October 6, 2014 8:57 AM
OMAHA, NE - An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated. The ambulance carrying 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo pulled up to a receiving bay at the Nebraska Medical Center's on Monday. The area isn't visible from the... more »
September 12, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's proposed three-year extension has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The board approved the extension without discussion at its September meeting on Friday. The extension comes without a raise for Alleva, who has been LSU's AD since 2008. It will... more »
August 23, 2014 1:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's board of supervisors voted today against extending the contract of Ronald Mason, SU system president.
Southern officials say they came to a decision at saturday's board meeting.
Mason tells WBRZ, "The board leadership wanted to go in a different direct. I wish Southern... more »
August 19, 2014 6:03 AM
BARCELONA, Spain - Luis Suarez says Barcelona's fans needn't worry- he won't bite again. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez says "I say to all... more »
July 30, 2014 1:55 AM
PHOENIX, AZ - Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.... more »
June 27, 2014 7:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - HB-142 was unanimously passed by the Louisiana House and Senate with the goal of cutting government waste by giving more oversight to government contracts.
Governor Jindal had other ideas. He vetoed the bill. State Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In Friday with his reaction. more »
June 17, 2014 3:46 PM
METAIRIE - All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. Graham filed a grievance through the players' union. He contends he should be considered a wide receiver, not a tight end, when the team designated him with the 2014 franchise tag.... more »
June 16, 2014 6:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board plans to determine Superintendent Bernard Taylor's future with the district during its Thursday meeting. Taylor, who started in 2012, has almost completed two years of a three-year contract, which expires in June 2015. The board is considering whether to: extend... more »
May 29, 2014 3:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Five years ago, John Besh opened the American Sector inside the National WWII Museum but officials say the museum is looking for a change. The John Besh Restaurant Group's management agreement with the museum expires July 31 for both the American Sector, known for its playful updates... more »
May 13, 2014 8:51 AM
PHOENIX, AZ - Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he's confident he will get a new contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He just doesn't know when. Peterson says the Cardinals and his agent are in the early stages of negotiations with no timetable on reaching an agreement. One thing for sure -... more »
May 12, 2014 6:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University alumnus has sued the school for refusing to renew its contract with Chancellor James Llorens. Author Joiner say that Llorens has done a great job and stabilized Southern. Southern University spokesman Ed Pratt said Friday that the school is not commenting on the suit.... more »
March 6, 2014 2:28 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has signed a new contract that boosts his annual salary above $3 million and extends his previous deal by three years. The new deal increases his guaranteed salary from $2.8 million to $3.1 million and boosts the total salary of his assistant... more »
February 27, 2014 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - A member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors has resigned effective immediately.
Calvin Braxton sent in a resignation letter late Wednesday night. He was a close supporter of James Llorens, the chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus.
The Board of Supervisors voted not to... more »
February 10, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- A large crowd gathered Monday evening, mostly to protest the Southern University board's decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
Llorens contends he was not happy with the new deal that appeared to give the system president, Ronald Mason, more power and gave less power to... more »
January 22, 2014 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - A state contract with a company for an efficiency study has been amended to require $500 million in savings ideas.
The consulting firm of Alvarez & Marsal is getting $4.2 million from the Jindal administration for the study. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols initially had said... more »
January 18, 2014 3:05 PM
COLUMBIA, SC - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney received a new, eight-year contract and a raise that increased his total pay for next season to $3.15 million. The agreement had been in the works since the end of the season. The school announced the reworked contract that ties Swinney to the... more »
December 20, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program.
"Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
December 20, 2013 11:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys suing oil and gas companies on behalf of a New Orleans-area levee board have agreed to modify their contract.
They would take less money if they suit is successful and have removed a part of the contract that critics have said give them too much... more »
December 13, 2013 8:45 PM
TUSCALOOSA- Nick Saban is breaking rumors, signing an extension at Alabama, and staying put.
Friday night, the school announced on its Twitter account that the coach reached "a longterm agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide.
The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if... more »
November 25, 2013 9:03 AM
CLEVELAND- The Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy agreed to terms on the deal last week and completed it after passing his physical over the weekend. The 32-year-old has a career .275 average with 86 home runs.... more »
October 8, 2013 7:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - The controversial cameras that watch over drivers in the Capital City could be on the way out.
Metro council members will decide this week whether to renew the contract for the service, which expires at the end of the year.
There are currently 25 cameras... more »
September 30, 2013 10:13 PM
ZACHARY - A controversial speed camera along Hwy. 19 in Zachary is on it's way out.
The city and Redflex, the company who owns the traffic camera, will end the contract November 22.
Those who drive through Zachary, are weary of the cameras.
"As soon as you... more »
September 23, 2013 8:33 AM
NEW ROADS - Three months after authorizing the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury president to sign a new five-year contract for trash pickup, jurors face the possibility of having to renegotiate the deal with Progressive Waste Solutions.
The reason is a move by New Roads to broker its own... more »
September 10, 2013 10:43 PM
ZACHARY- The future of controversial speed cameras here is still up-in-the-air after a confusing decision by the town council Tuesday night.
Leaders voted no on an agenda item that would have let the contract lapse, and not be renewed. But, despite a vote that essentially supported the camera system,... more »
September 10, 2013 6:41 PM
ZACHARY - The lunchtime traffic flows a little slower along Highway 19 in Zachary, drivers seemingly wary of the traffic camera catching all speeders without prejudice.
"The ones in Zachary don't bother me at all," Vicki Barry said. "I think they're a good idea. They keep people from speeding... more »
September 6, 2013 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri has received a one-year contract extension from the university's Board of Supervisors, lengthening his contract with the Tigers until 2018. No other changes were made to Mainieri's salary, which is guaranteed to be at least $750,000 a year but can grow larger... more »
August 20, 2013 1:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Bowl has extended its relationship with the Sun Belt Conference for an additional six years, running through the 2019 season. The bowl was created in 2001 to give the then-fledgling Sun Belt Conference a post-season tie-in. The conference and bowl game are now in... more »
August 11, 2013 10:13 AM
SORRENTO, La. - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating how an unfinished sewer repair project was awarded under a nearly two-year-old emergency order and partially paid for in advance in July 2012. Mayor Mike Lambert and town attorney Matthew Percy tell The Advocate that the Sheriff's Office is probing... more »
July 31, 2013 9:41 AM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say former Kansas standout Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract, but the team didn't release details.
Withey was drafted by Portland in the second round of the draft with the 39th overall pick. He was then traded to New Orleans as part... more »
July 27, 2013 6:40 PM
METAIRIE - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says his humble is one reason why he's not making his contract status an issue. Graham, who grew up poor and was abandoned by his parents, says he's just happy to be playing football and ready to give the Saints all he's got... more »
July 16, 2013 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Feisty members of the CATS board vowed not to resign and urged people to stop harassing them about the controversial selection of an outside management firm that might be hired to run the bus system.
Tuesday, the board was set to decide on selecting one from a... more »
July 16, 2013 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders, including the mayor, believe mismanagement at CATS is cause to have the entire board tossed to the curb.
Councilman Chandler Loupe has submitted an agenda item for an upcoming Metro Council meeting to begin removing Isaiah Marshall from the CATS board. Loupe said in his... more »
July 10, 2013 10:03 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mi. - Quarterback Matthew Stafford has signed a $53 million, three-year extension to stay under contract with the Detroit Lions for at least the next five seasons. Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and signed him to a six-year contract worth as much as $78 million... more »
July 9, 2013 9:55 AM
CLEVELAND - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered free-agent center Andrew Bynum a two-year contract.
The Cavs made the offer Monday night, a deal that includes a team option for the second year.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the offer and said... more »
July 3, 2013 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Medicaid contractor whose work was canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration amid ongoing criminal investigations says the state is losing millions by scrapping the contract. The claims from Client Network Services Inc., or CNSI, are the latest salvo in ongoing legal disputes between the company and... more »
June 26, 2013 3:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge has refused to disqualify one of his colleagues from presiding over a lawsuit that challenges the Jindal administration's cancellation of Client Network Services Inc.'s nearly $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims. The state asked District Judge Mike Caldwell to recuse District Judge Tim Kelley... more »
June 21, 2013 3:56 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed she admitted using racial slurs in the past. The network said in a news release Friday afternoon that it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires... more »
June 19, 2013 3:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to a contract privatizing its rural Bogalusa hospital in January. The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which operates four private hospitals in Louisiana, will take over management of LSU's Bogalusa Medical Center, effective Jan. 6. As with similar... more »
June 12, 2013 8:50 AM
NEW ROADS - After months of negotiations, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has approved a new five-year contract for residential trash collection with Progressive Waste Solutions.
Tuesday's vote came after the company agreed to supply and replace trash containers during the life of its five-year contract with the... more »
May 29, 2013 2:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The St. John the Baptist Parish Council has awarded contracts to renovate the Parish Courthouse in Edgard and complete a pipeline to St. Charles Parish that will help provide water for St. John during emergencies. The Times-Picayune reports the courthouse expansion and renovation project was awarded Tuesday... more »
May 23, 2013 3:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana attorney general's office says a special grand jury has been selected to look into possible criminal activity involving the award of a $200 million Medicaid contract by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. It's part of an ongoing investigation into the award of the now-canceled contract for Client... more »
May 16, 2013 11:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has asked a Baton Rouge judge to block access to records requested by a company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by the state. In a court filing Wednesday, Caldwell's staff told Judge Tim Kelley the records requests by Client Network Services... more »
May 8, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent.
Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates.
Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
May 6, 2013 3:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The company hired to handle Louisiana's Medicaid system filed suit today against the state, saying the $200 million contract was improperly canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.
Client Network Services. Inc., known as CNSI, wants compensation for the work they did, costs incurred, and other financial... more »
May 3, 2013 11:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is facing a likely lawsuit from the Maryland-based company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state was terminated. Client Network Services Inc., known as CNSI, issued a statement Friday from lawyer Kathryn Harris saying the state won't negotiate in good faith... more »
April 16, 2013 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University announced this afternoon that head men's basketball coach Roman Banks agreed to a contract extension with the university.
"We have reached an agreement, in principle, to extend the contract of Head Coach Roman Banks as the leader of the Southern Jaguars Men's Basketball team,"... more »
April 12, 2013 10:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - A top official with a Maryland company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state has been cancelled says the company has never been contacted as part of the ongoing federal probe into the contract award. Larry Iversen, the CNSI executive who oversaw the company's Louisiana... more »
March 29, 2013 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced today that Bruce Greenstein has resigned as secretary of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals during federal and state investigations of a controversial Medicaid contract.
The Jindal administration canceled the nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with CNSI after word of a... more »
March 26, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - A state representative said it was "very irresponsible" that the head of the Department of Health and Hospitals was not at a budget hearing today to answer questions about a controversial Medicaid contract cancelled last week.
Rep. Jim Fannin, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee,... more »
March 21, 2013 4:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is scrapping a lucrative state Medicaid contract that is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols issued a statement Thursday announcing the termination of the more than $185 million contract with Maryland-based CNSI. Nichols says she made... more »
March 4, 2013 2:17 PM
OWINGS MILLS, Md.- Joe Flacco is now the highest paid player in NFL history.
The Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl MVP signed a new contract worth $120.6 million over six years, with a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money.
The 28-year-old Flacco threw 11... more »
February 26, 2013 9:01 AM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have a lot more cap room, thanks to their starting quarterback. A person familiar with the contract says Tom Brady has received a three-year extension from the Patriots worth about $27 million. The new deal clears nearly $15 million from New England's salary... more »
February 21, 2013 7:44 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Nike says it has suspended the contract of Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics, is facing a charge of premeditated murder in South Africa in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. In a brief statement announcing the... more »
February 15, 2013 7:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University System President Ronald Mason spent the bulk of a Thursday faculty meeting fending off charges that he's recklessly negotiated a partnership with an online education service provider that will hurt the university in the long run. Members of Southern's Faculty Senate accused Mason of freezing... more »
February 13, 2013 7:55 AM
BAKER - The Baker City Council has renewed its solid waste services contract and entered into a new agreement with its waste service company to provide recycling carts to residents who recycle household trash. The current contract with BFI Waste Services LLC, doing business as Allied Waste Services of Baton... more »
February 1, 2013 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors signed-off on a pay raise for the school's head football coach, Les Miles.
Sports 2 Director Michael Cauble Tweeted that there were "no questions, no opposition" to the increase.
Miles received a $549,000 annual pay raise. The change bumps his salary... more »
February 1, 2013 6:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - The parish bus system's governing board began a series of meetings Thursday to discuss how to move the system forward following a recent report that recommended replacing CATS' top managers with contracted employees from a transit management firm. The Advocate reports some members of the Capital Area... more »
January 24, 2013 10:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - A pay increase and extension for LSU head football coach Les Miles' contract will go before the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 1, according to the university.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said the amendment to the contract was agreed upon in December, increasing his annual... more »
January 9, 2013 7:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - A $185 million multiyear contract with a company to take over the state's Medicaid claims processing is getting more lucrative.
State Department of Health and Hospitals Undersecretary Jerry Phillips said an amendment will add about $8 million to the money CNSI will receive under its contract.... more »
January 9, 2013 7:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Baton Rouge company has a $44.8 million, 48-month contract for concrete-covered canals along two New Orleans streets.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the canals will reduce the risk of damages from the equivalent of about nine inches of rain over 24 hours. Such storms... more »
December 28, 2012 8:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two people familiar with the deal say suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed in principle to a multi-year contract extension. The people told The Associated Press about the deal Friday on condition of anonymity because it hasn't been signed and final details regarding... more »
December 27, 2012 5:52 PM
ZACHARY- Zachary has scaled back us of speed camera equipment in recent years. A more permanent decision could be made next year. Only one trailer with camera equipment is being used right now. The city had vans and other equipment in use two years ago. The cameras take pictures of... more »
December 17, 2012 6:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Coupon website, BigTip.com, continues to create problems for area businesses by offering coupons those businesses say they never agreed to.
BigTip says by entering into agreement with Entertainment Publications, one if its partners, businesses are contractually bound to let them offer deals through their website.
... more »
December 7, 2012 1:34 PM
DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines are approving a new labor contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced the results Friday. Pilots rejected a similar offer in August, but union leaders lobbied hard for passage the second time around.... more »
November 28, 2012 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- An excited Les Miles confirmed he's staying in South Louisiana as head coach of one of the best college football program's in the country.
"This Miles family is awful comfortable in South Louisiana," Miles said during a news conference to announce a contract extension and pay increase.... more »
November 28, 2012 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU will pay more to keep Les Miles as head football coach. Miles will get a salary increase and a contract extension.
The deal was announced a day after rumors swirled Arkansas was in talks to pay Miles $27.5 million to move to Fayetteville.
Specifics have... more »
November 28, 2012 1:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A press conference scheduled for today with LSU head football coach Les Miles has been pushed back to 3 p.m.
The media appearance was scheduled before rumors broke out this week the University of Arkansas offered Miles $27.5 million dollars over five years to coach the... more »
November 27, 2012 11:03 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 5 Florida didn't wait to give coach Will Muschamp a contract extension. The Gators (11-1) gave him one before the season. President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley met in August and agreed to extend Muschamp's contract for a year, through 2017. The Gainesville Sun... more »
November 26, 2012 10:35 AM
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Jonny Gomes on a two-year contract that would reportedly pay him $10 million. The Red Sox have not announced the deal. But a baseball official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Gomes had yet to take his... more »
November 1, 2012 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser scrapped a planned legislative vote on the governor's proposal to hire a private company to manage a state employee health insurance plan. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols pulled the proposed contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield... more »
October 17, 2012 10:32 AM
NEW YORK - Nike is severing ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The clothing and footwear company said Wednesday that it was ending Armstrong's contract "with great sadness." Nike Inc. said it will... more »
September 28, 2012 3:42 PM
IRVING, Texas - NFL referees and other game officials who are starting to vote on a new contract say they're excited to get back to work. The officials started arriving today at a hotel near Dallas to discuss and vote on the agreement that was reached with the league late... more »
September 14, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW YORK - With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and its players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings. But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would... more »
August 14, 2012 10:12 AM
AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted unanimously to award a $4.8 million contract to Bertucci Contracting Co. of Metairie to construct a stone breakwater designed to halt coastal erosion in the extreme northwestern corner of Lake Pontchartrain.
Parish engineer Maurice Jordan says a 10,000-linear-foot wall can be constructed... more »
August 7, 2012 10:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - An attorney claims Southern University breached the contract of then-Athletic Director Greg LaFleur when it announced, three days after his arrest on a misdemeanor prostitution charge, that LaFleur had been fired.
A Houston jury acquitted LaFleur on the charge earlier this year.
LaFleur was arrested... more »
August 2, 2012 10:37 AM
PORT ALLEN - Port Allen Mayor Roger Bergeron told the city council that as of Aug. 1 and lacking a trash service rate increase, the city stands to lose about $316,000 during the four years left in its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions. Bergeron attributed the loss to a $3.29... more »
July 19, 2012 10:27 AM
ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III has agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Redskins.
Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp.
Griffin was the second pick in the draft... more »
July 18, 2012 4:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office will pay up to $50,000 to Gov. Bobby Jindal's former executive counsel to defend the governor's signature education revamp in court. Amanda Larkins, spokeswoman for Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, said Tuesday that the contract with lawyer Jimmy Faircloth hasn't been completed. But she... more »
July 16, 2012 11:07 AM
LONDON - Britain's interior minister says the security firm G4S repeatedly assured the government it would exceed its targets for recruiting Olympic staff and only admitted last week that it could not meet the terms of its contract. Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday that G4S had "repeatedly assured us... more »
July 6, 2012 5:57 PM
SLIDELL - The Navy has awarded a $212 million contract for a Textron Inc. facility in Slidell to design and build an amphibious landing craft called a "Ship-to-Shore Connector." Sen. Mary Landrieu's office said the contract announced Friday includes options that could make it worth as much as $570 million.... more »
July 4, 2012 10:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with sixth-round draft choice Andrew Tiller, an offensive guard out of Syracuse.
The 6-foot-5, 334-pound Tiller started 28 games at for the Orange, playing under head coach Doug... more »
May 21, 2012 7:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - The $19 million Baton Rouge downtown library faces yet another hurdle when the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council meets this week. The council is set to consider on Wednesday whether to approve a contract for the project's architect. The library project won council approval twice in... more »
May 6, 2012 8:28 AM
CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish's new school system superintendent has a contract. The East Feliciana Parish school board reportedly has approved a contract for Henderson Lewis Jr. of Violet.
The contract calls for Lewis to be paid a $128,000 base salary. The present superintendent, Douglas Beauchamp, is retiring on... more »
January 31, 2012 2:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that Halliburton, the Houston-based company that supplied cement for the ill-fated Macondo well that blew in the Gulf of Mexico, may not have to pay many of the pollution claims that resulted from the catastrophic spill because it was shielded in a... more »
November 7, 2011 4:54 PM
JEANERETTE - Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette has a $192 million contract to replace the Coast Guard's fleet of small port security boats. The company will build up to 500 of the boats, which are about 28 feet long, for the Coast Guard, president and co-owner Chris Allard said... more »
November 1, 2011 5:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Transocean, the company that owned the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, argued in court documents filed Tuesday that its contract with BP shields it from having to pay for the largest offshore spill in the nation's history.
In court documents... more »
September 30, 2011 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- The "Saturday Night in Death Valley" tradition is one LSU says it wants to maintain, but sometimes the SEC, its schedules and its contracts get in the way.
In the case of Saturday's 11:20 a.m. kick-off, SEC's contract with another big network, which is carrying two SEC... more »
September 5, 2011 2:19 PM
METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints have given coach Sean Payton a contract extension through 2015.
The team says Monday that Payton has agreed to the deal.
Payton took over as coach in 2006 and led the Saints to the NFC South title. Three years later, he... more »
August 25, 2011 1:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles's contract could be amended soon, pending on approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday.
If the board approves, the amendment would not change his basic annual pay of $3.751 million, but would increase monetary incentives for meeting certain... more »
July 15, 2011 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's new women's basketball coach, Nikki Caldwell, has a five-year contract that guarantees her at least $700,000 a year. The salary could top $1.2 million with bonuses tied to team performance.
The university Board of Supervisors approved the contract Friday.
Caldwell agreed in April to... more »
June 27, 2011 10:03 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Hornets leading scorer David West says he will test free agency.
The two-time All-Star was drafted by New Orleans in 2003. He started 70 games last season, averaging 18.9 points to go with 7.6 rebounds before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament during a game on... more »