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  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • Curfews ordered due to weather Play Video

    January 28, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of curfews have been instituted in parishes around the area as cold weather moves into southern Louisiana. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said a curfew would start there at 11 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Exceptions would be made for any and... more »
  • Livingston issues curfew

    January 24, 2014 9:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials, including Sheriff Jason Ard and Parish President Layton Ricks, have issued a parish-wide curfew until 7 a.m., Jan. 25. Leaders in the parish said the slick, dangerous roads and harsh weather conditions prompted them to issue the curfew. Only essential personnel will be allowed... more »
  • People looking for ways to bring back Clinton curfew

    August 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLINTON - Support for an overnight curfew in Clinton continues even after the town's original, wide-ranging curfew ran into legal trouble. The town canceled the curfew after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Clinton resident Tommy Mead. The measure banned pedestrians and drivers from the town's... more »
  • Town succumbs to ACLU, cancels curfew

    August 1, 2013 10:41 PM

    CLINTON- The city rescinded its 11 p.m. curfew Thursday, the deadline a judge gave the city to respond to a lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional. The two-month-old curfew bans people from milling about on city streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union... more »
  • Town ordered to get new lawyer for curfew suit

    July 29, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order hearing involving the town of Clinton's curfew has been set for Monday, Aug. 5. The hearing was scheduled during a telephone conference with Chief Judge Brian Jackson along with the plaintiff and defendant's attorneys. During the call, the judge also ordered the town... more »
  • ACLU files lawsuit to stop Clinton curfew Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    CLINTON - The ACLU of Louisiana filed suit on behalf of a Clinton resident today asking a judge to strike down the town's wide-reaching curfew. The ordinance requires everyone in town, including drivers, to be off the streets after 11 p.m. or face a $500 fine and possibly 30... more »
  • Town curfew extended further, ACLU calls it unconstitutional Play Video

    July 10, 2013 9:55 PM

    CLINTON - Town leaders extended a measure to reduce crime even though some groups call it imprisonment of residents. "We looked at the numbers, and it's like 60 percent less crime," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said. Dunn, the town's mayor and council agreed to put a curfew... more »
  • Entire town under curfew for summer nights

    June 11, 2013 9:59 PM

    CLINTON - A small town in East Feliciana Parish is taking a drastic measure to stop crime. The Clinton mayor, the entire city council and the police chief have decided to implement a curfew for anyone in the town. The curfew started May 30th and will last until... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 18, 2013 2:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 17, 2013 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit liability... more »
  • Baker tornado confirmed, shelter opened

    December 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that damage in Baker this morning was caused by a tornado. The NWS report said the damage was consistent with an EF 1 tornado. They said it touched down on U. S. Hwy 61, and its damage path ended four miles... more »
  • EBR curfew lifted for tonight

    August 30, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders lifted a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish today. The curfew had been in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Mayor-Kip Holden made the announcement during this morning's press briefing, saying authorities saw no reason to keep it in place.... more »
  • Curfew going into effect for EBR tonight

    August 29, 2012 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish authorities announced a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish tonight. EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden said the curfew would last from 6 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said this curfew was "needed" with the amount of damage that... more »
  • Assumption calls mandatory evacuation, curfew

    August 28, 2012 3:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish officials have called a mandatory evacuation for all 23,000 residents as Hurricane Isaac approaches Louisiana. They've also imposed a curfew and banned alcohol sales. Both the curfew and alcohol sale ban start at midnight Tuesday, and will continue until further notice. A news release says... more »
  • Baker issues curfew for Hurricane Isaac

    August 28, 2012 2:34 PM

    Baker Mayor Harold Rideau and Police Chief Mike Knaps have issued a declaration to the citizens of Baker that as of 8 p.m. today there will be until 8 a.m. This measure applies to motorists and pedestrians on city streets. The curfew will exempt medical, public works, city... more »
  • Zachary implements curfew for Hurricane Isaac

    August 28, 2012 2:27 PM

    The City of Zachary has created a dusk-to-dawn curfew starting Wednesday, August 29 at 6p.m., running through Thursday, August 30 at 6a.m.,as Hurricane Isaac approaches the state. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid stated that the curfew would be necessary to allow public safety officials to better do their job... more »
  • Livingston Parish issues curfew

    August 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish officals called for a dusk-to-dawn curfew starting tonight in Livingston Parish. According to Parish President Layton Ricks the curfew will last until Hurricane Isaac passes and conditions improve. Ricks said his office would work closely with Sheriff Jason Ard through the storm, and issue an... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish implements curfew

    August 28, 2012 12:29 PM

    HOUMA - Parish emergency managers called for a curfew in Terrebonne Parish ahead of Hurricane Isaac's landfall. The curfew begins tonight from 8 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone in violation of the curfew will be stopped and questioned by law enforcement. Parish leaders said the... more »
  • EBR preparing for possible curfew, closures

    August 27, 2012 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish leaders in East Baton Rouge said they were preparing for a number of issues as tropical storm Isaac approaches Louisiana and is expected to impact the city-parish. Mayor-President Kip Holden said the parish school system canceled classes for the next two days, but city workers... more »
  • Teen girl held in attempted murder of CA mother

    May 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    HESPERIA, Calif. - A 13-year-old Southern California girl and two friends are under arrest for investigation of the attempted murder of the girl's mother. A police spokeswoman in the high desert city of Hesperia says officers were called by the victim after her daughter and two 14-year-old friends attacked her... more »
  • Mardi Gras teen curfew

    February 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are enforcing a new curfew for teens during Mardi Gras this year. No one under 16-years-old is allowed to be alone and to be without adult supervision in the French Quarter after 8pm. So far during this Mardi Gras season New Orleans... more »
  • NO City Council OKs change to French Quarter curfew

    January 5, 2012 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans City Council has approved an amendment to the city's curfew law. The change would ban those 16 years old or younger from the French Quarter and Marigny (MARE-ih-nee) after 8 p.m. on weekends. Councilwoman Kristen Palmer said Thursday she wants to keep youth off French... more »
  • NO City Council OKs change to FQ curfew

    January 5, 2012 2:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has approved an amendment to the city's curfew law. The change would bar those 16 years old or younger from the French Quarter and Marigny after 8 p.m. on weekends. Councilwoman Kristen Palmer said Thursday she wants to keep youth off French... more »
  • Longer curfew considered for kids in EBR

    May 3, 2011 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Keeping teens off the streets of Baton Rouge and out of trouble could be supported by a tougher curfew. City leaders say that would give businesses and police more power over groups of troublesome teens. But others argue the government shouldn't be parenting kids or parents. ... more »
  • City gives teen clubs rules and regulations

    November 23, 2010 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are cracking down on pop-up clubs for teens in Baton Rouge. Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis says abandonded buildings are often rented out for these parties, where any teen can pay to party. Lewis says there are no regulations for the clubs, and that allows teenagers... more »
  • Acadia Parish juvenile curfew proposed

    September 16, 2010 7:54 AM

    The Acadia Parish Police Jury has unanimously delayed action on the introduction of a proposed ordinance to establish a parishwide juvenile curfew. The Advocate reports a legislative committee will discuss the matter during an October meeting to determine whether it merits discussion by the entire jury. Authorities say the parish... more »

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