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Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

Posted 8:14 AM 11/24/2014 by Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director. A new audit says that lack of leadership has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly. In a review released Monday, the (More)

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Sheriff to state police: investigate inmate death

Sheriff to state police: investigate inmate death

Posted 2:13 PM 11/23/2014 by JANET McCONNAUGHEY

NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Col. Mike Edmonson, head of state police, says he will meet with Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday to decide what to do. Authorities have said (More)

11/22/2014

Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

Posted 2:51 PM 11/22/2014

METAIRIE, La. - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after his vehicle was struck as he provided security for a film shoot in Metairie. The sheriff's office says Deputy Sean Williams' police cruiser was hit about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Williams was (More)

11/21/2014

Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

Posted 8:35 PM 11/21/2014 by Russell Jones, Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget.

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state (More)

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