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Clearly ‘here to stay’

Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:07 Written by
At first glace, the picture above Anthony Davis’ “NOLA, I’m here to stay!” tweet announcing his agreement to a five-year contract extension with the Pelicans isn’t that extraordinary — just four smiling men in a restaurant. And then it hits you. Along with AD, those men — Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps, new coach Alvin Gentry and Thad Foucher, Davis’ New Orleans-born agent — all are black. No big deal, you say. It’s
New superintendent setting ambitious goals
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:07 Written by
In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district’s campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district’s next fiscal year budget. And it looks like things won’t be slowing down any time soon for the 51-year-old educator. His agenda for his first year as superintendent includes reorganizing the district’s central office, shaving expenses to shrink
Sheriff looks at death in Zachary as homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:01 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
EBRPSO investigating death as homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:58 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
Sheriff’s Office investigating man’s death on South Vernon Road in Zachary late Saturday as a homicide
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:48 Written by
Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman. She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details
Rain can’t dampen Fourth of July spirits
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:44 Written by
The inaugural July 4 “Uncle Sam’s Jam” at Parc International in Lafayette got off to a slow start on Saturday after torrential rainfall drove away the crowd for a spell. But by 5 p.m., the clearing skies and anticipation of the approaching fireworks show brought the Independence Day revelers streaming back. “We had to kill everything to wait for that bad rain to pass, but we never thought about canceling the event because
Guard Norris Cole is Pelicans' top remaining target in free agency
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:43 Written by
Restricted free agent guard Norris Cole is the top remaining free agent the New Orleans Pelicans are making a push to re-sign, sources said Saturday afternoon. The Pelicans can match any offer Cole receives, but the Pelicans have committed a
New superintendent sets ambitious goals
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:37 Written by
In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district’s campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district’s next fiscal year budget. And it looks like things won’t be slowing down any time soon for the 51-year-old educator. His agenda for his first year as superintendent includes reorganizing the district’s central office, shaving expenses to shrink
Boys’ family offers condolences to slain officer’s loved ones
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:27 Written by
The family of accused cop killer Travis Boys issued a statement Saturday, saying, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Officer Daryle Holloway in this terrible time of grief.” Boys, 33, is charged with killing Holloway, who was transporting him from a district police station to jail June 20. Police have said Boys managed to move his handcuffs to the front of his body and reach a .40-caliber handgun that
Downriver move possible for barge facility
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:27 Written by
While concerns remain about a proposed barge cleaning facility on River Road, some say a proposal to move it about a half mile further downriver from where they live, work and study could ease many of their worries. Opponents argued that a state permit should be denied the facility because it isn’t compatible with the surrounding uses of homes, a university and a public park, but the state Department of Environmental Quality looks
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