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  • Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office

    February 8, 2016 1:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools. The Education Department is creating a new student aid enforcement unit that it says will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Local law enforcement take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Play Video

    February 23, 2015 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from across the area are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics by taking the Polar Plunge. This year's plunge is Saturday, February 28th at 9 a.m. at the Cabela's in Gonzales. This is the eighth year of the event. There are... more »
  • New enforcement focus in Obama's immigration plan

    November 20, 2014 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says President Barack Obama's immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals - and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year. Johnson is detailing the plan to Homeland Security... more »
  • Appeals court lets Texas enforce anti-abortion law

    October 2, 2014 5:21 PM

    AUSTIN, TX - An appeals court is allowing Texas to enforce parts of a tough new law that would close all but seven of the state's abortion facilities. A panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court ruled Thursday that Texas can immediately enforce a rule making abortion clinics... more »
  • Child Services agency receives $8M incentive

    August 21, 2013 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Children & Family Services received about $8 million in federal money to improve child support collections as part of a federal Child Support Enforcement Incentive award. The incentive to improve collection of back child support payments was increased from previous fiscal years.... more »
  • Law enforcement prepares for school shootings Play Video

    August 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today several law enforcement agencies took part in a training exercise placing a gunman at the LSU Lab School. Officers say a shooter on campus is something no one wants to see, but they have to be prepared for. "There are so many different variables... more »
  • State Police hope to add to force by 2014

    July 1, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police hope to set-up the first police academy in years by the beginning of 2014. There are about 100 fewer troopers patrolling the highways of Louisiana than there were in 2008. Leaders are worried about the numerous officers up for retirement in the years ahead. ... more »
  • Longtime LDWF enforcement chief retiring

    June 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than 43 years working for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Col. Winton Vidrine announced his retirement as chief of the LDWF Enforcement Division. Vidrine rose through the ranks since he was hired in 1970, starting out with no uniform, his own pickup... more »
  • Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

    May 10, 2013 10:53 AM

    WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Investigators have up to now largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement... more »

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