Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on LSU campus issued interim suspension

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on LSU’s campus has been issued an interim suspension.
 WANTED: Woman accused of pistol whipping woman, who needed staples in head
 LSU athletics director urges fans to ‘keep it clean’ for upcoming game
 La. first responders return after assisting victims of Hurricane Michael
 BRPD officer given shorter suspension after incident in which she violated policy
 Loaded gun found in Capitol Middle student’s bookbag
  Nearly $2 million in grant funds hope to fill food gap

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  BRPD officer given shorter suspension after incident in which she violated policy
Thursday, the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board overturned Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul’s decision and reduced the punishment for an officer who violated department policy.
La. first responders return after assisting victims of Hurricane Michael
Members of Louisiana Task Force 2 are back home in Baton Rouge.
ICE Most Wanted fugitive, child predator caught in Louisiana
One of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operation’s (ERO) Most Wanted fugitives was arrested Wednesday in central Louisiana. The man is a convicted child sex offender and is now facing more felony charges.

  Crime Stoppers tips now displayed on kiosks

Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers set up their first kiosk Thursday morning at the Walmart on College Drive.

  Loaded gun found in Capitol Middle student’s bookbag

Sheriff’s deputies said they were called to a Baton Rouge middle school after a gun was found in a student’s bookbag Thursday morning.
Vendor appeals voiding of Louisiana voting machine contract
Fire causes heavy damage to Baton Rouge nightclub
BK’s Halloween-themed ‘Nightmare King’ goes viral

NATIONAL HEADLINES

One does not simply share memes: Researchers sound alarm over habits they can normalize

According to British researchers, memes can pose a risk to young people for a number of detrimental health and behavioral traits.

Accidents up in first states to legalize marijuana

Car crashes are up as much a 6 percent in the states that legalized pot first.

SPORTS

  Is LSU sporting purple helmets against Miss. State?

Struggling Bulldog offense looking for breakout game against LSU

The hungry Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2) are looking for a signature win against the Tigers, while fixing an offense that has struggled mightily in conference play.

HEALTH

Food desert help
  Nearly $2 million in grant funds hope to fill food gap
NIH brings electronic health record research project to Pennington