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  • Tea party group wants Jindal to veto REAL ID bill

    June 9, 2014 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A local tea party group is calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill that allows Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the security measures of the federal REAL ID law. The Tea Party of Louisiana sent its letter to the Republican governor Monday,... more »
  • La. Senate agrees to allow REAL ID driver's licenses

    May 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has narrowly agreed to repeal a six-year-old law that prohibits state officials from issuing driver's licenses that comply with federally-mandated security features. Under federal law, REAL ID-compliant licenses will be required to board domestic airline flights by 2016. Without such an ID, passengers will... more »
  • House backs six-year driver's license for La.

    April 30, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could be on the road to a six-year driver's license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. But the House on Tuesday unanimously supported a proposal by Republican Rep. Franklin Foil, of Baton Rouge, that would change the renewal period to... more »
  • U.S. Marshal busted for leaking info to father

    December 4, 2012 7:33 PM

    A deputy U.S. Marshal was arrested for disclosing the name of an undercover agent to his father, who's accused of being part of a drug trafficking ring. Lucio Osbaldo Moya went before a U.S. Magistrate for a bond hearing in McAllen, Texas. Court documents show Moya's father passed him a... more »
  • Bill to require ID with credit card purchases fails

    April 26, 2011 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill intended to offer more protection against identity theft while shopping was squashed on the first full day of the legislative session. The bill by Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, would have required people to show identification like a driver's license when making a credit... more »
  • Angie Woman arrested after using fake license

    October 15, 2010 5:18 PM

    A 35-year-old woman was arrested after she got a hold of a fraudulent driver’s license from the Office of Motor Vehicles in Bogalusa. Authorities said Leisha Dabon, Angie, got the fake license by using her twin sister’s information. The license was then used when a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • La. license increase reversed

    June 18, 2010 10:32 PM

    The cost of a Louisiana driver's license will drop by $15, after Gov. Bobby Jindal agreed Friday to repeal the recent increase enacted by his administration and overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. Jindal signed the repeal bill by Sen. Joe McPherson into law. The move returns the price of a... more »
  • Bill would reverse license price hike

    May 11, 2010 5:27 AM

    The Senate will debate the $15 increase in the price of a Louisiana driver's license today. Lawmakers were caught unaware when the Department of Public Safety ordered the increase- and several lawmakers say they should have to approve any price hike. A new or renewed basic license now costs $36.50... more »
  • House panel rejects driver's license notification bill

    April 29, 2010 11:54 AM

    A House panel has rejected a bill that calls for a notification to be placed on the driver's license of someone with multiple drug convictions. News 2's Mike Steele will have more from the Capitol throughout the day on WBRZ.com. more »
  • Legislation proposed for sticker on drug offenders' licenses

    April 7, 2010 10:24 AM

    Louisiana State Police have backed a plan that would require drug offenders to have special makers on their driver's license. Troopers say it could make traffic stops safer. Some state lawmakers agree and say flagging the license would give law enforcement a "heads up" on the type of individual they're... more »
  • House committee passes driver's license bill

    April 6, 2010 10:34 AM

    Update: Lawmakers will next send the bill to the House Criminal Justice Committee to consider language dealing with multiple possession felony offenders. A state House transportation committee has approved a bill requiring drug offenders with two felony convictions to get driver's license notice, similar to convicted sex offenders. ... more »
  • Judges overturn sex offender rule

    March 31, 2010 6:44 AM

    An appeals court ruled the state cannot require a man to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life or carry a special driver's license and identification card. The ruling overturns a state judge's ruling against Jimmy L. Smith who was convicted of indecent behavior with a... more »
  • Possible action to block driver's license fee hike

    March 16, 2010 5:24 PM

    State lawmakers are looking at ways to challenge a new driver's license fee increase. Sen. Joe McPherson, (D) Woodworth, is asking the state attorney to determine if the increase is legal. There will also be legislation possibly blocking the $15 increase considered this session. State Police say a new... more »
  • Undocumented workers did provide documents, not legal

    March 11, 2010 5:05 PM

    All of the undocumented workers removed from a construction site yesterday in Livingston Parish are illegals. Border Patrol Agents say none of them checked out in the system. But the sub-contractors who did the hiring said they got documents from the workers that say otherwise. A total of... more »
  • Lawmakers question driver's license cost increase

    March 8, 2010 11:01 AM

    The cost of a Louisiana driver's license went up $15 Monday, and lawmakers are questioning the jump in price. A basic license now costs $36.50, up from $21.50. The Louisiana State Police announced the price hike less than two weeks ago. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Department of... more »
  • Zachary woman dies in motorcycle crash

    March 1, 2010 4:50 AM

    A woman died after a motorcycle crash on Highway 411 south of U.S. 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Sunday. State police say Amanda Burns of Zachary was headed north when she missed a curve, ran off the road, and hit several small trees. She was thrown from her bike and... more »
  • Price of La. driver's licenses going up

    February 26, 2010 4:54 PM

    Driving a car in Louisiana will cost you $15 dollars more, starting March 8th. Right now, the price of a basic license is $21.50. With the increase, you will pay $36.50. Louisiana State Police officials say there is a need to improve the integrity and security of the licensing... more »
  • New DWI Law in Effect

    September 1, 2009 9:04 AM

    The new state DWI law is in effect, and under the new law a person who refuses to take the breathalyzer test loses his driver's license for one year. That is up from the previous six-month penalty. If a person refuses the test more than once in a five-year period,... more »

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