Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Gordon Mese is a 45-year-old owner of a plant nursery on Government St. in the heart of East Baton Rouge Parish. His motivation for running for Mayor/President stems from a frustration of what he terms "The System."
"I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired, says Mese. "I've been…my family has been here 100 years. 83 years on this property [on Government St]. My education tells me what's wrong. I'm an urban and regional planner by education and there's so much potential here and the problem is we have a bad unified development code that does not allow the city to grow properly."
Mese has funded his entire campaign to date. It's not a lot of money but he says he owes no-one.
"I can go into office without owing anybody anything because this [campaign] has been completely self funded. The most amazing thing is I haven't spent $2,000 and I have already made a tremendous effect on this race," said Mese.
Instead of ordering thousands of yard signs Mese has an unconventional way of taking his message to the people. His Facebook page is driving his campaign and he's urging people to make their own yard signs with his name on them. So far there are two.
"If people made their own signs then that would be worth 1,000 printed signs and so I put that out there and people started doing it," says Mese.
Mese is an optimist but also a realist. He says if he wins he will throw a keg party in town square at no charge. He also believes somewhere deep down he has a glimmer of hope for himself.
"I see an opportunity right now because of the recession, because Kip has made himself vulnerable, I can get in and make an enormous difference," says Mese.
He's running a grass roots campaign that he hopes will lead to victory on November 6th.