Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Convicted second degree murderer G-Quan "Tootie" Baker was
scheduled to be sentenced to life on Tuesday. Instead District Court Judge Don
Johnson mused openly in court about his options.
Not long ago The United States
Supreme Court issued a ruling that it was unconstitutional to sentence Juvenile
offenders to life without the benefit of parole.
"To delay is to deny justice," says Judge Johnson, but
Johnson does not want to buck the nation's highest court. "I'm going to study
this case," said Johnson.
The issue is that U.S. Supreme court ruling on Miller vs.
Alabama. Johnson may very well be the first Judge in Louisiana to have to deal
with this ruling because Baker was 16 at the time of the murders.
"We're terribly upset and if I didn't know the Lord, I'd be
all up in here cussing," says Ebony London the aunt of victim Ashley London. Ashley
was murdered June 29, 2011; shot in the parking lot on Elm Grove Garden Drive by
"This case has been going on for over a year now and the family is
ready to see some resolution," says prosecutor Leila Baswell. "I can definitely
see where they want to get it over with."
"I agree with the judge that there needs to be more time and
more research done in order to come up with the decision," says Defense
attorney Ron Haley. "But I don't agree it should be so quick."
Judge Johnson gave attorneys on both sides until December 7th
to return to court for arguments. They have until Friday to send briefs to the
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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