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News For Tuesday 11/13/12


News for Tuesday 111312

By Dave Graichen

 

Authorities have  identified a woman who was found murdered at the old AT&T plant, in  Shreveport,  Saturday  morning.  The  victim was 68-year-old Rose Coleman of Shreveport. Police believe  the victim  was  first  kidnapped  from  El  Dorado Casino. The suspect, 28-year-old Stacy Blount, is  behind  bars  accused of carjacking,  kidnapping, and the brutal murder after leading  police on a high-speed car chase.

 

State Police are looking  for  a  suspect they say was involved in a fatal accident Sunday morning. They  say  the crash claimed the life of  a  58-year-old  man  riding his bike on LA  445  in  Thangipahoa

Parish. Troopers are now actively  searching  for  the  hit  and run vehicle  believed  to  be a maroon colored Sedan, possibly a Saturn, with damage to its right front bumper.

 

There's a happy ending to the story  of a New Orleans woman who lost her 11-year-old dog, named Skeeter, during  a carjacking. Skeeter is back  with  her  happy  owner  Meg Hall who says the  Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix was found by a family member near the area where the carjacking occurred. Hall thanks the public for their  efforts in trying to find Skeeter. Her SUV was also found in Harvey, but  it  was  trashed. Authorities are still looking for her attacker.

 

Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney is expected to be sentenced  today in a federal court in Monroe. Toney plead guilty to nine  misdemeanor counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer on  August 2nd. Former U-S Attorney Harry Rosenberg says he expects Toney  will spend little or no time in prison. Under the sentencing guidelines, Toney could only serve a maximum of one  year in federal prison, plus a fine of up to 100-thousand dollars. Toney  was also facing several felony counts, but those charges were dropped as  part of a plea deal. Rosenberg says the plea deal was a key to Toney receiving a lighter sentence.

 

A   survey  by  USAA  and  Military-dot-com  names  the  Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodeaux  area  the  top  spot  in  Louisiana  for recent and soon-to-be  discharged  veterans  to  transition back into  civilian

life. The area scored high on the survey  for  the  third  year in a row. The   survey   took  into  account  factors  that  include  job  and educational opportunities, quality of life and cost of living.

 

Following  Saturday  night's  37-17  victory  over  then  number  22 Mississippi  State in Tiger Stadium, LSU has moved up to number 8 in the Associated  Press  poll.   And after then number one Alabama was

defeated by Texas A&M, the Crimson  Tide  has  fallen to number 4 in the  AP  poll.   LSU takes on Ole Miss Saturday afternoon  in  Tiger Stadium for the last game in Death Valley this season.

 

Good news for motorists who use I-10 to travel through Baton Rouge.  Jodi Conachen with the Department of Transportation and Development  says after three years the project to widen almost 8 miles of the I-10  in Baton Rouge between Siegen and the 10/12 split is nearly done. Conachen says the $86 million project should be done late  December/early January.

 

Governor Jindal spent a great deal of time this year out-of-state, campaigning for Republican candidates like Mitt Romney. Now  that the election is over, what's next for the Governor? U.L.-Lafayatte  political science professor Pearson Cross says Mr. Jindal will focus  more attention on Louisiana. Jindal will be leaving office in 2015, but his political ambitions probably won't end there. Cross says Mr. Jindal has no private sector  experience on his resume, and that's something important to conservative  Republicans. Cross expects he'll seek to remedy that.

 

The body of an Iraqi war veteran who authorities say jumped off the Audubon Bridge on Nov. 4 was recovered Sunday. Authorities say the body of Dusty Brouillette, from Baton Rouge, was found Sunday afternoon by a child riding a four-wheeler across the levee in Ventress. The 32 year old Brouillette had been missing for a week after his pickup was discovered in the westbound lane of the Audubon Bridge Nov. 4.

 

 

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