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Baton Rouge pastor arrested, accused of rape

BATON ROUGE — The pastor of a Baton Rouge church has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old mentally disabled woman who, authorities said, had sex with the man at her father's request.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said David "Scott" Lemley, 43, pastor of New Harmony Baptist Church, was booked Saturday into the parish prison on one count of aggravated rape and one count of theft of a motor vehicle, according to The Advocate.

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Woman arrested after baby swallows crack

Woman arrested after baby swallows crack

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge police have arrested a 33-year-old woman accused of failing to prevent her 1-year-old son from swallowing crack cocaine, which led to the child'...

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David Vitter to run for La. governor

 

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be a candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race, announcing his decision Tuesday in an email to support...

Baton Rouge to mark start of 2014 with a stick

BATON ROUGE— New York City drops a crystal ball. In New Orleans, it's a fleur-de-lis.

For the first time, Baton Rouge will mark the start of the year with, what else, a re...

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Vitter seeks tougher response on food stamp misuse

BATON ROUGE — State leaders haven't done enough to aggressively pursue food stamp recipients who overspent their balance when the electronic food stamp service was down l...

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Jindal writes letter inviting Obama for school visit

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking President Barack Obama to check out Louisiana's voucher program firsthand, saying the visit would make him scrap an adminis...

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Some state workers to get pay raises

BATON ROUGE (AP) — State officials say after years of government budget problems 1,400 state employees will be getting pay raises.

About 1,100 employees of the Division of...

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