BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent.
Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates.
Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
SORRENTO - Three Sorrento police officers have threatened to file suit against the town and its Police Department, alleging harassment and retaliation by Police Chief Earl Theriot. An attorney for the three officers - Catherine Gil, Tige Scott and Kermit Givens - tells The Advocate he faxed a letter to... more »
BATON ROUGE - Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge will keep delivering babies for now. EKL planned to end its obstetrics and maternity program in January. LSU System Vice President Fred Cerise tells The Advocate newspaper that the state has not been able to reach a financial agreement... more »
Forecasters say they think Earl will still be a hurricane when it passes Cape Cod in Massachusetts later today. But the winds have decreased to just 85 miles an hour, making it a Category 1 storm. Earl is expected to reach New England late tonight, passing close to Cape Cod,... more »
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could become a major, Category 3 hurricane today and make it all the way to Category 4 later in the week. A hurricane warning has now been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and forecasters say residents from the Carolinas north through... more »