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Lavergne Goes Back To Court Today

Brandon Scott Lavergne was back in court today to answer to first degree murder charges. The thirty three year old is accused of killing Mickey Shunick earlier this year.

Saints And Hornets Owner Tom Benson Expresses Interest In Buying Times Picayune

The owner of both the Saints and Hornets reportedly wants to buy the city's newspaper. Word is Tom Benson is upset by the recent decision to only print the Times Picayune three days a week.

Louisiana Association Of Educators Sends Letters To Voucher Approved Schools

After letters were sent to all participating voucher approved schools threatening legal action against them. Supporters of the program are fighting back. The Lousiana Association Of Educators are behind the letters.

Kate Pourciau Returns To Baton Rouge

Eighteen year old Bonnie Kate Pourciau a Louisiana victim in that mass shooting in Colorado. flew home Thursday.

Ragin’ Cajun Slugger Receives Alaska League Player of the Year Honors

Ragin’ Cajun rising junior, Chase Compton received the 2012 Alaska League Player of the Year Award. The Slidell native was also the recipient of the Silver Slugger Award.

Big celebration planned for L’Auberge casino grand opening

 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has announced it will open the doors of the L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

LSU football fan day set for Aug. 11

LSU's annual football fan day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Maravich Assembly Center and the Carl Maddox Field House on the LSU campus.

Suspect standoff with law enforcement has part of Essen Lane blocked off

 UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Stephen W. Sanchez, 28, of Baton Rouge. We’re told Sanchez initially pulled over when instructed by the LSU PD officer, but then took off after the officer exited his vehicle.

'Not Guilty' plea from Lavergne in Pate, Shunick murders

Brandon Scott Lavergne, 33, the man accused of killing Lisa Pate in 1999, and Mickey Shunick on May 19, has pleaded Not Guilty to first degree murder charges in both cases.