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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Education and law enforcement leaders are taking a look at
security procedures in Louisiana schools just one day after President Barack
Obama announced his plan to curb violence across the country. Thursday, dozens
of people testified about school safety procedures before the House Select Committee
on Homeland Security.
State Superintendent John White recommended to lawmakers
that they should modify the state law that requires all elementary and
secondary public schools to have a written crisis management and response plan.
"We think the Legislature would be advised to look at the requirements," said
White. "Not just regarding how the plan is required but what is it to be
required to be done with it such as rehearsal."
St. James Parish Sheriff Gary Champagne was blunt about the
way law enforcement agencies deal with "active shooter" drills. "When a gunman
invades a school, we train our deputies to go in and take out the threat; which
means to go out and try to kill them," says Champagne.
State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson explained that the
process of getting the state's schools attack proof will take some time. "I
wish there was a quick solution," Edmonson told the panel. "It's a work in
State officials have already met with law enforcement in
cities like Aurora, CO to get their recommendations.