BP oil spill cleanup will continue, Coast Guard tells state coastal authority

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:13
The Coast Guard has scaled back its clean-up response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but that scale-back is not as extensive as BP indicated
Family settles over Agnola inmate death
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:10
A $24,000 settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused two now-former Louisiana State Penitentiary guards of trying to cover up an inmate’s 2007 strangulation death. The wrongful death suit also alleged the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections was responsible for Jonathan Stevenson’s death. “It wasn’t about money,” Ralph Fletcher, who represents Stevenson’s two children, said outside state District Judge Wilson Fields’ courtroom. “They wanted someone to take a stand and say…
School Board to demolish historic Cohn High buildings
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:10
PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board made its first steps Wednesday toward demolishing the old Cohn High School campus, authorizing school district officials to begin the bidding process to tear down the historic buildings. The board’s action comes after years of complaints that the campus, closed for several decades, had become an eyesore and likely a setting for illegal activity. “It needs to be torn down,” Superintendent David Corona said about…
Man booked on 6th DWI
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:10
DENHAM SPRINGS — State Police arrested a Denham Springs man Wednesday on sixth-offense DWI, more than a month after he was involved in a serious injury crash. Lee Edward Easley, 29, was booked Wednesday after a toxicology report indicated he had narcotics in his system at the time of the Feb. 1 crash in Livingston Parish, according to a news release from State Police. At about 9 a.m. on Feb. 1, Easley was driving a…
Lafayette board buys land by school to ease traffic congestion
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:10
LAFAYETTE — In an effort to relieve traffic and parking congestion at Milton Elementary/Middle School, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to buy 1.3 acres adjacent to the school. The purchase of the property for $180,000 includes an agreement by the owner to tear down an unoccupied home on the site. Traffic congestion before and after school for student drop-off and pick-up has long been an issue for the rural school. Last year, the…
Bobby Jindal to speak at university founded by Jerry Falwell
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:04
Gov. Bobby Jindal will give the keynote commencement address at a nationally-recognized Evangelical Christian institution, Liberty University, in Virginia on May 10. The move may be seen by some as a way of shoring up his conservative credentials, should the governor choose to run for president in 2016. The school, founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell, is considered an important stop for politicians seeking conservative Christians support during a national political campaign.
Father of Valley View murder suspect arrested
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:35
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Police: Three shot on Avis Avenue expected to recover
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:06
Baton Rouge police don’t have a motive or a suspect in a shooting Tuesday night on Avis Avenue that left three people wounded. Four people were sitting in a car in a driveway at 9429 Avis Ave. just after 9 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and someone began firing shots with a handgun, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman. Police do not know if the person got out of the vehicle and fired…
Alsen couple shaken by family shooting outside home
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:06
Raymond Gray and Betty Jean Cross were laying down Tuesday evening when they heard a doorbell, then the sound of three gunshots outside their Alsen home. The couple arose as quickly as they could, walked outside and found a scene they still have trouble comprehending. Gray’s son Jerry Gray, 52, lay in the driveway, shot to death. Cross’ son, Eugene Cross, who deputies say shot the victim, was running inside the home, yelling for someone…
Ebb Tide Films sets up in Regional Business Park
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:05
Ebb Tide Films, a subsidiary of Universal Studios, is setting up shop in the New Orleans Regional Business Park’s Enterprise Center. Ebb Tide — a name being used as the working title for the feature film “Jurassic World” — is the second post-production company to go into the Enterprise Center at 13801 Old Gentilly Blvd., the business park’s board announced Wednesday. “With increased marketing of the center’s 30,000 square feet of office space, the board…