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  • 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 »
  • UPDATE: Law enforcement named wrong Lanza as shooter

    December 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. The first official says Adam Lanza's... more »
  • New synthetic drug banned in Louisiana Play Video

    November 9, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials today banned a new synthetic drug which is blamed for at least one death in Louisiana. The compound, called 25i, was added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. State health officials, lawmakers, and law enforcement made the announcement at the State Police crime lab.... more »
  • FTC: Tax-related ID theft complaints on rise

    February 25, 2012 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government says the number of identity theft complaints involving tax and wage fraud is soaring even as law enforcement agencies are trying to crack down on the problem. Federal Trade Commission officials says that 24 percent of the nearly 279,000 identity theft complaints it received last year came... more »
  • Groups: Repeal La. law against TED enforcement

    February 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - Twenty-six conservation groups say Louisiana should repeal the law forbidding state wildlife agents to enforce a federal law requiring trap-doors for turtles in shrimp nets. Louisiana's law, passed in 1987, states that Louisiana won't enforce the federal law until turtle excluder devices have been thoroughly and... more »
  • EPA IG: Louisiana flunks enviro enforcement

    December 13, 2011 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is among the worst states at enforcing federal clean air, clean water and hazardous waste laws, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general. The Times-Picayune reports that the inspector general's report does not spotlight specific environmental problems caused by Louisiana's alleged lax... more »
  • Zachary "repo man" actually citing junk car owners

    October 18, 2011 6:12 PM

    ZACHARY - Folks know him as the "repo man," but he's not repossessing anything. He's making sure junk cars don't litter the yards of Baker and Zachary. Bill Johnson works two days in each city, citing owners of junk cars with expired inspection stickers and license plates. Since July,... more »
  • Feds ramp up sea turtle protection enforcement

    September 18, 2011 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Since mid-April, federal fisheries agents on the 1,631-mile Gulf Coast have spent almost all their time making sure shrimpers are using equipment designed to let sea turtles swim safely out of shrimp trawls, officials say. Weather permitting, the National Marine Fisheries Services enforcement agents based in Slidell... more »
  • Specific focus for new Baton Rouge Police

    July 15, 2011 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new police chief in Baton Rouge hopes the latest additions to the city's law enforcement will help them make an impact on crime in the area. Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White says most of the 25 cadets going through the police academy right now... more »
  • "Boot and Tow" enforcement on the rise in Baton Rouge

    November 17, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Changes to the way the City of Baton Rouge comes to collect for past-due parking tickets is in motion. A committee of the Metro Council okayed bringing the "boot and tow" method back, as a way to get people to pay parking tickets. The new law... more »
  • Some question whether crime effort is working

    October 25, 2010 5:27 PM

    Nearly two weeks after an unprecedented crime effort was announced to fight violence on the streets of Baton Rouge, some are questioning whether that announcement was a publicity stunt. It comes after a violent weekend in Baton Rouge left two people dead and four others recovering from gunshot wounds. ... more »
  • Federal authorities helping with Baton Rouge search

    October 19, 2010 3:36 PM

    Local, state and federal law enforcement are spreading out from Baton Rouge in their search for an escaped kidnapper. Demond Cook is still on the loose after overpowering Catahoula Parish sheriff’s deputies and escaping his restraints this morning. Authorities say he was being taken to district court to be... more »
  • Ex-law enforcement weighs in on cutting crime

    October 7, 2010 6:47 PM

    Ex-law enforcement officials said they know how to cut crime in Baton Rouge, and their plans look quite different than what officials suggested today. Greg Phares served as Baton Rouge Police Chief for ten years. In that time, he saw a significant decrease in murders, something he attributes to... more »
  • State police chief promotes police cooperation

    September 23, 2010 5:20 AM

    The head of Louisiana State Police says he has made visiting law enforcement agencies throughout the state to solidify partnerships a priority for his administration. Col. Michael D. Edmonson told about 100 Leesville residents this week that what's most important to people is for Louisiana law enforcement to work together.... more »
  • Gonzales increases code enforcement budget

    August 24, 2010 9:12 AM

    The Gonzales City Council has unanimously approved a budget amendment to increase the code enforcement budget by over $83,000. The amendment, approved at Monday's council meeting, will increase the capital outlay budget and finance the newly created position of city engineer, which was voted on at the Aug. 9 meeting.... more »
  • Holiday weekend DWI enforcement successful for State Police

    July 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    Louisiana State Police Troop A worked extra hours over the holiday weekend in an effort to get impaired drivers off the roadways. Fourty-five drivers were arrested for DWI throughout the Troop A area. Troopers obtained a warrant for a blood sample of one individual arrested in East Baton... more »

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