District champs suspended from playoffs because of recruiting violation
BRUSLY — As many prep baseball teams in the area began their quests for a state championship in the first round of the playoffs this week, one noticeable omission from the playoff bracket is a team that posted a 20-9 record and won its district championship.
Despite the record and finishing as the No. 4 team in the Division II non-select classification in the final LHSAA power ratings, Brusly High is prohibited from participating in the playoffs.
Durham Real Estate’s owner arrested on peeping tom charge
BATON ROUGE — The 54-year-old owner and president of Durham Real Estate was arrested and accused of peeping into a former neighbor’s bathroom.
Robert Durham, known as Robby, was arrested Sunday, April 23 after the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for a suspicious incident on Tuesday night.
Spartans, Griffins & Gators get ready to welcome a new mascot — the Hurricanes
ASCENSION PARISH — There’s a new mascot getting ready to ascend on Ascension Parish — the Prairieville High School Hurricanes.
Ascension Parish Schools unveiled two new logos for the soon-to-open Prairieville High School.
Disney+ pulls the plug on Baton Rouge-filmed ‘National Treasure’ series after one season
BATON ROUGE — The Disney+ series ‘National Treasure: Edge of History’, which was filmed in and around Baton Rouge, has been cancelled.
Baton Rouge was a character of sorts in the series with several locations heavily featured in the series.
Bill would require bulletproof vests for law enforcement
BATON ROUGE — A new proposal before the Louisiana House Appropriations committee could provide funding for bulletproof vests for all peace officers in the state.
On Monday morning, April 24, the appropriations committee is set to hear House Bill 442.
“The fact is, if you’re out there risking your life everyday and you don’t have one of these vests, you’re really taking a gamble with your life,” former Baton Rouge police chief Pat Englade said.
Two vehicle crash kills Livingston man
LIVINGSTON — Early Sunday morning, Louisiana State Police Trooper responded to the town of Livingston for a two vehicle crash.
Arrest made in deadly shooting near LSU
BATON ROUGE — An arrest has been made four months after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex near the LSU campus.
Charges upgraded for parents after infant died
BATON ROUGE — Charges against the parents of six-week-old twins with “severe bodily injury” have been upgraded.
BRPD rehires officer fired 23 yrs ago for sexual harassment & truthfulness
BATON ROUGE — The Baton Rouge Police Department has rehired an officer who was fired over 20 years ago bringing the question of potential disparate discipline to the forefront.
The now 56-year-old was fired in 2000 from BRPD for conduct unbecoming of an officer, sexual harassment, and lack of truthfulness following two separate assault allegations.
Unfiltered with Kiran has obtained internal documentation detailing illicit assaults made by Officer Tramelle Neldare to a man and a woman less than a month apart. Both victims complaints were reviewed by the Baton Rouge Police Department’s internal affairs division and ultimately led to his termination.