Tuesday, December 10 2013 7:53 PM EST2013-12-11 00:53:00 GMT
There was an announcement Tuesday morning that a full service grocery store will be built in downtown Baton Rouge. Matherne's is going to build a 15,000 square foot day supermarket at Third and Main streets. TheMore >>
There was an announcement Tuesday morning that a full service grocery store, apartments and a hotel will be built in downtown Baton Rouge.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:03 AM EST2013-12-10 15:03:58 GMT
A man accused of molesting a young girl is free on bond. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Kegan Clements, 24, of Charenton, was arrested Monday on a warrant for molestation of a juvenile. He isMore >>
Deputies said a man accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl was arrested and then released after posting a $50,000 bond.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:46 PM EST2013-12-10 23:46:44 GMT
According to Spin magazine, Bob Marley's estate is suing Raising Cane's for adopting the phrase "One Love" as its trademark. The lawsuit was filed December 6 in Massachusetts. Bob Marley's estate is runMore >>
According to Spin magazine, Bob Marley's estate is suing Raising Cane's for adopting the phrase "One Love" as its trademark.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-12-10 18:48:13 GMT
From LSU PD:Baton Rouge, LA - The suspect in the rape that occurred on the LSU Campus on November 23, 2013 has been taken into custody. On December 9, 2013, Albert Carlos Ford age 32 of Atlanta, GA,More >>
Atlanta Police have arrested a suspect in a rape that happened on the LSU campus on November 23, during the LSU vs. Texas A&M game.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The sentencing of a Mid-South mother convicted of murdering her own daughter has been reset to next Friday. This is the second delay for the sentencing of Shakara Dickens.
Dickens was convicted of murder in connection to the disappearance of her 9-month-old girl.
A jury convicted Dickens of killing her daughter and hiding the body in March 2012.
Lauryn Dickens went missing around Labor Day 2010. Her body was never found.
It was Shakara Dickens' contradicting stories that led the jury to believe she was guilty.
During the trial, the paternal grandparents said they were not babysitting at the time of the baby's disappearance, contrary to one of Shakara Dickens' explanations.
Prosecutors also said Lauryn Dickens was not put up for adoption through a local agency, especially not over Labor Day weekend like Shakara Dickens once claimed.
"This is a case where there really has never been any answers. No one's ever known what happened. And today we don't know and there aren't any answers," said defense attorney Murray Wells.
The prosecution disagrees.
"The jury found that Miss Dickens neglected Lauryn to the point of Lauryn receiving serious bodily injury," said prosecutor Jennifer Nichols. "The jury also found that she knowingly and intentionally killed Lauryn."
Her sentencing was reset because prosecutors filed new motions to seek maximum sentencing on Dickens' murder and child abuse charges.
Dickens faces between 15 and 25 years for each conviction. The prosecutor filed motions with the court asking that she get 25 years on each conviction to be served consecutively. If granted, Dickens would spend 50 years in prison.