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  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    November 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors moved Friday for a continuance, arguing... more »
  • Smoker bypasses security at JFK; flights delayed

    October 5, 2014 11:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say an airline passenger who took a cigarette break caused a security scare at New York City's Kennedy Airport that led to some flights delays. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it happened late Saturday afternoon in Terminal 8 after the man... more »
  • Execution on hold over lethal injection procedure concerns

    February 3, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man will not be executed later this week since his execution was put on hold because of concerns surrounding how it would have been handled. The state made changes to the drug cocktail used on death row. Christopher Sepulvado was scheduled to die by lethal... more »
  • Tuberculosis scare delays flight

    December 2, 2013 9:35 AM

    PHOENIX- About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations. Responders on Saturday boarded the plane in Phoenix and removed a man who was asked... more »
  • LSU delays vote on football ticket price hike

    October 23, 2013 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a tough loss to Ole Miss, LSU is delaying a decision on raising football ticket prices. The LSU Board of Supervisors announced Wednesday that a proposal for price hikes on football and baseball tickets and some parking costs has been removed from the agenda for its... more »
  • Trial involving Port Allen mayor pushed back

    September 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    PORT ALLEN - City officials said a bench trial involving Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter and Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain has been continued in hopes the two sides can come to an agreement outside the courtroom. Judge Alvin Batiste delayed the trial from Sept. 19 and 20 to... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for ex-N.O. cop who burned body

    July 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has agreed to postpone a resentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who was convicted of burning the body of a man who was shot and killed by another officer following Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae's July 25 sentencing was moved Wednesday to Jan.... more »
  • Hearing for suspect in gunfire that left 20 hurt

    June 27, 2013 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing has been delayed again for a suspect in a shooting spree that left 20 people hurt on Mother's Day in New Orleans. A magistrate reset the hearing for July 11 because 24-year-old Shawn Scott was not at the court house Thursday afternoon. Magistrate Johnathan Friedman... more »
  • Breakaway school district amendment delayed

    June 3, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state House delayed today a constitutional amendment required to create a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge. Legislators returned Senate Bill 73 to the calendar without a vote after it was brought to the floor today. It could be rescheduled for debate... more »
  • Budget debate delayed as Republicans negotiate

    May 8, 2013 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has delayed its budget debate, as Republicans continue to haggle over an alternative to Gov. Bobby Jindal's spending proposal. The compromise plan drafted by a block of conservative House Republicans and Democrats includes $329 million in cuts to tax break programs that largely benefit... more »
  • Holmes trial delayed because of death penalty

    April 1, 2013 12:37 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Now that prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty against James Holmes, the trial of the man accused in last year's movie theater attack in Colorado will be delayed -- at least until February. And the judge in the case acknowledged today that even that much... more »
  • White House: 'Grave concern' on delayed nominees

    February 17, 2013 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barack Obama's second-term national security team. Senate Republicans have stalled the nominations of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary and John Brennan to be CIA director. GOP lawmakers want more answers... more »
  • I-10 widening completion date pushed back check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to inclement weather in January, the Department of Transportation and Development anticipates it will take at least another month to finish the widening project. There isn't much left to do, but what is left cannot be completed until the roadway dries out. "We were... more »
  • Sanity hearing delayed for man accused of beheading son

    September 19, 2012 2:25 PM

    THIBODAUX - A man accused of beheading and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son will have a sanity hearing in November rather than Friday. Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia says 31-year-old Jeremiah Wright's hearing is now scheduled Nov. 26 and 27. Mental health experts will testify about whether he has the mental... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. A couple of board members did not like a... more »
  • Hearing delayed in Superdome bomb threat case

    March 13, 2012 6:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of Jackson,... more »
  • Rules to prevent car back-over deaths delayed

    February 29, 2012 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal transportation officials are again delaying final rules aimed at helping prevent drivers from unintentionally backing over children. The government's proposed rules would require that automakers give drivers a better view of what's behind them, effectively necessitating rearview video camera systems on most new cars and trucks. Transportation... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for man tied to LSU student deaths

    September 27, 2011 5:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sentencing was delayed today for a man who pleaded guilty to being party to the murder of two LSU graduate students in 2007. Devin Parker pleaded guilty to armed robbery and accessory to murder charges in the shooting deaths of two students from India, in exchange... more »
  • Opening day delayed for Pinnacle's new BR casino

    February 24, 2011 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Low Mississippi River levels have forced a delay in the planned opening of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s new $357 million Baton Rouge casino and hotel from the end of this year to the first quarter of 2012. Pinnacle said Thursday the company has been unable to... more »
  • Some BR road projects delayed, late

    January 31, 2011 10:19 PM

    There are about 15 projects in the East Baton Rouge Parish "Green Light Plan" that are in construction right now. According to the plan website, seven of those projects are either past deadline or behind the original schedule because of extensions. And a Metro-Council member is noticing. "Too... more »
  • Classes delayed at Pointe Coupee Central High School

    December 7, 2010 5:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Classes at Pointe Coupee Central High School will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 7 due to an igniter malfunction in the school's boiler. Buses will run their regularly scheduled routes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 10 a.m. and dismiss at their regular... more »
  • State oyster season modified

    November 5, 2010 5:40 AM

    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has delayed the 2010-11 oyster season for public seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and in Hackberry Bay to help protect and enrich oysters for future harvest. The areas were originally scheduled to open Nov. 15. State biologists say data indicates the presence... more »
  • Ex-movie studio head's sentencing delayed

    September 29, 2010 2:07 PM

    Sentencing for the former head a movie studio in New Orleans is being delayed until January 19. Wayne Reed pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. Reed once ran Louisiana Film Studios LLC. Authorities say Reed peddled... 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 »
  • Varnado murder trial delayed

    August 19, 2010 6:37 AM

    The first-degree murder trial of Michael Varnado, accused of killing a mother and her two children, has been delayed for a second time. Both the prosecution and defense need more time to prepare for the trial. Varnado is accused of smothering his girlfriend, 20-year-old Quantell Roberts of Hammond; setting her... more »
  • Post-Katrina housing projects delayed

    June 27, 2010 11:57 AM

    Two post-Hurricane Katrina housing projects for special needs residents have been stalled for months as the State Bond Commission awaits a report from the University of New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports that nonprofit developer Gulf Coast Housing Partnership has spent more than $1 million preparing the stalled projects: a new... more »
  • Former teacher's trial delayed

    June 2, 2010 6:39 AM

    The trial of a former Acadiana High School teacher accused of filming teenagers having sex in his Lafayette apartment has been delayed. Stephen McKay Hurst was scheduled to stand trial June 21 on six federal charges, including production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice, among... more »
  • Opening of state park delayed

    April 13, 2010 2:30 PM

    The opening of Bogue Chitto State Park near Franklinton has been delayed due to road construction. Workers are paving the existing dirt road from Highway 25 to the park entrance, along with select roads within the park. The 1786-acre site includes small streams, cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood-forested... more »
  • Joseph hearing delayed again

    March 12, 2010 8:20 AM

    A competency hearing for Sandra Joseph, charged with the 2009 Mardi Gras death of her 11-year-old son, has been delayed for a second time. The hearing, designed to determine if Joseph is competent to stand trail on the charge of first-degree murder, was delayed earlier this year and reset for... more »
  • Bond tax delayed in Vermilion Parish

    March 2, 2010 6:44 AM

    The vote for a proposed 5.7-mill property tax for coastal storm protection in Vermilion Parish has been delayed. The tax, if passed, would fund $20 million in bonds for coastal protection. The police jury initially agreed at its last meeting to put the proposal up for vote during a special... more »
  • William Jefferson's sentencing delayed

    October 14, 2009 1:16 PM

    The sentencing of former congressman William Jefferson will be delayed until November. Jefferson was convicted on 11 of 16 counts in a federal bribery case. His lawyers said Jefferson didn't receive his pre-sentencing report within the 35 days required by law. He will be sentenced on November 13. He could... more »
  • Michael Jackson tribute postponed

    September 11, 2009 6:44 AM

    Organizers say the Michael Jackson tribute will be rescheduled for June in London. more »

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