23 years of waiting for justice to be served.



It has been 23 years since BRPD Cpl. Betty Smothers was ambushed, gunned down in cold blood, by 3 men who planned to rob a supermarket manager she was escorting to make a night deposit.  Monday, The Supreme Court did not allow a writ vacating a lower Federal Court ruling saying that one of her killers, Kevan Brumfield, can not be executed because he is mentally retarded. DA Hillar Moore calls it a “gut kick” to Cpl. Smothers family, and now has to decide, with them, whether to refile the writ. He explained the difficulties on AM Baton Rouge.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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