Baton Rouge

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
October 13, 2017 - 6:07 am
When our phones start ringing at 6am and don’t stop until 10, it means one of two things: We’re talking about something everybody’s interested or we’re selling WWL merchandise on QVC at a reduced price. This Thursday morning it turned out to the former. We started talking about the death of 18 year...
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Deke Bellavia
September 25, 2017 - 2:46 pm
Coach Ed Oregon had his weekly Media Luncheon Monday afternoon on the LSU campus. Orgeron went over his team’s most recent performance, a 35-26 win over the Syracuse Orange. “I thought we did some good things. And obviously we have some things we need to clean up.” Orgeron was pleased with the play...
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September 21, 2017 - 4:16 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's House speaker wants to use the lion's share of a $100 million-plus state surplus expected from the last budget year to repay the ``rainy day'' fund, which was used during the year to pay agency expenses. Lawmakers took $99 million from the fund, rather than make deep cuts, to...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:59 am
East Baton Rouge DA Hillar Moore says it will probably be a while before they’ll know if charges will be brought in the case of the LSU freshman who died in a possible hazing incident at his fraternity. Preliminary autopsy findings indicated that 18-year-old Max Gruver had high levels of alcohol in...
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Scott Clause-USA TODAY
September 18, 2017 - 10:29 am
(AP) -- A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, a department spokesman, said Monday that Kenneth Gleason "has not been...
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September 15, 2017 - 11:25 pm
The principal wanted by Baton Rouge police after allegedly locking a 5-year-old in a closet has turned himself in to authorities. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says 31-year-old Shafeeq Deen has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile and false imprisonment. “Locked the student in a cafeteria closet on...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 11:51 am
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie is stepping down. Dabadie submitted a letter of retirement, effective at the end of the day. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome promised to replace Dabadie as chief during her campaign, but Baton Rouge civil service rules prohibit the mayor from firing the...
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July 01, 2017 - 10:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws that take effect...
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June 13, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Jordan Fiegel reporting Another year, another budget battle for Louisiana. Lawmakers were unable to come together to pass a budget, and now there's another special session. The big debate was whether to set the budget according to the revenue forecast or to budget for a little less than that in...
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