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Judge dismisses councilmen from suit

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:43
GONZALES — A district court judge who sued the city of Gonzales and three councilmen earlier this year over a rezoning issue has dropped the councilmen from his suit, noting that two of them are no longer on the council. The city remains a defendant in the suit that asks that the city approve the rezoning request made by the plaintiffs. Judge Alvin Turner Jr., of the 23rd Judicial District Court, and his wife, Cherlynn,…
Police book Texas man in I-10 accident
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:43
Baton Rouge Police on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old man accused of drunkenly slamming into another car head-on in late November after driving the wrong way on Interstate 10, injuring two people and himself. Lionel Galvan was driving west in a Kia on the eastbound lanes of I-10 in Baton Rouge when he crashed into an oncoming car, according to a police report. The car’s two other passengers were taken to a hospital with multiple broken…
Hayden indicted in rapes of 2 girls
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:43
Former “Sons of Guns” reality TV star Will Hayden was charged Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury with raping two preteen girls — one recently and another more than 20 years ago. The indictment followed similar allegations from Livingston Parish that led a grand jury there in early November to charge Hayden, 49, with raping in 2013 the same girl he’s accused of molesting recently in Baton Rouge. The Livingston Parish grand…
Registrar’s Office tackles signatures
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:43
The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters started work Thursday validating the thousands and thousands of signatures submitted by the hopeful organizers of the proposed city of St. George. The petition is more than 11,000 pages, and organizers estimate they contain about 18,000 signatures. They need the signatures of 25 percent of registered voters in the proposed boundaries in order to qualify for an election. The exact number needed is still unclear because the…
Game developer expands to La.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:40
Video game developer High Voltage Software Inc. will expand into New Orleans in January with the opening of a video game development studio in the Central Business District, Gov. Bobby Jindal and company CEO Kerry Ganofsky announced Wednesday. The company, which is based in the Chicago area, is expected to employ 80 people in New Orleans. It now employs more than 100 people at its Illinois headquarters. The company creates games designed to be played…
6 men accused of gang activity 
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:40
A state grand jury late Wednesday indicted six alleged members of the “6th Ward Wild Side” gang, accusing them of a racketeering conspiracy that wraps together a half-dozen murders from 2011 and 2012, along with other crimes allegedly committed to bolster a thriving heroin and cocaine business. The 15-count indictment describes a gang, also known as the “Wild Side Gangstas,” or WSG, that it says mercilessly gunned down rival gang members who the WSG thought…
Improved relations with Cuba could mean big business for New Orleans
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:40
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Here in New Orleans, locals are split on how they feel about improved relations between the United States and Cuba. One thing is for sure, if the trade embargo between the two countries is ever lifted, the potential impact on New Orleans would be huge. Gary LaGrange can hardly contain his excitement. As head of the Port of New Orleans he predicts the end of the embargo on trading with…
Should the Jefferson Parish School Board have paid Michael Delesdernier's legal fees?
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:39
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Wednesday night to pay the court costs of Michael Delesdernier, who paid about $8,000 to pursue a restraining order against
Medical procedure keeps sheriff from rally
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:43
OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has canceled his scheduled appearance at a community rally to be held Thursday in Courthouse Square, spokesman Sgt. Clay Higgins said. The sheriff had a medical procedure rescheduled for Thursday, and “his doctor advised against” attending the event, said Higgins, who will represent the Sheriff’s Office at the rally on Guidroz’s behalf. “The sheriff is in perfect health,” Higgins said Wednesday. “It’s not anything life-threatening.
Officials seek opinions on government
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:43
YOUNGSVILLE —This city’s residents are being asked to rate their government and give voice to how they want to see their fast-growing community take shape for the future. Residents have through Friday to answer an anonymous online survey that’s designed to get their views on Youngsville’s infrastructure, services, amenities and employees, and to rank the areas they deem most important in constructing a master plan. City officials developed the 34-question survey with Associate Management Professor…

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