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  • Heavy traffic delays remain after the holiday weekend

    November 30, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic is moving slowly this morning after a busy holiday weekend. The interstate was covered in gridlock Sunday as drivers made their way back into town after the extended weekend. Drivers were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, resulting in a stressful day for travelers. "Baton Rouge is... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 South past N. 22nd

    November 9, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South past North 22nd Street following an earlier wreck. Traffic is still moving slowly through the area. Congestion from the wreck has reached Evangeline Street. more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • Demonstrators: Appeals court delaying immigration ruling

    October 14, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration activists are accusing the federal appeals court in New Orleans of delaying a ruling about President Barack Obama's immigration proposal in an effort to prevent it from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term. At a news conference Thursday, speakers with the Fair... more »
  • Bridge inspection expected to cause more traffic delays

    August 19, 2015 8:33 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Drivers are getting ready for more delays on the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. One lane on I-10 West will be closed at Grosse Tete until 2:30 p.m. again Wednesday for routine bridge inspections. The lane closure resulted in an 11 mile traffic jam... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • United flights returning to the air

    July 8, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK- The grounding of all United Continental flights in the United States is coming to an end. The flights were temporarily grounded this morning because of computer problems. Less than two hours later, United asked the Federal Aviation Administration to lift the ground stop order. And a passenger in... more »
  • Trial again delayed in case challenging Louisiana execution method

    June 24, 2015 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's next scheduled execution has been stalled for at least another year. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday to the state's request to delay a trial about the constitutionality of Louisiana's execution protocol. A new status conference in the lawsuit was set for July 11, 2016,... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • Rain pushes LSU baseball game back

    April 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rainy skies forced LSU's baseball team to push back the start of their series against Auburn Friday night. LSU announced on Twitter they'd try to get underway at 9 p.m. CT Friday. Ground crews had the tarp out at Alex Box Field just before 6 p.m.... more »
  • Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

    April 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday. An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell... more »
  • Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed to Feb.

    January 29, 2015 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit. Jindal administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish said Thursday that the proposal to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget will be presented to lawmakers at a Feb. 20... more »
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    January 25, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... more »
  • Production start again pushed back for Elio

    January 16, 2015 10:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The start date for production of a new three-wheeled vehicle at a plant in Shreveport has been pushed back - again. Production at Elio Motors had been slated to start by March 2015. Now, it is expected to begin in first half of 2016. Founder Paul Elio Paul... more »
  • Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

    December 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.... more »
  • Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution

    October 13, 2014 10:50 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state does not have the drugs on hand or the medical staff prepared needed to carry out a Nov. 13 execution, and is requesting a delay until January. In a notice filed late Friday with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal... more »
  • New arraignment date for ex-BP exec

    October 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted a delay in his arraignment on recently updated charges in the case. David Rainey's court appearance, originally set for this week, was re-scheduled for Dec. 3... more »
  • Future of Pointe Coupee Central High still unclear

    September 26, 2014 6:20 AM

    NEW ROADS - The future of Pointe Coupee Central High School remains uncertain after the parish school board again delayed making a decision, opting instead to set another special meeting to determine a new course for the now-vacant school. Much of the discussion surrounding what to do with the campus,... more »
  • Obama to delay immigration action

    September 6, 2014 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - White House officials say President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections. The officials say Obama believes taking steps on his own during the midterm campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad... more »
  • Obama's return to White House delayed by suspicious package

    July 18, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was held aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base until the package at the White House... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • Senate votes to delay implications of Common Core

    May 28, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to delay the consequences of using the Common Core education standards until the 2016-17 school year. That's one year longer than the policy adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Senate voted 29-8 Wednesday for the proposal by New... more »
  • Bill delaying shift to Common Core nears passage

    May 22, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to delay the consequences of Louisiana's shift to Common Core education standards for one year longer than state education board policy is nearing final legislative passage. The Senate Education Committee voted 3-1 Thursday to advance the proposal by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, to the... more »
  • Warm weather helping late La rice crop

    May 13, 2014 3:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Warm weather is helping the 2014 Louisiana rice crop after a cold, wet spring that delayed planting for many farmers. LSU AgCenter rice specialist Johnny Saichuk estimates the crop is about a month behind normal because of the planting delay. But in general, rice breeder and LSU... more »
  • WBR traffic delays emergency services Play Video

    May 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    BRUSLY- Acadian Ambulance Services face daily rush hour traffic delays in West Baton Rouge. "If you can't get over that Intracoastal bridge before the big pileup then you will just sit there for quite some time, because there's no where for anyone to go to yield to an emergency vehicle... more »
  • Bill would delay implications of Common Core tests

    April 29, 2014 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The consequences of Louisiana's shift to Common Core education standards would be stalled for three years, if lawmakers agree to a bill moving in the Legislature. The proposal by New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger, a Democrat, would mean that public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student... more »
  • Ascension highway construction overlapping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Two major highway construction projects will overlap since the state is announcing a large project Tuesday. La. 73 construction between Airline and the interstate won't be finished until October, while construction along La. 42 is expected to begin this week. Along Higway 73, a gas line conflicts... more »
  • Cold, wet winter delays Louisiana corn planting

    March 22, 2014 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cold, wet spring has delayed corn planting in Louisiana, where it has become a major crop. Charles Cannatella of Melville says farmers in the north have generally finished planting by now, and those in central Louisiana are usually well on their way. He says he hasn't... more »
  • Former BP executive gets delay in oil spill trial

    February 26, 2014 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress about the amount of oil spewing from the company's blown-out well in 2010. David Rainey's trial had been scheduled to begin March 10. Rainey was BP's vice president of exploration... more »
  • Hall of Fame moves induction ceremony to Thursday

    January 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather-related road conditions have prompted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to postpone its Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cuP9FS ) the event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Former... more »
  • Mega Bus gets iced in at Baton Rouge stop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston. More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate. "Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
  • Common core standards two years away from classrooms

    December 3, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGR- The controversial common core standards are coming to classrooms but not for two years. The state school board backed a two year delay tied to the phase in of stricter educational standards. Those two years will give the board time to sort out what those penalties... more »
  • Health overhaul- small business delay

    November 28, 2013 6:07 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Small businesses interested in buying marketplace health insurance plans for their workers will have to purchase them from agents, brokers or insurance companies for the next year, rather than through the government website. The Obama administration is delaying the launch of its online portal to the health... more »
  • Spirit delays flights to check aircraft

    October 24, 2013 8:54 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Spirit Airlines says it delayed several flights at Fort Lauderdale International Airport following engine failure on an aircraft. Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said today the Miramar-based airline is completing "a proactive and voluntary check" on aircraft as a precautionary measure following the engine failure on... more »
  • Nagin seeks trial delay, citing prosecutors' posts

    September 19, 2013 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has asked a federal judge to postpone his bribery trial indefinitely so his attorney can explore whether the case has been tainted by alleged misconduct. Nagin's trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 28, but his lawyer argued in a court filing... more »
  • Major road project delayed

    September 11, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Road construction on Staring Lane will continue longer since the contractor was approved for additional time and money. The street is being widened to four lanes. Work has been happening along a stretch between Highland Road and Perkins Road for about two years. It was expected to... more »
  • Downtown sculpture, stage to be dedicated today

    September 3, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly million-dollar sculpture in downtown Baton Rouge will be officially dedicated today after months of delays. Called "The Crest," the curved sculpture stretches over a stage at the Galvez Plaza and will hold rigging for concerts and other events downtown. The more than $900,000... more »
  • Panel delays incentives on SW La. fuel plant

    August 9, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A legislative committee has delayed approval of incentives for a huge fuel plant planned for southwestern Louisiana, with some members complaining they don't have enough information about the cost of tax incentives used to lure the facility. Gov. Bobby Jindal's economic development chief, Stephen Moret, fought... more »
  • La. 73 widening project runs into delays

    August 8, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State highway officials have pushed back the completion date of a $15.5 million project to widen La. 73 in Ascension Parish to June, making it about eight months later than the original target date given when construction began in the fall of 2011. Officials said the contractor is... more »
  • Ascension schools growing faster than construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2013 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - The new G.W. Carver Primary school is nearly complete, but won't be ready for the first day of school. Weather delays during construction pushed the opening date back until October. Across town, Ascension Schools are installing new temporary classroom buildings, known as 't-buildings,' at Central Primary School.... more »
  • Another delay in workplace shooting trial

    July 10, 2013 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are more delays in the trial of a man accused of a deadly workplace shooting in Baton Rouge. Judge Tony Marabella was set to decide if Richard Matthews would be allowed to participate in his own defense, but Marabella wants to hear from the doctor... more »
  • Top Republican won't delay Senate vote on EPA pick

    July 9, 2013 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON- Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter says he won't delay a Senate vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency after securing a deal to boost transparency at the agency. Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate environment panel, has been one of the biggest obstacles... more »
  • Trial delayed for ex-BP executive in spill probe

    July 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed the trial of a former BP executive charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt agreed Wednesday to give... more »
  • Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

    July 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage. In an announcement late Tuesday from the Treasury Department, the administration said it has heard requests from business groups for additional time to... more »
  • Auctioneers delay sale of Saban's $11M lake home

    June 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A multimillion dollar lakefront home owned by Alabama football coach Nick Saban is still for sale. The 9,600-square-foot house didn't sell at auction as scheduled last Thursday. The company handling the property said Monday the auction is now set for June 27, three weeks later than planned.... more »
  • Senate panel rejects delay for teacher evaluations

    May 30, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators killed House-backed education bills that sought delays in the disciplinary effects of a new teacher evaluation system and the use of ACT scores in calculating high school performance grades. The Senate Education Committee rejected both bills Thursday, after facing opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent... more »
  • Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 2:11 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a... more »
  • Jindal orders review of Texas Brine permits check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal today ordered a review for all permits given to Texas Brine, the company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on last year, after he accused the company of dragging its feet in paying costs associated with the cleanup. "It has become clear... more »
  • Judge delays ex-BP engineer's trial

    May 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix's trial was scheduled to start June 10, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood... more »
  • Tigers lose series opener to Aggies after delays

    May 10, 2013 10:46 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After rain delayed the start of their game against Texas A&M, the Tigers lost their series opener to the Aggies 2-1 in a soaked College Station matchup. Aggies pitcher Daniel Mengden held No. 3 LSU to five hits in the game, and reliever Jason Jester... more »
  • Justices dismiss La. case over trial delays

    April 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a Louisiana man who claimed that most of a seven-year delay between his arrest and murder trial was the result of a breakdown in the state's system for paying defense lawyers in death penalty cases. The court's conservative... more »
  • Lawmakers delay vote on Medicaid expansion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Senators have pushed back their first vote on whether they want to cover more uninsured people in the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee on delayed its decision a week, after senators said they wanted more information,... more »
  • Lawmakers urge delay in control tower furloughs

    April 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two senators are urging the Obama administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers, saying the turmoil caused by reduced staffing raises economic and security concerns as well as inconveniencing thousands of travelers. Kansas Republican Jerry Moran says delaying the furloughs that began Sunday would both give... more »
  • Postal Service backs down on cutting Saturday mail

    April 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.... more »
  • Nagin, prosecutors seek delay in April trial

    March 29, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Both sides in the federal criminal case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are asking for a delay in a trial currently set for April 29. The joint prosecution and defense motion was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. In January, Nagin was charged... more »
  • IRS: Tax glitch to delay some returns

    March 14, 2013 8:35 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation's largest tax preparer among those affected. The Internal Revenue Service says the problem involved a form used to claim educational credits and occurred between Feb.... more »
  • No trial delay in child's slaying

    March 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has denied a motion to delay the trial of a 19-year-old accused of first-degree murder in the death of a young boy in 2010. The trial for Trevor Reese is scheduled to begin March 18. Reese is charged in the death... more »
  • Expected arrival of disabled ship is pushed back

    February 14, 2013 10:27 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated. Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the Triumph is now expected to arrive alongside the cruise terminal in Mobile between 8 and... more »
  • Former governor's reality show pushed back again

    February 8, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A scheduling shuffle pushed back a reality TV show centered on former governor Edwin Edwards' family again, according to his wife. Trina Scott Edwards said today on Facebook that A&E pushed "The Governor's Wife" back to this summer. It was originally scheduled to launch on Feb.... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for key witness in Nagin case

    February 6, 2013 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - For the third time, a federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a Louisiana businessman who pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan didn't give a reason for moving Frank Fradella's sentencing hearing from March 13... more »
  • GOP moves to delay debt-ceiling showdown 3 months

    January 22, 2013 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly to try to defuse a potential debt crisis. They're offering legislation to prevent a first-ever default on U.S. obligations for three months or more. The Republicans are giving up for now on trying to extract spending cuts from Democrats in return... more »
  • Armstrong panel hearing postponed due to snow

    January 21, 2013 10:45 AM

    LONDON - The panel investigating links between cycling's governing body and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing because of snow in London. The International Cycling Union's independent commission will now hold its procedural hearing in London on Friday instead of Tuesday. The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce... more »
  • Government again delays proposed 'fracking' rule

    January 18, 2013 5:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Interior Department is again delaying a proposed rule that would require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The Obama administration first proposed a "fracking" rule last May, with a final rule expected by the... more »
  • Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

    January 8, 2013 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. The agency said Tuesday that more than 120 million taxpayers - about 80 percent of all filers - should be able to start... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Isaac-delayed taxes

    January 7, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The IRS reminded people today that this Friday is the deadline for certain tax filings delayed by Hurricane Isaac. After Isaac passed through Louisiana on Sept. 5, the IRS postponed several tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi, giving them until Jan.... more »
  • NJ Gov. Christie blasts fellow Republican Boehner

    January 2, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blasting fellow Republican John Boehner for the House Speaker's decision to delay a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief and says the inaction is "inexcusable." Christie said Wednesday that the House is playing politics with the $60 billion aid request and it's... more »
  • Feds say delay worsened 2011 oil spill

    January 2, 2013 1:07 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been. Department of Transportation investigators say the volume of the 1,500-barrel spill could have been cut by about two-thirds if pipeline... more »
  • Stomach bug knocks Nadal from Australian Open

    December 28, 2012 9:49 AM

    MADRID - Rafael Nadal says he will not play the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 14. The same virus... more »
  • Ex-ATC official's trial postponed

    December 18, 2012 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The criminal trial of Murphy J. Painter, former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, has been postponed until April 22. The Advocate reports Painter's trial was scheduled to begin Monday, but U.S. District Judge James J. Brady granted a request for a delay.... more »
  • Planned January layoffs delayed at LSU hospitals

    December 5, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly all 1,500 state employee layoffs scheduled for January at LSU hospitals across south Louisiana have been put on hold. The delay comes as university leaders continue negotiating with private hospitals to take over some public hospital operations. The Advocate reports that LSU hospitals leader Frank Opelka... more »
  • Judge delays start of BP spill trial

    October 26, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge - citing the distractions of Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl - has postponed the trial designed to identify causes of the BP well blowout that spawned the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico. The trial had been scheduled to start Jan. 14, but U.S. District... more »
  • I-10W to stay closed late for wreck cleanup

    October 19, 2012 8:01 AM

    LOBDELL - State Police said drivers heading west from Baton Rouge should expect delays and detours into this evening as I-10 West remains closed following a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Lafayette. The wreck happened Thursday night at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Henderson and killed one... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for man linked to Nagin probe

    October 16, 2012 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a Louisiana businessman linked to a federal probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Frank Fradella pleaded guilty in June to making a $50,000 payoff to a former city official in exchange for favorable treatment for his business... more »
  • Lil Wayne's skate park opening delayed

    October 10, 2012 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans skate park opened by Lil Wayne and corporate sponsors less than three weeks ago appears to be shuttered. Ward McLendon, who manages the Lower 9th Ward facility where the Trukstop skate park is located, said Wednesday there was a "misunderstanding" over when the park... more »
  • White Castle ferry resumes service after delay

    October 10, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The White Castle Ferry resumed service today, after repairs to the ferry's propeller were delayed by a number of factors. The ferry had been out of service so crews could repair its propeller shaft. Service was expected to resume in September, but delays acquiring a dry-dock,... more »
  • High school opening delayed slightly

    September 24, 2012 10:10 AM

    WATSON - Livingston Parish school officials are hoping for an October move-in date for the new Live Oak High School campus in Watson but acknowledge it could be November before the new campus opens. Hurricane Isaac set back construction after the slow-moving storm dropped 9.4 inches of rain over... more »
  • Tangipahoa board delays altering deseg plans

    September 19, 2012 7:14 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has effectively killed a proposed timetable for considering revisions to the district's desegregation plan by voting to delay the discussion until the next meeting. Board member Brett Duncan has questioned the need to build $54.5 million worth of new schools, as specified... more »
  • BTR: Flights expected to be delayed, canceled

    August 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials in Baton Rouge said travelers should expect several delays and cancellations over the next couple of days due to tropical storm Isaac. Jim Caldwell with Baton Rouge Metro Airport said all flights leaving the city-parish Tuesday would likely procede normally. However, he said flights... more »
  • DC Comics delays Batman comic after Colo. shooting

    July 24, 2012 2:41 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - DC Comics is asking retailers to postpone sales of a Batman comic book out of respect for victims of the shooting at a theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado. In an email sent to shops, DC Entertainment asked retailers to delay sales of "Batman, Incorporated" No.... more »
  • Super Regional game rescheduled to Saturday morning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 8, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's game against Stony Brook was officially postponed to 10:05 a.m. Saturday after severe weather forced a lengthy delay. The game went into the 12th inning and was tied 4-4 when heavy rain moved in, forcing ground crews to cover the field. People with tickets... more »
  • Juban Crossing development still a year away check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2012 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Residents in Livingston Parish will have to wait at least another year before the Juban Crossing shopping center is complete. More than half-a-million cubic yards of dirt have been moved since ground was first broken on the site nearly two years ago. Now nearly 95 percent of... more »
  • Sources close to case: Gulf oil spill trial delayed

    February 26, 2012 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster has been delayed for a week to allow more time for settlement talks, according to two people close to the case. The two people told The Associated Press the decision was made Sunday during a conference call... more »
  • Prosecutors want sentencing delay for rapper B.G.

    February 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors want to delay the sentencing date of a Louisiana rapper convicted on weapon and witness tampering charges. Christopher Dorsey, 31, of St. Rose, pleaded guilty in December and was scheduled for sentencing March 14. He raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta and... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym delay explained

    February 16, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal business issues appear to be the main reason for the opening delay of Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forrest according to the owner. The gym was scheduled to open several weeks ago. Some customers are frustrated with the delay. News2's Rob Krieger talked with the... more »
  • Hundreds interested in job as EBR schools chief

    November 11, 2011 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chief executive of the firm searching for the next East Baton Rouge Parish school superintendent says hundreds of people have started the application process for the position, but none have completed it. Gary Solomon, head of PROACT, the search firm, tells The Advocate potential applicants... more »
  • Christmas tree fee delayed by Dept. of Agriculture

    November 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - A fee on Christmas trees that was scheduled to go into effect today has been delayed by the Obama administration, after backlash against the program from organizations who called it a tax. The program would have charged some growers 15 cents per tree to pay for nationwide... more »
  • EBR Metro Council delays vote on EATEL

    September 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members chose tonight to delay a vote on allowing a new cable provider in East Baton Rouge Parish. EATEL wants to expand their fiber-optic network into the capitol area. They're currently the leading cable, phone and internet service provider in Ascension Parish. EATEL... more »

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