Comments
  • Louisiana's COVID-19 vaccination plan submitted, under review

    Louisiana's COVID-19 vaccination plan submitted, under review
    BATON ROUGE - As the worldwide race for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine continues, the Louisiana Department of Health is continuing the process of developing a vaccine distribution plan. Those preparations started in June and on Wednesday, LDH announced its plan has been submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is under review.Through a coalition of academic, government, non-government, and community partners, LDH based the coronavirus vaccination plan on the previ
  • Traffic jams in Livingston Parish prompt lawmakers to take action

    Traffic jams in Livingston Parish prompt lawmakers to take action
    LIVINGSTON - Some traffic troubles in Livingston Parish have reached a tipping point.Highway 16 has become so congested with traffic that lawmakers are now pushing for DOTD to do something about it."We're usually backed up all the way to the red light," driver Lauren Bomar said about her afternoon commute.Tammy Smith owns The Idea Station gift shop along Highway 16. She says the traffic jam during rush hour can be a driver's worst nightmare."There's a lot more traffic, a lot more people that co
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  • West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy on leave after DWI arrest

    West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy on leave after DWI arrest
    WEST BATON ROUGE - A deputy with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was placed on administrative leave after a DWI arrest in another parish this past weekend.The sheriff's office confirmed Wednesday that deputy Joseph Cumbo was involved in a crash in Pointe Coupee Parish sometime over the weekend. Local authorities arrested Cumbo for suspicion of DWI after the wreck and booked him into the Pointe Coupee jail.The sheriff's office said Cumbo was immediately placed on leave pending the outcome
  • Man dead after head-on crash with school bus in south La.

    Man dead after head-on crash with school bus in south La.
    CHAUVIN - A man was killed in early Wednesday morning after his truck crashed head-on into a school bus carrying children in Terrebonne Parish.The crash was reported around 6:30 a.m. on LA 56 in the area of Chauvin.Investigators said Troy Lyons, 43, was driving southbound on the highway when his pick-up crossed into the opposite lane and into the past of an oncoming school bus. Though Lyons was wearing a seatbelt at the time, his injuries were so sever that he was pronounced dead at the scene.&
  • Iberville sheriff's office ramping up patrols looking for stolen guns

    Iberville sheriff's office ramping up patrols looking for stolen guns
    IBERVILLE – Crime moving from the big city to the suburbs has one sheriff fed up.There’s been a rash of gun violence in Iberville Parish where, in less than a month, more than 24 guns have been taken from criminals. Sheriff Brett Stassi said Wednesday, they’re not stopping there.“We’re not talking about a Saturday night special anymore. This type of weaponry is sometimes better than the weaponry that some of the deputies have,” Stassi
  • Iberville Sheriff's Office ramping up patrols in search for stolen guns

    Iberville Sheriff's Office ramping up patrols in search for stolen guns
    IBERVILLE – Crime moving from the big city to the suburbs has one sheriff fed up.There’s been a rash of gun violence in Iberville Parish where, in less than a month, more than 24 guns have been taken from criminals. Sheriff Brett Stassi said Wednesday, they’re not stopping there.“We’re not talking about a Saturday night special anymore. This type of weaponry is sometimes better than the weaponry that some of the deputies have,” Stassi
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  • Smell in the air being investigated by LDEQ

    Smell in the air being investigated by LDEQ
    BATON ROUGE - It's one of the worst smells Carlas Williams says she's ever smelled in her life."We don't know what it is," she said. "It smells like raw sewage; it's horrible."Williams says she first started smelling the strong odor in August along Airline Highway near Prescott Road. It crept into her home and woke her up at night."It was coming in through the vents at our house and it was so horrific you can't sleep," Williams said. "It was burning our throats, our nose."She contacted 2 On You
  • Person airlifted from I-12 after multiple crashes Wednesday; westbound lanes closed

    Person airlifted from I-12 after multiple crashes Wednesday; westbound lanes closed
    ALBANY - A pair of crashes along the interstate east of Baton Rouge is causing major delays in both directions of I-12 Wednesday.State police said the accidents prompted troopers to close westbound lanes of the interstate near the Albany exit shortly before 4:30 p.m.. LSP said the closure involved two separate accidents. At least one of them involved multiple vehicles. Two people were taken to a hospital in stable condition, including one who was transported by helicopter. Tho
  • Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new Borat film

    Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new Borat film
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young actress pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film.The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July — which resulted in Giuliani calling police — includes a moment when Giuliani is seen lying on a bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his pants and the
  • Governor John Bel Edwards doubtful Dardenne will apply for LSU president position, confident in Galligan

    Governor John Bel Edwards doubtful Dardenne will apply for LSU president position, confident in Galligan
    BATON ROUGE - About one week after a committee was formed to hire the next president of LSU, but Jay Dardenne is reportedly not as interested in the position.Dardenne, an attorney and state's Commissioner of Administration, currently carries the responsibility of running the operations of Louisiana government. Associated Press reporter Melinda Deslatte announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, that Governor John Bel Edwards says he believes the LSU president and flagship campu
  • Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

    Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The film, which features fresh interviews with the pope,
  • Walker man arrested for possession of child pornography

    Walker man arrested for possession of child pornography
    LIVINGSTON - A joint investigation led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man Wednesday for the possession of child pornography.Investigators learned of Joshua Crochet's involvement with child pornography in early October and began investigating, according to Louisiana State Police.The Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit, the FBI, Louisiana Attorney General's Office, US Department of Homeland Security, and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office worked together on the case.Investigators obta
  • No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

    No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak.Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded congested as he said the team had a new positive Wednesday.“We’re trying to see now if any new case could have been from the original spread on the team or if these are individua
  • Officer involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor speaks out publicly for first time

    Officer involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor speaks out publicly for first time
    According to ABC News, a police officer who was involved in the controversial killing of an innocent 26-year-old black woman while executing a search warrant said, "I feel for her. I hurt for her mother and for her sisters," during a Wednesday morning interview.EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Mattingly, officer involved in the Breonna Taylor incident, said to @ABC & @courierjournal he “100%” believes she would be alive if they only waited “five to ten seconds” be
  • Police: 3 dead, 1 critically hurt in Houston club shooting

    Police: 3 dead, 1 critically hurt in Houston club shooting
    HOUSTON - Three people were killed in a shooting at a Houston nightclub where about 30 people had gathered for an open mic night and authorities were searching early Wednesday for suspects, police said.Police had been called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of multiple people dead inside, Houston Police Commander Caroleta Johnson told the Houston Chronicle.Once there, officers found three people dead at the scene and a fourth person in critical condition, Johnson said.In
  • Report: LSU football self-imposing penalties, banning Odell Beckham Jr. from team facilities for 2 years

    Report: LSU football self-imposing penalties, banning Odell Beckham Jr. from team facilities for 2 years
    BATON ROUGE - LSU's athletics department is penalizing its own football operations in hope of avoiding even steeper repercussions from the NCAA for past violations. Sport Illustrated reports the school is docking eight of its football scholarships over a period a period of two years and reducing recruiting visits. Additionally, former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is banned from team facilities for two years over a controversy that unfolded after the Tigers' national championship
  • ESPN reports Pelicans hire new head coach

    ESPN reports Pelicans hire new head coach
    NEW ORLEANS - Stan Van Gundy has been hired as the seventh head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans according to reports from ESPN on Wednesday.Van Gundy has been working as a television analyst since his last coaching job in the NBA, where he was the president of basketball operations and coach of the Detroit Pistons from 2014 through 2018.The 61 year-old Van Gundy has a 523-384 record with head coaching gigs in Miami, Orlando and Detroit. His teams have made the playoffs in eight of his 12 seas
  • Group of Loyola students robbed at gunpoint near New Orleans campus

    Group of Loyola students robbed at gunpoint near New Orleans campus
    NEW ORLEANS - Four Loyola University students were held up by gunmen across the street from their college campus overnight.The attack happened Tuesday night in the area of Audubon Park. According to WWL-TV the group of students were approached by two men who pulled out guns and demanded their belongings. The Tulane Police Department described both muggers as being "young." The two reportedly fled when a passerby approached the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact
  • Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

    Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film
    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination.“Homosexual people have the r
  • CATS: Changes to Route 11 result in seven canceled stops Wednesday

    CATS: Changes to Route 11 result in seven canceled stops Wednesday
    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that a change will be made to Bus Route 11.The organization says its Northside Circulator outbound will have a Wednesday detour until 6 p.m. and as a result, the stops listed below will be canceled:-1210 72nd at Pembroke St E
    -1163 72nd at Goode W
    -1209 72nd at Goode E
    -1164 72nd at Somerset W
    -1208 72nd at Somerset E
    -1165 72nd at Scenic W
    -1207 72nd at Scenic EClick here for more information on CATS.Permal
  • Gov. Edwards: Gulf Island to expand shipyard workforce near Houma, add 106 new jobs to area

    Gov. Edwards: Gulf Island to expand shipyard workforce near Houma, add 106 new jobs to area
    TERREBONNE PARISH — Governor John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that a shipbuilding project will add 106 new employment opportunities to residents of Terrebonne Parish.According to Gov. Edwards, the job openings are due to the expansion of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., as the company intends to increase its Shipyard Division workforce near Houma. The company says it will create 106 new direct jobs at an average annual salary of $48,000, plus benefits, to accommodate orders
  • Lamar-Dixon Expo Center to offer drive-in movies

    Lamar-Dixon Expo Center to offer drive-in movies
    GONZALES - Beginning Wednesday night, the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center will entertain audiences with its brand new series of classic drive-in style movie presentations.Ascension Parish officials announced Tuesday that the Center will construct massive screens in some of its parking lots. Guests can simply pull into a parking spot and view movies, with sound available by tuning in on their car radio. Each evening’s selections will include children’s films, family films, and adult-
  • Stocks tick up on Wall Street as stimulus talks continue

    Stocks tick up on Wall Street as stimulus talks continue
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting higher on Wall Street Wednesday as negotiations continue in Washington on more aid for the economy, though prospects remain cloudy that anything can happen soon.The S&P 500 was up 0.4% after swinging between very small gains and losses in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 65 points, or 0.2%, at 28,373, as of 9:44 a.m. Eastern time, and the Nasdaq composite was 0.6% higher.Netflix fell 3.9% for one of the largest los
  • Music industry mourns death of rocker Spencer Davis, the musician behind 'Keep on Running'

    Music industry mourns death of rocker Spencer Davis, the musician behind 'Keep on Running'
    Spencer Davis, the award-winning rocker who led The Spencer Davis Group, has died at the age of 81, CNN reports.The UK's PA Media news agency reported that the songwriter/singer Davis died in hospital at the age of 81 after being treated for pneumonia. Originally from Wales, Davis founded The Spencer Davis Group in 1963, along with Pete York and brothers Muff and Steve Winwood.The band went on to produce hits such as, "Somebody Help Me," "I'm a Man," "Keep On Running" and "Gimme Some L
  • NFL teams going for 2 at record-setting rate

    NFL teams going for 2 at record-setting rate
    Never before have NFL teams gone for 2-point conversions as often as they have this season, even if the decision sometimes has backfired.The 58 attempts through six weeks are the most at this juncture of the season since the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion in 1994.Going for 2 was a big part of the story line from this past weekend.Houston interim coach Romeo Crennel made the unconventional move to go for 2 after scoring a touchdown to take a 36-29 lead over Tennessee on Sunday.Deshaun Watson
  • President Trump abruptly walks out of interview with television journalist Leslie Stahl

    President Trump abruptly walks out of interview with television journalist Leslie Stahl
    During interviews with television journalists, politicians often take measures to appear as poised and relatable as possible.And President Donald Trump, no stranger to the challenge of televised interviews, is widely believed to have developed exceptional skill in guiding the direction of these sorts of conversations and using humor or shock to deflect the interview away from topics he finds undesirable. But on Tuesday (Oct. 20), instead of using the previously mentioned techniques, th
  • LSU receives $6M to expand engineering scholarship program for working students

    LSU receives $6M to expand engineering scholarship program for working students
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has received $6 million to expand a scholarship program for engineering students who are working their way through school, a news release said Wednesday.The gift from the late William Alfred “Bill” Brookshire’s family means the program he founded can help more than 300 students a year for the next three years, said Sara Whittaker, spokeswoman for the LSU Foundation.She said more than 1,300 juniors and sen
  • New reopening guidelines likely to keep Disneyland closed until summer of 2021

    New reopening guidelines likely to keep Disneyland closed until summer of 2021
    ANAHEIM, California - The state of California may have cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures, but the happiest place on earth is not among the parks that will likely be allowed to reopen. Shortly after the state's decision was revealed, the theme park's officials, not so happy at the moment, issued a strongly worded public statement regarding the local government's decision.Upon learning that, based on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recently amended

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