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  • Ascension Parish animal rescue group threatens to sue parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 6:35 PM

    SORRENTO - The animal rescue group, Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension, said it might sue Ascension Parish leaders after workers were locked out of the parish animal shelter last week. Last week, workers were turned away as they tried to rescue two Chihuahuas. Tonight, the organization is worried animals... more »
  • No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks

    March 30, 2015 2:32 PM

    LOS ANGELES - You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of... more »
  • Acacia frat kicked off LSU for numerous violations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2015 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Thursday that their troubled Acacia fraternity chapter was being dissolved after numerous hazing acts. The university said the chapter accepted responsibility for their actions, which included forcing pledges to drink alcohol, "personal servitude" to other members, and restricting their meals during initiation. Tiger... more »
  • Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

    December 15, 2014 4:29 PM

    DENVER - States are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called "Palcohol," is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink. But lawmakers nationwide say that convenience will only... more »
  • Abortion providers banned from public schools

    May 27, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizations or people that perform abortions will be prohibited from distributing any health information at Louisiana's public schools. The Senate voted 31-5 Tuesday to give final passage to a bill that opponents call a direct attack on Planned Parenthood in the state. The proposal moves next to... more »
  • Sterling banned for life by the NBA

    April 29, 2014 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, has been banned for life by the NBA -- which is now going to try to force him to sell the team. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million. It's part of the fallout from racist... more »
  • Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    July 14, 2013 11:04 AM

    American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and says he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow. Gay isn't revealing the substance, but he says he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that a sample came back... more »
  • Dodgeball banned

    March 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    WINDHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE- Dodgeball is banned in schools in this small New Hampshire town after a parent complained his child was being bullied. The school board went after the game saying its violent and promotes bullying. The object is to throw a ball to hit opposing players to eliminate them... more »
  • List: No love for 'fiscal cliff,' 'spoiler alert'

    December 31, 2012 8:21 AM

    DETROIT - Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. "Spoiler alert" is among them. So are "kick the can down the road," ''trending" and "bucket list." A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words... more »
  • Stimulant use forces LSU to vacate track title

    November 16, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will be forced to vacate their 2012 women's outdoor track title after the NCAA said a member of the team tested positive for a banned stimulant. LSU senior sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for Methylhexaneamine during the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field... more »
  • Prosecution: Holmes made threats before rampage

    August 23, 2012 4:10 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage. They made the accusations about James Holmes in court Thursday as they tried to convince a judge to... more »
  • Five Wives Vodka banned in Idaho

    May 29, 2012 7:53 PM

    Liquor regulators in Idaho banned a vodka called "Five Wives Vodka" saying its in bad taste. The vodka is distilled in neighboring Utah, the home of the Mormon Church and the label shows five women hiking up their skirts. State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson says the brand is offensive... more »
  • Tax credits for adult films banned in La.

    May 29, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will have an explicit ban against pornographic films receiving state tax credits. The prohibition proposal (Senate Bill 513) by Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, was given final passage Monday by the state Senate, sending it to the governor's desk. The Department of Economic Development testified during debate... more »
  • Jindal bans bath salt ingredients

    July 13, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal signed House Bill 12 by Rep. Ricky Templet which makes it illegal to possess the ingredients that make up bath salts and synthetic marijuana. The law was tightened after users found a loophole. Instead of banning ingredients, the previous law outlawed the finished product... more »

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