Father faces first-degree murder charge in death of 5-year-old

Vernell Day faces a first-degree murder count after his 5-year-old son succumbed to injuries from an apparent beating, authorities said. The child, Jay’v’une Bergin, died shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a police spokesman. Day, 36, will be rebooked on first-degree murder, Coppola said Thursday. Day originally was booked on Continue reading →

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BR riverboats post gain

A strong performance at the Belle of Baton Rouge helped Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos bring in slightly more money in July than they did the year before. The riverboats brought in just over $24.1 million in July, compared with $24… Continue reading →