U.S. Senator David Vitter repeats his support of common core for a Better Business Bureau meeting in Baton Rouge. This places Vitter squarely in opposition to Governor Bobby Jindal who is trying to undo the evaluation system in Louisiana.
Vitter is a candidate for the 2015 governor’s race.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14
An Acadiana mother who was clubbing while four of her unsupervised children died in a mobile home fire will spend the next eight years behind bars. Shaqueta McDade of Rayne pleaded guilty and will serve time for negligent homicide without eligibility for parole.
The children, ages eight, seven, five and two, died in the trailer home [...]
A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]
Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]
A jury convicts one man and deadlocks on another over the armed robbery of a Saint Landry Parish convenience store.
Ronald James Doomes of Ville Platte is convicted. The other man, Arinkis Orlandeze Jones, also of Ville Platte, will be re-tried later this month. The two are accused as part of the federal government’s project Safe [...]
Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby are being courted by the American Cancer Society local chapter for their upcoming fundraiser. It’s a gala the night of August 9th at the Paragon Casino Resort.
Call the cancer society or the resort for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/4/14
APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014. APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]
Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14
On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte. While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects. When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]
Photo Credit: WBRZ, Baton Rouge
A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city. It happened around 9:30 this morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department says none of the seven cars that derailed are leaking any chemicals. No one was hurt.
The derailment ripped some of the tracks out [...]