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>>
Baton Rouge, La. - Louisiana's House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give the St. Tammany Parish Council control over salaries and spending in the parish Coroner's Office.
"The coroner is currently paid $203,000 for a part-time job, which rose to $230,000 after cashing in unused sick leave," Burns told colleagues on the House floor Tuesday afternoon.
Under the bill, the Parish Council would set the office salaries and oversee purchases, many of which have been highlighted by FOX 8 News and the Times-Picayune.
"A $63,000 tractor for his office, two take-home cars for the office, both assigned to the coroner, and use of a public credit card by the CFO and other employees," read Burns from his notes, "and of course there were trips to conferences at Napa Valley and Hilton Head.
The bill passed easily on a 91-0 vote. It now moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On the same day lawmakers move closer to tightening the grip on Galvan's spending, the legislative auditor told FOX 8 News they're asking a court to order Galvan to turn over records.
The auditor has been probing the Coroner's Office and, as we reported in February, Galvan has refused to hand over emails for six employees, including himself and his chief financial officer, Kim Kelly.
The auditor sent Galvan a subpoena this month and now has asked a Baton Rouge court to order Galvan to produce the records.
A Baton Rouge judge should hear that case in May, about the same time period the full Senate will likely vote on a bill that could lead to a significant reduction of the salary of Galvan and many of the high-ranking employees in his office.
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>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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