Baton Rouge

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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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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