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  • Edwards announces Dardenne as commissioner of administration

    December 7, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards confirmed Monday what had been long-expected: that former gubernatorial rival Jay Dardenne would serve as his commissioner of administration. Dardenne, a Republican, came in fourth in the governor's primary behind fellow GOP candidate Senator David Vitter and Edwards, a Democrat. Dardenne... more »
  • Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case

    August 31, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW YORK- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected in court after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal. Both sides are to appear before a federal court judge in Manhattan Monday for a status conference. The dispute centers on the legality of the NFL's... more »
  • East Feliciana residents to see drop in fire insurance rates

    June 17, 2015 4:10 AM

    CLINTON- Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon says some East Feliciana Parish residents will see a drop in fire insurance rates. Homeowners living in Jackson, outside of Jackson corporate limits, and Wilson, outside of the Wilson corporate limits, can expect significant reductions in their fire insurance premiums. The reduced rates... more »
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013

    February 13, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league. The NFL on Friday released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and... more »
  • Goodell: No decision yet on discipline for Lynch

    January 30, 2015 1:03 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday. Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He... more »
  • AP source: Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

    August 14, 2014 5:56 PM

    BALTIMORE - Rob Manfred has been elected baseball's 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner on Thursday in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in... more »
  • Search begins for La. higher education leader

    June 17, 2014 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents has started a national search to find Louisiana's next higher education commissioner, with a goal to hire a new leader by October. The job, which is the state's chief policy leader for public colleges, has been vacant since March, when Jim Purcell left... more »
  • Police commissioner calls President Obama n-word

    May 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'. A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation. Copeland... more »
  • Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

    January 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
  • La. higher education commissioner plans to quit

    December 5, 2013 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's higher education commissioner says he won't seek a contract renewal when his current deal with the Board of Regents ends in March. Jim Purcell, who has been in the job since February 2011, notified the board at its meeting Wednesday. The announcement wasn't necessarily a surprise. Purcell's... more »
  • NCAA restructuring now moves to steering committee

    October 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    After getting input from athletes, athletic directors and conference commissioners, among others, on how to restructure the NCAA, it is up to a seven-person committee to come up with proposals that can be presented to the entire membership in January. Nathan Hatch, chair of the NCAA's board of directors and... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »
  • Will LSU keep Florida as their permanent opponent?

    July 16, 2013 3:01 PM

    HOOVER, Al. - Florida head coach Will Muschamp told reporters at SEC Media Days Tuesday he was flat-out "tired of talking about scheduling," but the questions won't go away. Especially when LSU's cross-divisional opponent is one of the perennial powers in the SEC East - Florida. SEC Commissioner... more »
  • Ag commissioner says he won't run for governor

    July 1, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says he'll seek re-election to his current position in 2015, rather than running for governor. Strain, a Republican former lawmaker and veterinarian, announced his plans Sunday on his Facebook page. He says friends and supporters asked him to run again to lead the... more »
  • IRS: Top official first told of targeting in 2012

    May 13, 2013 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller was first informed in May 2012 that tea party groups were inappropriately targeted for scrutiny. A month later he wrote a member of Congress to explain the process of reviewing applications for tax-exempt status without mentioning the... more »
  • Police: Third incident now believed to be fire

    April 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - Police said an incident at the JFK Library in Boston is now believed to have been a fire, after the police commissioner said at a press briefing it was an explosion. Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters just before 4 p.m. CT they were treating the incident at... more »
  • Players union head says Goodell not trusted

    February 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of the NFL players association isn't a big fan of the commissioner. Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular. The president of the NFL Players Association adds he wouldn't be able to persuade... more »
  • NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Payton

    January 22, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal. The announcement comes Tuesday, a day after Payton met with Goodell. At the meeting, Payton took responsibility for the actions of his coaching... more »
  • Vilma's defamation suit against Goodell dismissed

    January 17, 2013 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the bounty case. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan in New Orleans said Thursday the bounty matter "feels as protracted and painful as the Saints season... more »

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