Hacking claims delay Roper lawsuit

Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
The criminal investigation of possible hacking by fired parish attorney Mary Roper halted her civil lawsuit against the city parish Thursday. State Judge Tim Kelley delayed hearing the case at the urging of attorney Murphy Foster, who is representing the city-parish. The judge had been scheduled to hold a trial and several witnesses were expected to testify. Roper sued the city government and several council members over what she claimed was their refusal to cough…
Guns, cash, drugs found at home
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
Authorities on Wednesday found guns, cash and nearly 25 pounds of marijuana at the home of a Baton Rouge man they arrested and accused of selling drugs. Baton Rouge police conducted surveillance for several hours on the home of Sittipong Jitarun, 31, according to the arrest report. When he opened his door, officers smelled the “very strong, unmistakable odor” of marijuana emanating from the home on 9050 Eastbank Drive, the arrest report says.
Opelousas protests
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
OPELOUSAS —“Hands up! Don’t shoot!” “Enough is enough!” “Every life matters!” Familiar chants rang through Courthouse Square in Opelousas as a crowd gathered peacefully Thursday evening to join the national conversation denouncing police brutality and racial profiling. About 70 people braved the chill and threat of rain to show support, some watching from the streets and sidewalks, while others lined the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse with posters and T-shirts that read “I…
Our Lady of the Lake College announces December 2014 graduates
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
More than 160 Our Lady of the Lake College students will be conferred master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees during the college’s commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baton Rouge River Center. Anticipating trends in healthcare, the college transitioned from offering associate degrees in nursing and now offers only bachelor’s degrees in nursing. This graduation ceremony features the college’s first foundational bachelor’s degree class. The Rev. Matthew P. Lorrain, pastor, of St.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
It became a running joke last year when the microphones on the field repeatedly picked up Peyton Manning barking “Omaha” at the line of scrimmage during a Denver Broncos game. The call became so synonymous with the quarterback that Manning can now be heard yelling the catchphrase in commercials. After the Broncos beat the Patriots in the playoffs last year, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce tweeted a video of Manning yelling the phrase against a…
Pelicans get big night from Davis in road win
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, left, is fouled by Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON — New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss Thursday’s game against the Rockets with a knee injury.
State Police: Smoking ban would hit gambling halls
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed ban on smoking in public places. Among those most affected would be the city's gambling houses, which include a Harrah's…
Zurik: Kennedy calls Alternatives Living "porker of the year"
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana's state treasurer is blasting a New Orleans-based nonprofit for spending of federal funding on luxuries and other personal expenses. And he's calling for strong disciplinary action at the Department of Health and Hospitals, which oversees the company's grant funding. “If I sound upset, I am – because I'm sick of it,” says Treasurer John Kennedy. Kennedy saw FOX 8's reporting last month on the nonprofit, Alternatives Living, LLC. –…
Harahan salary changes ditched by council, after critics pipe up
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:03
At Thursday evening's (Dec. 18) Harahan City Council meeting, heartfelt goodbyes could not completely cover up a case of petty politics. The City Council voted against
Baton Rouge area home sales rise 4.4 percent in November
Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:07
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were up by 4.4 percent in November, thanks to increased sales in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes. There were 615 home sales that closed in November in the eight-parish area, according to figures released Thursday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. That compares with 589 closed sales in November 2013. Once again, the biggest monthly gainer was Ascension Parish, where sales were up nearly 29 percent…
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