Three more people have arrested in connection with last Friday night’s fatal shooting during the Brusly-Port Allen football game in West Baton Rouge Parish. Jeff Palermo has the story…
In an update, Beauregard Parish authorities say the Tiger Island Fire continues to burn but the situation is looking better. Teiko Foxx has the story…
Louisiana has received a 73-million dollar federal grant to build electronic vehicle charging stations and the state is looking for businesses that want to operate and maintain the stations. Brooke Thorington has more…
West Baton Rouge Parish authorities announce three more people have been arrested for their role in a fatal shooting at a high school football game that left 15-year-old Ja’Kobe Queen dead. West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes…
The suspect, 18-year-old Jarrettin Ranaud Jackson II, was arrested Monday in Baton Rouge. Jackson is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, carrying a firearm on school property, and possession of a machine gun.
28-year-old Brasia Davis of Port Allen was also injured at the 52nd Sugar Cane Classic, an annual match-up between Port Allen and Brusly high schools.
18-year-old Jailyn Smith and two other juveniles were also arrested in connection with the shooting. They face obstruction of justice, manslaughter, and disturbing the peace charges.
18th Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton says it’s a tragedy that’s impacted several lives.
Even with a large presence of law enforcement on-site, Cazes says Queen’s life ended Friday.
The school district plans to use scanners and limit entrances for future football games.
Despite some rain over Labor Day weekend, the Tiger Island wildfire, the state’s largest in history, is still active. We spoke with Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford who says progress continues but they’re not out of the woods yet.
The fire has burned over 31 thousand acres. Herford says crews are working to reinforce dozer lines around the town of Merryville to withstand any possible advancing fire. He says there are still a few active spots but the fire remains within the current footprint.
The Southern Area Red Incident Team continues to mop up operations along LA 110 between Singer and Merryville. Herford says more than 330 people are working to assist with the Tiger Island fire. He says this is an unprecedented situation and the statewide burn ban is still active.
Authorities believe the Tiger Island fire is arson-related. The Louisiana Forestry Association is offering up to two thousand dollars to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have information, call LDAF, Beauregard Parish Sheriff, or local law enforcement.
State Transportation is looking for partners to build and maintain electric vehicle charging stations. DOTD Chief Maintenance Engineer Kevin Reed says 80 percent of the costs of the charging stations are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the potential businesses will fund the remaining 20 percent.
Louisiana is receiving $73 million from the IIJA. Reed says he expects to see more charging stations as a result of the grant program in Louisiana around this time next year.
Reed says an example of a business that would be interested in being part of the private-public partnership would be a truck stop or a gas station that has the infrastructure and wants to add EV charging stations.
Cost estimates for the charging stations per site range from $750,000 to a million. Reed says it takes a lot of utility upgrades in some cases for the extremely robust charging stations. Unlike plugging your car into a socket in your garage and charging your vehicle for 12 hours…
Currently in Louisiana, Reed says there’s not a large presence of EV charging stations, but the purpose of the grant is to build a national network of them to encourage more individuals to purchase alternative fuel vehicles.
For more information for those businesses who are interested in applying for the grants visit DOTD.la.gov
West Monroe Football Coach Todd Garvin has been placed on administrative leave until further notice. KNOE TV Sports Director Aaron Dietrich says Principal Dan Lane made the decision after a player was hospitalized due to heat illness as he was apparently worked too hard during Monday’s practice…
Dietrich says four players have been sent to the hospital suffering from heat exhaustion since Garvin took over in May…
The Ouachita Citizen reports the player that went the hospital on Monday was doing extra work because he missed practice the week before because of COVID.
Garvin is trying to bring West Monroe back to its glory years. Dietrich says the Rebels have won eight state championships, but none since 2011…
Offensive coordinator Kevin Davis will serve as acting head coach. West Monroe beat Sterlington last Friday and will head to East Ascension this Friday.
After getting beat 45-24 on Sunday night in Orlando, Coach Brian Kelly says they are re-assessing everything that includes the use of linebacker Harold Perkins. Perkins was an all-American as an outside linebacker last year, but he’s playing middle linebacker this season and only had five sacks on Sunday. Coach Brian Kelly says they want to do what’s best for Perkins and the team….
There was a lot of talk in the preseason about Alabama transfer Aaron Anderson solving LSU’s punt return woes from a season ago. But Anderson muffed a punt in the first half against Florida State. Kelly says the former Edna Karr star will continue to return punts…
LSU’s secondary had trouble keeping up with Florida State’s talented receivers. Kelly says his defensive backs could have played
ULM is looking to go 2-0 on the season this Saturday when they host Lamar out of the Southland Conference. The Warhawks rallied to beat Army 17-13 last Saturday in Malone Stadium. Coach Terry Bowden liked the fight he saw from his team
ULM forced five turnovers in the victory. Last year the Warhawks were last in the Sun Belt in giving up 34 points a game. But Bowden knows his defense is better this year…