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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Mayor President Melvin "Kip" Holden announced Wednesday that the city parish has been awarded a $1.5 million grant for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project called BRAVE.
The grant will provide $500,000 a year for the next three years. However the grant's announcement has gotten more attention than the grant itself; Mayor Holden claims his opponent Mike Walker seized the opportunity on Tuesday to take the credit.
"For him (Walker) to take this and try to turn this into a political gain on his part is kind of childish," says Holden following the announcement. "It's a major insult to the people who did the work. This guy not only was not involved but he hasn't even attended a meeting of the group of people here."
Walker fired back late Wednesday, "I'm not trying to take credit for anything," he said. "Bless the mayor's heart, you know he can think whatever he wishes. The mayor's just upset because we took the initiative to do something he didn't do."
Walker sent letters to U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu D-LA and David Vitter D-LA along with Congressman Bill Cassidy R-LA asking them to support the BRAVE grant. Holden says the city was notified last Wednesday about the awarding of the grant but the announcement was delayed until Wednesday because of the Hurricane. When Walker found out late Tuesday, his office issued a mass e-mail notification about the awarding of the grant.
"Politics is Politics but if this guy chooses to live by not telling the truth that's something that he has to deal with," says Holden.
"I don't care I'm not going tit-for-tat about whose going to call a news conference," replied Walker. "I couldn't care less about a press conference.