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There was an announcement Tuesday morning that a full service grocery store will be built in downtown Baton Rouge. Matherne's is going to build a 15,000 square foot day supermarket at Third and Main streets. TheMore >>
There was an announcement Tuesday morning that a full service grocery store, apartments and a hotel will be built in downtown Baton Rouge.More >>
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Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:03 AM EST2013-12-10 15:03:58 GMT
A man accused of molesting a young girl is free on bond. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Kegan Clements, 24, of Charenton, was arrested Monday on a warrant for molestation of a juvenile. He isMore >>
Deputies said a man accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl was arrested and then released after posting a $50,000 bond.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:46 PM EST2013-12-10 23:46:44 GMT
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According to Spin magazine, Bob Marley's estate is suing Raising Cane's for adopting the phrase "One Love" as its trademark.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-12-10 18:48:13 GMT
From LSU PD:Baton Rouge, LA - The suspect in the rape that occurred on the LSU Campus on November 23, 2013 has been taken into custody. On December 9, 2013, Albert Carlos Ford age 32 of Atlanta, GA,More >>
Atlanta Police have arrested a suspect in a rape that happened on the LSU campus on November 23, during the LSU vs. Texas A&M game.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Jodi Arias' attorney Kirk Nurmi has asked to withdraw from the case on two occasions.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Wednesday is expected to include a vote to approve $200,000 be moved to help pay for Nurmi's salary.
Nurmi normally makes $125 per hour. In a previous attempt when Nurmi asked off the case, the court denied his request and increased his rate, doubling it to approximately $225 per hour.
"At that time, the court ordered that he stay on the case, and in addition to that, he be paid [more than] the typical $125 an hour rate," said county spokesperson Cari Gerchick.
"He's actually being paid $225 an hour," she continued.
Arias was convicted on May 8 of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
On Monday, Nurmi said one of Arias' friends, Patti Womack, who was scheduled to be a witness allegedly received death threats and was scared to testify. The judge reiterated on Tuesday that Womack would not be present to testify on Arias' behalf.
Nurmi's request for a mistrial was based on his claims that Arias had not gotten a fair trial because their motions to sequester the jury and keep cameras out of the courtroom were denied.
After the judge denied the request, Nurmi immediately followed with the defense's request to withdraw from the case.
The judge also denied the request to withdraw, and Nurmi told the judge that Arias would be the only person to testify on her behalf in the penalty phase of the trial.
Arias' fate is now in the hands of the jury deliberating whether she will spend the rest of her life in prison or be executed.
To date, the case has cost the county more than $1.6 million to prosecute.
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