Baton Rouge

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 02, 2018 - 10:05 am
Police say a man who was the victim of an armed robbery pulled out his own gun and killed the suspect. Baton Rouge authorities say video surveillance confirms the 25-year-old victim was justified in killing the 18-year-old robber. It happened around 10:15pm Saturday night on the 3400 block of North...
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April 01, 2018 - 4:02 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana's failed special session on taxes, which didn't raise any money to help close a state budget gap, cost taxpayers nearly $643,000. Information provided by the House and Senate to Times-Picayune showed the 15-day session, held from Feb. 19 through March 5, cost $42,865...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 28, 2018 - 5:05 pm
Alton Sterling was many things through the course of his 37-year-old life. He was a son, a cousin, a nephew and, among many other things, a father. He was NOT a victim. He WAS a criminal and a felon in possession of a firearm when, just as July 5, 2016 was beginning, his life ended. PLEASE, PLEASE...
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Newell Normand
March 27, 2018 - 4:49 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday morning that the officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling would not be charged criminally. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : Responsibility starts at the beginning. The police were summoned due to a 911 call...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's special session careened further off course Thursday, with nearly every major bill stalled, including tax proposals to close the state's budget gap and legislation House Republican leaders want in exchange for tax votes. The inaction raised questions about...
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Jim Hanzo
February 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
The special session begins today in Baton Rouge. We talked to some folks who weighed in as to whether state legislators should raise or renew taxes, cut spending or do both to handle the state's budget woes. "Cut spending, period," said one woman. "I think their priorities are out of whack." This...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are readying themselves for another acrimonious debate over taxes, returning for their fifth special session centered on the state's financial instability since 2016. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the 17-day session that starts Monday. The Democratic...
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January 01, 2018 - 3:10 pm
( A new year can mean the start of several new things, including how you handle your finances. Trying to keep your financial house in order can be tough, if you are not aware of where you are spending your money. Baton Rouge CPA Layne McDaniel says one way to try to squeeze a little more...
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November 14, 2017 - 6:16 am
(AP) — A Louisiana police officer escorting a state child welfare case worker at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge got into a struggle with a man, who was shot and killed, authorities say. The officer suffered minor injuries in the shooting Monday night, Louisiana State Police spokesman Trooper...
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The Advertiser-USA TODAY Sports
October 28, 2017 - 10:12 am Reporting A federal judge agrees with Alton Sterling protesters in a class action lawsuit against Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies. A hearing was held Friday involving about 80 protesters who were arrested last year. The ACLU of Louisiana filed a similar lawsuit but one that did not...
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