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Suspect identified in BRPD officer-involved shooting

Sunday, 31 August 2014 23:42
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police are investigating an early morning shooting that involved a police officer. The incident happened Sunday just after 1:00 am in the 3200 block of Morning Glory Avenue. Authorities say the officer was attempting to place a 27-yr-old male under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The suspect resisted arrest and got into a physical altercation with the officer. The suspect then tried to take the officers weapon while…
Judge issues restraining order
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:40
John deGravelles Doctors can perform abortions while seeking hospital privileges Ryan Broussard| and Marsha Sills Aug. 31, 2014 Comments A Baton Rouge federal judge issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday evening that stops the enforcement of a new abortion law set to take effect Monday that requires abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Officer shoots man during stop
Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:40
Driver suspected of drunken driving Daniel Bethencourt| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 31, 2014 Comments A Baton Rouge police officer who stopped a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man on suspected drunken driving shot and critically injured him early Sunday morning after the man tried to grab the officer’s gun, police said.
Ex-candidate sues re US Sen Landrieu’s residency
Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:39
Advocate staff file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu JANET McCONNAUGHEY| Associated Press Aug. 31, 2014 Comments NEW ORLEANS — Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington.
Trevor's Wish Food Drive kicks off on Labor Day
Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:41
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A city-wide food drive will begin on Monday on behalf of a little boy who wanted to help others even as he was dying of cancer. Trevor Sims inspired thousands of people through the city, state, and region with his Trevor's Wish Food Drive. The drive begins on Labor Day and will extend throughout the month of September. Donations will go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. An official…
Temporary restraining order granted in anti-abortion law
Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:41
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A controversial anti-abortion law, which was passed in the state earlier in the spring, is still set to go into effect tomorrow. The law requires doctors, who perform abortions, to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A federal court lawsuit asked for a temporary restraining order against the law, so that doctors could be allotted more time to gain these privileges. A ruling could still be made on Sunday,…
New site helps fund proposed community projects
Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:39
Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Catherine Guidry, left, and William Netter, take a break from walking to enjoy the new "parklet" in downtown Lafayette on Tuesday evening.
N.O. man dies in single-vehicle crash
Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:39
Advocate staff report Aug. 31, 2014 Comments A New Orleans man died Sunday when the SUV he was riding in ran off Interstate 10 near La. 415 just west of Port Allen, crossed the median and rolled over several times in the opposite lanes before coming to a stop on the La.
‘Their goal is to bring out the very best’
Sunday, 31 August 2014 20:39
Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- The search coninues for a new director of the Lafayette Regional Airport Thursday in Lafayette. Panel expected to choose airport director by January Richard burgess| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 31, 2014
Trevor's Wish Food Drive
Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:40
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A city-wide food drive will begin on Monday on behalf of a little boy who wanted to help others even as he was dying of cancer. Trevor Sims inspired thousands of people through the city, state, and region with his Trevor's Wish Food Drive. The drive begins on Labor Day and will extend throughout the month of September. Donations will go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. An official…
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