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UPDATE WEATHER FORECAST: Increasing Rain Coverage

UPDATE WEATHER FORECAST: Increasing Rain Coverage

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –YOUR QUICKCAST: MONDAY: Increasing clouds – PM rain/storms (locally heavy); a high of 89° MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers (30%/40% coverage); a low of 74° TUESDAY: Showers/storms likely (60%) coverage – a high of 88° WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: – As previously expected … scattered to numerous showers/storms anticipated Monday …(…)

Louisiana state auditors to investigate BRAVE grant program

Louisiana state auditors to investigate BRAVE grant program

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN) – Controversy in the capital city continues as state auditors have received two requests to investigate the BRAVE program funding handled by Baton Rouge Mayor Weston Broome’s office. Mayor Weston Broome cancelled a contract with community activist Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed amid public record requests. Reed allegedly would have been paid(…)

West Feliciana and Zachary fire captain drove 19 1/2 hours to commit suicide, wife found dead

West Feliciana and Zachary fire captain drove 19 1/2 hours to commit suicide, wife found dead

Durango, CO (PPN) – Wilkinson County Police Department issued a warrant for West Feliciana Parish and Zachary fire captain and murder suspect in connection with the shooting death of his wife over the weekend. Rudolf Shoats worked full-time for Zachary Fire Department (ZFD) and part-time for West Feliciana Fire Department (WFFD). The 13-year veteran of(…)

Community Activist Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed sparks controversy at City Council Meeting

Community Activist Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed sparks controversy at City Council Meeting

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN) – Stop the Killing founder Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed comments at the Metro Council meeting Wednesday enraged the city of Baton Rouge as he painted a vivid picture of the ongoing injustice in this country. Baton Rouge Activist Silky Slim is known for his being outspoken. “Justice has already been served.(…)

Baton Rouge Chief Of Police Carl Dabadie Jr resigns

Baton Rouge Chief Of Police Carl Dabadie Jr resigns

BATON ROUGE, LA (PPN) –Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie will resign from his position. East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, while campaigning vowed to put a new leader at the top of the police department. Dabadie had been under criticism since the shooting of Alton Sterling. Broome has been consistent in her(…)

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