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  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    04/05/2015 4:15:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    http://www.wbrz.com ^ | 4/5/15 | Caroline McDougall
    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. State police say the trooper was already investigating an earlier crash involving a drunk driver on the side of I-12 near LA 3245 and O'Neal lane when 24-year-old Hall crashed into his Tahoe around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say both the trooper and the arrested driver from the previous...
  • U.S. marshal killed in gunfire exchange with fugitive was shot in neck, Baton Rouge coroner says

    03/11/2015 3:12:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/11/15 | Emily Lane
    Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was killed during a gunfire exchange with a fugitive Tuesday (March 10) in Baton Rouge, died of a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. He was 27. Coroner William "Beau" Clark released a preliminary report of the autopsy Wednesday (March 11) afternoon. The report labels the manner of death "homicide." The cause of death is listed as "exsanguination due to gunshot wound of neck."
  • The Diocese of Baton Rouge and the attack on the priest-penitent privilege

    01/22/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2015 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail. The Diocese of Baton Rouge and diocesan priest Father Jeff Bayhi were disappointed by the decision, which the diocese said has “significant ramifications for religious freedom in Louisiana and beyond.” “The diocese and Fr. Bayhi will continue their efforts to protect the guarantees of religious freedom set forth in our state and federal constitutions, and are...
  • Police officer comes in conflict with abortion 1992

    01/05/2015 6:04:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 5, 2015 | saynsumthn
    I came across a 2010 blog post by Tony Perkins which recounted his face to face conflict with abortion as a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during a pro-life Operation Rescue protest. Ironically, I had never heard his observations before as I was actually a reporter on the scene during those same protests. “Having grown up in a Christian home and having accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of nine, I just assumed that I was pro-life, even though I can’t recall ever hearing a sermon on the topic. After all, I thought, aren’t all...
  • Trial for man accused of beating family at gas station set for Monday (hate crime?)

    01/04/2015 9:58:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    The man accused of a gas station beating two years ago is expected in court on Monday. Donald Dickerson is facing battery charges after he allegedly beat up a family when they stopped to get gas on Plank Road in May of 2013. Police arrested Dickerson and ticketed two others. They are all accused of punching the family. Dickerson allegedly told the family they were in the "wrong neighborhood" before the attack. According to police, one of the victim suffered a broken eye socket, broken nose, and several lacerations to the face.
  • Baton Rouge prostitution sting nets arrests of 14(mugshots)

    09/27/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 68 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/14 | Emily Lane
    Baton Rouge police arrested 14 people Tuesday (Sept. 23) following an early morning prostitution sting. The sting, according to a press release from the Baton Rouge Police Department, was part of the department's effort to crack down in areas of high crime in the city. Detectives targeted street level prostitution, which resulted in the arrests, seizure of what they suspect was crack cocaine and the recovery of a missing person.
  • Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen.....

    08/23/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    U S Senate Rob Maness ^ | 8/22/14 | Maness Campaign
    Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Residency Qualifications.... Baton Rouge, LA - This morning, while officially qualifying for the November ballot, Col. Rob Maness (R-Louisiana) today delivered in-person, a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, calling on him to open an investigation examining the validity of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) residency status. "It appears that there are significant inconsistencies that warrant an investigation regarding the residency status of one of the candidates who has filed for United States Senate," Maness' letter says. "On Wednesday, August 20, 2014,...
  • Man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for possessing shotgun as undocumented immigrant

    07/17/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/14 | Quincy Hodges
    Juan Flores-Flores, 30, of Mexico had been deported at least three times prior to being sentenced to prison. Juan Flores-Flores, of Mexico, was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison after he was found guilty of possessing an assault style shotgun as an undocumented immigrant, United States Attorney Walt Green with the Middle District of Louisiana said in a news release Thursday evening.Flores' sentencing stems from a burglary investigation that occured Jan. 11 earlier this year
  • EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | staff
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”. “The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and he’s coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if it’s asthma he won’t be complaining about “abdominal pain” (except he’s NOT because he’s POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • Tea Party Express Baton Rouge April 25

    04/23/2014 3:59:01 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 4-22-14 | Tea Party Express
    Tea Party Express stopping in Baton Rouge, La. at 1130 am. Scheduled to speak: Col. Rob Maness, Candidate for US Senate.Paul Hollis, Candidate for US Senate.Paul Dietzel, Candidate for US House of Representatives.
  • KKK Flyers Passed Out to Residents

    03/30/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WBRZ ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    A disturbing flyer began circulating through some neighborhoods in Eunice this weekend. The flyer showcases the phone numbers for two KKK groups, calling themselves the White Knights. The flyer states, "the law abiding citizens in your community can sleep in peace knowing the klan is awake." The flyers were distributed to the homes of African-American residents over the weekend, according to KATC-TV. The papers were reportedly in bags filled with rocks and tossed at the homes of residents KATC reported. Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory said multiple people in Eunice made complaints to the police department about the incident. The...
  • Baton Rouge police arrest two teens in beating death

    02/19/2014 8:20:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Baton Rouge police arrested two teens Tuesday accused in the fatal Feb. 1 attack of a 55-year-old Indiana native, a crime that might have been committed simply because the teens wanted to see who hit harder. John Bannon, 1654 Clear Lake Lane, Baton Rouge, died Friday of injuries sustained when he fell onto the concrete sidewalk during the attack, fractured his skull and suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to the arrest warrant for Windall Lavel Herring. Bannon’s death leaves his family wondering why a man they described as a compassionate and caring individual was targeted. “You just want to know...
  • Blues legend 'Rockin' Tabby' Thomas dies

    01/02/2014 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Advocate ^ | January 2, 2014 | John Wirt
    Ernest “Rockin’ Tabby” Thomas, a swamp-blues performer, recording artist and founder of what for decades was the home of the blues in Baton Rouge, Tabby’s Blues Box and Heritage Hall, died before dawn Wednesday morning, days before his 85th birthday.
  • LA:Baton Rouge police: Woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed acquaintance

    11/16/2013 8:54:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    therepublic.com ^ | 15 November, 2013 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Baton Rouge police say an 18-year-old woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed a 19-year-old acquaintance after he attacked her.
  • Baton Rouge DA decides against hate crime in beating

    07/14/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 7/13/2013
    A Louisiana prosecutor says he won't pursue hate crime charges against a black man accused of beating a white man and telling the victim he was in "the wrong neighborhood." The Advocate reports that Donald Ray Dickerson, 41, is charged with assaulting the man at a Baton Rouge gas station in May. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday that he'll prosecute Dickerson as a habitual offender, instead of hate crime charges. Moore says Dickerson faces a much longer sentence under the habitual offender law and the victim supported his decision. Under the state's habitual offender...
  • Wrong color in the wrong place

    05/21/2013 4:26:03 AM PDT · by Anila · 40 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/18/13 | Colin Flaherty
    No one saw the sign that said, “No White People Allowed After Dark.” Maybe because it was dark. Or maybe it did not exist. So when a white family pulled into a Baton Rouge gas station in a black neighborhood 10 p.m. Sunday night after a Mother’s Day celebration, they had no idea they were in danger. But they were. Donald Dickerson, a black man, told them so, right before the assault began that would leave the father with a broken face, the mother unconscious, and the daughter badly bruised. All because they were the wrong color in the wrong...
  • Horror! White Family Knocked Unconscious at Gas Station for Being in Wrong Neighborhood (Video)

    05/14/2013 9:28:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    If this happened to a black family it would be national news. A white couple and his wife were knocked unconscious for buying gas in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time.
  • Family attacked for "being in wrong neighborhood"

    05/14/2013 6:34:56 AM PDT · by jwb0581 · 56 replies
    WAFB ^ | 5/13/13 | Kiran Chawla
    Stubbs said a man wearing a pink shirt was in line trying to pay for gas when Donald Dickerson, 41, started making fun of him, leading to an argument. "The defendant (Dickerson) approached the white male victim," the police report stated. It went on to read, "the defendant told him he was in the wrong neighborhood and he was not going to make it out." The victim said that's when he "was punched and knocked to the ground." At this time, his wife got out of the car and ran to help her husband. The victim said, "he continued to...
  • Police find bomb in the back of a truck (West Baton Rouge, LA)

    05/12/2013 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WAFB ^ | 5/12/13
    WEST BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police say a device found in the back of a truck on Plantation Avenue off Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish was a bomb.
  • Gosnell Abortion Clinic Worker Admits Snipping Spines of 10 Babies

    03/19/2013 9:06:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Not only did abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell snip the spines of babies he killed in his gruesome live-birth abortion process, an abortion clinic worker who worked for him admitted today she did too. Gosnell is charged with more than 30 criminal counts including the killing of seven newborn infants and a female patient in a botched abortion. Day one of the trial took place yesterday with opening statements and AP has more on an interesting revelation that came to light today. A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox...
  • What’s Kip Holden Doing Welcoming Louis Farrakhan?

    10/10/2012 2:43:55 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10 Oct 12 | MacAoidh
    We’ll have to make an adjustment to this, because it appears the Monroe Free Press’ account of Farrakhan’s speech didn’t have it quite right. Or maybe they did. Rannah Gray, Holden’s spokesperson, challenged the article on our Facebook by saying something rather interesting… “…the story posted about Mayor Holden “welcoming Louis Farrakhan” is completely false. He did not attend the event and was not even on the Southern Campus that day. We are requesting that the story be taken down.” Of course, if you parse the Monroe Free Press and Gray’s statement together you’ll notice that the Free Press didn’t...
  • What's going on in Baton Rouge (vanity)

    06/01/2012 10:02:22 PM PDT · by jwb0581 · 17 replies
    Within the last month, the law-abiding, tax-paying, functional citizens of Baton Rouge, LA have been dealt 2 body blows, the repercussions from which this city may never recover. First, the passing of the "CATS" tax, or Capital Area Transit System - better known to local taxpayers as the empty bus circuit. The CATS upgrade passed by a 54-46% vote a few weeks ago, and levied new property taxes on the producers to further subsidize an inefficient free transportation service for the non-producers. CATS buses are regularly seen running routes around town empty of passengers. One of the promised CATS improvements...
  • Eagle doing the breast stroke to retrieve dinner

    03/29/2012 8:50:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-29-12
    Ever See An Eagle Do The Breast Stroke? This footage was taken at MallardLakes subdivision in Baton Rouge .. Someone had shot a nutria, and it was floating dead in the water. I can't believe what this eagle did to bring that nutria in. I never saw an Eagle doing a breast-stroke before. http://www.youtube.com/embed/87xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0
  • As Mississippi River recedes, flood warning lifted for New Orleans [What flooding?]

    05/28/2011 9:15:13 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Times-Picayune [nola.com] ^ | 27-May-2011 | John Pope
    As Mississippi River recedes, flood warning lifted for New Orleans By John Pope, The Times-Picayune Based on a drop in the level of the swollen Mississippi River, the National Weather Service on Friday canceled its weeks-long flood warning for New Orleans and points downriver. Despite this development for south Louisiana, the weather service’s flood warning remains in effect for points upriver, including Baton Rouge, where levee seepage has led the state Office of Transportation and Development to close River Road’s southbound lane from North Third Street to State Capitol Drive. In New Orleans, the river’s flood stage is 17 feet,...
  • Recall petition targets Cascio (Baton Rouge RINO targeted by Tea Party)

    03/24/2011 9:16:15 AM PDT · by abb · 5 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | March 24, 2011 | Rebekah Allen
    A group of voters filed a recall petition Wednesday against East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Alison Cascio, saying her votes do not reflect the views of her District 11 constituents, according to a website promoting the recall. The petition was hand-delivered Tuesday to the Secretary of State’s Office. It was signed by Hunter Bridges and Charles Bowden, said Sailor Jackson, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s Office. Members of the recall committee deferred comment to the website http://www.recallcascio.com. It was unclear Wednesday how many people are involved in the recall effort. “Alison Cascio has been following a pattern of...
  • AUDIO: MoveOn Coordinator Caught On Tape At Union Rally: Tea Party Driven By Racism

    03/01/2011 12:17:26 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 9 replies
    This past Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. a MoveOn union rally was thrown together to protest Gov. Scott Walkers union legislation in Wisconsin. After the rally was held, a MoveOn coordinator was caught on tape saying the Tea Party is fueled by “class envy” and “racism.” The following is a partial transcript. We’ll call the person who wished to remain anonymous ‘Condor‘ for transcript reasons: MoveOn: My opinion is that, first of all, Tea Partiers tend to be in a wealthier category so even if you don’t currently benefit from it, people don’t want to tax millionaires because everyone believes,...
  • Total Gun Porn: Sons of Guns on Discovery Channel (vanity)

    02/03/2011 8:21:23 PM PST · by Free Vulcan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery channel ^ | 2.3.11 | Me
    Sons of Guns showcases one of America's most skilled and creative gun works, Red Jacket Firearms, and its founder, Will Hayden. While pursuing its bread-and-butter work with customizing and improving AK-47's, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana team delves into the world of historic and classic weapons. See how this amazing group of eclectic gunsmiths build one-of-a-kind custom firearms and other weapons every Wednesday at 9 p.m. E/P starting January 26.
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Report indicates (tax vote) racial disparity (It's now racist to oppose taxes)

    11/16/2009 4:40:36 AM PST · by abb · 47 replies · 1,744+ views
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | November 16, 2009 | Greg Garland
    White voters led defeat of bond issue Mayor-President Kip Holden’s proposed $901 million capital improvement tax package failed Saturday because of a lopsided “no” vote in suburban, predominantly white areas of East Baton Rouge Parish, according to an analysis of precinct vote totals. Voter turnout was substantially higher in predominantly white precincts, and the votes tended to be a reverse of those cast in predominantly African-American precincts, where the tax package enjoyed its strongest support. “The suburban vote was really strong, and really lopsided,” said Wayne Parent, an LSU political science professor. The tax package failed with 64 percent of...
  • Billion Dollar Baton Rouge tax going down in flames (my title)

    11/14/2009 7:35:25 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 1,576+ views
    Louisiana Secretary of State ^ | November 14, 2009 | Self
    A giant combination of sales and property taxes -almost a billion dollars - is going down in flames tonight in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Our friends at the Baton Rouge Tea Party led the charge to defeat this boondoggle. Congratulations are due. Here is their website. http://www.batonrougeteaparty.net/Default.aspx Here is today's news story about the vote. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/70085962.html
  • Louisiana: Speed Camera Company Runs Litter Camera Program

    08/04/2009 6:26:01 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 904+ views
    thenewspaper.com ^ | 07/23/09 | newspaper
    Speed camera maker sets up program allowing Baton Rouge, Louisiana to issue $167 automated litter tickets. Speed camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) next month will use its automated ticketing expertise to run a litter camera program for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Under first-of-its-kind initiative, city workers will drive around photographing neighborhoods with special cameras hooked into a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite tracking device. The workers will be looking to capture homes that might have litter, weeds or trash on their lawn so that a hefty fine can be imposed. "The mayor's office has put together a new enforcement program...
  • Baton Rouge police censoring citizens at ACORN's request (video)(Communism is here)

    07/27/2009 2:17:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 1,965+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 7/27/2009 | Writer
    Everyone in America needs to see this video. The police in Baton Rouge trample on American's free speech rights at the direction of Acorn. Is this the change people were expecting when they voted for Obama?
  • Baton Rouge Tea Party

    07/06/2009 9:13:10 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 7 replies · 1,080+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2009 | Laura Curtis
    Baton Rouge Independence Day Tea Party, posted at 9:42 am on July 6, 2009 by Laura The Baton Rouge Tea Party folks did a fabulous job on the Independence Day Rally. In spite of the brain-melting heat there was a turnout of around 500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate. Meaning I asked a cop and he took a wild guess. There wasn’t a good angle to get the entire crowd, but here are a few photos so you can judge the crowd size for yourselves. About 40 yards down from the steps was another crowd of 75-100 people...
  • Former teacher sentenced (female teacher gets probation)

    02/19/2009 7:31:33 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 2,191+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 02/17/09 | JOE GYAN JR.
    (Baton Rouge) - A former Belaire High School art teacher was put on probation after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges that accused her of having off-campus sex with a 15-year-old male student in the fall 2007. State District Judge Todd Hernandez actually sentenced 29-year-old Kesha D. Manuel to eight years in prison at hard labor on a felony charge of cruelty to a juvenile and six months in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a misdemeanor charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, but suspended both terms. Hernandez put Manuel on active supervised probation for five years on the felony...
  • MAF'S Honoring our Heroes Tour stopping in Austin tonight, Houston tomorrow!

    12/16/2008 12:19:30 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies · 1,000+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 12/16/2008 | Jim Robinson
    Just got a call from Syncro. The Tour is in San Antonio now. Will be in Austin tonight at 5:00 pm at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1030 Norwood Park Blvd and in Houston tomorrow at noon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 4810 Highway 6 N #A. Bring your flags and support the troops signs. Sponsor a care package for our troops! The Tour continues on to Baton Rouge and Mobile on Thursday, and on to Tallahassee and Jacksonville, FL on Friday!
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views
    www.wxvt.com ^ | 12/11/08 | www.wxvt.com
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • MAF Announcing Honoring Heroes at the Holidays II (FR Members Help Needed!)

    12/10/2008 11:41:17 AM PST · by Syncro · 16 replies · 1,479+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 10, 2008 | Staff
    MAF Announcing Honoring Heroes at the Holidays IIMove America Forward is thrilled to announce that we are bringing back Honoring Heroes at the Holidays to honor our troops again this Christmas and holiday season! Last year, MAF introduced Honoring Heroes at the Holidays and traveled to cities all over the country. We were so excited by the results that we had to do it again for 2008! Our troops deserve to know that we love and appreciate them! Starting December 13th, we’ll once again be hitting the road to take our message to the people of America who want to...
  • Puppy Dissected for Biology Assignment

    08/13/2008 9:41:24 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 35 replies · 332+ views
    wafb.com ^ | 08/13/08 | wafb9news
    A worker at a Baton Rouge photo lab is used to developing photographs of birthday parties, beautiful sunsets, and vacations. But a picture of a girl cutting up a dead puppy was a first. The worker, from a Baton Rouge Walgreens drug store, immediately called sheriff's deputies who launched an investigation. Deputies were led to a student from Woodlawn High School who told them her mother had gotten the dead puppy for her from the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control, according to a police report. The puppy that was given to the student's mother for the school assignment had...
  • Two held in attack on kittens

    07/12/2008 7:56:52 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 69 replies · 133+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 07/12/08 | SONIA SMITH
    Two men were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly stood by laughing as their pit bull ate a live kitten. Jeremy Johnson, 17, and Travis Johnson, 23, were arrested in a vacant lot in the 4900 block of Bradley Street after 911 dispatchers received an anonymous tip about the pair, a Baton Rouge police arrest affidavit says. When police and animal control officers arrived at 11:20 a.m., they saw Jeremy Johnson holding his pet pit bull’s leash while the dog consumed a kitten, according to police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely and the affidavit.
  • Democrats gain Baton Rouge U.S. House District for first time in 33 years

    05/03/2008 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 378+ views
    LA Secretary of State ^ | 05-03-08 | Theodore R.
    U. S. Representative, 6th Congressional District 508 of 512 precincts reporting Click here for Results by Parish 49,312 49.24% "Don" Cazayoux, D - 46,282 46.22% Louis "Woody" Jenkins, R - 443 .44% Peter J. Aranyosi, N - 3,705 3.70% Ashley Casey, N - 397 .40% Randall T. Hayes, O -
  • Congressional race very close in [LA] 6th District; Voting is Saturday in Baton Rouge area

    04/29/2008 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 109+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | 04-29-08 | Moller, Jan
    Congressional race very close in 6th District Voting is Saturday in Baton Rouge area Tuesday, April 29, 2008By Jan Moller BATON ROUGE -- The February retirement of Republican Congressman Richard Baker has set off a spirited election to fill his Baton Rouge-area seat, with Democrat Donald Cazayoux and Republican Woody Jenkins squaring off in a race that has attracted loads of national attention and money. Heading into Saturday's general election, the 6th District race remains too close to call, and both parties are flooding area airwaves and mailboxes with advertising in an attempt to get their voters to the polls.
  • Race may be issue in council vote

    04/07/2008 6:43:23 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 210+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 04/07/08 | SCOTT DYER
    A recent influx of black residents in Metro Councilwoman Martha Jane Tassin’s district could complicate her re-election bid this fall. When Tassin — a white Republican — was re-elected in 2004, black voters outnumbered white voters by about 500. Today, voter registration records show that there are some 3,530 more black voters than white voters in District 6. Some black leaders such as Councilman Ulysses “Bones” Addison are already targeting Tassin, claiming her district should be represented by an African-American. “It’s nothing personal against Mrs. Tassin, she’s a fine lady. But that seat should be held by a person of...
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School Reverses Denial of Field Trip Bus Use by Christian Club

    12/05/2007 2:07:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 379+ views
    frc ^ | 12.03.07
    BATON ROUGE, La. After Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court, school officials decided that an immediate course correction was in order. They have now agreed to permit a Christian student to use school buses for a field trip for her One Way Club, just like her classmates in the Arabic Club or the Gay-Straight Alliance can. According to its official website, the school is "[a] Celebration in Excellence and Creativity and Individuality . . ." As their initial decision was a clear denial of granting equal access to all students, that celebration of "Individuality"...
  • Caption Bill Clinton praying with New Orleans residents

    02/26/2007 12:48:58 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 80 replies · 2,783+ views
    ProPeace.net ^ | unknown | unknown
  • Area Muslims react to Saddam’s death(Baton Rouge, LA)

    12/31/2006 8:01:39 AM PST · by Ellesu · 61 replies · 1,518+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 12/31/06 | MARK F. BONNER
    Muslims gathered for prayer in Baton Rouge said Saturday morning that they are upset deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s execution was carried out on a holy day. At the New Islamic Center of Baton Rouge at 235 E. Airport Ave., a congregation of a few hundred knelt and faced toward Mecca in prayer as Eid al-Adha, the most important feast of the Muslim calendar, got under way. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to forfeit all things to God, including the life of his son, Ishmael. “An execution on this holy day sends...
  • Birthday girl served 22-pound lobster

    11/17/2006 4:48:23 AM PST · by chemicalman · 43 replies · 1,422+ views
    The Advocate via The Dead Pelican ^ | Nov 16, 2006 | JARED JANES
    There were more than a few cries of amazement Tuesday evening as the servers and chef at Sullivan’s Steakhouse wheeled a 22-pound lobster — a soon-to-be $500 entrée — to the table in the center of the room. Chelsea, as the estimated 110-year-old lobster had lovingly become known in its last few hours of life, got a star’s treatment at the restaurant, complete with an entry behind servers waving flashing sparklers while it sat atop a rolling cart decorated with a black tablecloth, cilantro, lemons and peppers. “It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen,” Bill Harter, a Maryland native who is...
  • Man arrested for indecent behavior at elementary school (Baton Rouge)

    11/13/2006 5:49:39 PM PST · by Ellesu · 7 replies · 330+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 11/13/06 | Kimberly Vetter
    A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday for fondling an 11-year-old in the boy’s bathroom at Dufrocq Montessori Elementary Magnet, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman said Monday. School officials found Marcus Deandre Dunn in the bathroom about 2:45 p.m. after an 11-year-old reported being grabbed by a man and inappropriately touched through the clothes, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely. Dunn told police he had hidden in the school bathroom several times before, McKneely said. “He admitted he gets urges to perform this behavior about once a month,” he said. Dunn does not have a criminal history in East Baton Rouge Parish,...
  • Jews, Backward Baton Rouge, and Bigoted Louisiana

    10/01/2006 3:48:54 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 4 replies · 429+ views
    http://theponderingamerican.blogspot.com ^ | Oct 1 2006 | ponderingamerican
    Sunday, October 01, 2006 Jews, Backward Baton Rouge, and Bigoted Louisiana Last night after the Louisiana Secretary of State's race results were in, I remembered a very annoying article that appeared on a liberal internet site. A few months ago on the Huffington Post the following appeared: ".....Now, I lived in Baton Rouge from age 1 to 14. A more assertively provincial, narrow-minded, anti-progressive, anti-New South place you could not hope to find. The people who choose to occupy its many lifeless, cookie-cutter subdivisions are defined by the fact that they hate New Orleans and everything that it represents: crime,...
  • Baby Stabbed on BR Interstate; Suspect Crashes Downtown (Baton Rouge, LA)

    09/22/2006 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 28 replies · 1,232+ views
    wafb.com ^ | 09/22/06 | wafb
    Horrified witnesses watched as a man allegedly picked up a two-year-old girl late Friday afternoon and repeatedly stabbed the child alongside Interstate 110 near the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police spokesman Corporal L'Jean McKneely says the incident began around 5:15 p.m. Friday. As of 8:30pm Friday, the infant was listed in extremely critical condition at a Baton Rouge hospital. "She has a 50-50 chance to live," McKneely said. McKneely says a knife was still lodged in the girl's head when she arrived at the hospital. A 27-year-old man, his 26-year-old wife, and little girl were riding in...
  • LSU students plan tailgate protests of Confederate flag

    09/03/2006 12:39:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    espn ^ | Sep. 1, 2006
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The flag blends a symbol of the Confederacy with the school colors of Louisiana State University, a combination that provokes anger from blacks and creates headaches for the university. Black students held a string of game-day protests last year -- the largest attracting several hundred participants -- to demand that the school prohibit fans on campus from flying the banner, a Confederate-style flag in the purple and gold of the LSU Fighting Tigers. The protests resulted in a few scuffles and a lot of attention in the news media -- but no ban on the flag....