Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:49 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:49:23 GMT
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a collision involving a train and a truck. Injuries were reported due to the crash, but specifics were not given. The name of the driver ofMore >>
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a collision involving a train and a truck. Injuries were reported due to the crash, but specifics were not given.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:24:32 GMT
A simple glance at the box scores will tell you LSU's Rachele Fico pitched two games against UL-Lafayette this past weekend and lost them both. They were a pair of defeats that ended the Tigers' seasonMore >>
As Fico grunted and launched strikes to UL-Lafayette batters Saturday and Sunday afternoon, she knew her father's longtime battle with cancer was likely nearing an unhappy end.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:30:34 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
There were no real surprises as qualifying for statewide and other races ended Thursday. A total of 10 people qualified for the governor's race.
After 72 hours of qualifying for nearly every office the state has to offer, it's finally over.
A slew of candidates have qualified for governor, however none are considered a major threat to Bobby Jindal.
The only real surprise is New Orleans attorney and former U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao has qualified to run against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. One thing is certain - this election cycle has been painstakingly quiet.
"There isn't a lot of electricity and we're 44 days from an election and it's unbelievable how quiet it is," said political analyst Jim Engster. "Not only in the governor's race, but every statewide election right now. Looks like we're gonna have a girth of candidates with a few exceptions and at this point it's Republican against Republican."
The most contentious race experts are expecting will be for the Lieutenant Governor's race. Jay Dardenne is the incumbent and expects a real fight from Billy Nungesser out of Belle Chasse.
Incumbent Secretary of State Tom Shedler is also expecting a rough go of it from House Speaker Jim Tucker, who cannot run for a third term in the House. Tucker was very confident last Tuesday when he talked to 9 News.
With John Georges and Carolyn Fayard not running, the Democratic Party is not making much of a show this election cycle.
"And that's the best the Democratic Party has going this round which means the Democratic Party is not what it used to be," said Engster.