Email stirs new debate about Sterling shooters' temperament
Posted on 9/18/2018 11:38:00 AM.

The civil case involving the Alton Sterling shooting has uncovered a communication sent one year before Sterling’s shooting death by Officer Blane Salamoni where one his superiors questioned the former Baton Rouge cop’s sanity. Sterling Family Attorney Chris Stewart says the revelation validates the family’s claim that Salamoni should have never been given a badge.
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This Labor Day weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Gustav
Posted on 8/31/2018 11:35:00 AM.
Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Gustav making landfall near Cocodrie with 105 miles per winds. The storm left 1-point-5 million without power in Louisiana and former Entergy spokesperson Jeff Holeman told Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster the outages were extensive.
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I-10 Corridor Expansion public meetings start today
Posted on 8/28/2018 2:32:00 AM.

The department of transportation is preparing to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge to three lanes, which will require the state to buy at least 17 homes and four businesses.

“There are a small number of businesses and a small number of homes that will be given that option to be relocated, with a very small number that will be required,” said state Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson. 
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Baton Rouge Rouses' Employee Gifted a New Car
Posted on 8/22/2018 12:53:00 PM.

A Baton Rouge Rouses’ employee whose act of kindness toward an autistic teen became a viral video, now has a new set of wheels. Jordan Taylor already received six-figures for his college education and is enrolled at Grambling State, so he did not attend the presentation of the car from Neighbors Federal Credit Union. His mother, Teresa Taylor, was on hand to express the family’s gratitude.
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BR attorney questions why his client was shot in the back by State Trooper
Posted on 8/2/2018 6:31:00 AM.
The attorney for a 19-year-old shot by a state trooper during a traffic stop in Baton Rouge last month says he’s got questions as to why his client was shot in the back. Lawyer Don Cazayoux disputes Trooper Kasha Domingue's claim that she fired her weapon at the man, because he was charging her.
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Bill to require trucks to drive in right lane on Baton Rouge interstates passes committee
Posted on 4/16/2018 12:35:00 PM.
A bill that would require 18-wheelers to be in the right lane while traveling on interstates through Baton Rouge from 4 to 7 PM on weekdays passed the House Transportation Committee. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says he’s trying to do something about the daily back-ups that happen in the capital city.
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Major construction begins today just west of Baton Rouge
Posted on 4/1/2018 1:44:00 AM.

Work has begun on a major road and bridge renovation project on Interstate 10 from LA 347, the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge to LA 77 in Grosse Tete, just west of Baton Rouge. Construction will run day and night to have the project finished by June 2019. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallet says a lot of work needs to be done.
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AG Jeff Landry: No criminal charges in Sterling shooting
Posted on 3/27/2018 12:13:00 PM.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has ruled criminal charges are not warranted against two white Baton Rouge police officers who fatally shot a black man during an altercation in front of a convenience store in July of 2016. Landry’s office reviewed the evidence of the Alton Sterling shooting for nearly a year.
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BRPD to release Sterling documents, evidence in near future
Posted on 3/27/2018 12:02:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s decision not to charge the two officers who shot Alton Sterling is not the end of the case. The Baton Rouge Police Department will review the incident, and is expected to make a decision on the employment status of Officers Salamoni and Lake by the end of the week. Chief Murphy Paul says the public will have access to much of the same material as investigators.
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Dardenne issues challenge to pro budget cut legislators
Posted on 3/13/2018 1:02:00 PM.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is warning that lawmakers will not be able to cut their way to a balanced budget for next fiscal year. He testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee today and reiterated the governor’s call to wrap up the regular session in early May, so that a special session that addresses revenue can be called to tackle the fiscal cliff.
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