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 >>
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.