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 >>
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
A plan to let Alabama school systems get around some state regulations could be headed for success with a little retooling.
State Senator Arthur Orr said the School Flexibility Bill has plenty of support in the senate.
The bill was approved in the state house last week.
It would let school districts apply to make some of their own decisions on hiring and funding instead of being bound by state regulations.
The teachers union has come out against it, but Orr said it can improve education in the state.
"Sometimes change is difficult and sometimes going through the process of change can be disturbing, however, sometimes change can be good," said Orr. "The needs of the Black Belt are very different from Huntsville, Madison County and the surrounding areas and so this will allow us to do some innovative things in the world of education in Alabama."
Orr said lawmakers will have to work out differences between the house and senate versions of the flexibility bill.
A major one could be possible changes in the rules for teachers' tenure.
The bills are different from each other on that issue.
Orr said it is promising that some version of the flexibility bill should come through the state legislature this session.