January 28, 2015 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON - The president's immigration policies have been defended today on Capitol Hill by the woman he's nominated to be the next attorney general. Under challenges from Republicans, Loretta Lynch defended the decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation, even though they live in the country illegally. But she... more »
January 28, 2015 2:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get underway as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. If approved, Loretta Lynch would become the first black female attorney general. She is now the U.S. attorney for the... more »
January 23, 2015 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement accused a 54-year-old Kaplan man of distributing child porn over the internet Friday.
Investigators arrested Gary Creed after an undercover operation where authorities said he was caught sharing videos and images of child porn.
The investigation involved the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
January 16, 2015 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign.
Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
January 8, 2015 2:33 PM
GRAY - Authorities charged a 19-year-old from Lafourche Parish with more than 150 counts of child pornography and additional child molestation charges this week.
The state Attorney General's Office said Darion Veal was arrested Wednesday as part of a joint cyber-crime investigation with local, state and federal authorities.
... more »
December 17, 2014 6:45 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
December 15, 2014 10:35 AM
GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell.
55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
December 10, 2014 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he'll oppose President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general because of his disapproval of the president's executive actions on immigration. The Republican senator announced Wednesday that he won't support the nomination of Loretta Lynch during the Senate confirmation vote, which is expected... more »
November 20, 2014 12:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography.
Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
November 17, 2014 3:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's gun law. The brief from the attorneys general was filed this past week in U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Baltimore. They argue Maryland's law violates citizens' rights to keep and... more »
November 13, 2014 3:14 PM
CROWLEY, La. - A Louisiana attorney general's office opinion says Police Chief K.P. Gibson can prohibit audio or video recording at the Crowley police station. KATC-TV reports Gibson asked for a ruling after a resident complained about the policy, which bans audio or video recording in the station's lobby and... more »
November 13, 2014 12:17 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - A Nigerian resident faces charges that he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana's attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women. Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed in Indiana, where one woman reported sending more than $100,000... more »
October 31, 2014 6:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says two waste disposal companies have agreed not to bring ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings into Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Friday that Veolia Environmental Services and Chemical Waste Management signed a court agreement saying they would... more »
October 30, 2014 3:06 PM
SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit.
Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there.
The... more »
October 7, 2014 12:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's main investigator in a criminal inquiry into the awarding of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract will have to answer questions under oath from the fired contractor. A judge ruled Tuesday that lawyers for Maryland-based CNSI can ask limited questions of the investigator as... more »
September 27, 2014 11:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office filed the appeal Friday after the ruling Monday by Lafayette Parish Judge, Edward Rubin.
The ruling was made in the same-sex... more »
September 26, 2014 8:49 PM
PORT ALLEN- A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was cleared of any wrongdoing in a case involving donated money.
The Attorney General was asked to investigate Donna LeBlanc and allegations of mishandled money donated after her daughter was injured in a wreck. Numerous community events raised thousands of... more »
September 25, 2014 10:03 AM
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.
A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday.
Holder is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job.
... more »
September 24, 2014 4:50 PM
PORT ALLEN - An investigation is underway by the state attorney general over allegations money went missing after a fundraiser in West Baton Rouge Parish.
It centers around West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Donna LeBlanc. Her daughter Carli Jo was in a bad car wreck in July, and the... more »
September 23, 2014 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana attorney general's office says state employee health insurance changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration skipped required legal steps. In an opinion released Tuesday, the attorney general's office says modifications to health care plans for state workers and retirees in the Office of Group Benefits... more »
August 19, 2014 10:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday that his office filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming the company had a deal with auto repair shops to put inferior, cheaper parts in cars they covered.
Caldwell accused State Farm of deceiving its policy holders by getting... more »
August 18, 2014 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body... more »
August 4, 2014 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office announced Monday that eight people were arrested in a recent undercover investigation into online child pornography.
The arrests included five people from around Baton Rouge and New Roads. One suspect was charged with more than 100 counts of child porn possession.... more »
June 30, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's office said Monday that signatures collected to incorporate the city of St. George likely won't be invalidated by the Metro Council's May annexations of the Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge General and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.
The opinion, signed by... more »
June 23, 2014 2:26 AM
HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is preparing to release a report with new details on how police and prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation. Kane raised questions about the investigation when she was running for attorney general two years ago. Kane ordered the review and... more »
June 16, 2014 3:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Evidence surrounding a homicide investigation in Addis is now in the hands of the State Attorney General.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson turned over his investigative file into the death of Sandra Rinaudo to the state on Friday. It comes after the... more »
June 4, 2014 6:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office recommended Governor Bobby Jindal veto a bill designed to kill a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies claiming their work damaged the state's wetlands.
However, Jindal's chief counsel said they "respectfully disagree" with the AG's objections.
Caldwell said he's... more »
June 4, 2014 10:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested 19 men from across Louisiana as part of a recent statewide investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office.
AG Buddy Caldwell said 'Operation Broken Heart' was a months-long undercover investigation focusing on people engaged in creating, possessing, or distributing... more »
May 15, 2014 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Red tape and bureaucracy are allowing politicians to skirt the law.
Current and former politicians owe the state $629,000 in ethics violations fines that are deemed final debt.
"Final debt is when all of the appeals process and all of the delays have expired," Department... more »
May 5, 2014 11:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for five felony counts of tax fraud, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
The department says Charnell Haymond of New Orleans is the 18th person arrested in a joint anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue and the... more »
April 28, 2014 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will collect data on police stops, searches, and arrests to study racial bias in law enforcement.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the information will be collected in five pilot cities over the next two years. It is part of a new initiative called the... more »
April 23, 2014 5:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities accused a New Orleans Police officer Wednesday of possessing child porn, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Officers arrested Bradley Wax, 54, of Mandeville on 38 charges of pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and faces 20 years in... more »
April 16, 2014 4:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced more than a dozen recent arrests as part of a crackdown on Medicaid fraud in the New Orleans area.
The AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 20 personal care attendants on suspicion of defrauding the state's Medicaid program by $150,000... more »
March 10, 2014 4:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell acted within his authority when he approved the hiring of outside legal help in a lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against almost 100 oil and gas companies for alleged damage to coastal wetlands. State District Judge Janice Clark issued the... more »
February 28, 2014 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman has been arrested for defrauding the state's Medicaid program.
36 year old Sekari Washington Davis is accused of fraud and theft, along with laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care agency.
The arrest came from a joint investigation involving... more »
February 26, 2014 1:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has hired outside legal help to fight challenges to Louisiana's gay marriage ban.
Caldwell's office has sought assistance from Kyle Duncan, former Louisiana solicitor general and current general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Duncan will work solely to... more »
February 25, 2014 9:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - In a world full of credit card scams and identity thefts, it's important to know how to protect yourself. Sam Pleasant with the Attorney General's office joined 2une In Tuesday to talk about how you can do just that for National Consumer Protection Week.
Watch the... more »
February 24, 2014 10:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former Congressman Jeff Landry says he's running to be Louisiana's next attorney general, seeking to oust a fellow Republican from the job.
Landry announced Monday that he'll seek the seat currently held by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in the 2015 election. Caldwell is running for re-election.... more »
February 20, 2014 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said joint investigations led by their High Tech Crime Unit led to two arrests for child pornography this week.
Investigators arrested Brandon Hunt, 25, of Denham Springs Wednesday. He faces 50 counts of possessing and six counts of distributing child porn.
... more »
February 13, 2014 12:43 PM
EUNICE - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's high-tech crime unit arrested three men recently on suspicion of possessing or distributing child porn.
Investigators arrested Adam Shilow, 33, of Eunice; Scott Paul Touchet, 40, of Erath, and Gilbert Dupre, 45, of Duson. Shilow and Touchet were arrested Tuesday,... more »
January 24, 2014 12:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to let Attorney General Buddy Caldwell replace the state-funded vehicle damaged in a car crash last year. First Assistant Attorney General Trey Phillips said insurance will cover the $28,075 cost of the new Ford Expedition. The joint House and Senate budget committee agreed to... more »
January 9, 2014 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office sent out a warning Thursday about an email scam that claims people are due to appear in court.
The AG's Office said the scam emails include the subject line "Notice of Appearance in Court", and is supposedly sent from a "court... more »
December 16, 2013 11:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, saying he illegally approved a contract with lawyers suing the industry.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in July, claiming damage by the... more »
November 20, 2013 4:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office announced today they received the final settlement payment in a three-year lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies which illegally hiked drug prices paid through the state Medicaid program.
AG Buddy Caldwell's office said the $88.4 million payment raises the total recovered by the... more »
November 1, 2013 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office warned farmers today to watch out for scam artists offering help filling out claims in discrimination litigation involving the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Sam Pleasant with the office's Public Protection Division said the deadline for black farmers to file claims... more »
October 29, 2013 12:19 PM
LAPLACE - The state Attorney General's Office say a LaPlace lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $58,000 in settlement funds from an elderly client. Prosecutors say Kerry D. Brown entered a guilty plea Monday to theft of the assets of an aged person, monetary instrument abuse, and forgery.... more »
October 23, 2013 4:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday after they said he solicited a minor over the internet.
The Attorney General's Office said investigators arrested Gregory Beeson III, 28, as part of a joint investigation with their High Tech Crime Unit and other area agencies.
They... more »
October 16, 2013 12:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with two counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
45-year-old Michael Panarello was arrested yesterday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General's High Technology... more »
September 9, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor.
Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures.
... more »
September 3, 2013 12:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices.
It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
August 29, 2013 12:26 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography.
The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit.
49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
August 29, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - A nearly year long fugitive hunt has come to end in New Orleans.
43-year-old Joseph Marrone was arrested Tuesday by agents with the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension and High Technology Crime Units.
Marrone was wanted by several law enforcement agencies.
The Mandeville Police Department... more »
August 22, 2013 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office said AG Buddy Caldwell is expected to be released from the hospital later today where he was being treated after a car wreck.
Caldwell was in a wreck while driving in Madison Parish early Wednesday morning, according to his office.
... more »
August 21, 2013 9:58 AM
TALLULAH - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is in "fine" condition following a wreck this morning, according to his office.
It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Madison Parish.
A spokesperson for his office said Caldwell was driving the vehicle at the time of the wreck, and... more »
August 2, 2013 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... more »
August 1, 2013 3:54 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' attorney general says school districts can't use a state law to employ teachers and staff as licensed, armed security guards on campus. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Thursday said in an opinion issued by his office that the Arkansas board of Private Investigators and Private... more »
July 15, 2013 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues. In prepared remarks - Holder's first public comments since the acquittal of George... more »
June 4, 2013 1:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a former Department of Health and Hospitals accountant today and accused her of stealing more than $1 million from the state Medicaid program, then blowing it at casinos.
Investigators charged Deborah Crowder Loper, 46, with theft by fraud, money laundering and malfeasance in office.... more »
May 31, 2013 11:52 AM
RAYVILLE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says the former owner of a Rayville personal care services agency has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Medicaid program. The guilty plea was entered Thursday by 52-year-old Patricia A. Bell of Rayville. Caldwell says in a news release that Bell was charged... more »
May 22, 2013 12:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminded people affected by the failed Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge that they should file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31.
Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January 2012, and the owners started... more »
May 17, 2013 12:01 PM
ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims.
Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another... more »
May 14, 2013 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder removed himself from a decision to subpoena phone records of The Associated Press. A Justice Department statement Tuesday says that Holder stepped aside - a procedure known as recusal. The statement says Holder stepped aside because he had been interviewed... more »
May 14, 2013 11:58 AM
SLIDELL - Authorities arrested a junior high school teacher in Slidell for indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
The AG's Office said 34-year-old Traci Beaucoudray is accused of having inappropriate contact with one of her former students.
The arrest was a result of... more »
May 10, 2013 10:31 AM
CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
April 24, 2013 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general announced nine arrests today as part of an undercover operation investigating child predators across southern Louisiana.
AG Buddy Caldwell said the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the arrests with the help of state, local, and federal authorities.
"Louisiana's ICAC... more »
April 24, 2013 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an undercover operation targeting child predators in southern Louisiana.
The investigation involved the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. AG Buddy Caldwell will be joined by Louisiana State Police... more »
April 15, 2013 4:43 PM
PORT ALLEN - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell denied Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter's request for a legal opinion regarding alleged wrongdoing in her office.
Slaughter sent a letter to Buddy Caldwell last month asking for an opinion on three issues: raising her salary by $20,000, taking a taxpayer funded... more »
April 11, 2013 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval.
... more »
April 8, 2013 4:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said their high tech crime unit caught a Baton Rouge man highjacking a wireless router to look at child porn.
Authorities arrested Richard Wells-Lightsey, 26, on Friday as part of a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, AG's High... more »
April 2, 2013 10:24 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is going to open an investigation into the cause and impact of last week's ExxonMobil pipeline rupture. McDaniel's office said Tuesday that ExxonMobil has been asked to preserve all documents and information related to Friday's oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts... more »
February 28, 2013 7:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will appeal a federal judge's decision to reverse Albert Woodfox's 1998 conviction in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday with Woodfox's claim that his 1993 indictment by a West... more »
February 22, 2013 10:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general said his office is delivering checks totaling $184,800 to 18 victims of a driveway asphalting scam.
Many of the victims are elderly, and all overpaid for driveway repairs which AG Buddy Caldwell said involved shoddy work and poor materials. At least one victim... more »
February 21, 2013 6:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office filed suit against defunct fitness center Powerhouse Gym, alleging they intentionally misrepresented themselves in order to get people to sign up for the gym.
It's a slight relief for victims like Linda Carpenter, who sank nearly $800 into gym.
"We heard all... more »
January 31, 2013 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office confirmed to News 2 that it is investigating the failed Powerhouse Gym.
The owners of the gym, Ronnie and Connie Olah, were evicted through a court order last week.
Now customers are trying to figure out how they'll get their money back.... more »
January 14, 2013 2:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns. The $15.4 million that Attorney... more »
January 9, 2013 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON - A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA... more »
January 3, 2013 3:09 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
December 5, 2012 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution. A letter was sent this week to Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot declining to rule on his question of whether the state budget uses unconstitutional... more »
December 4, 2012 10:24 AM
ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
November 15, 2012 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office says it has "serious concerns" that LSU's governing board may have violated the open meetings law with its October vote to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus. The Board of Supervisors announced Thursday that it will revote... more »
October 25, 2012 4:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office is asking a federal judge to set a trial date for some of the state's economic loss claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Wednesday, Caldwell's office claims... more »
October 4, 2012 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON- A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billings.
In Baton Rouge, four defendants, including a licensed practical nurse, are charged for their roles in fraud schemes involving approximately $2.4 million in... more »
August 26, 2012 4:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said price gouging laws are now in effect, after Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency ahead of tropical storm Isaac.
The state's price gouging statute locks commodity prices at pre-emergency levels unless there's a national or regional market shortage. Affected... more »
August 20, 2012 4:59 PM
SLIDELL - Agents with the state Attorney General's Office High Tech Crime team arrested a Slidell man in suspicion of molestation and indecent behavior with juveniles.
According to a spokesperson, agents arrested Kevin Lee Rieckmann, 34, after a multi-agency investigation led by Slidell Police, and involving Homeland Security, the... more »
August 15, 2012 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested the director of an adult day care facility in Baton Rouge after they got a tip he'd used a fake degree to get his job, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
On Tuesday constables in Baton Rouge arrested Lee Earl Williams, Jr., 49,... more »
June 28, 2012 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the vote finding him in contempt of Congress was a politically motivated act in an election year. Holder says that Rep. Darrell Issa, who leads the House committee investigating a flawed gun-smuggling investigation, and others have focused on politics over public safety. The... more »