Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
and forth over changes to East Baton Rouge Parish liquor laws will continue for
a couple more weeks.
downtown Baton Rouge will not open on Sundays as some were hoping and alcohol
will still not be sold before 11 a.m., yet.
strong opposition to an amendment before the Metro Council, it did not receive
enough votes to pass and then members decided to push back the discussion on
the original proposal to the next meeting.
Allison Gary, the author of the amendment, will introduce her proposal again in
same meeting, the issue of keeping bars open until 4 a.m. for three days a week
will go before the full council for a vote.
to the original proposal read retailers could sell alcohol beginning at 6 a.m.
and bars could open at 11 a.m. on Sundays instead of 6 a.m., but opponents,
statistics and six council members struck down the ideas.
Baton Rouge Parish leads the state in the number of DWI arrests each
year," said Police Chief Dewayne White.
the other side of the oversaturation of alcohol and excess of alcohol and the
negative impact it has on the communities," added Councilwoman Tara
those in favor of the idea said it should be up to the individual when to buy
alcohol, not the government.
don't see what the big deal is," said one Baton Rouge resident. "It's
the same as every other day of the week. All we're asking is for you to be
consistent in your laws."
got licenses to sell this product," said one bar owner. "I don't know
why we, as bar or restaurant owners, should be penalized and not be able to
open on Sundays."
people will go across parish lines to purchase alcohol, meaning lost revenues
for East Baton Rouge.
top cop was pleased with the initial failure of the proposal.
very happy with the outcome. I think it's a victory for public safety,"
means we have to tweak some hours here or there in order to get it passed, I'm
open to that," Gary explained.