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) -
The 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark listened to testimony Tuesday that described a 1950's era ordinance as archaic. Steven Myers is the defendant in the case which seeks to have him evict four former and current LSU students from a house they are renting from him on Cherry Dale Ave. The lawsuit is being pushed by Paul Naquin who lives in the neighborhood.
According to the City-Parish Unified Development Code, residential neighborhoods zoned A-1 can only have "single family" occupants in them. In the code "family" is described as "an individual or two or more persons who are related by blood, marriage, or legal adoption living together." The suit seeks to have Myers slapped with an injunction prohibiting him from renting.
"Mr. Naquin wants birth certificates," says Myers. "Every landlord to get a birth certificate and hospital records to show how people are related. It's pretty onerous."
"I'm not the only one that's concerned," says Naquin. "I feel very passionate. I know tons of residents in A-1 single family houses that are just very concerned about what's happening. People are coming in buying a house and filling it with 5, 6, 7 people and it's totally out of the contest of single family neighborhoods."
Myers was mad at the law suit and is counter-suing the City-Parish seeking to have the ordinance declared unconstitutional. Plus it's not just about college students. Dana Berkowitz an LSU sociologist testified on Myers behalf talking about the changing definitions of family-noting examples like couples now choosing to live together without being married, same sex couples with foster kids, or even senior citizens sharing a home as a means of saving money.
Testimony wrapped up Tuesday afternoon. Judge Clark gave everyone a week to file post trial briefs.