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LSU sprinter accused of rape

Monday, 20 October 2014 19:14
Nethaneel Mitchell-BlakeAn All-American sprinter on LSU’s track team was arrested Sunday after a woman told investigators he raped her at an off-campus party. Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake, 20, was booked into Parish Prison early Monday on a count of forcible rape. Mitchell-Blake remained jailed Monday afternoon in lieu of a $100,000 bail. An 18-year-old woman told investigators that Mitchell-Blake raped her early Sunday at his University Crescent apartment complex on Burbank Drive near Jennifer Jean Drive.
Textron lays off 200 from Slidell plants
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:14
SLIDELL — Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it’s temporarily shutting down production. Workers were told earlier this month that they would be laid off effective Nov. 3. Company spokesman Tom Williams said Textron, an industrial conglomerate based in Providence, Rhode Island, is replanning vehicle production and looks to restart production sometime within the next year. “It is our hope that some of the affected…
Man arrested 20 times, now charged with 5 counts of attempted murder
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:56
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for a twentieth time, and police say this last time he is being charged with five counts of attempted second degree murder. Frederick Lee Irving, 33, to date has been arrested for possession of marijuana, resisting an officer, simple battery, accessory after the fact first degree murder, aggravated assault, unauthorized entry, domestic abuse battery, and aggravated criminal damage to property. On August 26,…
Boil advisory issued for some residents in St. Gabriel
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:56
ST. GABRIEL, LA (WAFB) - A boil advisory has been issued for residents of Bayou Paul Lane in St. Gabriel. Baton Rouge Waterworks issued the advisory as a precaution after customers on that street experienced a water outage when a water line broke. Residents are urged to disinfect the water before drinking it, brushing their teeth, using it to prepare or rinse food and making ice until told otherwise. BRW sent out the following instructions…
Former Southern QB suspended from Davidson, arrested on assault charge
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:56
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The starting quarterback for Davidson College has been suspended from the team after his arrest following a fight at his on-campus apartment. The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office said on its website that 21-year-old John Philip "J.P." Douglas was arrested Sunday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was released on a $5,000 bond. A statement issued by the school Monday said Douglas was involved in a…
Jindal issues executive order aimed at providing better protection for rape victims
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:56
Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Monday evening (Oct. 20.) demanding the Board of Regents and the Crime Victims Reparations Board take immediate steps to
Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
SLIDELL — Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it’s temporarily shutting down production. Workers were told earlier this month that they would be laid off effective Nov. 3. Company spokesman Tom Williams said Textron, an industrial conglomerate based in Providence, Rhode Island, is re-planning vehicle production and looks to restart production sometime within the next year. “It is our hope that some of the affected…
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees accused of faking water tests
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees responsible for testing chlorine levels in the parish water supply — an important safety measure against a potentially dangerous amoeba — were indicted on Monday, accused of faking the results of tests they never actually carried out. Kevin Branch, 54, of LaPlace, and Danielle Roussel, 43, of Paulina, each face charges of malfeasance in office and filing or maintaining false public records. The charges carry a potential sentence…
Ajinca front-runner for Pelicans’ No. 2 center spot
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
BALTIMORE — When Alexis Ajinca joined the Pelicans in December, he found himself in an unusual position. He didn’t just arrive in New Orleans from a different team, but from an entirely different league. After three seasons in the NBA, Ajinca returned to his native France for two and a half years to regain his footing. His eye, though, was still fixed on the United States and a return to the league he debuted in…
DHH changes hospital billing for sex victims
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - During a special committee meeting in Baton Rouge, law makers tackle a hot button issue that affects sexual assault victims. “It pains me to know that there are people in Angola who have committed terrible acts and they get free medical treatment,” says Senator Karen Carter Peterson. Victims of sexual assault are being charged for some of their care as it relates to the crime committed against them. State Senator…
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