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) -
President Barack Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to
$9 dollars an hour during his State of the Union speech has
renewed the age-old debate about whether boosting the wage helps or hurts the
"What it's going to do is suppose you run Baton Rouge General for
example," says LSU economist Loren Scott. "You have a whole stream of different
people's salary at different salary levels that work for you. If you're forced
to raise the lowest rate of the lowest group you ultimately are going to be
forced to raise the rate of everybody's wage rate. That's just the way things
Parties Start Here owner Nelson Maddox agrees with Scott.
"It will affect everybody's business. From a McDonalds to everybody because the
cost of doing business and the cost of living is going to go up considerably."
Over at TJ Ribs, owner/manager Kevin Kimball partially
agrees. He says all of his workers are over the current $7.25 minimum wage.
"Any time there are other options for the employees," says Kimball. "Whether its
money-driven or not you just have to deal with it."
In all, 19 states and the District of Columbia have minimum
wages set above the federal rate. Washington state is the highest at $9.19 per