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Officers: 2 arrested, $900 worth of drugs seized

Friday, 31 October 2014 18:08
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Officers seized over $900 worth of drugs, and arrested two men late Thursday night. According to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, detectives conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle on October 30 in the Prairieville area. As a result of the stop, detectives located marijuana, THC oil, Hash, Ecstasy, marijuana brownies, and psilocybin. Both the driver, Michael Costa, 20, and passenger of the vehicle, Brandon Lea, 21, were…
Firefighters push back against city, want higher raises
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:45
Frustrated Baton Rouge firefighters irritated by a proposed city pay plan they saw for the first time this week say they’ll submit a counter offer seeking higher wages without cuts in benefits. Compensation comparison for firefighters in 20th year of service: Baton Rouge, La.: $53,048 total compensation 360 leave hours Lake Charles, La.: $34,320 total compensation 336 leave hours Clarksville, Tenn.: $34,736 total compensation 264 leave hours Shreveport, La.: $54,031 total compensation 240 leave hours
Sweater weather: Temps to flirt with freeze
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:45
Friday evening’s perfect Halloween trick-or-treating weather takes a downward turn in the overnight hours, with temperatures dropping to the mid 30s. And on Saturday evening, temperatures will get even colder, dropping into the near freezing level in Baton Rouge with slightly warmer temperatures in Lafayette and New Orleans. “Baton Rouge is going to be a close call, just above freezing,” said Tim Destri, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell. Temperatures will likely drop…
Two booked in botched drug-related robbery
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:45
Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested two men accused of a botched robbery earlier this week that left a 17-year-old dead. Rosedale residents Larry Scott Jr., 18, Jarvis Dawson, 20, and Marvin Lewis, 17, drove to Baton Rouge on Tuesday evening to buy marijuana, according to an affidavit of probable cause. But when Scott and Lewis bought the drugs at 1635 N. 49th St., they questioned whether they had received the proper amount, the affidavit…
3 days before mayoral election, allegations of fraud, buying, intimidating voters emerge
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:07
NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - There are allegations of voter fraud, buying and intimidating voters is swarming in the small town of New Roads just three days before a major election. Incumbent Mayor Robert Myer claims one of his opponents is under investigation. Mayor Robert Myer walked out of the Pointe Coupee Court House ready to address a small crowd of supporters and the media in a news conference he called late Thursday evening. Myer,…
Attorney General: Ebola ashes will not be transported to Lousiana
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:07
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The ashes from the Ebola victim's belongings will not be coming to Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the final decision Friday saying 'the State of Louisiana reached an agreement with Texas incinerator Veolia Environmental Services and Louisiana hazardous waste landfill Chemical Waste Management to make sure that incinerator ash associated with the recent Dallas Ebola virus occurrence will not be transported or disposed of in Louisiana." The attorney general's…
3 arrested in connection with shooting death of 17-year-old Marvin Lewis
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:07
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men are back behind bars for their alleged participating in an armed robbery that ended with the death of a 17-year-old. Both suspects were arrested less than a year ago for three counts of armed robbery, but were released after taking plea deals. The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that 18-year-old Larry Scott, Jr. and 20-year-old Jarvis Dawson were arrested Friday for the death of 17-year-old Marvin Lewis.
Woman sentenced in sexual battery of child
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
LIVINGSTON — A Denham Springs woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery. Sarina Matherne, 36, had been visiting the victim’s mother in February 2013 when the incident occurred, Rachael Domiano Beard, spokeswoman for 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, said in a news release Thursday. The child was left alone with Matherne and, following the attack, reported pain and bleeding to her mother, Beard said. The child,…
Man sentenced to 10 years in child porn case
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
LIVINGSTON — A Denham Springs man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to 83 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Lawerence J. Richard Jr., 46, was determined to be a member of a peer-to-peer network involved in the exchange and download of child pornography that the state Attorney General’s Office investigated in 2009, Rachael Domiano Beard, a spokeswoman for 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, said in a news release.
Man imitates ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars, takes shot at robbing store
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
PLATTENVILLE — An armed man sporting a fake beard, resembling the facial hair of men in the popular reality television show “Duck Dynasty,” tried a Halloween morning trick at an Assumption Parish daiquiri shop. But he ended up with no treat as his abandoned robbery attempt left him empty-handed and wanted by the law Friday afternoon. Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for the man who tried to rob the Daiquiri Beach on La.
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