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  • Jay Dardenne unveils his first TV ad in La. governor's race

    September 16, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican candidate for governor Jay Dardenne has started his TV advertising, pitching himself as a nonpartisan, straight talker who will "make Louisiana proud." With the launch of his 30-second spot Tuesday, Dardenne, the state's lieutenant governor, became the last of the four major contenders for governor to begin... more »
  • 11 flights report being lit by lasers over New Jersey

    July 16, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEWARK - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey. The FAA says the incidents occurred Wednesday between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The agency says the lasers hit the left and right sides of the cockpits,... more »
  • Some Zachary residents one step closer to winning rezoning fight Play Video

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    ZACHARY - After listening to about two hours of comments from business representatives and the community, Planning and Zoning voted down rezoning residential land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The proposed rezoning was voted down 5-2 and will ultimately be decided by Zachary City Council. It's a fight... more »
  • Cavs chided for in-game video showing man throwing woman

    May 7, 2015 4:25 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers are being criticized on social networks for playing a video during Wednesday night's playoff game that showed a man throwing a woman across a room for wearing a Bulls T-shirt. During the Cavs' game against Chicago, the team showed a video on its large scoreboard spoofing... more »
  • New Orleans man cited for selling redfish, trout

    July 4, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man has been cited for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout from his home. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' agents cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for selling commercial fish without a commercial license, taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license, taking spotted... more »
  • State announces new commercial oyster harvest rules

    June 13, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and wildlife officials recently announced two new rules to make raw oysters safer to consume. The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries put these new rules into place to offer stricter guidelines for harvesters and fishermen , with the hopes... more »
  • Dancing hamster fraud

    June 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna. The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments. Barnes is 27... more »
  • Cassidy releasing first TV ad in US Senate race

    June 4, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is launching his first TV ad in Louisiana's Senate race next week, focusing on the Republican congressman's opposition to the federal health care law. The 30-second commercial, to run in the New Orleans area, was provided to The Associated Press by Cassidy's campaign.... more »
  • Baton Rouge building set for conversion

    October 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Onyx building at the corner of Third and Convention streets downtown Baton Rouge will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property including apartments and commercial space. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/19USmsy ) that conversion work could begin this coming week. The first steps will be removing exterior... more »
  • NOAA: 28-day red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico

    June 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators have set a 28-day recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, adding days in federal waters off Louisiana, Texas and Florida and cutting days off of Mississippi and Alabama. The uniform season is required because a federal judge found that regulators illegally... more »
  • Commercial large coastal shark season closing

    July 6, 2012 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks is closing. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife Officials said the official close was set for Friday night at 11:30 in state waters. And, the state news release said, the National Marine Fisheries Service was set to close federal Gulf of Mexico waters at... more »
  • 'Never missed a Super Bowl' member dies

    February 14, 2011 12:45 PM

    MILWAUKEE - One of the men featured in a Visa commercial for having never missed a Super Bowl has died at age 79. Bob Cook, who was too sick to make it to Texas, watched from a Milwaukee area hospital bed as his beloved Green Bay Packers beat the... more »

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