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  • Senators hear from public on next year's budget

    May 24, 2013 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who rely on the state for health care and educational programs traveled to the Louisiana Capitol to ask senators to pay for those services in next year's budget. For hours Friday, the Senate Finance Committee heard requests for cuts to be reversed, for programs to be... more »
  • No arbitration hearings this year

    February 18, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has pitched an arbitration shutout. Reliever Darren O'Day completed a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles today, becoming the 133rd and final player to settle without a hearing among the 133 who filed for arbitration Jan. 13. This is the first year... more »
  • Colo. shooting hearings impact Baton Rouge victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Colorado theater massacre court hearings are happening in another state, but they are impacting a victim in Louisiana. Bonnie Kate Pourciau survived the shooting, which happened in July. She was shot in the leg. Pourciau and other victims of the shooting are invited to... more »
  • Publc hearings set on proposed road project

    May 10, 2012 3:43 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension residents will get a chance to voice their opinions regarding a proposed Parish Road Program. Two public hearings will be held starting next week. The road program would be funded by a half-cent sales tax that will go before parish voters on the November ballot,... more »
  • Truck stop tiger hearings today, Monday

    May 3, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An animal rights group says a state district judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday on its lawsuit demanding that he order the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to remove an 11-year-old tiger from a truck stop in Grosse Tete. The Animal Legal Defense Fund sued last... more »
  • House passes bill to give repeat offenders parole hearings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 19, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill to offer a chance at parole for some in state prisons received a lot of debate before being passed by the full Louisiana House today. The House voted 86-7 to send the bill to the Senate, after a long debate about just who would... more »
  • Livingston plans April hearings on new districts

    March 23, 2012 6:54 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Attorney C. Tom Jones told the Livingston Parish School Board that he hopes to be ready in April to hold public hearings on board reapportionment. Jones said Thursday the hearings must be held before the new districts can be submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for final approval.... more »
  • Thursday oil spill hearings

    August 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    A BP vice president says critical time was wasted in the hours after the Gulf of Mexico well explosion trying to learn what changes had been made to a device meant to prevent oil from leaking from the blown-out well. BP executive vice president for drilling and completions Harry... more »
  • Panel set to hear more testimony on Gulf rig blast

    July 14, 2010 2:46 PM

    A government investigation of the deadly Deepwater Horizion oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is set to resume next week. Five more days of hearings are set for July 19 through July 23. A panel of officials heard six days of testimony in May from rig... more »
  • Obama warns oil companies against finger-pointing

    May 14, 2010 11:43 AM

    He calls it a "ridiculous spectacle." President Barack Obama said during the congressional hearings this week, company exec's were "falling over each other to point the finger of blame at somebody else." Speaking during a Rose Garden appearance today, Obama said he "will not tolerate" more such behavior.... more »
  • Gulf spill Senate hearings: the explosion's root

    May 11, 2010 11:52 AM

    At a Senate hearing today, the CEO of Transocean, the company that owned the oil drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf, said it was not the blowout preventer that caused the Gulf rig explosion. He thinks the accident was caused by a failure of its cementing, casing or even... more »
  • Senate hearings prompting spill blame game

    May 11, 2010 6:42 AM

    The finger-pointing has started as Congress begins hearings today on the massive oil spill in the Gulf. Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities are trying to shift responsibility to each other in Testimony prepared for a pair of hearings. Lawmakers are expected to ask BP why... more »
  • Oil spill hearings scheduled for Tuesday

    May 8, 2010 1:24 PM

    The Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service are holding public hearings on the investigation into what caused an oil rig explosion off the Louisiana coast. The agencies said Saturday that the hearings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday in New Orleans. The joint investigation will be... more »
  • Congressmen call hearing on Gulf oil spill

    April 30, 2010 7:48 PM

    Two congressmen will hold hearings to investigate how well companies have responded to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Reps. Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak sent letters requesting the testimony of officials from BP America, Transocean and Halliburton. BP operates the rig, which is owned by... more »

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