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  • Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs

    May 27, 2015 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Office Depot is paying $3.4 million to settle charges from regulators that it didn't report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the seatbacks of some of the chairs fell... more »
  • Woods leaves course because of back pain

    August 3, 2014 1:04 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods has withdrawn after eight holes of the Bridgestone Invitational with apparent back pain. Woods hit a number of shockingly bad shots in the fourth round Sunday at Firestone. After missing the fairway on the ninth hole, he grimaced and reached toward his back. Moments later,... more »
  • More arrests in prostitution sting

    June 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More arrests were made in connection with an undercover sting targeting prostitutes. Gabrielle Bell, 26, was arrested after deputies said she took money and planned to have sex with an undercover agent at an area hotel. According to arrest documents, the detective told Bell he would give... more »
  • 18 arrested in prostitution sting Play Video

    June 20, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Explicit ads for escorts on Backpage.com led authorities to make 18 arrests recently in Baton Rouge. The FBI and other agencies carried out a sting operation at area hotels and homes. Those busted were charged with prostitution, soliciting and promoting prostitution. Authorities caught more than... more »
  • Senators back state management fof carbon emissions

    April 15, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal advancing in the Legislature. The Senate Environmental Quality Committee has approved a proposal by its chairman, Sen. Mike Walsworth, to let the state Department of Environmental... more »
  • La. Supreme Court returns law license to ex-judge

    September 21, 2013 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court is allowing a former judge that it disbarred to practice law again. The court, in a Friday opinion adopted by a 5-2 vote, said former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge C. Hunter King, could rejoin the bar. In 2003, the high... more »
  • School board president charged with felony hit and run returns to board check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2013 10:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board President is back at the helm after his arrest for felony hit and run. Malcolm Sibley's been off the grid since the crash on June 15th where Cody Lasagi, 21, died. Thursday night, Sibley attended his first school board meeting since... more »
  • Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back

    May 16, 2013 10:26 AM

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. The Boston Athletic Association says people who passed the halfway checkpoint but not the finish line will get a code they can use to... more »
  • La. company agrees to pay $2M in back wages

    May 6, 2013 3:26 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette-based industrial services employment agency has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in back wages to more than 2,000 employees following a U.S. Labor Department investigation. The Labor Department said Monday that Hutco Inc. employees in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas were denied overtime compensation as a result... more »
  • Pentagram carved on boy

    February 25, 2013 7:40 PM

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS- A grand jury indicted a man who admitted he carved a pentagram on his six-year old son's back. In December, Brent Troy Bartel called 911 and said he had shed "innocent blood" and etched a pentagram on his son because it was a "hoy day." He also... more »
  • U.S. stocks bounce back after a 2-day slide

    February 22, 2013 3:12 PM

    New York- Stocks are closing higher for the first time in a few days, thanks to stronger earnings from big companies like Hewlett-Packard. The Dow rose 120 points to close at 14,001 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13 points to 1,515, but still had a loss... more »
  • Texas man accused of carving pentagram into son

    December 12, 2012 1:47 PM

    RICHLAND HILLS, Texas - A North Texas man is accused of carving a pentagram on his 6-year-old son's back, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because "it's a holy day." Richland Hills police say Brent Troy Bartel faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's jailed... more »
  • EBRSO investigating man shot in the back

    November 9, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person was shot this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, and they're still searching for the shooter. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said a 20-year-old man was shot in the back around 10 a.m. It happened near the... more »
  • Jordan Jefferson back in EBR Parish Prison check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2012 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is back in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after violating the conditions of his bond. District Judge Chip Moore revoked Jefferson's 2011 bond for his simple battery arrest, then ordered him back to jail by 2pm. Jefferson was arrested last... more »
  • Iberville Parish to cut back trash collection

    June 20, 2012 7:11 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Several members of the Iberville Parish Council have expressed displeasure over Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso's recent decision to scale back garbage collection for parish residents. Trash pickup occurs twice a week. Ourso informed the council he has decided to reduce that schedule to once-a-week pickup for... more »
  • Stern fires back over lottery question

    June 14, 2012 7:22 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jim Rome says he thought he was asking a "softball question" about the NBA draft lottery that led Commissioner David Stern to ask the radio host if he had stopped beating his wife. Rome asked Stern whether the lottery was fixed. The New Orleans Hornets, recently... more »
  • Super Regional Game 3 pushed back to 7 p.m.

    June 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    Baton Rouge- The LSU Tigers will have to wait a little longer for their chance to head to Omaha. Sunday's game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium has been pushed back to 7 p.m., that's according to LSU. The Tigers' matchup against the Stony... more »
  • Date pushed back for start of BP spill trial

    May 4, 2012 7:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has pushed back the start of a civil trial for claims against BP PLC and other companies involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday set a date of Jan. 14, 2013. Trial had been scheduled to start... more »
  • BP civil claims trial pushed back

    May 3, 2012 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has pushed back the start of a civil trial for claims against BP PLC and other companies involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday set a date of Jan. 14, 2013. The trial had been scheduled... more »
  • Special report on Women's Self Defense Airs Tonight at 10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 3, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When seconds count, do you know how to defend yourself? The wrong move can put you at a greater risk for harm by an attacker. The right move could save your life. Taking advantage self-defense classes available for women could save the life of you... more »
  • Tigers move back into SEC overall lead

    April 30, 2012 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team is back on top of the overall SEC standings at 14-7 in league play. The Tigers (35-10) took two of three games from Georgia over the weekend. LSU plays host to Tulane tomorrow night before departing for Ole Miss for... more »
  • Saints RB Thomas fined for TD celebration

    December 30, 2011 4:11 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been fined $12,500 for a uniform violation and a touchdown celebration in which he placed a bow on a football and gave it to a fan. The fine for the celebration is $7,500. Thomas also violated NFL policies by wearing Christmas-themed green... more »
  • Dardenne back in office full time after surgery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer. He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good. Dardenne says the timing could not be better. ... more »
  • Ohio dentist offers to buy back Halloween candy

    October 23, 2011 3:53 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- An Ohio dentist is offering to buy kids' trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The Mansfield News Journal reports that dentist Craig Callen and his associates are offering kids $1 per pound of candy they bring in, with... more »
  • Cleared guard wants job back

    March 30, 2011 1:56 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A former guard cleared of sexual misconduct with inmates wants his job back at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center. Fifty-one-year old Floyd Howard, an 11-year detention center employee, was fired in 2009 after he and six other guards were accused of offering teen girls at the... more »

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