• 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
  • One person shot multiple times in Plaquemine near River Road

    One person shot multiple times in Plaquemine near River Road
    PLAQUEMINE - Deputies are investigating a shooting that left one person in critical condition Saturday night.Around 7:45 p.m. the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Eli Craig Road located off River Road.Acadian Ambulance transported the victim to a local hospital where he/she is currently being treated so crews can get the OK to transport the victim for surgery. Details are limited. Check back for updates.Permalink| Comments
  • Saints' Sanders on COVID reserve, Thomas out with hamstring

    Saints' Sanders on COVID reserve, Thomas out with hamstring
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders has tested positive for COVID-19 and Michael Thomas remained unable to practice on Friday because of a recent hamstring injury. Neither will be able to play Sunday against Carolina.Thomas, the 2019 AP Offensive Player of the Year after setting an NFL record with 149 catches in a season, was listed as out on the Saints’ final injury report of the week. He has not played since the season opener, when he caught t
  • Louisiana sheriff adding portraits of 19th century Black sheriffs

    Louisiana sheriff adding portraits of 19th century Black sheriffs
    HOUMA, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs — two of whom went on to be state senators — to the portraits displayed in his office’s waiting room.“Terrebonne Parish’s African-American sheriffs played crucial roles at critical times in the development of our parish and our nation,” Sheriff Tim Soignet said in a news release Friday. “The photos ... wi
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  • Tiger fans have mixed emotions about tailgating during the pandemic

    Tiger fans have mixed emotions about tailgating during the pandemic
    BATON ROUGE - Some LSU fans still have mixed emotions about tailgating not being the same anymore since the pandemic America. "This doesn't feel like a normal LSU home game," said Tiger fan, Cliff Barton.The LSU fan was sitting alone in a lawn chair near Tiger stadium, in an area that's usually packed with people tailgating before the game."Normally we would be under one of the trees over here cooking. We'd have 15 or 20 people comi
  • CareSouth, New Home Ministries hosting COVID-19 drive-thru community testing

    CareSouth, New Home Ministries hosting COVID-19 drive-thru community testing
    BATON ROUGE - CareSouth Medical and Dental and New Home Ministries are hosting a COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing and Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3000 Tecumseh St. in Baton Rouge. The testing is open to the public. CareSouth staff will be conducting the testing for up to 200 people. You must be tested first in order to receive the supplies. You are encouraged to pre-register. Residents will stay in t
  • Crash in Ascension Parish Kills Geismer Woman

    Crash in Ascension Parish Kills Geismer Woman
    ASCENSION - Around 6:30 in the evening on October 23, state troopers were notified about a two vehicle crash on LA Highway 431 near Valentine Road in Ascension Parish.The crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Chaise N. Curtis of Geismer.Preliminary investigation revealed that Curtis was traveling south on LA 431 while a pickup truck was going north on LA 431. For reasons still under investigation, Curtis lost control of her car and struck the pickup truck.Curtis was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Crash in Ascension Parish Kills Geismar Woman

    Crash in Ascension Parish Kills Geismar Woman
    ASCENSION - Around 6:30 in the evening on October 23, state troopers were notified about a two vehicle crash on LA Highway 431 near Valentine Road in Ascension Parish.The crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Chaise N. Curtis of Geismer.Preliminary investigation revealed that Curtis was traveling south on LA 431 while a pickup truck was going north on LA 431. For reasons still under investigation, Curtis lost control of her car and struck the pickup truck.Curtis was pronounced dead at the scene
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  • Researchers find pandemic's impact on mental health, chronic health conditions beyond virus

    Researchers find pandemic's impact on mental health, chronic health conditions beyond virus
    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducted a first-of-its-kind global survey that shows the initial phase of COVID-19 dramatically altered personal habits, largely for the worse.Specifically in the beginning stages of the lockdown, stay-at-home orders did result in one major health positive, according to the Director of Scientific Education at Pennington Biomedical, Leanne Redman Ph.D."We snacked more. We got less exercise. We went to bed later and slept more p
  • Researchers discover pandemic's impact on mental health, chronic health conditions beyond virus

    Researchers discover pandemic's impact on mental health, chronic health conditions beyond virus
    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducted a first-of-its-kind global survey that shows the initial phase of COVID-19 dramatically altered personal habits, largely for the worse.Specifically in the beginning stages of the lockdown, stay-at-home orders did result in one major health positive, according to the Director of Scientific Education at Pennington Biomedical, Leanne Redman Ph.D."We snacked more. We got less exercise. We went to bed later and slept more p
  • Alcohol sales return to Tiger Stadium for LSU's second home game Saturday

    Alcohol sales return to Tiger Stadium for LSU's second home game Saturday
    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol will be sold inside of Tiger Stadium this weekend, the first time the venue will do so during a season impacted by coronavirus restrictions."One caveat to that is we're asking fans to consume all alcohol in their seats, so we can avoid any congregating in the corridors," said Robert Munson, assistant athletic director.The capacity will still be limited to 25 percent, as it was last month when the Tiger's took on Mississippi State in Death Valley. Munson doesn't see the sta
  • Conflict raging over Longhorns' 'The Eyes of Texas' school song

    Conflict raging over Longhorns' 'The Eyes of Texas' school song
    AUSTIN, TX - A controversy is growing at the University of Texas over a school song that dates back more than 100 years.A debate has been raging over the school's use of "The Eyes of Texas," a tune that would often be sung after athletic events and has historical ties with the school going back to the 1900s. In recent weeks, some players have refused to sing or even stand for the song, and the Longhorn Band now refuses to play it due to its ties to racist minstrel shows.The school says it is no
  • Dumpsters full of trash finally removed from neighboring apartment complex

    Dumpsters full of trash finally removed from neighboring apartment complex
    BATON ROUGE - After multiple requests to clean up the junk, Jan Hinson says her fight is over since two large dumpsters full of trash have been removed from a neighboring apartment complex."They said they're going to keep it clean from this point forward," Hinson said.On Sept. 28, Brittany Weiss visited Plantation Trace where residents were complaining about a couple of overflowing dumpsters on their neighbor's property. The Hub Apartments had two large dumpsters parked at the rear of the prope
  • Bill that would punish local governments for defunding police falls short in Louisiana Senate

    Bill that would punish local governments for defunding police falls short in Louisiana Senate
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bid to give Louisiana lawmakers more power to penalize municipalities that too steeply cut their police departments stalled Friday in the Senate during the last minutes of the special session.Republican Rep. Lance Harris, who is running for Congress in the Nov. 3 election, couldn’t overcome opposition from his fellow Alexandria legislator, Democratic Sen. Jay Luneau, on the final day of the session.Luneau threatened to hold up the session&a
  • Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket

    Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots.Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers.“I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” Mazahem said
  • FOUND: Authorities locate missing woman with special needs

    FOUND: Authorities locate missing woman with special needs
    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH -Update: White has been located. A concerned citizen saw White and called authorities.**************************Officials are searching for a 26-year-old black women with special needs.Tierra White was last seen around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 near her home in the Glen Oaks area. White weighs 85 pounds and is 5'2" tall. She has black hair and brown eyes.  According to a report, White was last seen wearing a gray tank top shirt, blue jeans,
  • Deputy allegedly performed exorcism on child, told another to shoot anyone who entered home

    Deputy allegedly performed exorcism on child, told another to shoot anyone who entered home
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -  A now-fired Florida sheriff's deputy is facing criminal charges after he allegedly performed an exorcism on a child and asked another to shoot anyone who entered the demon-infested home.The Orlando Sentinel reports Christopher Dougherty, 37, was arrested on child abuse charges Sunday. The report said Dougherty, who's been with the Orange County Sheriff's Office since 2006, was fired the same day for unrelated reasons.According to arrest records, the alle
  • Teen plotted to kill Joe Biden, federal prosecutors say

    Teen plotted to kill Joe Biden, federal prosecutors say
    KANNAPOLIS, NC - Court records reveal a 19-year-old caught with a cache of guns and explosives was likely potting to kill former Vice President Joe Biden when he was arrested in May.New court documents obtained by ABC News show Alexander Treisman was arrested in North Carolina after employees at a bank reported his abandoned white van.Inside the vehicle authorities found several weapons and contraband, including an AR-15-style rifle, ammunition and explosive materials. Court filings say they al
  • Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as more earnings come in

    Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as more earnings come in
    U.S. stock indexes are mixed in afternoon trading Friday as Wall Street weighs another batch of corporate results from the summer earnings period.The S&P 500 was up less than 0.1% after erasing an earlier loss. The benchmark index is on track for its first weekly loss in four weeks. Losses in technology stocks outweighed small gains in communication services and other sectors. Treasury yields remained near their highest levels since June.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 85 points,
  • Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US

    Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest of Asian giant hornets in Blaine, a city north of Seattle near the Canadian border. Bad weather delayed plans to destroy the nest Friday.The world’s largest hornet at 2 inches (5 centimeters) long, the invasiv
  • Gap Inc. exiting malls, to shutter 350 stores by 2024

    Gap Inc. exiting malls, to shutter 350 stores by 2024
    NEW YORK - Gap Inc. is moving away from the nation’s malls.The San Francisco-based retailer, which was for decades a fixture at shopping malls around the country, said Thursday that it will be closing 220 of its namesake Gap stores — or one-third of its store base — by early 2024. That will result in 80% of its remaining Gap stores being in off-mall locations.As part of its restructuring, Gap Inc. said it also plans to close 130 of its Banana Republic stores in Nor
  • Suspect allegedly led Ascension deputies on chase before drug bust; two arrested

    Suspect allegedly led Ascension deputies on chase before drug bust; two arrested
    ASCENSION PARISH - A Thursday night vehicle pursuit that ended with two arrests, the confiscation of a large amount of meth, and a suspect attempting to kick his way out of the back window of a patrol unit began with a reported domestic disturbance that brought Ascension Parish deputies to a home on Beech Street in Gonzales.On Thursday night, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrived at the Beech Street home ready to question a 27-year-old named Morris Miles, but Miles fled th
  • Suspect allegedly leads Ascension deputies on chase before drug bust; two arrested

    Suspect allegedly leads Ascension deputies on chase before drug bust; two arrested
    ASCENSION PARISH - A Thursday night vehicle pursuit that ended with two arrests, the confiscation of a large amount of meth, and a suspect attempting to kick his way out of the back window of a patrol unit began with a reported domestic disturbance that brought Ascension Parish deputies to a home on Beech Street in Gonzales.On Thursday night, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrived at the Beech Street home ready to question a 27-year-old named Morris Miles, but Miles fled th
  • Former Slidell pastor, Patrick Wattigny, arrested in Georgia on warrants for molestation

    Former Slidell pastor, Patrick Wattigny, arrested in Georgia on warrants for molestation
    SLIDELL - According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the former pastor of a Slidell-area church was booked Thursday (October 22) night into a Georgia jail as a fugitive out of St. Tammany Parish, after detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants for his arrest on molestation charges.An investigation into claims Patrick Wattigny had sexually abused a minor in 2013 while serving as pastor of St. Luke’s Church in Slidell, culminated Thur
  • La. legislature ready to fight governor over COVID restrictions

    La. legislature ready to fight governor over COVID restrictions
    BATON ROUGE – The governor’s COVID emergency order is in the cross-hairs of Republican state lawmakers Friday who appear to have enough signatures for a petition revoking the order.The Republican leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives told the Associated Press Friday morning, the House had 53 signatures needed to file a petition revoking current orders enacted by Gov. John Bel Edwards for seven days. Any attempt at ending the governor’s emergency coronavi
  • LSU reconsidering plans for virtual commencement after student backlash

    LSU reconsidering plans for virtual commencement after student backlash
    BATON ROUGE - LSU will reassess its decision to hold virtual commencement ceremonies this semester after students were vocal about their disdain for the plan Friday.Just hours after making the announcement that fall's graduations would be all-virtual, interim President Tom Galligan said the university would further discuss the possibility of having some sort of in-person ceremonies. While Galligan would not commit to any actual changes Friday, he said he wanted students to know their concerns w
  • Amid COVID concerns, LSU's Fall commencement ceremony will take place virtually, Dec. 18

    Amid COVID concerns, LSU's Fall commencement ceremony will take place virtually, Dec. 18
    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials announced Friday that due to recent concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the university's December 18, Fall Commencement ceremony will be held virtually, instead of in-person. In a statement that appeared on LSU's website, Interim President Tom Galligan said, "Public health experts have advised us not to hold an in-person graduation ceremony this fall, especially since we are moving all classes remote after Thanksgiving to avoid bringing students back
  • Amid COVID concerns, LSU's Fall commencement ceremony to take place virtually, Dec. 8

    Amid COVID concerns, LSU's Fall commencement ceremony to take place virtually, Dec. 8
    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials announced Friday that due to recent concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the university's December 8, Fall Commencement ceremony will be held virtually, instead of in-person. In a statement that appeared on LSU's website, Interim President Tom Galligan said, "Public health experts have advised us not to hold an in-person graduation ceremony this fall, especially since we are moving all classes remote after Thanksgiving to avoid bringing students back
  • Man allegedly killed by 16-year-old son in Ascension Parish

    Man allegedly killed by 16-year-old son in Ascension Parish
    ASCENSION PARISH - On Thursday night, a domestic incident led to a 47-year-old man's death in Sorrento, officials say. According to representatives of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Alvin Geisenheimer and his 16-year-old son were involved in an altercation at a location along Airline Highway when the teen shot his father.Deputies say Geisenheimer died on scene. The 16-year-old was charged second-degree murder and booked into the St. Bernard Youth Detention Center.Perma
  • Deputies: Sorrento man dies after altercation with 16-year-old son

    Deputies: Sorrento man dies after altercation with 16-year-old son
    ASCENSION PARISH - On Thursday night, a domestic incident led to a 47-year-old man's death in Sorrento, officials say. According to representatives of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Alvin Geisenheimer and his 16-year-old son were involved in an altercation at a location along Airline Highway when the teen shot his father.Deputies say Geisenheimer died on scene. The 16-year-old was charged second-degree murder and booked into the St. Bernard Youth Detention Center.Perma

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