Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 27, 2018 - 2:46 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges Tuesday against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years after his death caused widespread protests. Attorney General Jeff Landry's...
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March 27, 2018 - 10:24 am
(WWL.com) -- The state Louisiana Attorney General’s office will not pursue any charges in the Alton Sterling investigation. The AG’s office has investigated for nearly a year on whether two white Baton Rouge police officers should face charges in the 2016 shooting of Sterling, who is black. Click...
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March 27, 2018 - 7:38 am
(AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general plans to meet Tuesday with relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Baton Rouge police officer to inform them whether his office will charge either of the two officers involved in the deadly struggle, according to two family lawyers. Attorney...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:22 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana is two million dollars short on its fund for voucher students this year. The money is appropriated every June, and covers the cost of state students to attend charter and private schools, instead of public schools. Department of Education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the state...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's education department has divvied up a $1.5 million federal grant aimed at improving early childhood education to eight parishes. The department says the grant will help pay for teachers at low-performing early childhood education centers with training aimed at...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:16 pm
(WWL.com) Baton Rouge Representative Pat Smith wants some convicted criminals to serve house arrest if they have kids at home. It’s part of a proposed bill that would give judges more flexibility on deciding how to punish parents who have committed non-violent crimes. "The idea of bill is to really...
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March 01, 2018 - 7:30 pm
(WWL.com) - The special session is on the verge of collapsing without a tax plan that addresses a looming one billion dollar shortfall. The House has failed to get behind a proposal to raise revenues to replace expiring sales taxes. Republican Barry Ivey of Baton Rouge says GOP legislators are not...
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March 01, 2018 - 9:14 am
(AP) _ A Louisiana metro council has voted to overhaul its marijuana penalties. The Advocate reports the East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted Wednesday to overhaul its marijuana penalties to make them essentially mirror a New Orleans law adopted in 2016. The new version of Baton Rouge's marijuana...
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February 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to create a bounty program for Asian carp, an invasive fish species. The Republican congressman sent a letter to department Secretary Jack Montoucet, saying a program to encourage fishermen to...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area...
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