Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

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Photo: WFAA FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Read More

Police: Louisiana students laced teacher’s drink

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EUNICE, La. (AP) – Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher’s drink and filmed it on Snapchat. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances. Police say the students mixed Krud Kutter, an all-purpose Read More

A new Era for Muslim women at the Baton Rouge Mosque

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BATON ROUGE- The number of Muslim women in leadership is slowly increasing across the world and those changes have made their way to Baton Rouge’s Mosque. More than 25 years as Muslim and Jane Aslam never saw herself pioneering change in the Islamic community. “It’s amazing journey dude, an amazing journey,” Jane said. Now that Read More

Second annual BR Oyster Fest creating opportunities for downtown businesses

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BATON ROUGE – Today thousands of people poured into downtown Baton Rouge to enjoy oysters prepared every way from char-grilled, to raw, and everything in between. It’s events like the Baton Rouge Oyster Festival that are creating endless opportunities for businesses in the area. “Very unique kind of festival, featuring oysters cooked in a lot Read More

Country star Travis Tritt’s tour bus involved in fatal wreck

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Photo: ABC CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was “sideswiped” in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina. News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Highway 22 in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries. Tritt tweeted that his tour bus sustained minor damage Read More

Former Louisiana prosecutor now a federal inmate

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Photo: Nola.com NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Three years after his conviction on federal corruption charges, a former Louisiana prosecutor is finally serving his sentence. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports St. Tammany and Washington parishes District Attorney Walter Reed surrendered Friday at the federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia, to begin a four-year prison term. Reed, who had remained free Read More

Man accused of imprisoning woman after refusing sexual favors

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BATON ROUGE- Police arrest a man in wheelchair for holding a woman hostage after he was unable to have sex with her. Authorities were dispatched to an apartment complex at 4243 Florida Boulevard around 11 p.m. Friday night. Once they arrived at the scene they found Daniel Anderson seated in a wheelchair outside an apartment Read More

Man and woman arrested after police chase in Lake Charles

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(left) Kenneth Batiste (right) Lynda Batiste CALCASIEU PARISH – A man and woman were arrested Friday morning after leading Louisiana State Police on a pursuit from Lacassine to Lake Charles. Friday, shortly after 9 a.m., a Trooper assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D attempted to stop a 2018 Nissan Altima for a traffic violation on Read More