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  • No more free parking during SU home games check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will no longer allow free parking on campus during home game days. As many Jaguar fans make their way to get tickets to Southern Universities game this weekend, university officials want to let fans know if you do not have a reserved parking pass... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • Jetblue adds charge and shrinks legroom

    November 19, 2014 7:57 PM

    NEW YORK- Jetblue calls additional fees and shrinking legroom cost-saving measures that'll save the company $400-million a year. By cutting legroom by one-point-six inches, Jetblue can add 15-seats to many of its jets. Despite that, Jetblue still offers more legroom than most airlines. Its also changing its price structure, with... more »
  • Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

    September 24, 2014 6:08 AM

    PASADENA, CA - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees. A monthly membership charge of $8.95... more »
  • Pet fee increase introduced by Metro Council check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It may cost more for pet registration in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Metro Council introduced a fee increase for the Companion Animal Alliance shelter. An amendment asks for money to help get control of strays. Each year pet-owners would pay $3 more for spayed or... more »
  • NC court preserves ACC lawsuit over Maryland exit

    November 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina appeals court is clearing the way for a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. A Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland's bid to dismiss the lawsuit filed in the ACC's headquarters... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • House committee approves fee increase bill for LSU

    May 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU students could see a $60 a year fee increase this fall, thanks to an approval from the House Education Committee. That fee could top out at $300 a year by the fall of 2017. Baton Rouge Rep. Franklin Foil, sponsor of the fee bill, said the money... more »
  • LSU-Alexandria OK'd to offer more sports

    April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year. The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
  • Former DARE officer faces theft charges

    January 31, 2013 8:52 AM

    BAKER - A former sergeant from Baker is in custody, accused of theft and malfeasance in office. State police arrested Jason Doyle Wednesday, after allegations against Doyle surfaced regarding his time as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education and school resource officer for the Baker Police Department. Officers found... more »
  • New councilman withdraws Katrina tour fee proposal

    January 10, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A newly-elected New Orleans city councilman, whose district includes the Lower 9th Ward, has withdrawn a package of ordinances that would have required tour buses to pay special fees to access the neighborhood. Councilman James Gray, who took office last month, says he needs more time to... more »
  • Feds propose fee on health insurers in new market

    November 30, 2012 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal Health and Human Services department said Friday it is proposing a "user fee" amounting to 3.5 percent of premiums for health insurers who want... more »
  • EBR Metro Council to vote next week on bar hours

    October 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bar owners who wish to stay open until 4 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays would have to pay a $40,000 fee under a proposal being considered by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council. Some bar owners say the proposed annual fee to stay open... more »
  • College fee increase stalls with House lawmakers

    May 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A bid by higher education leaders to boost charges on college students has stalled, facing resistance from House lawmakers who question if students and families could afford the fee hike. Rep. Chris Broadwater shelved his fee increase bill Tuesday in the House Education Committee, likely dooming the push... more »
  • Pointe Coupee raises garbage pickup fee to $18

    March 1, 2012 6:49 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms. Parish Administrator Jim Bello says the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month, should also help the... more »
  • Bogalusa's public graveyards may get more pricey

    January 2, 2012 2:20 PM

    BOGALUSA - Some Bogalusa residents are upset by at a proposal to raise the price of plots at the two city-owned cemeteries. They now cost $100 at Bogalusa Cemetery and $150 at Ponemah Cemetery. City officials want to raise the price to $700. The Daily News reports that the City... more »
  • Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

    December 30, 2011 3:26 PM

    NEW YORK - After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. In a statement on its website Friday, it says "customer feedback" prompted the decision to drop the "convenience fee"... more »
  • Landrieu backs bill cutting baggage fees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 22, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, says people have been nickeled and dimed too much, which is why she's backing a bill to restrict some airline baggage fees. It would require airlines to allow one free, checked bag and one free, carry on bag. Senator Landrieu says bag... more »
  • Christmas tree fee delayed by Dept. of Agriculture

    November 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - A fee on Christmas trees that was scheduled to go into effect today has been delayed by the Obama administration, after backlash against the program from organizations who called it a tax. The program would have charged some growers 15 cents per tree to pay for nationwide... more »
  • Parking changes for LSU Football game days

    September 7, 2011 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting this Saturday there are some changes to parking on LSU Football game days. On campus parking spots located west of Highland Road, south of Chimes Street and north of Nicholson Extension will require either an Overnight Decal or a Game Parking Decal. The restricted area is... more »
  • Tuition, fee hikes part of budget discussion

    March 31, 2011 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If today's budget talks were any indication, Louisiana college students will soon be taking on a larger financial burden. There are $88 million dollars in tuition and fee hikes planned for students at Louisiana's public universities next year. If Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed budget goes through,... more »
  • LSU Union renovations complete

    March 4, 2011 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a three year delay, construction and renovations are complete in the LSU student union. The project was delayed 96 times because of change orders. Work was also slow because the union never closed during construction. Students will continue to pay a $89 a semester... more »

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