Judge delays sentencing for man convicted of 5 counts of vehicular homicide

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:16
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide in a deadly "road rage" crash will get to remain free for another month before learning his fate. David Leger, 32, of Palmetto, was originally scheduled to appear for a sentencing hearing Tuesday, but it has been moved to September 30. He faces five to 30 years in prison on each count. He was convicted on July 11 and was released…
Ruling date set for motion on lawsuit filed by Mary Roper against Metro Council
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:16
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A hearing on the lawsuit filed by the parish attorney of East Baton Rouge against the Metro Council went before a judge Tuesday morning. Mary Roper filed suit against the entire East Baton Rouge Metro Council on August 12. She was scheduled to have a termination hearing before the Metro Council the next day. However, on the morning of August 13, a judge granted a temporary restraining order on due…
Cyclist seriously injured by hit-and-run crash
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:16
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 40-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle. The driver took off, and police are asking for any witnesses to step forward with information. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened at roughly 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. Investigators are still working to determine how the victim was struck. Officials say the man was riding a bicycle…
Tempers ran high at Road Home meeting Monday in New Orleans, WVUE Fox 8 reports
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:16
The state's effort to recoup money from Road Home grant recipients continues to frustrate lawmakers and homeowners, who say the state is targeting people who have
Five wanted for French Quarter assault, robbery
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:14
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans detectives are searching for five men who attacked a robbed a man in the French Quarter. The incident occurred Saturday at 4:00 a.m. in the 100 block of Iberville Street. Police say that the 25-year-old victim was walking within the block when five men approached him. One of the five hit the victim with a stick or metal pipe. After the victim fell to the ground the men…
Section of Gallier Hall facade falls, damages steps
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:24
A section of the facade of Gallier Hall fell Tuesday morning, crashing onto the steps below and damaging them. Police have barricaded the area around the building’s front. Gallier Hall is an antebellum building on St. Charles Avenue, built between 1845 and 1853. The building served as New Orleans’ City Hall for more than a century and is now the setting for receptions, conferences, wedding and other events.
Factional politics on display for Shreveport mayoralty
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:20
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AP survey: Fed’s outlook correct but not solution
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:20
This Sept. 18, 2013 file photo shows the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER| AP Economics Writer Aug. 26, 2014 Comments WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
Gambling winnings to child support
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:20
Capitol news Bureau Aug. 26, 2014 Comments The state has hit the $2 million mark in confiscating gambling winnings to pay in arrears child support payments, the state Department of Children and Family Services announced Tuesday. As of June 2014, the child support casino intercept program has collected $2.05 million from 1,526 non-custodial parents, the agency reported.
Mary Roper termination hearing gets underway
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:16
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The termination hearing for the parish attorney of East Baton Rouge will go before a judge Tuesday morning. The hearing for Mary Roper got underway at 10:30 a.m. before Judge R. Michael Caldwell. came under fire after some members of the Metro Council said they lost confidence in her as parish attorney after an investigation in which officials said she sent an East Baton Rouge Parish-developed computer program to a…

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