Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Louisiana tax dollars were used to write big settlement checks on four lawsuits involving former Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Murphy Painter. Official dismissal documents were filed in district court Tuesday evening.
"They're all relieved," said attorney Jill Craft.
She was referring to the Louisiana Department of Revenue's decision to settle four lawsuits involving her clients.
One of those involved Kelly Suire, who claimed the former ATC commissioner stalked her. She filed a restraining order against him. Craft said Suire and another client moved out of state to get away from it all.
"What had happened to each one of them was wrong and I think it's good we finally had someone wake up and say, 'It's bad. We need to resolve these claims,'" explained Craft.
Investigators with the Inspector General's office said Painter stalked employees and ran tens of thousands of names in the statewide criminal database.
The state's settlement of the lawsuits involving the ATC, which named Painter individually, cost tax payers nearly a quarter-million dollars.
"I haven't agreed to anything," said Painter. "I want my day in court."
He claims he was set up by the parties involved in the lawsuits. The former ATC commissioner said it was all a cover-up for what he calls "possible corruption" going on with the people involved.
"Prior to their being exposed, lawsuits were filed against me to offset and put those off track," Painter added.
While he would not show it, Painter said he has proof and he plans to let a judge decide.
Another lawsuit naming Painter was filed in district court in April.