More than 3,300 U.S. inmates have sought clemency

Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22
The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. ERIC TUCKER| Associated Press July 31, 2014 Comments WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.
Visitors feel part of pack at wolf preserve
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22
Advocate story July 31, 2014 Comments Seacrest Wolf Preserve on the northern Florida panhandle allows more than 10,000 visitors each year to get up close and personal with Arctic and British Columbian Wolves.
Exxon Mobil profit surges, but production slips
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22
Associaed Press file photo -- Exxon Mobil's second-qarter income increased on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil proces, but oil and gas production slipped. JONATHAN FAHEY| AP energy writer July 31, 2014 Comments
Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22
First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22
First lady Michelle Obama applauds as she speaks at the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, part of the Joining Forces initiative, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) STACY A. ANDERSON| Associated Press
Bourbon St. shooting suspect asks again for earlier court date
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Trung Le, the only person arrested in the Bourbon Street shooting investigation, is asking once again to move his preliminary hearing to an earlier date. A state appeals court has been asked to move up Le's hearing. Last week, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell refused to move it up from August 26. The judge also denied a defense attorney's motion to subpoena videos from French Quarter businesses. One person was killed…
Woman sets fire underage ex-girlfriend's house
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
A 31-year-old woman allegedly set fire to the home of her ex-girlfriend after the teenager ended the relationship. Police arrested Adrianne Legarde for Aggravated Arson and Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile after investigating a fire in the 300 block of Greenville Street on July 29 Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported. Police arrived to the scene of a fire at the Greenville Street residence after one of its five inhabitants used a fire extinguisher to…
DOTD crews continue road work on bridge on SU campus
Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:35
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Over the next week or so, you can expect road closures on Southern University's campus because of bridge construction near E.C. Harrison Drive. DOTD crews are continuing work on the roadway. They shut down E.C. Harrison from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., but reported they will be working on and off on the project until August 10 or August 11. Those are the dates when students start arriving for the…
551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana
Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:20
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 550 new laws take effect Friday, passed by lawmakers in the legislative session that ended in June. Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred from the tanning bed. Want to snoop in your employee's social media accounts? You're prohibited from demanding access. Many laws are minor, naming…
Deputies searching for man who pepper sprayed victims during home invasion
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:31
TICKFAW, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of pepper spraying two victims during a home invasion, and threatening to kill a third victim, is wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies say 30-year-old Alvin James Davis allegedly forced his way into a Tickfaw, LA home by kicking in the door and immediately pepper spraying the first two people he came in contact with. "Davis then destructively went through the residence looking for an individual,…

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