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  • Syrian activists say IS has seized Palmyra

    December 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    BEIRUT - Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has regained control of the ancient town of Palmyra nine months after it was driven out by Russian-backed Syrian government forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Palmyra Coordination group say IS militants fought their way into... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to relinquish tuition control

    June 5, 2016 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As they wind down their work in the regular session, lawmakers have agreed to give public college management boards the ability to raise their own tuition and fees without needing legislative approval. Voters would need to back the idea in the November election before legislative authority would... more »
  • Fox Finders track sightings across Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 26, 2016 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People across Baton Rouge say some new tenants have made homes in their neighborhood: Foxes. Many of the encounters have been caught on camera. Mid-City, Kenilworth, Highland, University Acres and the LSU lakes are just a few of the locations where foxes have been reported on... more »
  • Obama considers executive action on gun control

    January 1, 2016 11:08 AM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama says he can't "sit around and do nothing." So one of his early actions in the new year will be to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss how to make it harder for "a dangerous few" to get their hands on guns.... more »
  • Gun sales remain constant after mass shooting Play Video

    December 3, 2015 7:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - One gun store owner said gun sales won't spike unless the federal government tries to enact stricter controls. Scott Roe owns Spillway Sportsman in Port Allen. He and other gun dealers in the capital region say there's been no increase in area gun sales since Wednesday's mass... more »
  • US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

    October 19, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court has upheld key provisions of New York and Connecticut laws banning possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, finding that the core parts of the laws do not violate the Second Amendment. The... more »
  • After Lafayette shooting, Schumers call for more gun control

    August 3, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She joined the senator Monday as he unveiled a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain... more »
  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

    July 24, 2015 11:39 AM

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. after two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep over the Internet. The company will update software to insulate the vehicles from being remotely controlled. It also says in a statement... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
  • ATC office worker fired, arrested after thefts

    November 26, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said an Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control employee was fired after an investigation into workplace thefts at the Baton Rouge office. Troopers said Lindy Tullier, an ATC office worker, was arrested and accused of stealing cash from her co-workers' purses. State Police... more »
  • Jindal: announcement about presidential run to come in early 2015

    November 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the victories of the GOP and his possible run for presidency Wednesday afternoon. About the control the Republicans have in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Jindal said they "better not waste that chance" to show the nation they can... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »

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