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  • Senator files bill for more EBR school districts

    February 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mack "Bodi" White, a republican senator from Central, is reportedly pre-filing a bill to create four independent school districts in East Baton Rouge Parish. The districts would be under an "umbrella" of schools in East Baton Rouge. One of them would be the Southeast district that... more »
  • BP calls for independent probe of claims lawyer

    June 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP is calling for an independent probe of allegations of misconduct against a lawyer working for the administrator of a multibillion-dollar settlement of Gulf oil spill claims. The lawyer is accused of collecting portions of settlement payments from a New Orleans law firm to which he had... more »
  • Independent high school sports association considered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    CLINTON - After the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to split the football playoff brackets for public and private schools, some schools are considering other options. The decision has generated controversy among high school athletic programs. There has also been talk of breaking away from the LHSAA and... more »
  • GOP groups take stock after $380 million loss

    November 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up short. The groups were unleashed... more »
  • King wins in Maine, giving Senate 2 independents

    November 6, 2012 7:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former Gov. Angus King has won the Senate race in Maine, running as an independent. King will take over the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. Another independent, Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders, also has been re-elected. Four Democrats senators have also won re-election: Bill Nelson in... more »
  • Roemer fails to get Americans Elect nomination

    May 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer's foundering bid to run for president as an independent candidate has taken another significant hit. Roemer had hoped to get the nomination of Americans Elect, a nonpartisan group pushing for a third-party candidate. But Americans Elect shut down its efforts... more »
  • Roemer says GOP didn't give him a chance

    February 23, 2012 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer says he's running for president as an independent because the Republican Party didn't give him a chance to be a viable candidate. Roemer says he shouldn't have been shut out of the TV debates, and he says both the GOP and the Democratic... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. But he's no giving up his bid for the White House. Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that... more »
  • Panel to hear results of its probe into Gulf spill

    November 8, 2010 6:21 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Hearings get underway today where independent investigators will release their initial findings into the causes of the massive Gulf oil spill. Representatives of the three companies involved in the spill will be there as well. The seven-member commission has a Jan. 11 deadline to report their findings... more »
  • Study: feds finally got oil spill amount right

    September 23, 2010 2:01 PM

    An independent study has found that the federal government accurately estimated how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The study by two Columbia University researchers found that almost 185 million gallons of oil spilled from the BP well which blew out this summer.... more »
  • La. hires independent administrator for oil claims

    June 24, 2010 5:54 AM

    Louisiana has hired an independent administrator to perform a comprehensive review of BP's oil spill claims process. Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. will also look at the effect of social, human, and workforce development services on the process. They will also provide technical support and consulting for negotiations for claims... more »
  • Gibbs: Administration may seize claims processing

    June 15, 2010 6:53 AM

    Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs says the administration is ready to take over the handling of oil spill damage claims from BP if the British company doesn't set up an "independent entity" to do it. Gibbs said the oil giant's claims processing work has been unsatisfactory. He noted that Obama "has... more »
  • Bossier-born filmmakers on hometown location

    February 25, 2010 5:13 AM

    Independent filmmakers Blayne Weaver and Brandon Barrera have returned to Bossier City to make their fourth movie. They say Louisiana's film incentives played a big part in their decision, but being hometown boys is a big help, too. Weaver says they've gotten amazing deals because they're from Bossier City. Barrera... more »

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