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Matthew Hinton

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Woman claims pedicure crossed the line
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:45

A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.

The incident took place last Friday at the nail shop located on Youree Drive. According to Lawanda Warren, a male nail tech fondled and groped her leg while giving her a pedicure.

Published in Shreveport News

From LSU Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. – Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane, 6-0, Tuesday night for the Tigers' 13th shutout of the year at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The Tigers improved to 31-10-1 overall while the loss dropped Tulane to 15-23 on the year.

LSU plays host to Tennessee this weekend beginning Friday at 7 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in a game that will be televised by CST.

Published in Baton Rouge News

East Baton Rouge Education leaders sounded off against a proposed bill that restructures the public school system.

"What they're trying to do to our children is a disgrace," says Carolyn Hill, a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Hill hosted the community forum Tuesday night at Capitol Middle School. The proposal applies to large school districts with more than 40-thousand students. It gives more power to principals such as how funds are spent and would also create community school councils.

Published in Baton Rouge News
Major crime in BR stays in decline
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:16

Continuing a more than decade-long trend, crime in Baton Rouge decreased in 2013 from 2012, with violent crime dropping 15 percent, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The Uniform Crime Reporting numbers are submitted to the FBI, which combines them with statistics from 18,000 other law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to paint a picture of crime in the country.

Overall, major crime in Baton Rouge dropped 7 percent in 2013 from 2012, with violent crime — homicides and non-negligent manslaughters as well as robberies and assaults — dropping 15 percent.

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GONZALES — Bernard James, one of five men accused in the February 2012 slayings of Robert Irwin Marchand, his wife and stepson, told investigators he saw a bloodied Michael Aikens standing near the entrance of the Marchands’ home with a box cutter in his hand and three dead bodies lying on the floor behind him.

James, 27, then of 36344 Lorena Drive, Prairieville, had turned back toward the Marchand home after he and two other men loaded Marchand’s house safe into a Chevrolet Suburban.

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Saints running back Mark Ingram isn’t sure about a couple of things.

He doesn’t know if his team will exercise a fifth-year option on his contract. And though it’s assumed, he isn’t truly certain how much his role will increase after the Saints traded running back Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in March.

Ingram is, however, sure about something else he considers more important.

“I’m ... excited to be back ... getting ready to go for a championship,” he said Tuesday before participating in the Zurich Classic Capital One Bank Celebrity Shootout at the Tournament Players Club in Avondale.

Published in New Orleans News
NFL to announce schedule Wednesday
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:15

Your wait for the 2014 NFL schedule is almost over.

The league confirmed Tuesday that the always-anticipated rollout will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It’s the latest announcement of the schedule since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

While the dates and times of the Saints games won’t be announced until Wednesday, it is known that the team will play home-and-away games with NFC South foes Atlanta, Carolina and Tampa Bay plus home games against Baltimore, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Minnesota and San Francisco with road games at Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago.

Published in New Orleans News
Reduced marijuana penalties rejected
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:15

A state Senate panel effectively killed legislation Tuesday that would have reduced criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana.

The 4-3 vote came after the panel shot down a compromise attempt, under which possession of an ounce or less would have been a misdemeanor.

The Senate Committee on Judiciary C action marked the second setback in recent weeks in attempts to lessen penalties for some simple marijuana possession arrests. A House bill stalled in committee in early April.

Published in New Orleans News
Bailey just wants to be a champ
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:15

“I’m sure I’ll be able to compete for a starting spot, just like everybody on this team. ... My thing is to find my place on this team.” CHAMP BAILEY, Saints cornerback

Champ Bailey doesn’t want to prove anything to anyone except these few people: his new Saints teammates and himself.

If he does that, he’ll fight to be a first-string cornerback and carve out a valuable niche on a team he joined because he thinks he can help it win a Super Bowl, he said Tuesday before the Zurich Classic Capital One Bank Celebrity Shootout at the Tournament Players Club in Avondale.

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