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  • Vote on downtown Lafayette bar zoning expected in July

    May 17, 2016 3:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A new policy on bars in Lafayette's downtown district likely won't come until July. The Associated Press reports Lafayette Consolidated Government Planning, Zoning and Development director Carlee Alm-LaBar gave an update on the effort to shape a new policy to the Zoning Commission on Monday. As a... more »
  • Metro Council introduces smoking ban, will consider in April

    March 23, 2016 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metro Council introduced a smoking ban for discussion, Wednesday. This was not a public hearing. The Metro Council plans to discuss and debate the potential ban on April 13th. This smoking ban would make it illegal to smoke in businesses in the parish, including bars... more »
  • Officials weigh in on proposed smoking ban for bars, casinos

    February 1, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge officials are starting to weigh in on a proposed smoking ban for casinos and bars. East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members are questioning what the ban would look like and if it could impact revenue the city-parish receives from casinos. Councilwomen Tara... more »
  • Group wants to ban smoking in bars, casinos across Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 26, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The group Smoke-free East Baton Rouge is working on a campaign to extend an existing statewide smoking ban to include bars and gaming facilities. The group, made up of Louisiana Cancer Research Center, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association and others,... more »
  • Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

    January 26, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos. “Voters throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • ATC agents turn up illegal activity in 4 more Bourbon St. bars, strip clubs

    November 5, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert issued emergency suspensions for four more French Quarter bars after they were found to be in violation during the agency’s “Operation Trick or Treat” investigation. Hebert ordered the businesses to immediately stop the sale of alcohol and tobacco... more »
  • Heartburn in New Orleans: Brazen robbers hit posh eateries

    September 29, 2015 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest headache for the beleaguered New Orleans police: late night robberies where gunmen burst into tony establishments in normally quiet areas, making off with the night's take and the patrons' wallets. It's happened at two restaurants in recent weeks and at an upscale bar on Monday... more »
  • Downtown Syracuse bars opening early for LSU football game

    September 24, 2015 9:24 AM

    SYRACUSE- Bars in downtown Syracuse are ready to let the good times roll for the thousands of Louisiana college football fans expected to hit the area this weekend. Syracuse University hosts the eighth-ranked Louisiana State University (2-0) at noon Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The LSU Alumni Association says it... more »
  • New Jersey town wants to be its residents' designated driver

    September 1, 2015 4:42 PM

    MARLTON - A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver. Evesham Township will operate a shuttle system to take people home from bars on weekends as part of a 30-day pilot program. NJ.com reports the shuttle will make five stops near nine... more »
  • Hammond council refuses to allow bars to open on Sundays

    July 22, 2015 8:30 AM

    HAMMOND- Establishments that serve only alcoholic drinks will remain shuttered in Hammond on Sundays. The city council decided Tuesday against adopting an ordinance that would have changed the years-old law. Despite pleas from a long procession of speakers advocating a Sunday open bar policy, the council voted 3-2 to reject... more »
  • Hammond council considers Sunday alcohol sales in bars

    July 8, 2015 11:12 AM

    HAMMOND, La. - Bars will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Sundays if the Hammond City Council adopts an ordinance introduced by Councilman Lemar Marshall on Tuesday. The Daily Star reports Marshall's proposal would let bars operate at the same hours as restaurants with bars are allowed to... more »
  • Smoking inside bars is officially off-limits in New Orleans

    April 22, 2015 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans city council members who led the push to ban smoking in bars and gambling venues hailed Wednesday's start of the smoke-free ordinance as a historic step in making the city healthier. At midnight Tuesday smoking inside the city's more than 500 bars and gambling... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban takes effect

    April 22, 2015 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new smoking in New Orleans officially starts today. Smoking in the crescent city is now prohibited inside bars, casinos, restaurants, and workplaces. The ban went into effect at midnight and has drawn a mixed reaction from the public. The New Orleans health department passed out information... more »
  • Hammond expands smoking ban

    April 22, 2015 6:54 AM

    HAMMOND- The Hammond City Council has voted 4-1 to ban smoking in bars and bingo halls. The Advocate reports the law, which goes into effect in 90 days, adds those hospitality businesses previously excluded under state law to the list of employers that must provide smoke-free work environments. Councilman Lemar... more »
  • Locals stock up for St. Patrick's Day parade Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bars and businesses are stocking up on beer and beads for the parade on Saturday. Bars like Ivar's along the route say they've been making additional changes for the parade since Halloween to make more room for customers during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. ... more »
  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    January 30, 2015 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance doing away with smoking inside bars, gambling halls, stadiums and hotels. It will be a big... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban prompts debate in Baton Rouge

    January 28, 2015 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after New Orleans passed a law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron's still hot. On Tuesday, Mayor-President Kip Holden and leaders from area hospitals... more »
  • Lafayette may consider smoking ban in bars

    January 23, 2015 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette City-Parish Council may soon consider a ban on smoking in bars, similar to a measure approved in New Orleans. New Orleans joined a short list of cities in Louisiana Thursday to ban smoking in bars, and City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said he wants to add... more »
  • New Orleans OKs smoking ban in bars and casinos

    January 22, 2015 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a move to protect the health of musicians and late-night workers, the New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls. New Orleans had been one of the last major American cities to allow people to smoke tobacco in bars.... more »
  • Downtown bars prepping for big LSU weekend Play Video

    October 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Downtown Baton Rouge bar owners expect both LSU and Ole Miss fans to flood the city this weekend. The third ranked Ole Miss Rebels come into town to face LSU on national television. Tickets online are going for anywhere between $187-500 on StubHub . Andrew... more »
  • Judge rules city ordinance violates 2nd Amendment Play Video

    August 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Baton Rouge ordinance which makes it illegal to have guns at a bar or liquor store violates the Second Amendment. Chief Judge Brian Jackson also ordered city police to no longer enforce the measure, which was passed in 1951.... more »
  • Yard signs campaign against bars Play Video

    August 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A rezoning fight has one neighborhood going public with yard signs. Right now, people like their quiet Southdowns neighborhood, and fear even one more bar will create a big problem. "It's a question of balance," said Southside Civic Association member Peter Ricca. "We think that... more »
  • 300 busted in illegal booze, tobacco sales Play Video

    July 1, 2014 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control say the summer months are prime for underage drinking. In their first month of their Summer Crackdown, ATC issued 331 violations for underage alcohol and tobacco sales. "There's nothing good that can come out of selling alcohol to minors and we... more »
  • Smoking ban in Monroe bars proposed

    September 11, 2013 9:14 AM

    MONROE- The Monroe City Council in two weeks will consider a 100 percent smoke-free ordinance. The News-Star reports the proposal was introduction at Tuesday's meeting. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living requested the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the Ouachita Parish Police Jury to consider the ordinance. If... more »
  • Bill could allow guns in restaurants Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill making headway in the legislature could allow people to bring weapons into restaurants. The proposed law, authored by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), has already been approved by the House and is pending a Senate Judiciary hearing. Burns told News 2, the law was originally... more »
  • Bars in La. could see concealed guns approved

    May 2, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurant owners are watching a bill which is intended to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into bars. The House already approved HB 48 by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), and it is currently scheduled for a Senate Judiciary committee hearing. The... more »

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