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  • Foreign officials say Trump appealing for funds

    June 29, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Foreign officials are complaining that they're being "bombarded" by fundraising appeals from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. And now, two watchdog groups are filing complaints against the Republican's campaign saying the practice breaks the law. Sir Roger Gale, a member of the British Parliament, complained in the House... more »
  • Audit notes problems in Southern U tuition waiver program

    December 14, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit of a Southern University scholarship program finds that some students received awards in excess of a $1,000 maximum, criteria for the awarding of scholarships lacks specifics and that reports on the program to the Legislature have been incomplete. The report, released Monday by the... more »
  • $52.2 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

    December 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52.2 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects. News outlets report that the federal-state Restore Act council approved the funds Wednesday for six coastal restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River in... more »
  • Gretna woman indicted after stealing Isaac relief funds

    September 26, 2015 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 42-year-old Gretna woman has been indicted for theft of federal funds related to aid received after Hurricane Isaac. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, in a news release Friday, said Danielle Randall submitted an application for disaster assistance for damage to her apartment and personal property.... more »
  • BESE approves plan to make childcare more affordable Play Video

    August 12, 2015 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some federal dollars will now be used in Louisiana to help parents in need save hundreds of dollars on child care each year. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved additional federal funding for child care assistance this week. The money will be used to... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge women wanted for bank fraud

    July 28, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for two women accused of bank fraud and theft. Police say Jontell Poole and Geneal Shavers went to the Pelican State Credit Union in June and deposited three checks worth about $1,350. According to police the checks were written from Poole's... more »
  • St. Francisville bridge to be replaced, so residents aren't stranded

    February 8, 2015 6:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some residents who live off of Graham road have to cross the bridge in order to get to their homes. If the bridge goes out or needs emergency repair, it could leave people who live behind it stranded. Graham Road Bridge is on the agenda,... more »
  • New library in the works for St. Helena Parish Play Video

    January 28, 2015 5:07 PM

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... more »
  • December court date set for BESE member Walter Lee

    October 12, 2014 2:15 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A new court date has been set for a state education board member accused of stealing public funds through double-dipping. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Walter Lee will be in a DeSoto Parish courtroom Dec. 10. The date was set last week during a pretrial... more »
  • EBR Redevelopment Authority running out of money

    September 29, 2014 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, a public agency responsible for reviving blighted areas in Baton Rouge, is running out of money. The organization, formed in 2007, is responsible for kicking off two high-profile projects in Ardendale - formerly called Smiley Heights - and the redevelopment... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »
  • Dat's How We Roll: Cycling for MS Play Video

    August 8, 2014 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dat's How We Roll is a two-day cycling ride across 150 miles to raise funds and awareness for the National MS Society. The ride starts on October 4th at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Participants will pedal all the way Percy Quin St. Park in McComb,... more »
  • House panel bars US funds for Guantanamo transfers

    June 10, 2014 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A House panel has overwhelmingly backed a measure barring the use of U.S. funds for the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The move comes amid a congressional outcry over the swap of five Taliban leaders for an imprisoned American soldier. The Appropriations Committee... more »
  • Louisiana first in recovered Medicaid fraud money

    August 13, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said recent figures show Louisiana led the nation in recovered Medicaid fraud funds last year. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the state Medicaid fraud unit recovered more than $124 million during the past fiscal year, according to the Centers for Medicare... more »
  • Questions raised after CATS passes audit

    August 12, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Auditors promise a new check of the books at the headquarters of the Capital Area Transit System will show irregularities in the accounting department, even though the latest audit from the state found no issue. CATS was awarded an "A" by the Legislative Auditor's office. The audit... more »
  • CATS board member: I did not take money from system

    July 18, 2013 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A recently former board member of the Capital Area Transit System said he is innocent of allegations he used CATS money to pay for personal expenses. "I didn't take any money from CATS," said Montrell McCaleb. McCaleb resigned from the board of directors Thursday, hours before reports... more »
  • BESE to consider funds for 'Course Choice' program

    June 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board is being asked to allocate $2 million for a pilot program to expand online high school course offerings to public school students. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education considers Tuesday the funding plan for the "Course Choice" program to begin in the... more »
  • Audit: Students missed out on financial aid Play Video

    April 15, 2013 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Capital Area Technical College missed out on financial aid, according to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The reports says 693 students attending CATC did not receive academic excellence and operational fee waivers totalling $58,635, although they were later identified as being eligible. Almost 3,500... more »

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