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Democratic Party waits until runoff to endorse the only Democrat in the State Treasurer’s race

Democratic Party waits until runoff to endorse the only Democrat in the State Treasurer’s race

BATON ROUGE, La. (PPN) – Today the Democratic State Central Committee chose to unanimously endorse Derrick Edwards, the only Democrat candidate for the State Treasurer’s race. There was major criticism coming from local democrats who said that the endorsement should have been made earlier on in the race. Some feel as though the endorsement will(…)

Baton Rouge reaches 76 murders in a year-record setting

Baton Rouge reaches 76 murders in a year-record setting

The shooting death of a woman along Gus Young Avenue has brought Baton Rouge’s annual number of murders to a record high. The woman’s death Thursday night marked the city’s 76th murder so far this year, surpassing the previous record set in 2009 when there were 75 murders for the entire year. With two full months left(…)

Student and a friend was shot at Grambling State University

Student and a friend was shot at Grambling State University

GRAMBLING, LA (KSLA) –Police and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a shooting where two people have been killed on the campus of Grambling State University, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. Students are also being told to stay in their rooms. According to Steven Williams, public information officer for Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s(…)

Former Ascension Parish Deputy pleads guilty to 10 counts of child pornography

Former Ascension Parish Deputy pleads guilty to 10 counts of child pornography

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (PPN) –  Today, Todd Tripp,  former deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office pleaded guilty to a numerous of charges. Todd Tripp, 29, of Gonzales, pleaded guilty to ten counts of attempted possession of child pornography and indecent behavior of a juvenile. Authorities first arrested Tripp in 2013 on charges of indecent behavior(…)

Raising Cane’s donates $1M to Southern University

Raising Cane’s donates $1M to Southern University

BATON ROUGE, LA (PPN)-Southern University was presented with a $1 million donation Tuesday morning  by Raising Cane’s. The donated money will go to funding the university’s academic and athletic programs as well as the Human Jukebox Band.  A portion of the donation includes an endowed academic scholarship. “I’ve worked so hard selling chicken fingers and(…)

Louisiana Election Results

Louisiana Election Results

State Treasurer Derrick Edwards (DEM) -Run Off John Schroder (REP)-Run Off State Representative–58th Representative District “Ken” Brass (DEM)   State Representative–77th Representative District “Rob” Maness (REP) -Run Off Mark Wright (REP)-Run Off   Mayor — City of New Orleans LaToya Cantrell (DEM) Desiree M. Charbonnet (DEM)   PSC — District 2 Craig C. Greene (REP)(…)

LSU Police arrest 10 in connection to death of student during alleged hazing incident

LSU Police arrest 10 in connection to death of student during alleged hazing incident

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –LSU confirms that ten people are being charged in connection to a hazing incident at a fraternity that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old student. Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, died after an alleged hazing incident at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity sometime on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner confirmed Wednesday that(…)

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