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  • LSU Ag Center selects company to grow medical marijuana

    June 14, 2017 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU AgCenter has requested its board of supervisors to approve the university to enter into a contract with a company to produce medical marijuana. The company chosen by the university is GB Sciences, Inc. Seven businesses, including GB Sciences, Inc. submitted offers to... more »
  • $227M contract for manager of Louisiana flood aid program

    April 25, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's contract with disaster recovery firm IEM to administer a homeowner flood aid program is estimated to cost $227 million. The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report says the state has completed its deal with IEM to manage the $1.3 billion program to assist homeowners with damage from... more »
  • Contractor booked in March arrested again in Ascension Play Video

    April 6, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor arrested on fraud charges, also arrested in Livingston Parish Thursday, was booked in Ascension Parish Friday. Michael Simmers was charged with residential contractor fraud and theft of assets from an aged or disabled person. He is being held at Ascension Parish Jail. Simmers, the owner... more »
  • LSU's Dave Aranda to get 3-year, $5.5 million contract

    December 7, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda will get a three-year, $5.5 million contract from LSU that also includes him associate head coach. The agreement runs through Mar. 31 2020 and includes a first-year salary of $1.8 million followed by $1.85 million and then $1.9 million. Aranda will... more »
  • Trump says cancel Air Force One contract

    December 6, 2016 2:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump wants the government's contract for a new Air Force One canceled. The president-elect tweeted that the contract with Boeing for a new presidential plane is costing $4 billion. He later told reporters at Trump Tower that the manufacturer is "doing a little bit of a number"... more »
  • Orgeron to collect $675,000 cash for being interim head coach

    December 1, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will pay Ed Orgeron a lump sum of $675,000 for serving as interim head football coach for most of the season. Details of the compensation were revealed in the upcoming LSU Board of Supervisors agenda. The board meets seven times a year. Before being... more »
  • Trump creates plan for first 100 days of office

    November 9, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – President- elect Donald Trump has laid out an action plan for the first days of his administration. On Trump's website, there is a document titled, "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter," that lays out his plan for the first 100 days of his administration once he... more »
  • Pest control company mix-up solved by 2 On Your Side Play Video

    October 21, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person who flooded in August says she found termites in her gutted home. Veronica Berteaux says she pays for an annual termite contract and was surprised she got the run-around when she tried to deal with the pests. When she couldn't get answers, she called... more »
  • $46M Medicaid contract extension supported by La. lawmakers

    October 6, 2016 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to another one-year, $46 million contract extension for the firm that processes bills and handles health provider enrollment for Louisiana's Medicaid program. The contract renewal has become a yearly point of contention with House and Senate health care committee members, who feel stuck in... more »
  • DOTD pursues design-build contract for I-10 expansion project

    September 28, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – DOTD has announced plans to move forward with the widening of seven miles of I-10 between Highland Road and LA 73 in Ascension Parish by pursing a design-build contract. On Wednesday, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent seeking a design-build firm to widen the section of... more »
  • Louisiana Tech wants $23K raise for athletic director

    September 4, 2016 5:49 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech wants to give its athletic director a new five-year contract and a $23,000 raise. The Louisiana Tech Foundation would supply the proposed raise for Tommy McClelland, bringing his pre-bonus total to $248,000 a year. Tech says the school would still pay $140,000 a year, while the... more »
  • Iberville board approves contract with new superintendent

    August 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract for the district's new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion. Joffrion is set to earn a minimum base salary of $165,250 annually starting Wednesday until Aug. 8, 2019. The board also agreed Monday night to pay him an additional... more »
  • Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals agree to 5-year, $62.5M deal

    August 2, 2016 4:42 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension, with $40 million guaranteed. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the... more »
  • Wrongful termination lawsuit over Medicaid contract settled

    July 25, 2016 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has reached a settlement with Jindal's successor and ended its wrongful termination lawsuit against the state. Maryland-based Client Network Services Inc., known as CNSI, announced the settlement Monday. Under the... more »
  • Saints coach Sean Payton agrees to 5-year contract

    March 23, 2016 11:12 AM

    BOCA RATON - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has agreed to a new five-year contract through 2020. Payton had two years remaining on his current deal at about $8 million per season. He hasn't signed the new contract yet, but had it in his briefcase at the NFC coaches'... more »
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert gets contract extension

    February 2, 2016 11:27 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA says its board of governors has voted to extend the contract of President Mark Emmert for three years, through October 2020. The extension was approved during the NCAA convention last month in San Antonio. The vote included an option to add another year to the deal.... more »
  • Mickey Loomis says his GM role with Saints won't change

    January 14, 2016 5:53 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says he will retain all of his usual duties with the football team in 2016 and that Drew Brees will be back next season whether the star quarterback's contract changes or not. Loomis, who held an informal gathering with reporters... more »
  • Brees willing to extend contract; optimistic Payton will return

    January 4, 2016 4:49 PM

    The following is a transcript of this morning's news briefing provided by the New Orleans Saints: A lot of people wondering about the futures of yourself and Sean Payton. Can you shed any light on that? “I can’t. I’ve been here a while this morning to get my... more »
  • LSU changed contract with Chavis after he signed

    December 17, 2015 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU legal documents revealed Thursday the university changed its contract with former football defensive coordinator John Chavis after he signed. LSU is suing Chavis for breach of contract when he left to coach at Texas A&M earlier this year. Chavis' lawyer Jill Craft said the documents show... more »
  • Attorneys to testify about Medicaid cancellation decision

    October 14, 2015 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A district court judge has ruled that state attorneys must testify about how the decision was reached to cancel a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract. Judge Tim Kelley made the ruling Tuesday after Client Network Services Inc. sought to depose layers from the Jindal administration as... more »
  • Jindal ends Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood

    August 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal announced Monday the state's health department is cancelling its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood because of hidden videos recorded by a pro-life activist group. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said they informed Planned Parenthood of the decision Monday. The governor's office... more »
  • Hospital manager offers rebuttal to LSU mismanagement claims

    July 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The manager of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, accused by university leaders of not fulfilling its contract terms, says it has sought to bring in an outside mediator to work out the disputes. But the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, says LSU has refused... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • LSU outlines grievances about hospitals' management

    July 14, 2015 11:05 AM

    MONROE - In a 10-page breach notice, LSU outlines three primary claims of why it believes Biomedical Research Foundation has failed to live up to its contract responsibilities as the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The three primary claims from LSU against the foundation include: failure to... more »
  • Hospital operator says LSU will declare contract breached

    July 10, 2015 3:49 PM

    MONROE - The operator of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says LSU intends to push out the group. Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Chairman Steve Skrivanos told the News-Star Friday after a meeting with LSU administrators that the university intends to declare that the foundation has breached its contract.... more »
  • AP source: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

    July 2, 2015 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met. The person spoke to The Associated Press on... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on consulting contracts Play Video

    June 30, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Jindal has approved a bill that will give lawmakers a new authority over consulting contracts. The new policy comes after complaints of wasteful spending by various state agencies. The bill was proposed by Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard and strongly supported by Treasurer John Kennedy. Under the... more »
  • Lemoine to be paid $133K a year as school superintendent

    May 29, 2015 4:44 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has approved a three-year contract that will pay new superintendent Ronald Kevin Lemoine $133,000 annually beginning July 1. Lemoine will get a $12,000 annual allowance to cover all in-parish travel and reimburse him for any reasonable expenses when traveling more... more »
  • Casino support contract blocked in La. House

    May 20, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state senators Wednesday blocked approval of a $3.6 million casino support services contract for New Orleans amid complaints that the city's new smoking ban likely will cause the state to lose money. The prohibition against smoking in bars and gambling halls took effect last month. Louisiana... more »
  • Board approves Baton Rouge school superintendent contract

    May 8, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to a three-year contract that will allow former Zachary Superintendent Warren Drake to take over as superintendent no later than July 1. Drake would make $235,000 a year in base salary, which is slightly less than what Superintendent... more »
  • La'el Collins signs with Cowboys Play Video

    May 7, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU lineman La'el Collins will play for the Dallas Cowboys, successfully landing with an NFL team after his draft prospects went off the rails. The Cowboys organization confirmed the news , which ESPN reported will net Collins $1.6 million guaranteed over three years. Several... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board, superintendent work out contract

    May 7, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Warren Drake and East Baton Rouge Parish School Board leaders say they have worked out a deal to allow the former Zachary superintendent to take the helm of the second-largest public school system in Louisiana. Drake's proposed employment contract is on Thursday's agenda for a School Board meeting.... more »
  • CATS board approves new contract for Mirabito

    April 21, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System's governing board approved a three-year contract extension and a raise Monday night for CEO Bob Mirabito. The contract includes a $175,000 salary with an extra $700 monthly allowance for benefits like health and life insurance. The contract can also... more »
  • Adidas ends NBA contract

    March 16, 2015 7:53 PM

    FRANKFURT, GERMANY- Adidas says its ending its partnership as official outfitter of the NBA when the current agreement runs out after next season. Adidas AG says "while we have enjoyed a successful long-term relationship with the league, we continually review our partner agreements to ensure they are meeting our... more »
  • WR Marques Colston to restructure deal, stay with Saints

    March 6, 2015 10:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints WR Marques Colston will remain with the Who Dats for the 2015 season after he reached an agreement to restructure his contract with the franchise on Friday. WWL-TV reports Colston would have cost the Saints nearly $10 million against the salary cap, and the team... more »
  • Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M; LSU responds

    February 27, 2015 4:32 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Former LSU football assistant coach John Chavis filed suit Friday against both LSU and Texas A&M, where he's coaching now, over a contract dispute. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's LSU contract. Chavis asked in his suit for a court to determine... more »
  • Source: Saints, linebacker Haralson agree on 1-year deal

    February 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and veteran linebacker Parys Haralson have agreed on a one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity on Thursday because the deal has not been announced. The person did not... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System workers gathered to protest at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard and raise concerns over bus maintenance and safety. "We have a lot of buses that aren't safe on the road," Driver's Union President Naomi Guy told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan on... more »
  • Superdome manager slated for five-year contract extension

    January 27, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The private company that manages the Superdome and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans is in line for a contract renewal through 2022. The Interim Emergency Board - a panel of lawmakers and other state officials - agreed Monday to the five-year contract extension. The action also... more »
  • Pelicans sign guard Wolters; Holiday has right ankle injury

    January 14, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed point guard Nate Wolters to a 10-day contract. The signing, announced Wednesday, comes as starting point guard Jrue Holiday deals with a right ankle injury that will sideline him for Wednesday night's game in Detroit. The 6-foot-4 Wolters was a second-round... more »
  • Investigation continues into canceled Medicaid contract

    January 13, 2015 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special grand jury looking into a now-canceled $200 million state Medicaid contract has expired, but the attorney general's office says the investigation is ongoing. Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary Bruce Greenstein has been indicted on nine perjury charges in the case. Assistant Attorney General David... more »
  • Baton Rouge company among 10 getting federal contract

    January 9, 2015 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Pentagon says a Baton Rouge company is among 10 around the country which will get work cleaning up toxic, hazardous and radioactive waste for the federal government. A news release Thursday says CB&I Federal Services LLC was also among 10 applying for the work over the... more »
  • New Orleans port OKs $5.3M construction for Chiquita site

    December 22, 2014 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Port of New Orleans' Board of Commissioners has approved a contract with Metairie-based Centric Gulf Coast Inc. to build racks that will hold containers filled with bananas for Chiquita. New Orleans CityBusiness reports the containers will plug into a refrigerated unit that keeps the fruit at... more »
  • At superintendent's request, contract review pulled Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent. Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... more »
  • Medicaid contract extended, after other deal cancelled

    December 18, 2014 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to extend the state's multimillion-dollar Medicaid claims processing contract by another year. The extension was needed after Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the company that had been picked to take over the work, CNSI, because of concerns the firm was given favorable treatment by his... more »
  • Board member asks to consider Taylor contract extension

    December 16, 2014 12:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Outgoing school board member Mary Lynch requested an item be added to an upcoming school board agenda which would allow the board to extend Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract for another year. Lynch sent an email to board president David Tatman and vice president Tarvald Smith shortly... more »
  • Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital Play Video

    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 »
  • Alleva gets contract extension at LSU

    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 »
  • Southern University president won't get contract extension

    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 »
  • Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

    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 »
  • Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    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 »

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