Controversial changes made to Walker South roundabout

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LIVINGSTON PARISH – Police say work on the Walker South roundabout is complete, and drivers should be prepared for the changes. DOTD began working to reconstruct the I-12 eastbound exit ramp in order to move the point at which the ramp intersects the south roundabout. “The whole point of a roundabout is to have traffic continuously flow,” Read More

Mayor stumped over asphalt found in sewer station

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SORRENTO – A bizarre discovery in Sorrento is costing the town thousands of dollars. Brick-size chunks of asphalt were found inside the town’s biggest sewer station. Now, the Mayor is trying to figure out how this happened. Mayor Mike Lambert asked the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate and find out if this was an Read More

Advocacy group calls for school board member to resign over tirade caught on video

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BATON ROUGE – A non-profit organization is calling for the resignation of East Baton Rouge School Board member Connie Bernard. The non-profit Stand for Children Louisiana released a statement Thursday afternoon calling for Bernard to step down after she was recorded berating a group of teens inside a stranger’s home. Video showed Bernard shouting profanity Read More

Police, FBI investigate threat against La. mayoral candidate

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Photo: Shreveport Times SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Police in Louisiana and the FBI are investigating a threat against a Shreveport mayoral candidate. Louisiana State Police trooper Glenn Younger told the Shreveport Times on Thursday an investigation was opened after Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven Jackson claimed he was anonymously threatened. Jackson said in a news conference Read More

Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses

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NEW YORK (AP) – Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for a disease that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures. The company had closed the Powell, Ohio, store last month for cleaning when it Read More

New Orleans park’s beignet battle rolls on as lease revoked

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Photo: WWL-TV NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A famed New Orleans beignet and coffee shop will avoid being displaced by a competitor at one of the country’s oldest urban parks for now. News outlets report a judge ruled in Morning Call’s favor Wednesday, nullifying Cafe du Monde’s lease on City Park’s Casino Building. Judge Christopher Bruno Read More

Minor injuries reported after school bus crash on Hooper Road

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BATON ROUGE – Emergency responders were called to a crash involving a school bus before 9 a.m. The crash was reported in the 6400 block of Hooper Road. Authorities say there were no children on the bus at the time of the crash. One person has minor injuries. Authorities didn’t say what caused the crash. This is Read More

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

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Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they are among the sexual abuse victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Ross, who won gold as part of the “Fierce Five” at the 2012 Olympics, tells The Associated Press the abuse began when she was 13 and continued throughout her career. Read More

Three transported after car crashes into tree on Nicholson Drive

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BATON ROUGE – Emergency responders were called to a crash involving a car that hit a tree Thursday morning. The crash was reported on Nicholson Drive before 7:30 a.m. Sources say three people were transported to an area hospital in very serious and critical condition. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Read More

Thief steals truck carrying nearly $100k worth of ramen noodles

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FAYETTE COUNTY, GA – Police in Georgia are looking for a thief who made off with a tractor trailer carrying nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles. Deputies in Fayette County say the 53-foot truck packed with noodles was stolen about two weeks ago. The driver of the truck estimated there were $98,000 worth of noodles in Read More