Michael Brown’s dad urges peace as grand jury decision looms in Ferguson case

Friday, 21 November 2014 09:16
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his unarmed son. Michael Brown Sr. has posted a video online saying that he, his family and the St. Louis region are still hurting. But, Brown says, “hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.” Michael Brown was 18 when he was killed…
WWL-TV video: Saints fan, Bengals fan in ball incident meet over beignets
Friday, 21 November 2014 09:16
Two strangers brought together by a now-notorious event at Sunday’s Saints-Bengals game at the Superdome met recently for hugs and beignets. Yes, hugs. The duo involved in a controversial football catch in the endzone stands expressed mutual respect and absolutely no hard feelings over the incident. See the WWL-TV story and video here.
‘Dream trip’ to Disney turns tragic: ‘Our community is grieving for this family’
Friday, 21 November 2014 08:15
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their “dream trip” was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off a highway and rolled over in Louisiana, killing them and three of the kids. Police believe the couple’s 16-year-old son…
Jacques Talk: Jennings is exemplary despite struggles
Friday, 21 November 2014 07:32
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge native and football great Warrick Dunn was in town hosting a charity event Wednesday night, with a nice variety of auction items there for attendees to bid on. One of those items was a diagram of LSU's game-winning play to defeat Arkansas from last season, autographed by Tigers' head coach Les Miles. "Mustang Left Sail" was what it read and what the quarterbacks called it, according to sophomore…
3 accused in scam back in jail
Friday, 21 November 2014 07:15
LAFAYETTE — Three people charged in a Romanian-based Internet scam that netted at least $1.4 million were back in custody Thursday after being released on their own recognizance last week. Ten people arrested in the case since October each had faced an initial bail of $1 million, but 15th Judicial District Judge Edward Rubin last week allowed three of the defendants to be released on their own recognizance with electronic monitoring when their attorneys challenged…
Teens arrested in bomb hoax at school
Friday, 21 November 2014 07:15
LAFAYETTE — Two Comeaux High School students were arrested Thursday morning after allegedly posting sticky notes that warned there was a bomb on campus, KATC-TV reported. School administrators and the campus resource officer identified the students through video surveillance and pulled them from class, Cpl. Paul Mouton said. They were identified within 15 minutes of someone noticing about 9 a.m. the notes in the school’s hallways. School administrators did not place the school on lockdown,…
‘Daily Show’ takes on Mary Landrieu, Keystone XL efforts
Friday, 21 November 2014 07:15
Jon Stewart, on Thursday’s “Daily Show,” poked fun at Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her unsuccessful effort this week to get the Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. See the clip here.
Lions win second straight Southland title with victory over Nicholls St.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:25
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Marquis Hayes scored on an 88-yard run and Devante Scott had a 77-yard receiving touchdown as Southeastern Louisiana rolled to a 62-3 win over Nicholls State in the River Bell Classic on Thursday night. The Lions (9-3, 7-1) earned a share of the Southland Conference title. Nicholls State finished 0-11, 0-7. Scott, who finished with career-highs of 7 catches for 196 yards to go over 1,000 for the season, had the…
Building decision tied to St. George effort
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:10
In hopes of saving money that could help pay for a new school that would be in what is now the proposed city of St. George, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday put off plans to spend $6.2 million renovating two elementary schools in 2016. The School Board voted 8-2 to delay approval of converting temporary buildings to new classrooms at Riveroaks and Wedgewood elementary schools until December. Board members Vereta Lee…
1 killed, 3 hurt in platform explosion
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:10
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement responded Thursday to an explosion at a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans, that killed one person and injured three others, said Chauntra Rideaux, a spokeswoman for the bureau. The offshore oil and gas operator, Fieldwood Energy, reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. Thursday, Rideaux said in a news…
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