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  • LSU and LCTCS to sign transfer agreement

    May 25, 2016 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A signing ceremony will be held to announce an LSU and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) transfer agreement and Honors Promise Scholarship between the two colleges. LCTCS and LSU are aiming to provide more opportunities to Louisiana residents and transfer students who want to pursue a... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

    July 20, 2015 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- More than five decades of Cold War and lingering enmity have come to an end with the United States and Cuba restoring full diplomatic relations. The new era of U.S.-Cuba relations began with little fanfare as midnight Sunday passed into Monday in Washington and Havana and the terms of... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • Landmark agreement reached on Iran's nuclear program

    July 14, 2015 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says every path to a nuclear weapon will be cut off for Iran under a historic agreement announced in Vienna. Obama spoke from the White House Tuesday morning after the deal was announced. Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, "This deal is not built on... more »
  • LHSAA agrees to terms with referees

    July 12, 2015 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSOA and LHSAA have agreed to a tentative deal that will keep the refs on the field this high school football season. The terms of the agreement were not released. A member of the LHSOA tells WBRZ that more details might be released over the... more »
  • Bossier community college, LSU sign engineering agreement

    July 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge have signed an articulation agreement between the two schools The agreement says students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.... more »
  • US-Iran nuclear talks becoming the norm

    June 27, 2015 2:25 PM

    VIENNA - Here's the scene Saturday in Vienna: The top American and Iranian diplomats are facing each other across a square table in a 19th century palace. The atmosphere was calm as Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif started the final push for a... more »
  • Putin: Leaders agree to deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    February 12, 2015 3:44 AM

    MINSK, Belarus - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a cease-fire beginning midnight on Saturday and a division line for withdrawing heavy weapons. After 15 hours of talks in the Belarusian capital, Putin said agreements had been signed, one declaring the... more »
  • Lawmakers seal deal on $1.1T spending bill

    December 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional aides say a final agreement has been sealed on a massive $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown and fund most of the government through next September. The hard-fought agreement would delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until... more »
  • Plan emerges to divide $40M college incentive fund

    September 8, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An agreement has been struck to split a $40 million higher education incentive fund designed to steer money to programs that help fill high-demand jobs. A council of Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials on Monday approved a plan to divvy up the money among the... more »
  • John Kerry hopes to solve Afghanistan voting dispute

    July 11, 2014 2:55 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. Kerry, who arrived predawn in Kabul on a hastily arranged visit, is meeting Friday with former Finance... more »
  • Obama headed home after 4-country Asia tour Play Video

    April 29, 2014 2:44 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is heading home after a four-country swing through Asia. He is still confronting the challenge of how to deal with Russia's threatening moves toward Ukraine. The issue clouded an Obama tour that was meant to reassure anxious allies in the orbit of a rising... more »
  • Companies butt heads over 'Walking Dead Escape' agreement Play Video

    April 24, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special effects company says they're out thousands of dollars after producers of The Walking Dead Escape canceled their order at the last minute. The Walking Dead Escape, a zombie-theme obstacle course inspired by the hit television series, made its first stop on a national tour... more »
  • Odums reaches agreement with Southern

    December 19, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University and Head Football Coach Dawson Odums have reached an agreement on contract terms to extend the leader of the Jaguars' resurgence, culminating in a 2013 SWAC Championship, 9-4 (8-2 SWAC) record. The contract, pending Southern University Board of Supervisors' approval, will include a 3-year... more »
  • Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

    October 15, 2013 8:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Congressional aides predicted Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky would seal an agreement Tuesday, just two days before the Treasury... more »
  • Lawmakers support $257M deal for Sasol fuel plant

    August 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have reversed course and backed a $257 million agreement with a South African energy company to build a multibillion-dollar fuel plant in southwest Louisiana. A week after delaying a vote, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget agreed to the contract with Sasol Ltd. without objection.... more »
  • Aid for Nazi victims

    May 28, 2013 7:52 PM

    BERLIN- Some victims of Nazi crimes from World War II will receive financial support under an agreement reached between the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the German government. About 56,000 survivors in about 46 different countries will get aid depending on individual needs and circumstances over a... more »
  • Jindal won't seek legislative backing on LSU deals

    April 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't seek legislative approval of his administration's LSU hospital privatization agreements, though both the House and Senate have voted that they want such decision-making authority. Jindal said Thursday that he believes the legislative resolutions that have received support in the House and... more »
  • LSU Board Oks hospital agreements

    April 17, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that would allow private companies to manage and operate public hospitals in New Orleans and Lafayette. The Advocate reports the "cooperative endeavor agreements" approved Wednesday call for the changes to begin June 24, a week before the end... more »
  • Senators wrap up work on immigration bill

    April 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Four Democratic and four Republican senators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake the nation's immigration laws, and expect to unveil the bill next week. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says the bill probably will be rolled out on Tuesday. After... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 17, 2013 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit liability... more »
  • Transocean spill settlement heads to court

    January 9, 2013 7:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Transocean Ltd. is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in New Orleans Wednesday for its plea agreement with the Justice Department over the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Transocean has agreed to pay $400 million in criminal... more »

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