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Southern University is one step closer towards having a medical marijuana program

Southern University is one step closer towards having a medical marijuana program

BATON ROUGE, LA-Southern University announced three companies as finalists in the bid to find a grower for its medical marijuana cultivation and production facility. Officials said representatives with Southern Roots Therapeutics, MED Louisiana, and Advanced Biomedics will be interviewed in-person by the Medical Marijuana Review Committee. They added the interviews will not be open to(…)

Former SU Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas sues Southern University for his termination

Former SU Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas sues Southern University for his termination

BATON ROUGE – Dr. Brandon Dumas has sued Southern University alleging the Board of Directors  did not follow correct procedures during his appeal. Dumas’ attorneys argue that the president of the university made the sole decision to terminate him. > READ previous  story on Dumas’ termination HERE. In July, Southern announced it was parting ways with Dumas,(…)

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(…)

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