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Latest Woe: Thieves
Nov 2, 2022 7:52 AM CDT
Century-Old Wreck's Latest Woe: Thieves
4 pieces stolen from Brookhill Ferry in Baton Rouge, La., with 2 still missing
- Four pieces of a century-old shipwreck visible for the first time in decades as a result of low water levels along the Mississippi River have been stolen. Louisiana state archaeologist Charles McGimsey says he caught one man carrying away a piece of the Brookhill Ferry, located near downtown Baton Rouge,...
5 Missing Texas Boys
Found, in Another State
Oct 19, 2022 9:20 AM CDT
5 Missing Texas Boys Found, in Another State
Mom, boyfriend arrested in Baton Rouge, La.
- Five siblings who went missing from the Cypress, Texas, area early Tuesday have been found, albeit in another state. Harris County Constable Ted Heap says that the boys, ranging in age from 7 to 14, were located safe in Baton Rouge, La., and their mother and her boyfriend have been...
Low Water Revealing
History in Mississippi River
Oct 18, 2022 1:42 PM CDT
Low Water Revealing History in Mississippi River
Remains of a 95-foot vessel emerged near Baton Rouge
- A shipwreck has emerged along the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as water levels threaten to reach record lows in some areas. The ship, which archaeologists believe to be a ferry that sunk in the late 1800s to early 1900s, was spotted by a Baton Rouge...
Crowd at Garth Brooks Concert
Was Earthquake-Level Intense
May 3, 2022 10:40 AM CDT
Crowd at Garth Brooks Concert Was Earthquake-Level Intense
Louisiana seismograph actually registered a temblor during 'Callin' Baton Rouge'
- The thunder wasn't rolling, but the earth was shaking at a Garth Brooks concert over the weekend, at least according to a campus seismograph. The
Biloxi Sun Herald
reports that on Saturday evening, at Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium, the din of the crowd was "deafening,"...
Autopsy Review Finds
Car Crash Didn't Kill
Nov 2, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
Autopsy Review Finds Car Crash Didn't Kill Ronald Greene
Black man was beaten, restrained by officers in Louisiana after minor crash
: Body camera video released earlier this year shows Louisiana State Police troopers beating, stunning, and dragging Ronald Greene before his death—and an autopsy review ordered by the FBI could make homicide charges more likely. Sources tell the AP that the forensic review has removed the relatively minor car...
Killer Put Away for Life
Dead in Apparent Suicide
Sep 23, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
Killer Put Away for Life Dead in Apparent Suicide
Judge said Kenneth Gleason, murderer of 2 Black men in Louisiana, couldn't be rehabilitated
- A white man convicted of the random killing of two Black men in Baton Rouge, La., in 2017 reportedly died by suicide just as he was starting a life sentence. Authorities say Kenneth Gleason, 27, was discovered dead early Wednesday in his cell at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola,...
He Sat on the
Toilet at Dawn.
Suddenly, a 'Nip'
in case you missed it
Jul 11, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
He Sat on the Toilet at Dawn. Suddenly, a 'Nip'
Python escapes from Austria apartment, ends up in neighbor's bathroom
- An elderly Austrian man had an unpleasant surprise waiting for him while answering nature's call early Monday: a python, in his toilet. The man, identified by the BBC as 65-year-old Walter Erhart, tells the broadcaster that he "went to the toilet as usual" in his Graz apartment around...
Body of Missing LSU
Student Is Found
Apr 15, 2021 11:15 AM CDT
Body of Missing LSU Student Is Found
Freshman Kori Gauthier found in Mississippi River; no foul play suspected
- The body of a missing Louisiana State University student has been found in the Mississippi River, ending a dayslong search involving hundreds of people. "We have concluded that there was no criminal activity or foul play involved" in the death of Kori Gauthier, an 18-year-old freshman, LSU Police Chief...
Frat Brothers Give Their
Old Cook a Generous Surprise
Apr 14, 2021 8:41 AM CDT
Frat Brothers Give Their Old Cook a Generous Surprise
LSU's Phi Gamma Delta brothers donate to pay off Jessie Hamilton's mortgage
- Jessie Hamilton says she's worked at least two jobs, and sometimes four, ever since she was 14. She's now 74 and finally ready to retire, thanks to a generous act from some of the people she's served throughout her career. Fourteen of those years, from 1982 to...
'Moral Concerns' Hover
Over J&J Vaccine
in case you missed it
Mar 6, 2021 7:00 AM CST
'Moral Concerns' Hover Over J&J Vaccine
Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Baton Rouge slam it for using cell lines from abortions
- As health experts continue to plead with the public to accept any vaccine currently offered—be it one from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson —a new wrinkle has emerged for the latter shot in Louisiana. That's because on Friday, the Archdiocese of New Orleans implored Catholics to,...
US Cities That Need the
Most Vaccine Doses to Start
Dec 11, 2020 5:05 PM CST
US Cities That Need the Most Vaccine Doses to Start
Detroit, Cleveland top the list
- With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine possibly just days away from being shipped, the next order of business will be starting to divvy it up for distribution across the country. WalletHub looked at more than 90 cities across America to figure out which may need the most initial vaccinations. The site...
LSU Player: I Was
Times' in Police Stop
Nov 10, 2020 6:41 PM CST
LSU Player: I Was 'Violated Numerous Times' in Police Stop
3 Baton Rouge officers placed on leave
- Police in Baton Rouge say three officers have been placed on administrative leave following a Saturday night incident in which LSU Tigers player Koy Moore said he was "violated." "Last night, I was approached by a policeman. They pulled guns on me assuming I had a gun...
Hostess Attacked for Following
Virus Rules Won't Return to Job
Aug 14, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
Hostess Attacked for Following Virus Rules Won't Return to Job
Police make 3 arrests in assault of 17-year-old who enforced social distancing
- When a group of 13 arrived at a Louisiana Chili's last weekend to dine, the hostess explained that the restaurant's social distancing rules limit each table to six people. The group became agressive then, Kelsy Wallace said. She was trying to figure out where to put everyone when...
Activist Confronts School
Board Member, Goes Viral
Jun 23, 2020 8:43 AM CDT
Activist Confronts School Board Member, Goes Viral
Gary Chambers wasn't having it when Connie Bernard defended school named for Robert E. Lee
- An activist who showed up at a Louisiana school board meeting has gone viral after he confronted one board member who defended keeping the name of a school named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and seemed to be shopping online during the Thursday meeting, per ABC News . "I...
Pastor Rallies Hundreds,
Claims COVID-19 Is 'Political'
Mar 26, 2020 10:55 AM CDT
Pastor Rallies Hundreds, Claims COVID-19 Is 'Political'
The Rev. Tony Spell of Louisiana intends to continue services until forced to stop
- Louisiana had already banned gatherings of more than 50 people before Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a statewide order against groups of more than 10 on Sunday. But the first order didn't stop a pastor from herding a claimed 1,000 people into his church week after week, and...
to Judge's $150K
Nov 8, 2019 1:08 PM CST
Rape Victim to Judge's $150K Restitution Idea: Uh, No
Bruce Bennett offered to reduce 12-year sentence for Sedrick Hills if he financially compensated victim
- A rape victim's response to what a Louisiana judge likely thought was a generous offer: No thanks. The AP reports District Court Judge Bruce Bennett made the surprising overture Thursday right after he'd sentenced 44-year-old Sedrick Hills to 12 years behind bars for raping the woman, now 31,...
This Is America's
Oct 8, 2019 9:45 AM CDT
This Is America's 'Greenest' City
San Francisco tops WalletHub's California-dominant list
- The Golden State might be more appropriately called green, according to WalletHub . The site looked at 28 "green" indicators—including water and air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, annual excess fuel consumption, and the share of electricity from renewable sources—in America's 100 largest cities to find those that...
Police: Beloved Activist Found
Dead in Trunk Killed by Tenant
Jul 17, 2019 6:11 AM CDT
Police: Beloved Activist Found Dead in Trunk Killed by Tenant
Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was said to be behind on the rent owed to Sadie Roberts-Smith
- Police in Baton Rouge, La., called it a "heinous act," and on Tuesday they announced they had made an arrest. Chief Murphy J. Paul Jr. says Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of black activist Sadie Roberts-Smith—who...
Black Activist Found
'Murdered' in Car Trunk
Jul 14, 2019 12:15 PM CDT
Black Activist Found 'Murdered' in Car Trunk
Sadie Roberts-Smith 'was amazing and loved her history'
- Louisiana police made a shocking find Friday: A black activist who helped establish an African American museum lay dead in a car trunk, ABC News reports. Sadie Roberts-Smith, 75, was discovered in a residential part of downtown Baton Rouge. "Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or...
Officer Who Killed
Alton Sterling Fired
Mar 30, 2018 6:23 PM CDT
Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling Fired
2nd Baton Rouge police officer suspended without pay
- The Louisiana police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in July 2016 was fired from the Baton Rouge police force Friday, the
New York Times
reports. Blane Salamoni shot Sterling six times outside a convenience store where the 37-year-old was selling CDs. A second officer, Howie Lake, was suspended...
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