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  • Denham Springs Antique District looks to holiday shopping to bounce back from flood

    November 25, 2016 7:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – In Livingston Parish, the Antique District of Denham Springs hopes that it can use the shopping season as a way to bounce back from the August flood. The Antique District is known for its variety of antique shops and unique items imported from around the world.... more »
  • Ascension Public Schools remain fourth ranked public school district in the state

    November 17, 2016 10:31 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Public Schools remain ranked as the fourth top performing public school district in the state according to the 2015-2016 school report cards released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Ascension has maintained its "A" ranking for the fifth consecutive year with an overall performance score... more »
  • State: School evaluation tools needs improvement

    November 17, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana education officials say the latest performance scores for public schools and public school districts show improvements in "nearly every measure of academic progress." However, the state Education Department says in a Thursday news release that the school performance grading system needs improvement. It says, for instance,... more »
  • Richmond defeats EBR Mayor for 2nd congressional district

    November 8, 2016 6:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Congressman Cedric Richmond keeps his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, beating out-going Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden. Richmond and Holden, both Democrats, faced each other in the oddly-shaped 2 nd Congressional District. In addition to having held the seat since 2011, the fact that... more »
  • Antique shops managing to pick up the pieces after flood Play Video

    August 22, 2016 8:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The shops in the Denham Springs Antique District are known for the pieces of history they collect and sell. Now, these items, some hundreds of years old, are left in shambles. "I didn't know the force of the water," Deanna Welch, of Louisiana Purchase Antiques, said.... more »
  • Defense doesn't want pictures of gruesome murder scene shown in court

    May 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for a man accused of killing a sex offender who abused his girlfriend submitted motions to prevent photos of the murder scene from being shown at the trial and asking the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office to recuse itself from proceedings.... more »
  • lawmakers-looking-to-expand-wedgewood-crime-district Play Video

    March 17, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Wedgewood neighborhood crime district could soon be expanded. Baton Rouge State Representative Barry Ivey is moving a bill at the legislature that would expand the crime district and raise fees. That bill passed a house committee this morning. Michael McCory has been living in... more »
  • New Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda

    July 6, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish's new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district's campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district's next fiscal year budget. Lemoine's agenda for his first year as superintendent includes... more »
  • District judge orders La. to recognize same-sex marriages

    July 2, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge ordered Thursday that Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban was officially overturned and the state must recognize such unions immediately. The order from U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans specifically said the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in line... more »
  • Public school districts getting more control over books

    July 2, 2015 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to give local public school districts more freedom to choose their textbooks. The governor's office announced Wednesday that Jindal had signed a measure by Rep. Gene Reynolds, a Minden Democrat, that will let local districts decide which books and materials should be used... more »
  • Boil water advisory issued in Denham Springs

    May 18, 2015 8:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A boil advisory has been issued by the Ward 2 Water District in Denham Springs after a contractor working in the area cut a main water line. The accident happened in the Dunn Rd. area. The boil advisory affects these areas: Carol Lynn Road Matherne... more »
  • Lawsuit likely after school board votes to drop two members

    July 24, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members refused to leave Thursday's meeting before making a decision on whether or not to eliminate the number of seats on the board. About six hours after the meeting began, the board voted to eliminate two seats and move forward with... more »
  • WBR consolidates six fire subdistricts Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish officials said a recent move to combine six fire subdistricts into one overall district will save money. Parish President Riley Berthelot says the consolidation started July 1, but is far from done. "The whole, parish-wide... You're probably looking at a five year plan to... more »
  • Senator files bill for more EBR school districts

    February 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mack "Bodi" White, a republican senator from Central, is reportedly pre-filing a bill to create four independent school districts in East Baton Rouge Parish. The districts would be under an "umbrella" of schools in East Baton Rouge. One of them would be the Southeast district that... more »
  • Rapides school district to purchase up to 50 buses

    December 12, 2013 8:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- More than 20 school buses in the Rapides Parish School District are older than the students they carry. Twenty-four of the local school district's fleet are from 1998 - most purchased used in 2003 - and are the oldest of those used for daily routes. Rapides' Director of Transportation... more »
  • Tax district planned for new shopping center

    November 7, 2013 11:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved setting an economic development district up for a planned new shopping center along the interstate. The Springs at Riverside Landing is expected to have restaurants and other merchants. Construction could start at the end of the year if the environmental impact study is approved.... more »
  • Two dogs killed in house fire

    October 3, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dogs died in a house fire at 17819 Christopher's Crossing in Baton Rouge this morning. No people were home and one other dog was taken to a veterinarian for care. Firefighers say the fire appears to have begun in the kitchen area, but the... more »
  • Judge rules IG can investigate N.O. School Board.

    September 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the city of New Orleans can investigate the Orleans Parish School Board. State District Court Judge Christopher Bruno made the ruling that was released today. The School Board was denied a request to throw out a subpoena of the board's financial... more »
  • Questions raised about $12,000 tab on city credit card Play Video

    September 4, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A city-issued credit card is causing a rift in Metro Council. Council members get $50,000 for their district's budget each year. It includes salaries for assistants, office supplies and any other items they might need for district operations. Councilwoman Tara Wicker says the mayor's office... more »
  • 14 candidates in 5th District congressional race

    August 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen candidates have signed up for the October election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana, including a former congressman. Clyde Holloway, who served three terms in the U.S. House two decades ago, registered for the election on Wednesday.... more »
  • EBR school board to discuss layoffs in strategic plan

    August 15, 2013 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School board members will weigh in Thursday on a plan that recommends the firing of the lowest-performing teachers, and principals who fail to meet their three-year goals. The proposed 21-page strategic plan aims to improve the school district, with hopes of placing it among the state's... more »
  • Zachary school enrollment continues to climb

    August 9, 2013 8:47 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School District expects an enrollment increase of more than 100 students for the upcoming school year. As of Thursday, Superintendent Scott Devillier said enrollment in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades first through 12th was 5,490. Personnel Director Yolanda Williams said the count amounts to... more »
  • Federal Judge James Brady takes senior status

    August 1, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. District Judge James J. Brady, of Baton Rouge, has notified President Barack Obama that he will assume senior status at the end of this year. By taking senior status, the 69-year-old Brady enables the president to nominate a third full-time judge to the Middle District of... more »
  • Obama nominates Polite to be US attorney in NO

    June 27, 2013 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama has nominated Kenneth Polite Jr. to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The White House announced the nomination Thursday. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, had announced in February that she was recommending Polite for the New Orleans-based position. If... more »
  • Fire fight could end with one fire district

    June 25, 2013 10:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Parish leaders are beginning discussions about consolidating firefighting operations in West Baton Rouge. Currently, there are six fire districts. Each has to split the tax collected for fire protection. The formula for distributing the money is outdated, according to many, so instead of drafting a new... more »
  • School district organizers talk breakaway town

    June 25, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge are taking their new approach, incorporating the area into a new town, to the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish today. Norman Browning, the chairman of the group Local Schools for Local Children, will... more »
  • Cazayoux to join Long Law Firm

    June 19, 2013 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. will be joining the Long Law Firm in early July when he leaves his federal job. Cazayoux announced his resignation June 12 after three years as the head federal prosecutor for the Middle District headquartered in Baton Rouge. Long Law Firm... more »
  • Levee district moving ahead with Morganza work

    June 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Levee District is gearing up for its busiest year of levee-building yet as its board plans to move ahead with millions of dollars in construction paid for with a new 1/2-cent sales tax. The Courier reports the board will review its upcoming budget at a meeting... more »
  • Bill for breakaway school district pulled

    June 5, 2013 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator Bodi White announced today he was pulling his bill to create a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge. White said at a noon press conference he did not have the 70 votes required for the constitutional amendment to pass. The bill was pulled... more »
  • Announcement today on breakaway school district

    June 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The lawmaker leading the charge for a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge scheduled an announcement today regarding the troubled legislation. Senator Bodi White, R-Baton Rouge, scheduled the press conference for noon today, the day before the regular legislative session is scheduled to end. ... 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 »
  • Lawmakers move part of breakaway school district forward

    May 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House of Representatives approved one of the proposed laws needed to establish a breakaway school district in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish. A similar measure failed to pass the House last year. Next, a second proposed law will have to be... more »
  • Shelly Dick assumes federal judgeship in B.R.

    May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Shelly Dick has been sworn is as U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana. She was first nominated on April 25, 2012, re-nominated on January 3, 2013 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9. Dick is a 1988 graduate of the... more »
  • Breakaway school district bill before committee

    May 14, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge gathered at the Capitol today for a committee hearing over the bills to create it. The House Education Committee scheduled a hearing for the two bills this morning. Both were approved in the Senate last week.... more »
  • Committee to hear breakaway school district bill

    April 29, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Senate Finance Committee scheduled a hearing this morning for another attempt to create a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge. The bill, filed by Sen. Mack "Bodi" White, is similar to the measure which failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority in the last... more »
  • Group gears up to fight breakaway district

    April 2, 2013 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents who support unity within the EBR school district will gather this evening to discuss a plan of action to combat a proposed community of schools within the parish. One Community, One School District is sponsoring the meeting that will be held at the Bluebonnet Library... more »
  • State to use $5M to turn around failing schools

    March 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Superintendent John White says the state will use $5 million in federal professional development funds to train educators interested in turning around failing district-run schools. The "Believe and Succeed" grants cover a year of advanced training for the new school leaders. White announced the initiative in... more »
  • Texas prosecutor's slaying rattles colleagues

    February 1, 2013 2:56 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Some prosecutors say the fatal shooting of a Dallas-area prosecutor is disturbing for all those trying to protect the public from criminals and their misdeeds. That's after a masked gunman confronted Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse of Kaufman County in a parking lot and shot him multiple... more »
  • Official: Report on leave inaccurate

    January 15, 2013 9:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has challenged the facts stated in a recent attorney general's opinion alleging the school district had violated state law by letting 12-month employees work "skeleton shifts" during holiday breaks. Cancienne and Brandie Blanchard, the district's personnel coordinator, told members of the Iberville... more »

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