Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:37:59 GMT
BAYTOWN, TX (KHOU/CBS) - A man who hid in a woman's vehicle attempting to rob her ended up in the hospital when she gave him more of a fight than he bargained for. Dorothy Baker was driving home with herMore >>
Dorothy Baker was willing to protect her two boys from harm at all costs, and things turned out worse for the suspect than for her family.More >>
LSU fans watched on pins and needles from the get go Tuesday afternoon as the Tigers fell behind early in their elimination game at the College World Series. Fans like Thomas Allen, who called in sickMore >>
LSU fans watched on pins and needles from the get go Tuesday afternoon as the Tigers fell behind early in their elimination game at the College World Series.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:13:43 GMT
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house fire early Wednesday morning. It sparked at a home in the 700 block of Holt Drive in Baton Rouge around 3:30 a.m. Holt is off Goodwood BoulevardMore >>
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that sent a woman and her five children running for their lives early Wednesday morning.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
It was supposed to be a big night at Baton Rouge Metro Council, but the big item stalled right out of the gate. Also on the agenda were the controversial red light cameras.
As of now, the acting Baton Rouge Police Chief is Carl Dabadie, but just how the next permanent chief is selected was an issue few members of Metro Council were hoping to discuss Wednesday night.
It has been one week since Dewayne White says he was fired as Baton Rouge Police Chief. Mayor Kip Holden says he has not fired White but is seriously considering terminating his employment. A public hearing on that matter is set for next week. The current hiring and firing of the police chief is handled by the Mayor's office. No approval by Metro Council is necessary and that is a process Council Woman Denise Marcelle would like to see change.
She called for an open discussion for Wednesday's meeting to talk about other scenarios such as council appointment or even a public election for the position, but that proposal for discussion was quickly rejected by new Councilman John Delgado.
The council spoke about extending Baton Rouge's red light camera system. The item, which was added to the agenda by Mayor Kip Holden, would extend the city's contract until 2018.
When it came down to it, the red light camera contract was extended until December 31, 2013. Council wants more stats to decide whether the program is working. The vote for extending the contract passed 7 to 1. Councilman Scott Wilson voted against it and four people were absent.