Sentence deemed too lenient in slaying, 1st Circuit will give new judge a try
Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter, after an appeals court ruled Monday the sentence was illegally lenient.
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Tuesday Apr 22
Amite 100 Poker Run a Dream Come True
The Baton Rouge Boat Club is hosting the Amite 100 Poker Run this weekend. Boat Club President E.J. Moore and lifetime member Ron Sanders joined John Pastorek on 2une In Tuesday to talk about the event.
Tuesday Apr 22
Bill limits BESE authority to OK charter schools
A House committee has approved legislation that would prohibit the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from forcing school systems that score A, B or C on the state accountability system to accept charter schools.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business owners
The widening of Hooper Road, in the City of Central, has been planned for several years.
Louisiana torm reform bill voted down by the state House
State Rep. Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette , discusses his bill to zero out Louisiana's jury trial threshold earlier this month.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
WWL-TV New Orleans
Inmate who escaped now facing another serious charge
A St. Tammany work release inmate that was on the run in Tangipahoa Parish for two days in March will face a charge of simple rape in addition to other charges he was facing.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Lawmakers seek to remove age limit
Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Ronald McDonald said he is perfectly capable at age 78 of serving as justice of peace.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Strong thunderstorms affecting Baton Rouge region Friday morning
A line of strong thunderstorms moving east is affecting West and East Baton Rouge , Ascension, St. Helena, East Feliciana, Livingston, iberville, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes in Louisiana and Amite, Walthall and Pike counties in Mississippi, according to a special weather statement issued by the Slidell office of the National Weather Service ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
The Town Talk
Louisiana House committee refuses to scrap Common Core
Here's how Louisiana House Education Committee members voted on H.B. 381 to write new standards and H.B. 558 to use an assessment tool other than PARCC.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Bill to restrict mesothelioma, latent disease cases approved in committee: Snapshot
Workers for the EE&G company seal bags containing asbestos taken out of a flooded apartment building.