Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend, in case you missed it

UPDATE: Pregnant woman killed in Baton Rouge shooting, three teens arrested

BATON ROUGE – A pregnant woman was shot and killed in an early morning shooting Sunday, Baton Rouge Police confirm.

Kerisha Johnson, 36, was shot and killed around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on N. Carrollton Ave. That’s off N. Ardenwood Dr. and Renoir Ave.

Police say Johnson was pregnant and was shot while attempting to pick up a friend from a party. She died at the scene, police said.


Firefighter injured, dog rescued from house fire

Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

BATON ROUGE – A firefighter was sent to the hospital and crews rescued a dog during an early afternoon house fire on East Dr. in Baton Rouge Sunday.

Fire officials said they arrived on the scene just after noon and found “heavy fire” coming from a front room of the home.


I-10 wreck kills 25-year-old

ASCENSION — A 25-year-old man was killed Friday night in a deadly crash on I-10.


Pursuit spanning two parishes ends with driver arrested

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police officers were involved in a pursuit that went into West Baton Rouge Parish and ended with the driver arrested.


Teen targeted in Zachary shooting

ZACHARY – A teen was the target of a shooting, dodging nearly a dozen bullets.


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Source: LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries

State wildlife and fisheries head resigns amid federal bribery probe

BATON ROUGE – The state’s secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries abruptly resigned following a federal bribery case, sources confirm to Unfiltered with Kiran.


Company eyes first-of-its-kind $480 million facility in Ascension Parish

ASCENSION PARISH – An Australian mining company is eyeing Ascension Parish for a $480 million high-purity manganese sulfate monohydrate production facility. It’s a lot of words but simply put HPMSM is a critical component in electric vehicle batteries.

If Element 25 moves forward with building their facility in Ascension Parish, it would be the first facility in the Western Hemisphere to create the EV battery materials.


‘Change in behavior’ needed to solve stunt racing problem, councilman says


Brusly High student composes song to honor teens killed in crash

BRUSLY – When Brusly High teens Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill were killed in a crash during a police chase on New Year’s Eve, it rocked the entire community.

There were many ways people chose to grieve, cope and process information, but for one Brusly High School student John Foster Benoit, his way to deal with it all and express his feelings was through his God-given musical talent.

“I found out the day it happened,” Benoit explained. “I grabbed my guitar and I came down to the pier on the bayou and that’s when I wrote the first verse and first chorus of the song and put some music to it. The first lyrics are ‘no words can describe how I truly feel, but I hope these will try.’


Ascension Parish leaves to donate supplies to tornado victims

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