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10-year-old girl killed in LA1 head-on crash

Friday, 31 October 2014 15:06
NAPOLEONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A head-on collision in Napoleonville has taken the life of a 10-year girl. State Police say the girl was a passenger in a car driven by her mother Sommer Pierson, 31, of Gray. Another passenger – Brandon Pennison,34, also from Gray – died later at the hospital. The incident happened on Oct. 27. Officials say Pierson was traveling south on LA 1 around mile post 96.5 and Dale Robertson, 60, of…
Halloween Events: Times and Places
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:06
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Still thinking about what you want to do tonight? Here are a few events you can add to your schedule. There's events for kids, teens, and adults. Remember to be safe and have a Happy Halloween! Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 31 3:00 a.m. - Nov. 1 3:00 a.m. The Manship Theatre at The Shaw Center for the Arts 100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 This is an annual…
7,500 laid-off New Orleans teachers lose lawsuit for back pay, Louisiana Supreme Court rules
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:02
The Louisiana Supreme Court has dismissed a major lawsuit by about 7,500 Orleans Parish School Board employees who said they were illegally terminated after Hurricane Katrina.
When it comes to Obama, Louisiana voters are sharply divided along racial lines: UNO poll
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:02
A new poll released by UNO shows a large racial divide among Louisiana voters in their support for President Barack Obama. UNO conducted a telephone poll
The Obama Administration v. fracking - this means war: James Varney
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:02
President Barack Obama and his left-wing environmental allies have declared war on America's energy sector. That's not hyperbole, according to a Senate committee's minority report; it's
Bobby Jindal open to altering state worker's health care plans
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:02
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is open to altering the controversial state worker health care plans scheduled to go into place next March for approximately 230,000 Louisiana
Suits filed against Cleco over proposed sale
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:50
ALEXANDRIA — Two lawsuits have been filed by shareholders against Cleco Corp. relating to the company’s proposed sale. Both suits argue the sale price undervalues the company and allege the proposed sale was engineered for company directors and executives who would profit from change in control benefits. The lawsuits on behalf of Edward Braunstein and Helen Moore were filed in state court in Alexandria this week. The Braunstein suit names Cleco and its eight-member board…
DEL Corp. creating 90 jobs with expansion in Scott
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:44
SCOTT — DEL Corp. has started a $4.3 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s manufacturing facility in Scott, which will create 90 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $62,600 plus benefits. DEL, which already has 50 employees, designs and manufactures customized tank systems, along with solids-separation and dewatering equipment for customers around the globe. The company estimates the expansion will improve efficiency and increase production capacity more than 300 percent.
NOPD: 16-year-old student raped on school campus
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:34
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Someone raped a 16-year-old student while she was on the campus of Lusher Charter School, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officers said it happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday in the 5600 block of Freret Street in the Uptown area. The NOPD said it does not have a description of the suspect and the investigation is ongoing. Investigators did not release any information about the condition of…
La. Supreme Court dismisses school workers' suit
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:34
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005. It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the district and appellate levels. The high court said the due-process rights of fired employees were not violated. It also said the issues had been…
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