Our Views: LAGCOE search for answers leads to New Orleans

17 hours ago The Advocate 0
There were signposts along the road from Lafayette to New Orleans that might have convinced LAGCOE’s leadership that changing the biennial event’s location from the smaller city to the larger one would generate greater success. There were signals, too, that the oil-and-gas industry’s premier trade show could have stayed home in Lafayette, where the Louisiana Read More

Man allegedly harassed LSU students, tried to take officer’s taser

17 hours ago WBRZ 0
Makhi Eames BATON ROUGE – LSU police nabbed a man accused of stalking and harassing two students on Tuesday. Two women called campus police when 21-year-old Makhi Eames  allegedly approached and chased them, yelling for them to “punch him.” Eames reportedly stopped chasing the women around the Himes Hall area, but that wasn’t the only Read More

Fire Dept. responds to blaze caused by electrical short

20 hours ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Early Wednesday morning, occupants of a Chippewa Street area home stood outside and watched as the Baton Rouge Fire Department put out a blaze that was started by an electrical short. The electrical short was traced back to the home’s attic.  When firefighters got to the house on Dalton Street, which runs Read More

Shaquille O’Neal shares his opinion on China, NBA controversy

21 hours ago WBRZ 0
Basketball icon and former LSU star, Shaquille O’Neal shared his opinion on the spat between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and China, siding with Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey and his right to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.  According to CNN, O’Neal said, “As Amerian people, we do a lot of business in Read More

Is Baton Rouge’s drinking water safe? Feds say yes but environmental group questions standards

23 hours ago The Advocate 0
Baton Rouge’s drinking water may be in compliance with federal health standards, but a Washington, D.C.-based environmental nonprofit says that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe because the federal guidelines are antiquated.  The Environmental Working Group released an updated version of its Tap Water Database on Wednesday detailing the levels of chemical and radioactive contaminants in Read More

Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish

1 day ago The Advocate 0
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Sunday and noon Tuesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: James Berteau, 33, 9432 Airline Highway, Sorrento, first-offense DWI, careless operation and driver’s license not on person.  Read More