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  • Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    January 27, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against three former Baton Rouge Police officers accused of sexually abusing a woman while on duty. Emerson Jackson, Travis Wheeler, and Isaac Bolden were named in the suit. They were indicted by a grand jury in November on charges... more »
  • Jesse Jackson to visit GSU

    October 29, 2013 2:08 PM

    GRAMBLING- He's fought for civil rights and negotiated freedom for hostages, but can Jesse Jackson close the rift between students and the administration at Grambling State University? School leaders say that Jackson will come to the campus to help promote a period of healing. The school's been in the national... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan approved

    September 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal Administration can move forward with the privatization of LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe after getting approval from the Civil Service Commission today. It was the final step needed for an October 1 date for an outsourcing contract. It also allows LSU to... more »
  • US gov't accuses BofA of civil fraud in bond sale

    August 6, 2013 3:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has accused Bank of America Corp. of civil fraud, saying the company failed to disclose risks and mislead investors in its sale of $850 million of mortgage bonds during 2008. The Justice Department filed a civil suit against the bank and two of its subsidiaries... more »
  • BR police chief scores nearly ready

    June 13, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The civil service exams taken last month by more than a dozen people vying to become Baton Rouge's next police chief will be graded and forwarded this week to the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board. That's according to State Examiner Robert S. Lawrence. Local officials had... more »
  • List of approved BRPD chief applicants released

    April 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board released a list of 17 applicants approved to take the civil service exam to replace fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. The Board approved the following applicants at its April 18 meeting: * Carl... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan gets commission approval check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a play to layoff 350 employees at the state-run Southeast Louisiana Hospital, a mental facility located in Mandeville. The state is closing the hospital and allowing it to reopen under the control of private contractors. State health leaders say it's no... more »
  • UN pulling out some staff from Syria

    December 3, 2012 2:14 PM

    BEIRUT - The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-struck Arab state. The U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria says up to a quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could exit... more »
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    June 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov. The Supreme... 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 »
  • Renovations planned at Civil War museum

    March 19, 2012 6:20 AM

    MANSFIELD - A major renovation at the Mansfield State Historic Site museum begins Monday. The museum will be closed to the public through at least late April. Renovations include installation of lighting, flooring and wall treatments in preparation for new exhibits about the Civil War battles at Mansfield... more »
  • Judge: BP liable for civil penalties for oil spill

    February 23, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that BP PLC and one of its minority partners in the blown-out Macondo well are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act for their roles in the nation's worst offshore oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier also ruled Wednesday... more »
  • Civil service commission rejects DHH layoff plan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A plan that involves laying off dozens of IT workers in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been defeated. Members of the Civil Service Commission complained about a lack of information from DHH to make a decision. The move included privatizing most of the information... more »
  • Stolen Civil War flag headed back to La. museum

    October 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - A stolen Civil War battle flag recovered by the FBI is heading back home to a Louisiana museum. The FBI says agents from the Richmond division recovered the stolen 14th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Confederate Battle Flag in late September. Officials say the flag was stolen... more »
  • Formal request made to block state employee raises

    February 2, 2011 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Jindal Administration has formally requested a move suspending merit raises for about 56,000 state employees. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater told the LA Civil Service Commission this was a difficult decision, but the right one given the state's $1.6 billion dollar budget shortfall. Some members... more »
  • Federal lawsuit alleges racial discrimination

    February 1, 2011 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 230 current and former employees at a Baton Rouge-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal court against... more »
  • ACLU sues Tangipahoa jail for paranoid inmate

    January 25, 2011 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to a... more »
  • ACLU calls on jail to remove disabled prisoner

    January 8, 2011 10:39 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims the Iberia Parish jail is holding a prisoner with muscular dystrophy in inhumane conditions. In a letter Friday to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, the ACLU says 31-year-old Reginald Peters has been sleeping on a cell floor for weeks... more »
  • New stamps commemorate Civil War, Reagan, Indy 500

    December 28, 2010 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Postage stamps honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the centennial of President Ronald Reagan's birth, and the 50th anniversary of America's first manned spaceflight are part of the lineup of new stamps for 2011. Another anniversary to be commemorated by the U.S. Postal Service next year... more »
  • Civil War-era historic forts set to open

    November 14, 2010 9:45 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Twin forts built during the Civil War to stave off a Union attack during the Red River Campaign will open to the public this week as a historic site. The Fort Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pinveville is scheduled to open Thursday. Pineville Mayor Clarence... more »
  • Board asks for BR Police Chief's exam to be scheduled

    October 28, 2010 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish officials have started the process of finding a new head for the Baton Rouge Police Department to replace Chief Jeff LeDuff, who is retiring at the end of the year. The Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board decided in their meeting today to ask... more »
  • Entergy: Justice Dept. opens civil investigation

    October 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    The Justice Department is conducting a civil investigation of competitive practices of Entergy's regulated power units. The New Orleans-based company disclosed the investigation prior to the opening of financial markets Tuesday. Entergy says the investigation involves Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Texas and Entergy... more »
  • Former officer sentenced in civil rights case

    August 19, 2010 7:07 AM

    A former Patterson police officer convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Jeffrey Jermaine Prince is convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at the Patterson Jail to visit her brother, who was... more »
  • Federal civil rights suit settled in Baton Rouge

    March 25, 2010 10:59 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has voted to pay $300,000 to settle a federal civil rights suit filed by a Baton Rouge man seriously injured by police in a 2006 arrest. Abraham Barousalian was arrested following a routing traffic stop, after an officer saw an open bottle of... more »
  • Merit raise plan approved by commission

    March 3, 2010 5:42 PM

    The Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a plan changing the way merit raises would be given to state employees. It would make the raises three to five percent based on the workers performance. Agencies could only alter or eliminate the raise after filing a layoff avoidance plan with the state.... more »
  • State worker pay plan delayed

    November 4, 2009 5:14 PM

    Louisiana state workers are speaking out about all the criticism over their pay raises. Merit raises for 61,000 classified workers has been the subject of many state budget meetings. The four percent increases have been almost automatic for several years. The civil service commission is considering a change to... more »
  • Suspension of state employee raises continue

    September 3, 2009 5:30 PM

    Merit raises have been suspended by 47 state agencies for civil service employees. Merit raises have been targeted by lawmakers during budget talks. Agencies received approval for their plans from the Civil Service Commission this July and August. The plans last for one year and are designed to prevent... more »

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