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  • State police head: Louisiana gets extension on ID compliance

    October 9, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana's state police says the state received an extension to comply with federal REAL ID rules that go into effect this weekend. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he had been told by Department of Homeland Security officials that Louisiana's request for an extension... more »
  • La. congressional members ask for extension on new ID rules

    October 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Most of Louisiana's congressional delegation asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to let state residents continue to use their driver's licenses to enter federal courthouses and offices. Louisiana driver's licenses won't have all security measures of the decade-old REAL ID law in time for an Oct. 10... more »
  • New Louisiana public school student ID system developed

    May 5, 2015 5:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school students will soon be assigned new student identification numbers. The state education department says the Louisiana Secure Student ID system required under state law has been developed. Agency spokesman Barry Landry says the department is working with school districts to test the new system and regional... more »
  • Human remains found in St. Francisville

    July 7, 2014 9:25 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - According to the West Feliciana Parish, skeletal remains were discovered Sunday afternoon near the Old Ferry Landing St. Francisville. Deputies say a worker was bush-hogging property north of the landing and discovered the bones. Investigators collected evidence from the scene and are trying to put... more »
  • La. Senate agrees to allow REAL ID driver's licenses

    May 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has narrowly agreed to repeal a six-year-old law that prohibits state officials from issuing driver's licenses that comply with federally-mandated security features. Under federal law, REAL ID-compliant licenses will be required to board domestic airline flights by 2016. Without such an ID, passengers will... more »
  • Louisiana officials revisiting REAL ID law

    September 5, 2013 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials are grappling with the implications of Louisiana's continued refusal to make its driver's license compliant with a federal national identification law. Louisiana lawmakers enacted a prohibition against the federal REAL ID law in 2008, calling the security requirements too intrusive. Questions have been raised about... more »

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