Content Tagged As january

Tagged News

  • Winter blast on the bayou

    March 20, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice the average number of freezes, four wintry precipitation events and a top ten coldest month headline winter 2013-2014 in Southern Louisiana. Still unrelenting for some, and as southerners welcome spring with spring-like weather, the WBRZ Weather Center looks back on an undoubtedly harsh winter in... more »
  • Vitter to decide on Governor's race by January

    December 3, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After months of dodging the talk, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he's weighing whether he'll run to be Louisiana's next governor, with plans to decide by January. Vitter says he is sending an email to supporters Wednesday, announcing that he and his wife are considering the race for... more »
  • State police to train new troopers

    November 26, 2013 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will begin training new troopers early next year. Trooper ranks have dropped from over 1,150 in 2009 to less than 950 today. Budget problems have kept the state from adding any new officers, but the legislature set aside $5 million for the training... more »
  • Louisiana tourism officials plan fishing website

    January 1, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says Louisiana is... more »
  • Don't be fooled by January pay -- higher taxes loom

    December 24, 2012 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON- Even if the "fiscal cliff" can't be avoided, workers probably won't feel the full brunt of the tax hikes in their paychecks right away. The IRS has delayed releasing income tax withholding tables for 2013. So employers are planning to withhold income taxes at the 2012 rates, at least... more »
  • Real ID deadline pushed back

    December 21, 2012 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana travelers can rest easier. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that states will be given an extension to meet the new standards of the Real ID Act. Without this extension a state driver's license would not have been accepted as a proper form of... more »
  • Bipartisan warnings that U. S. budget sequester is coming

    August 7, 2012 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats are sounding the alarm: The budget sequester is coming and we have to do everything to stop it. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it will be devastating to the military. Manufacturers say it will mean the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. The White... more »
  • Federal Reserve Members appear Divided

    February 15, 2012 7:27 PM

    Members of the Federal Reserve seem to be divided over a third round of bond purchases to boost the economy. They appear to be open to the idea but can't decide on when or whether to take that step. Minutes of the Fed's meeting last month show some members thought... more »
  • Jindal campaigning for Perry in Iowa this week

    December 20, 2011 3:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Iowa this week to help Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign in the last push before the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. Jindal spokesman Frank Collins says the Louisiana governor will be campaigning Tuesday and Wednesday in Iowa for Perry, who... more »
  • Boehner asks Obama to Jan. 25 State of the Union

    January 11, 2011 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 25, the first opportunity for the president to address the full assembly of lawmakers under new divided government. The address is typically an... more »
  • Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site to re-open

    December 28, 2010 5:50 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, La.- A piece of history in Iberville parish is scheduled to reopen early next year. The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site closed six months ago because of state budget cuts. In hopes of improving tourism, officials with the city, parish and state agreed to share responsibility and... more »
  • Plaquemine Lock SHS to reopen next week

    December 28, 2010 12:16 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site will re-open to visitors early in the new year. In July the lock was placed on “caretaker status” because of state budget cuts, making it available to visit by appointment only. The Lock will re-open on Jan. 5, with operating hours... more »
  • Blagojevich retrial set for January

    August 26, 2010 11:34 AM

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich won't be facing a retrial until next year. Federal Judge James Zagel said Thursday that he'll set a retrial date for early January. Zagel says the trial won't begin any earlier than Jan. 4. But he didn't immediately set a specific date. The new trial... more »
  • Academy Awards date could move

    June 23, 2010 8:17 PM

    Organizers of the Academy Awards are talking about moving the date of the show to as early as January instead of late February. The earliest year for a change would be 2012. February 27 is the firm date for next year's show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences... more »
  • Investors hoping for a better February

    February 1, 2010 8:07 AM

    Investors are hoping February will treat them better than January did. Wall Street got off to a disappointing start in 2010 with the Dow down 3.4 percent for the month of January. The Dow fell 0.5 Friday, closing at 10,067.33. The S&P 500 fell 1 percent to 1,073.87,... more »

Top Stories