BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances." The group was scheduled to play August 24 at Champions Square along with Keith Sweat and En Vogue. A press releasedmore>>
Boyz II Men have canceled Sunday's show in New Orleans for "unforeseen circumstances."
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkmore>>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.more>>
Metairie, La. -
Five years after construction began, the Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Center still sits unfinished. The facility has been plagued with design problems and delayed over and over again. Now project completion may only be a year away, but that depends on whether the parish continues to get money from the state.
Work continues on the project that was only suppose to cost $26.5 million. That price tag has since ballooned to more than $47 million, the majority of it state money.
"There are other obligations within Jefferson Parish that the state needs to handle that I think are being neglected," said Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts.
Roberts plans to introduce a resolution asking the legislature not to continue sending money to the parish to fund the project, which initially projected to open in 2009.
"The main purpose behind my resolution is that I think we've waited too long on some of these projects, and we can't continue to have this be the only project that benefits from state dollars in Jefferson Parish," said Roberts.
"We're in between a rock in a hard place. Again, we inherited this issue but we have to bring it to completion," said Jefferson Parish President John Young.
Young says he's hoping a funding resolution later this month will be what's needed to finally get the center open.
"It's a combination of a state-parish project. We went back to the legislature this past session, got a total of $6 million... $2.6 million, and $3.4 million adding up to $6 million. It's supposed to be coming up before the bond commission," said Young.
Young says he's working with the parish attorney, the project contractor and sub-contractors to try to put together what he calls a global resolution on the issue.
"We have a plan, it all depends on the bond commission," said Young. "We're trying to get it to a date of completion before the next calendar year. I mean, that's where we're going, that's what we're shooting for."
"When the last request for additional funding and additional revenue was made, we were assured that that was going to be the last request. Now we're hearing rumblings that that's not going to be the last request," said Roberts.
Roberts will present his resolution at Wednesday's Jefferson Parish council meeting, and says it's possible that if the legislature zero's funding for the center, the parish administration may have to come up with another funding source to get the doors open. There's still no hard number on how much more money it will take to complete it, but the projected costs are around $10 million.
Young says at this point, there's no other option but to finish the Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Center and get it open.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
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