Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:45:27 GMT
From LSU SportsHOOVER, Ala. – Second-ranked LSU (48-8) faces Alabama (33-24) at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.The game can be heard on the affiliatesMore >>
Second-ranked LSU faces Alabama at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.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.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:45:51 GMT
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.LSU Police say three suspects took the victim's wallet and phone during an armed robbery on April 27th.The robberyMore >>
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:43:45 GMT
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials. Baton Rouge attorney Cliff Ivey took one of hisMore >>
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials.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 >>
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
The two men vying to become the next district judge in Webster and Bossier Parishes may have offices near each other, but they're miles apart when it comes to how each one would serve in the 26th Judicial District. Whit Graves and Mike Nerren each tout 'experience' as their biggest strengths. But, it's the kinds of experience which set them apart.
Spend five minutes with Bossier area attorney Whit Graves and he'll tell you exactly how his 35 years of experience as a state trooper, a prosecutor and a private attorney makes him the perfect man to serve as the next judge in the 26th Judicial District. "And that's what we need most in a judge, somebody who's seen every aspect of it, every side of it and knows the in's and out's of the judicial system."
"It's the way he defines experience is the confusion. What he wants you to believe is that time is experience. But the reality is courtroom experience is experience," said Mike Nerren. He's Graves' challenger in the race and says 'his' experience comes from 18 years as an attorney. "In all areas, domestic, civil, criminal and juvenile, across the board."
But Graves says his 12 years as a prosecutor uniquely set him apart because of his experience with jury trials. "Jury trials are the most important things we do in a district court. And district court is the only place that we have jury trials...and to me that's the most important because that's where the citizens have the direct say."
But Nerren says he's had plenty of success as an assistant D.A. the last four years in the same parishes he's hoping to be a judge. Besides, he says, the two men have faced off in the past: "Me and Mr. graves have had one jury trial against each other, very, very early in my career when he was a prosecutor and I prevailed in that. I'm sure (laugh), I'm sure he didn't want to talk about that. but I did prevail in that one."
Whoever does prevail in the Saturday runoff election will have done the better job in getting out their core supporters, for an election day that is not expected to have a strong turnout overall.