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Police arrest man involved in Tigerland shooting

Monday, 22 September 2014 17:02
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have arrested the man involved in the Tigerland shooting. Jerome Verret, 23, turned himself in Monday morning. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder. Police say Verret opened fire near a popular group of bars near LSU on Sept. 14. It happened on Alvin Dark Avenue near Reggie's bar in Tigerland. It happened after he got into a verbal fight.He allegedly shot one man in the leg…
Police looking for Dollar General store robber
Monday, 22 September 2014 17:02
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General Store on1871 Staring Lane. It happened on Sept. 21 at about 8:26 p.m. The suspect is described as a Black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a white button up shirt with blue work pants and a black ski mask. He went into the stores with a handgun and demanded mOney. After taking an undisclosed amount…
Covington firm acquires oil interests in Jefferson Parish
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:34
Sep 22, 2014 16:34 BY TED GRIGGS| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sept. 22, 2014 Comments Krewe Energy, a Covington-based oil and gas exploration company, has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of JCG Energy Development Inc.’s interest in Little Lake Field in Jefferson Parish. The field has been in production since the late 1940s.
Louisiana to benefit from conservation program grants
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:15
Sep 22, 2014 16:02 Advocate business staff report Sept. 22, 2014 Comments National grants totaling $1.04 million have been awarded to three organizations to help implement conservation projects in multi-state areas that include Louisiana and nearly $150,000 in state grants were awarded for two projects. The national grants were among $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to 47 organizations made by the U.S.
Downtown Baton Rouge building sold for $2.2 million
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:15
Sep 22, 2014 16:09 BY TIMOTHY BOONE| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sept. 22, 2014 Comments Commercial Properties Realty Trust has purchased an office building at 500 Main St. for $2.2 million. The for-profit real estate arm of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation bought the 14,000-square-foot building, in a deal filed Friday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office.
2 people found dead on interstate on ramp in New Orleans
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:07
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two dead bodies were discovered on the I-10 westbound on-ramp at Old Gentilly Road, according to New Orleans police. Officers said they received a call on Monday around 3 p.m. The causes of death have not been determined. According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, the NOPD's homicide unit is on the scene. Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.
Historic Rest Awhile on Mandeville lakefront is being fortified
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:06
The historic Rest Awhile building on Mandeville's lakefront is being fortified. Work began Monday to pour commercial grade concrete footing for the structure that was built
Legislative auditor tries to provide clarity in Common Core debate
Monday, 22 September 2014 16:06
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released an independent report on the Common Core academic standards Monday in an attempt to provide unbiased information about the controversial education
Kelly McAllister standing by her 'kissing' 5th District congressman
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:15
Sep 22, 2014 14:28 Capitol News Bureau Sept. 22, 2014 Comments Louisiana’s “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister is looking for forgiveness, and his wife of 16 years gives a short testimonial of his character in the first campaign ad of McAllister’s re-election bid. McAllister, a Swartz Republican who represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, is running for re-election just months after he was caught kissing a married staffer on a leaked office surveillance video.
Plaquemine shopping center purchased
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:15
Sep 22, 2014 14:21 BY TIMOTHY BOONE| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sept. 22, 2014 Comments A Cleveland-based investment trust has purchased the Belleview Shopping Center in Plaquemine for nearly $4 million. The Carnegie Companies, which owns more than 40 properties across the U.S., including shopping centers, apartment complexes, parking garages and warehouses, bought the center in a deal that closed earlier this month, said Carmen Austin, an associate broker with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate.
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