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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • John Kennedy reacts to Gov. Jindal's veto check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Saints' Jimmy Graham has arbitration hearing

    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 »
  • EBR School Board considers Taylor's contract

    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 »
  • WWII museum, John Besh to end relationship

    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 »
  • Patrick Peterson confident he will get contract

    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 »
  • Alumnus sues Southern for chancellor rejection

    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 »
  • Pinkel gets raise, extension at Missouri

    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 »
  • SU Board member resigns

    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 »
  • Debate building over SU chancellor contract

    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 »
  • Efficiency study contract amended

    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 »
  • Clemson's Swinney gets 8-year deal, raise

    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 »
  • Odums talks about Southern's future check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Oil and gas lawsuit contract modified

    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 »
  • Saban's staying put

    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 »
  • Indians sign free agent OF Murphy to 2-year deal

    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 »
  • Red light cameras on chopping block

    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 »
  • Zachary speed cameras gone in November Play Video

    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 »
  • New Roads, parish at odds over trash collection

    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 »
  • Leaders' vote seems to support cameras, but future still uncertain

    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 »
  • Contract for red light cameras up for renewal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Mainieri gets contract extension from LSU

    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 »
  • New Orleans Bowl extends ties with Sun Belt

    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 »
  • Ascension probes sewer contract

    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 »
  • Withey signs with Pelicans

    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 »
  • Jimmy Graham not bothered by lack of extension

    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 »
  • At tense meeting, board puts brakes on CATS changes

    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 »
  • City leaders plan CATS coup

    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 »
  • Stafford signs on the dotted line

    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 »
  • AP Source: Cavs offer Bynum 2-year deal

    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 »
  • CNSI claims state will lose millions

    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 »
  • Judge remains on CNSI case against state

    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 »
  • Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

    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 »
  • Privatization backed for LSU's Bogalusa hospital

    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 »
  • Pointe Coupee approves trash collection pact

    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 »
  • St. John Council awards contract for court changes

    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 »
  • Grand jury selected to review Medicaid contract

    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 »
  • Grand jury planned in Medicaid case

    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 »
  • Tele-medicine service to increase for La. prisons check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • CNSI sues La. over canceled Medicaid contract

    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 »
  • Lawsuit looming over canceled Medicaid contract

    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 »
  • Roman Banks signs contract extension with Southern

    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 »
  • CNSI official defends Medicaid contract award

    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 »
  • Greenstein resigns as DHH secretary

    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 »
  • Lawmaker blasts DHH secretary for not being at hearing Play Video

    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 »
  • Jindal cancels Medicaid contract under grand jury review

    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 »
  • Ravens QB Flacco signs NFL's richest contract

    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 »
  • Patriots give Brady contract extension

    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 »
  • Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

    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 »
  • Southern faculty criticize online contract

    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 »
  • Baker Council renews waste services contract

    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 »
  • Miles gets pay raise

    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 »
  • CATS members blast management

    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 »
  • Board to decide on Les Miles contract extension

    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 »
  • State's Medicaid contract gains in value

    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 »
  • BR company gets $44.8M canal contract in NO

    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 »
  • AP sources: Saints, Payton, agree to terms on deal

    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 »
  • Zachary speed camera contract expires next year

    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 »
  • Merchants check coupon company's fine print check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    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 »
  • Miles: Family is 'awful comfortable' here check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »

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