Metro Council agrees to lawsuit settlement, approves 3 annexation requests

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:24
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council agreed to settle with Kim McCants in the amount of $35,000. She is the woman who was at the center of an investigation into former police chief Dewayne White. McCants filed a federal suit saying her phone messages were made public in that investigation as a way to embarrass and intimidate the parties involved. A judge did rule they should not be made public.…
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Updated at 1:40 p.m. — OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up…
Other party-no party register gains in voter rolls
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48
Louisiana’s voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation, according to registration statistics released Wednesday. State election data also shows there were twice as many black registrants as there were white and other races combined during the period. Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office Wednesday certified…
Software developer expanding into Baton Rouge
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:47
A Shreveport-based software developer for collecting and managing student information will establish a satellite office with a payroll of $5.4 million in Baton Rouge, officials said Wednesday. EDgear is the 30-year-old software developer, and it will place 85 full-time employees at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport over the next three years. “EDgear’s decision to locate in Baton Rouge demonstrates the region’s attractiveness as a place to do business,” said Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden. “This company’s…
Fired WBR deputy accused of lying about, threatening inmates
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:47
PORT ALLEN — A deputy at the West Baton Rouge Parish prison was fired Monday after an internal investigation revealed he had falsely accused inmates of misbehavior and had threatened some of them with violence. The deputy’s firing came a week after a separate investigation resulted in the prison’s assistant warden being demoted for making inappropriate comments to a female employee. Col. Richie Johnson said Wednesday that Sgt. Brent Ballard was fired after he refused…
Safer neighborhood initiative results in 8 arrests
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:22
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said an initiative aimed at making a neighborhood safer for the people who live there resulted in eight arrests and the seizure of various drugs. The East Baton Rouge Parish reported the eight arrests cleared 13 outstanding warrants ranging from traffic violations to drug possession. They noted one of the suspects was Thomas Cahill, 21, of Baton Rouge. Deputies stated they seized 136.8 grams of marijuana, 8.5 grams of…
Lafayette man indicted in fatal shooting of intruder
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:46
LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette Parish grand jury Wednesday indicted a Lafayette man who in August told police that he was across the street from his home when he saw an intruder and shot twice through a window into his home. Marcus Johnson, 52, is charged with manslaughter in the Aug. 24 shooting death of Ramsey Demouchet, 46, of Lafayette, according to the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office. Johnson told police he shot twice more at…
Homeland Security IG: Tulane should give back $10M-plus in Katrina relief ad
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:46
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after the 2005 storm. An Oct. 8 audit report says a contractor working on a Tulane project either overbilled or could not document $13 million…
Autopsy shows close-range wound for Michael Brown in Ferguson police shooting, experts say
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:46
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)ST.
Salary for new La. higher ed commissioner set at $350K
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:22
BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor. Rallo's contract will pay him $350,000 annually, up from the $275,000 salary paid to Jim Purcell. The Board of Regents approved Rallo's contract Wednesday. It runs from Jan. 2 through Dec. 31, 2017. His appointment requires confirmation by the state Senate during the 2015 legislative session or the contract will be void. Rallo is currently vice…
Page 1 of 148
Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.


Share Bayoubuzz

Powered By JFBConnect