Suit filed in BR federal court in GM recall
General Motors kept consumers and the general public in the dark for years about a dangerous ignition switch defect that has forced the auto giant to recall millions of vehicles, a lawsuit filed in federal court in Baton Rouge alleges.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Museum's exhibits on Iberville ethnic groups proves hit
Sometimes the grandest project starts out as the smallest idea, as Rita Lynn Jackson, project director for the " People of Iberville " exhibits that have graced the Iberville Parish Museum since 2008, can attest.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for April 18, 2014
A 20-year old man was arrested Thursday on first-degree murder and other counts in the June 9 fatal shooting of Octavia Jackson, 27, at Club Shenanigans, 3964 Plank Road.
Lawmaker scraps bill toughening appeals process
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Judge rules bullets can be used in Beauregard Town slaying case
One of two unfired bullets found in Aramis Jackson's pants pocket in August 2010 - four weeks before he allegedly shot and killed a woman in Beauregard Town and wounded her young daughter - matches evidence collected at the murder scene, a prosecutor told a judge Friday.
Edward Pratt: Two decades ago, warnings were there
If Baton Rouge's black community thinks violence is crippling its young adults, just wait until the next generation grows up.
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Storms bring rain, high winds & hail
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Friday morning for parts of southeast Louisiana, but the effects were far less than what western parts of the state experienced.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Jackson woman booked in knife attack
A Jackson woman booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison is accused of attacking another woman with a knife, cutting her once and stabbing her twice, late Saturday night in the parking lot of the Men's Club.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Five men, a woman, indicted in rape of 12-year-old girl last year
A convicted sex offender from Port Allen, who allegedly repeatedly raped his girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter last year and arranged sexual encounters between the girl and other adults, was indicted Wednesday along with five others in the rape of the child.