Warrant: Alec Baldwin didnt know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. The assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a…

Hurricane Laura: Many commercial buildings being condemned

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor says 300 to 400 commercial buildings damaged last year by Hurricane Laura are being condemned or marked for demolition. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter told the City Council on Wednesday that he realizes business owners have needed time to work with insurance companies and the Federal Emergency…

Interim Lafayette Police Chief on administrative leave, under investigation

LAFAYETTE – The man selected to temporarily lead Lafayette’s Police Department has been accused in a sexual harassment allegation, according to a statement issued Thursday by Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG). LCG has launched an investigation into the harassment claims and the man at the very center of the claims, Interim Lafayette Police Chief Wayne Griffin,…

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was sentenced to for his…

Channel 2’s Best Bet$ week 8: College Football

Last week, we almost hit the parley in our college football Best Bet$. The first four games all hit (Syracuse +13, A&M -8.5, Bama -17, and Ole Miss -2.5.) All we needed was Arizona State to cover -1 vs Utah. In the first half it looked good as the Sun Devils took a 21-7 halftime…

Interstate police pursuit ends in Port Allen

WEST BATON ROUGE  – Louisiana State Police have captured a suspect who led them on a vehicular pursuit Friday morning. State Police say the chase began in West Baton Rouge when authorities spotted a driver in a stolen vehicle on I-10 East and attempted to pull the driver over. Instead of complying, the suspect evaded…

Worker dies after incident at Geismar plant Thursday

GEISMAR – A plant worker died Thursday after an incident at the Honeywell plant in Ascension Parish. According to The Advocate, the deadly incident happened sometime Thursday at the Honeywell facility in Geismar. No other details related to the accident were immediately available.  Read the full statement below: “We are deeply saddened by the death of…

18-year-old allegedly led deputies on 140 mph chase through multiple parishes

CONVENT – An 18-year-old led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase through three parishes Thursday.  The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, happened Thursday afternoon on LA 70. The department said the driver, identified as 18-year-old Kylin Joseph, refused to pull over for deputies after a traffic violation.  Joseph led law enforcement eastbound down the highway, crossing…

Deputies: Man fatally shoots neighbor in dispute over a cat

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of killing his neighbor in a dispute over a cat that wandered into his yard, sheriff’s officials said. Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr., 58, became angry when the cat went into his yard Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. He went to his neighbor’s home in Umatilla…

Councilman censured after outburst at public meeting, charged in fight at his law office

PRAIRIEVILLE – Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron was issued a summons last week after a violent confrontation involving a client at his law offices, a week before he was removed from a public meeting for an outburst that was caught on video.  The incident happened Oct. 15 at Orgeron’s office in Prairieville. Orgeron and the…

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Alec Baldwin speaks out regarding deadly shooting on movie set

After a fatal shot that killed a woman and injured a man was accidentally fired on the set of a film called ‘Rust,’ the actor who pulled the trigger released a statement Friday morning.  Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to address the shooting incident that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury…

US Marshals: 8 missing kids found, 18 sex offenders arrested

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight missing or endangered children were rescued and 18 sex offenders were arrested during recent investigations around New Orleans, the U.S. Marshals Service says. Two operations led by the Eastern District of Louisiana New Orleans Task Force ran from Aug. 1 until Sept. 30, according to a news release from the…

Alec Baldwin releases statement regarding deadly shooting on movie set

After a deadly shot that killed a woman and injured a man was accidentally fired on the set of a film called ‘Rust,’ the actor who pulled the trigger released a statement Friday morning.  Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to address the shooting incident that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury…

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating effects of a global pandemic. The Biden administration said…

La officials release private recreational red snapper landing estimates through Oct. 10

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) on Friday, released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through October 10, 2021. LA Creel, LDWF’s near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 655,033 pounds, or 80 percent, of Louisiana’s 2021 annual private recreational allocation of 832,493 pounds have been harvested to date. The…

La Dept of Education allocates $5.4 million in Accelerating Schools funding

BATON ROUGE – A number of K-12 schools in Louisiana will receive extra funding to help improve student performance.      According to a Thursday morning news release from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), $5.4 million dollars in Accelerating Schools funding will be allocated to various schools throughout the state. The Accelerating Schools initiative…

Entergy searching for ways to cover over $2 billion cost of post-Ida utility work

BATON ROUGE – After Hurricane Ida hit south Louisiana with a devastating blow, Entergy was faced with a lengthy list of repairs and improvements that the company is still working to complete.  As the work continues, some customers are wondering how such improvements will be paid for. The price tag for the damage and recovery…

Ascension to complete collection of storm debris

ASCENSION PARISH – Ascension Parish issued a Thursday morning news release regarding the Parish’s completion of its removal of Hurricane Ida storm debris. Less than one week after the storm hit, debris removal crews started working seven days a week, and they are nearly finished with the task. Those who still have storm debris to…

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 high school massacre in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. Cruz, 23, entered his pleas in a courtroom hearing attended by a dozen relatives of victims after answering a long list of questions from Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer aimed…

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Officials search for arsonist behind overnight house fire on N. 36th Street

BATON ROUGE – A vacant home in north Baton Rouge was intentionally set on fire overnight Tuesday, according to officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD). BRFD personnel were notified about the blaze shortly after midnight and quickly made their way to 717 N. 36th Street, where they found flames creeping through the unoccupied…

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks. Federal regulators…

First responders called to plane crash near Houston Executive Airport in Texas

WALLER COUNTY, Texas – A plane went down near Houston, Texas mid-morning Tuesday, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK.  First responders rushed to the Waller County crash site, which was near the Houston Executive Airport, and assisted in extinguishing a large fire following the crash.  Officials have yet to confirm how many people were on…

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