Kenner charter revision committee members named, to begin meeting next month

Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00
The committee tasked with recommending revisions to Kenner's municipal charter will begin meeting the second week of next month, and all but one of the nine
Mid-City Security District accepting crime camera bids, website reports
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00
Mid-City is about to be fully wired against crime as the neighborhood's security district is seeking bids from security companies to install cameras throughout the community,
Prairieville man accused of misusing company credit card
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:06
Advocate staff report Aug. 22, 2014 Comments GONZALES —A former employee of the Airgas company in Geismar was arrested this week, accused of running up nearly $5,000 in personal charges on a company fuel card, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kevin Hanna. Joseph Albert, 44, of 17228 La.
Sheriff: Teacher confessed to sexual relationship with student
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 41-year-old teacher is behind bars after she allegedly confessed to having a sexual relationship with 16-year-old student. According to the probable cause report submitted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the student's parents contacted deputies on August 12, 2014. “…They discovered inappropriate text messages on their child's cell phone,” the deputy noted in the probable cause report. “They cross referenced the number and discovered that it belonged…
Coroner: Death of 5-year-old is deemed homicide, child was beaten to death
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In a news conference at Noon Friday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner released preliminary autopsy findings Friday on the 5-year-old boy who died Wednesday night after being taken to the hospital Monday. The autopsy revealed the manner of death is homicide and the cause of death is blunt force injuries to the head, face, neck, chest, abdomen, arms and lets. The autopsy showed bruising and bleeding of the optic…
Maintenance will suspend EBT transactions for 5 minutes Monday
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A third party contractor for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will conduct system maintenance at 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 that will suspend Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) transactions for five minutes. During the system maintenance, no transactions will be approved and any cardholders shopping or using an ATM at that time will receive a declined response. DCFS contracts with Xerox to distribute benefits through EBT for the…
Rep. McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee. But he finished it quite differently, doused with ice. The embattled Republican congressman took the "ice bucket challenge" outside Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office Friday after registering for the Nov. 4 ballot. The challenge is designed to bring…
Weekend temperatures will feel like 108 degrees, stay hydrated
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The hottest weekend so far this year may be here in the Capital area, and Baton Rouge EMS is warning everyone to stay hydrated, stay cool and stay safe. "If you know that you're going to be outside all day Saturday and Sunday, start hydrating yourself today," said Mike Chustz with Baton Rouge EMS. "Have some extra water, Powerade, sports drink. Try to avoid caffeine, avoid alcohol and things like…
Tea Party candidate Rob Maness enters Senate race
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, R-Madisonville, believes he can help end the dysfunction in Congress if Louisiana voters elect him to the Senate. The Tea
Jefferson Parish hospital lease negotiators call for meeting with council members
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:00
The Jefferson Parish Council will hold a special closed-door meeting on Sept. 3 to discuss negotiations with LCMC Health, which is seeking to lease West Jefferson

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