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  • BP ordered to pay settlement administrator $130M

    August 7, 2013 12:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has ordered BP to pay more than $130 million in fees to the court-supervised administrator of its multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents after the company's 2010 oil spill. U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan ruled Wednesday that BP is obligated to fund the... more »
  • Administrator opens probe of spill claims lawyer

    June 21, 2013 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The administrator of a multibillion-dollar settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf is pledging to thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct by one of his staff attorneys. Court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau said in a statement Friday that both BP and claimants "rightfully expect fairness... more »
  • Gunman shoots man, himself at St. Louis school

    January 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Police say a gunman walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was shot in... more »
  • FEMA official named to oversee La., 4 other states

    January 11, 2013 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states. Tony Robinson already was serving as FEMA's Region 6 acting administrator before the agency announced his appointment Thursday. Robinson has worked for FEMA since 1987. FEMA Administrator Craig... more »
  • New oil spill claims administrator meets with lawmakers Play Video

    June 28, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new court appointed claims administrator for the BP oil spill made a stop at the State Capitol today. Pat Juneau of Lafayette replaced Kenneth Feinberg earlier this year. Today, he highlighted the work being done at more than a dozen claims centers, including one in... more »
  • School continues investigation into girl's suicide Play Video

    March 8, 2012 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators said today an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish teen's suicide continues, but had no details to release. Tesa Middlebrook, 17, hanged herself at Pointe Coupee Central High School recently. Family members said she'd been the victim of bullying for some time. Advance Baton Rouge... more »
  • Dispute heats up over BP's $20B oil spill fund

    April 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund says Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood could undermine the claims process by urging a court to intervene and by making allegations that border on defamation. Hood called those statements, made Tuesday in a court filing in Louisiana,... more »
  • Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

    January 27, 2011 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The administrator of a $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill says he has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg told a Senate panel in Washington on Thursday that 7,575 claims have been deemed to be... more »
  • Gulf spill fund gets flood of last-minute claims

    November 24, 2010 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The administrator of a $20 billion fund set up to pay for damages from the Gulf oil spill says he received a flood of last-minute emergency claims before a key deadline ended. Kenneth Feinberg said Wednesday that most of those claims likely will be denied because there... more »
  • Council gets answers on crime cameras

    November 18, 2010 10:44 PM

    Baton Rouge- A clearer picture of the crime-surveillance system in Baton Rouge emerged from Thursday's budget hearings at City Hall. Metro Council members got answers from city administrators about the system monitoring crime. It comes after two-and-a-half months of asking. Council members now know how many cameras are out... more »
  • Oil claims meeting turns chaotic, Feinberg promises more

    September 13, 2010 6:35 PM

    Speed and generosity is what Gulf oil spill claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg promised to hundreds who packed the Houma Civic Center Monday, eager to get answers on when they will get their checks and why they have not gotten more already. Pelted with question after question from an audience... more »
  • DHH appoints investigator for state hospital

    June 24, 2010 6:29 AM

    An interim administrator and workforce development expert have been appointed to oversee operations at Central Louisiana State Hospital, where three patients died and 42 patients fell ill in early May. Alan Levine, secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, says an investigation revealed "serious deficiencies" in dietary services, basic... more »
  • La. hires independent administrator for oil claims

    June 24, 2010 5:54 AM

    Louisiana has hired an independent administrator to perform a comprehensive review of BP's oil spill claims process. Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. will also look at the effect of social, human, and workforce development services on the process. They will also provide technical support and consulting for negotiations for claims... more »
  • Former police administrator interviews for chief

    April 27, 2010 5:44 AM

    Applicants for New Orleans next police chief include the department's former top administrator, Ronal Serpas. Serpas says he was in New Orleans interviewing with search committee members. The New Orleans native left the police force in 2001 and now heads the Nashville Police Department. Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu has called the... more »
  • Student arrested at Baker High School

    February 23, 2010 6:05 PM

    An 18-year-old student was arrested for threatening to punch the vice principal at Baker High School. Investigators say Brandon Scott became irate when he was given 10 days suspension for getting in a fight with a classmate. According to police, Scott lunged towards the administrator with a clenched... more »

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