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  • Thirty minutes added to school time because of missed days

    February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    CLINTON- Students attending public schools in East Feliciana will stay in school longer to make up days missed from a winter storm in January. Students will attend school on February 28 and March 5th. Also, school hours will be extended by 30 minutes for 37 school days. Schools... more »
  • New restrictions on truckers' time behind the wheel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 5, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations are putting the brakes on the amount of hours a trucker can drive each week. The restrictions went into effect Monday, reducing the time a trucker could drive from 82 hours a week to 70. Another requirement is that drivers have to take a... more »
  • Budget deal up for vote in session's final hours

    June 6, 2013 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers who have negotiated a tentative budget deal are hoping to persuade their colleagues in the final hours of the legislative session. The proposal would finance state government operations in the fiscal year that begins July 1 - and keep lawmakers out of a special session. The regular... more »
  • Lafourche council to debate longer bar hours

    January 10, 2013 7:22 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem. The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3... more »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    November 21, 2012 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals. A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
  • Council approves letting EBR bars open on Sundays

    October 24, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro council members approved an ordinance tonight allowing bars to stay open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sundays. The ordinance passed 8-3, with Council members Ronnie Edwards, Tara Wicker and Mike Walker voting against it. Council members Trae Welch, Ulysses Addison, Chandler Loupe, Scott Wilson,... more »
  • Bar hours ordinance pulled at Metro Council

    October 24, 2012 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight's Metro Council meeting in East Baton Rouge Parish opened with a council member pulling his ordinance to extend bar hours to 4 a.m. Ulysses "Bones" Addison said the parish attorney's office had asked him to delete the item, which had drawn a number of public... 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 »
  • Closing times could affect alcohol sales check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new ordinance introduced at Metro Council could allow bars and restaurants with a Class A License to stay open until 4 am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The ordinance would allow eligible establishments to apply for permits to stay open an extra two hours. Though,... more »
  • Hours extended to apply for food assistance

    September 12, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say hours have been extended in Orleans and Jefferson parishes for residents seeking disaster food assistance following Hurricane Isaac. Suzy Sonnier, secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, says both UNO's Lakefront Arena in Orleans Parish and the Alario Center in Jefferson... more »
  • Bid to shorten voting hours revived in La. Senate

    May 24, 2012 7:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to shorten voting hours on most election days in Louisiana has been revived by a state Senate committee that killed the idea earlier this month. Currently, poll hours run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The House-approved measure pushed by Secretary of State Tom Schedler... more »
  • 1 dead in accident that ties up I-10 for hours

    December 16, 2011 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A fiery crash in New Orleans killed one person and tied up interstate highway traffic for hours while police searched for a vehicle that left the scene. Investigators say the accident happened around 10:45 Friday morning and involved traffic heading toward the suburb of Metairie. ... more »
  • State park hours changed amid budget cuts

    July 9, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Budget cuts and reduced staffing have forced a change in operating hours at Louisiana state parks. The Office of State Parks says entrance station hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday - and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Gates... more »
  • Trick-or-Treat hours

    October 30, 2010 1:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH Gonzales Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donaldsonville Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sorrento Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rural areas Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ASSUMPTION PARISH Napoleonville Sunday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Rural areas Sunday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... more »
  • EBR officials keeping Halloween on Oct. 31

    October 25, 2010 1:49 PM

    Officials in East Baton Rouge said today they’re keeping their trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, which falls on a Sunday this year. Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office sent out a press release which said the parish’s official trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the... more »
  • LSU standarizing course hours for degrees

    March 5, 2010 4:32 PM

    SU has taken the first steps toward cutting the number of class hours some students need before they can get an undergraduate degree. The LSU Board of Supervisors agreed Friday to move to a standardized system that would require most students to take 120 credit hours to earn a... more »
  • East Baton Rouge changes Trick-or-Treating time

    October 26, 2009 5:45 PM

    Official Trick-or-Treating hours for East Baton Rouge Parish will now be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday night, October 31st. Mayor Kip Holden adjusted the time at the recommendation of Chief of Police Jeff LeDuff and the Louisiana Capital Area Safety Council in light of the LSU-Tulane home game... more »

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