Recent vehicle law changes to affect Louisiana drivers

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Baton Rouge - Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. Troopers would like to highlight several changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana’s roadways.


Blind Ambition

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Emmy Monson and Allie Cagle, both 11, spent last week selling lemonade and snowballs outside in the summer heat in response to an email from their school requesting the assistance of parents, grandparents and alumni to help with renovations.

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Richardson found guilty in 2012 slaying

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A West Baton Rouge man, on Thursday, July 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder for his part in the 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High School student.

Marcus Richardson, 24, of Port Allen, shot and killed Brusly student Justin Warner after a fight broke out in the parking lot of the LA-1 Truck Plaza in Port Allen.

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Parish finalizes fire district pay grades, job classifications

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

The West Baton Rouge Parish council approved a measure on July 24 finalizing the job classifications and pay grades for the parish fire district.

The original measure the council approved on May 8, prior to the consolidation of the fire district, contained two job classifications which Parish Fire Chief Charles Stephens recommended either renaming or eliminating based on conversations with the Office of State Examiner.

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