Police believe they have the vehicle and the driver in custody involved in a hit and run crash that left a man dead Sunday night.
The victim has been identified as Troy Jacobson, 45, of Baton Rouge.
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say the hit and run happened near the base of the College Drive exit ramp on I-10 East around 10:15 p.m.
Police say the driver, now identified as Carl McKnight, borrowed his roommates car Sunday night.
His release from prison took over social media for a short time and now Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie is set to step to the mic.
Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, is addressing his fans and reporters this afternoon.
Atlantic Records scheduled a news conference in New Orleans for 1 p.m. before he was released from prison.
WAFB Reporter Kiran Chawla says there are a lot of police and security present, along with a photographer from Atlantic Records.
Ascension Parish officials are hosting a series of community meetings to get feedback on recreational programs in the future.
The meetings will give residents a chance to share their thoughts. Residents will also learn about possible upcoming plans for upgrading parks as well as the construction of new facilities such as the proposed Donaldsonville Fairground Sports park and a proposed new Multi-use Sportsplex.
The meetings will be held from 6 p.m.
Accidents involving guns are the third leading cause of death in young children, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Law enforcement officers report, often times it is because the weapons get into the wrong hands.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to promote gun safety at schools in an effort to prevent these tragedies.
Baton Rouge Police Constable Captain John Lawton delivered a startling statistic to students at the Dutchtown Primary School.
MoveOn.org expanded its effort Monday to pressure Gov. Bobby Jindal into expanding the state Medicaid program, launching a television ad spot in the Baton Rouge market.
The group plays off the controversy it launched last week when it incorporated Louisiana’s tourism slogan “Pick Your Passion” as it criticized Jindal for refusing to expand Medicaid.
MoveOn rejected a “cease and desist” letter from Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who said it constituted a violation of the state’s trade service mark.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Morning Call Coffee Stand’s move from its original home in the French Quarter to a location in Metairie. But instead of celebrating the milestone, the family owners of the famous beignet and coffee purveyor are instead preparing to move again.
The landlord for the Severn Avenue strip mall that has housed Morning Call since 1974 has nearly doubled the rent, said Bob Hennessey, who runs the cafe with his brother Michael.
Likening his recent release from prison to a good dream, Baton Rouge rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch said Monday that he is planning to record a new album soon and wrote more than 1,000 songs while serving a 52-month prison term at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
“You can’t expect someone to come home and not feed his family,” he told reporters at a news conference at the W Hotel in New Orleans.
Hatch, who was released from prison Wednesday night, spoke at a press conference Monday in New Orleans.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
It took two years to find the main wreckage of an Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009.
Democrat legislative leaders said Monday afternoon that Gov. Bobby Jindal should focus on state needs and travel less this year.
State Sen. Karen Peterson, D-New Orleans and chairwoman of the State Democratic Party, told reporters that the governor should “stay home and not be such a roads scholar. R.O.A.D.S.”
House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, made the same point.
“I call upon the governor to stay in Louisiana this year,” Edwards said.
Both comments came during the Democrat Party’s response to Jindal’s speech to a joint session of the Legislature on the first day of a three-month session.