Millions head on the road this Thanksgiving

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:50 Written by
SHREVEPORT, La. Millions of people are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving week. Many doing what they can to avoid the usual traffic. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. "We're going to see our son and daughter-in-law and four grandchildren in Dallas," said Guy Williams. Many families are starting their trip early.
Tipitina's inks deal for lakefront festival park, agrees to $12M redevelopment Featured
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:42 Written by
A developer headed by the owner of Tipitina's would spend at least $12 million to transform an old riverboat casino site, now a 4.5 acre stretch of disused lakefront in eastern New Orleans, into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center, according to an agreement the government authority that owns the property.
Metro area home sales rise
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:39 Written by
Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago. There were 766 homes sold in October in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service. That compares with 704 MLS sales in October 2014. This was the fifth month in a row sales have…
Chicago officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released (graphic) Featured
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:39 Written by
CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest. City officials and community leaders have been bracing for the release of the dash-cam video, fearing the kind of turmoil that occurred in cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, after young black men were slain…
Baker takes aim at overgrown lawns, lots
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:34 Written by
BAKER — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to streamline the process of punishing property owners who fail to keep “excessive grass, weeds and vegetation” on their land under control. The law is part of a series of ordinances the city is developing to combat blight. In September, the council passed an ordinance that allows Baker to work with the Louisiana Municipal Association to handle some legal procedures dealing with blight as well as appoint…
University of Kentucky to Cover Controversial Campus Mural
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:30 Written by
November 24, 2015 | : Tweet by Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. ― Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured Black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a more permanent solution is found.
John Bel Edwards wants New Orleans Democrat to lead Republican House Featured
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:25 Written by
Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards apparently wants New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger to be named House Speaker and many legislators said he has the votes to get him installed, though Republicans control an overwhelming number of the seats in the chamber.
LSU commitment Cameron Lewis announces plans to visit Texas A&M in January Featured
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:25 Written by
Texas A&M will visit Baton Rouge on Saturday, but LSU commitment Cameron Lewis also announced Tuesday that he plans to visit College Station, Texas, in January. Wossman's senior star, projected as a college safety, posted via Twitter his intentions to visit the Aggies on January 22, with the school's "Gig 'Em" slogan.
Adele gets a make-under for BBC Music special, pranks Adele impersonators
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:21 Written by
Adele pulled a fast one on some fans during a BBC Music special. The "Hello" songstress donned some over-the-top hair and makeup for an "Adele at the BBC" prank in which she introduced herself as Jenny, a nanny by day and Adele tribute artist by night, and auditioned alongside eight other Adele impersonators.
No. 24 Cincinnati Pulls Away to 64-49 Win Over SE Louisiana
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:15 Written by
Troy Caupain and Jacob Evans III scored 15 points apiece, and No. 24 Cincinnati overcame low-percentage shooting to beat Southeastern Louisiana 64-49 on Tuesday night. Playing as a ranked team for the first time in two seasons, the Bearcats (5-0) struggled to make shots and led by only three points midway through the second half.
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