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 >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
Prattville police chief Tim Huggins will end a 31-year career with the Prattville Police Department March 1. The chief didn't want to talk about why he was retiring but said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
"I have a daughter who will graduate soon and this is a good time to spend with her before she goes off to college," said Chief Huggins.
The chief's job in Prattville is an appointed position, one that serves at the pleasure of the mayor. Mayor Bill Gillespie says he's already found a replacement. Mark Thompson is the mayor's choice. Thompson is currently a commander with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
"He's been very active with the swat team in that area and the drug enforcement team in that area," said Mayor Gillespie.
Tim Huggins says has no regrets and thanked the city for the opportunity to serve as chief. Huggins was appointed by Mayor Gillespie in April 2011. Huggins had the option of returning to the rank of captain.
"I want to thank God.. my family and the hardworking men and women of this department," said Huggins.
As for Mark Thompson his hiring still must receive city council approval. The mayor is confident that will happen. If so Thompson takes over a force of 76 sworn officers and a budget of a little more than $7 million.
Mark Thompson declined to say anything publicly saying he wanted to wait until the city council approves his appointment Tuesday night.
Mayor Gillespie says he will also recommend to the council that Kellie Cook take over as department head for Leisure Services. Cook would replace Drew Peterson who is slated to go back to being the city's athletic director.