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  • Lawmakers Call Their Own Redistricting Session

    Lawmakers Call Their Own Redistricting Session
    Louisiana's lawmakers will call themselves into a special legislative session for the first time in history, when they come in March to redraw the state's political district lines. Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, the chairman of the House committee that...
  • Fatal Crash Claims Life of Baton Rouge Resident

    Fatal Crash Claims Life of Baton Rouge Resident
    On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at approximately 10:15 PM, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on I-10 west at mile post 199.8 in St. John the Baptist Parish. Investigation revealed a 2002 Toyota Camry was traveling on I-10 west, and...
  • Metairie Man Gets 45-year Term In Slaying

    Metairie Man Gets 45-year Term In Slaying
    A 33-year-old Metairie man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for storming into his former girlfriend's Baton Rouge home and fatally shooting her new boyfriend and wounding her. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish jury found John...
  • Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge Parish. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana...
  • Board Reinstates 2 Degree Programs At LSU

    Board Reinstates 2 Degree Programs At LSU
    LSU degree programs in comparative literature and in women's and gender studies have received new life when they were reinstated after previously being terminated in January. The Louisiana Board of Regents Wednesday also authorized new Baton Rouge...
  • 22 New Orleans-area Residents Charged with Katrina Fraud

    22 New Orleans-area Residents Charged with Katrina Fraud
    22 individuals are facing federal felony charges via grand jury indictments or bills of information as a result of alleged Katrina fraud offenses, announced United States Attorney Jim Letten, joined by David Welker, FBI Special Agent in Charge New Orleans...
  • Man Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole

    Man Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole
    A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man was killed after he lost control of his car and hit a utility pole. Trooper Russell Graham says Daniel Parker was southbound on La. Highway 991 Sunday when his car entered a curve near Sunshine. Graham tells The Advocate...
  • Suspect Still At Large After Shooting At Baton Rouge Hospital

    Suspect Still At Large After Shooting At Baton Rouge Hospital
    Baton Rouge police say a man shot two people at a hospital, injuring one critically. Police haven't said what prompted the shooting or how Garner was initially identified as the shooter, but they says he has a long arrest record. He was considered...
  • Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well

    Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well
    A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days. The official spoke to The...
  • The tale of Yellow Tail brand

    The tale of Yellow Tail brand
    Since its launch in 2001, the Yellow Tail line of wines has hopped smartly to the front of the affordable wine pack. The brand's colorful wallaby-festooned label has spawned so many animal-themed wannabe's that a name for a whole new wine genre was...
  • Roller coaster inquiry may wrap next week

    Roller coaster inquiry may wrap next week
    State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says officials hope to finalize an investigation into the July 11 Dixie Landing roller coaster death by next week. Twenty-one-year-old Lindsay Zeno of Lafayette died at a Baton Rouge hospital after falling 30 feet from...
  • Search For New ULM President Could Be Costly

    Search For New ULM President Could Be Costly
    Based on recent precedent, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Louisiana System can expect to pay between $90,000 and $140,000 to find outgoing ULM President James Cofer's successor. The system and the school don't have a...