Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
It was supposed to be a big night at Baton Rouge Metro Council, but the big item stalled right out of the gate. Also on the agenda were the controversial red light cameras.
As of now, the acting Baton Rouge Police Chief is Carl Dabadie, but just how the next permanent chief is selected was an issue few members of Metro Council were hoping to discuss Wednesday night.
It has been one week since Dewayne White says he was fired as Baton Rouge Police Chief. Mayor Kip Holden says he has not fired White but is seriously considering terminating his employment. A public hearing on that matter is set for next week. The current hiring and firing of the police chief is handled by the Mayor's office. No approval by Metro Council is necessary and that is a process Council Woman Denise Marcelle would like to see change.
She called for an open discussion for Wednesday's meeting to talk about other scenarios such as council appointment or even a public election for the position, but that proposal for discussion was quickly rejected by new Councilman John Delgado.
The council spoke about extending Baton Rouge's red light camera system. The item, which was added to the agenda by Mayor Kip Holden, would extend the city's contract until 2018.
When it came down to it, the red light camera contract was extended until December 31, 2013. Council wants more stats to decide whether the program is working. The vote for extending the contract passed 7 to 1. Councilman Scott Wilson voted against it and four people were absent.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>