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  • Louisiana House speaker hopes to have tax plan by January

    September 13, 2017 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With $1 billion in temporary taxes expiring in months, Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras says he expects lawmakers in his chamber to rally around tax ideas by January to close the shortfall. Barras struck an optimistic tone about chances of reaching an agreement in a majority-Republican chamber... more »
  • Louisiana to receive $6M in EpiPen settlement

    September 12, 2017 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has joined a multi-state settlement with Mylan Inc. that resolves allegations the drug manufacturer knowingly overcharged taxpayers for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. dispensed to Medicaid beneficiaries. The announcement came from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office. Mylan will pay $465 million to the federal government and... more »
  • At Governor's request, Restore La. agrees to expand program offerings

    August 16, 2017 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved  Governor John Bel Edwards' request to expand the homeowner assistance program.  The task force czars met Friday morning.  The approval of an expansion of offerings will need to be approved by federal authorities, too.  Governor Edwards asked that all homeowners who... more »
  • Millions of state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if not claimed by Sept. 6

    August 16, 2017 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by September 6. The Louisiana Department of Revenue sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property... more »
  • Juveniles with life sentences one step from gaining parole eligibility

    June 7, 2017 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly all 10 criminal justice proposals backed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards are now awaiting his signature, while the remaining proposal is one step away from final passage. The House on Wednesday approved two bills which are focused on easing the financial burdens ex-offenders face when... more »
  • French President Macron attacks Russian media outlets

    May 29, 2017 3:10 PM

    PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has made an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets, saying they acted as "propaganda" organs during France's election campaign. Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Macron accused the two outlets, Russia Today and Sputnik, of spreading fake... more »
  • Louisiana senate rejects minimum wage increase

    May 24, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday against the proposal sponsored by Sen. Troy Carter,... more »
  • Bill Cassidy set to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Monday

    May 8, 2017 3:41 PM

    Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy will take his health care discussion to late night television Monday. I will be on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight to talk health care. Hope you can tune in. https://t.co/sI9FkIeRs9 — Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) May 8, 2017 The Republican senator is slated to appear on... more »
  • Ban on corporal punishment in Louisiana schools advances

    April 26, 2017 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A push to ban corporal punishment in Louisiana public schools has edged forward in the state House. Republican Rep. Nancy Landry, chair of the House Education Committee, cast the tie-breaking decision Wednesday to move the bill out of committee. The 6-5 vote sends the proposal by Democratic... more »
  • Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?

    February 26, 2017 2:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both. Sunday night's Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on... more »
  • Southeastern Louisiana beats Houston Baptist 37-3

    October 22, 2016 8:48 PM

    HAMMOND - D'Shaie Landor was 16 of 30 for 229 yards and two touchdowns to help Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 37-3 on Saturday night. Rasheed Harrell scored on a 51-yard run on the Lions' opening drive. Houston Baptist closed it to 7-3 on Alec Chadwick's 43-yard field goal and... more »
  • La Supreme Court considers teen robber's 99-year sentence

    September 18, 2016 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber's 99-year sentence is unconstitutional. Alden Morgan is now 35. He was 17 years old when he held up a couple with their baby daughter. The New Orleans... more »
  • Los Angeles skyscraper tops out as tallest Western building

    September 3, 2016 2:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. With that addition, the 73-story tower tops out at 1,099 feet. That's 81 feet higher than nearby... more »
  • Seimone Augustus becomes first La. native with three Olympic gold medals

    August 20, 2016 9:18 PM

    RIO DE JANIERO – Former LSU Tigers Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles earned their third straight Olympic gold medals Saturday after the USA women’s basketball team defeated Spain 101-72. Saturday’s win marks the sixth straight Olympic gold medal win for the Team USA women’s basketball team. According to... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in accident Saturday night

    October 4, 2015 11:28 AM

    BAYOU SORREL, La. - A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night. According to State Police, Brandi Mendoza, 23, was travelling southbound on LA 75 on her bicycle. Bradley Poston, 41, approached Mendoza from behind, when the right side of his vehicle struck Mendoza on her bicycle. Mendoza... more »
  • Construction causes Saturday snarl on I-10

    August 22, 2015 11:28 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La - I-10 was a parking lot for much of Saturday morning due to on-going construction projects started overnight. Shortly after sunrise, construction crews closed eastbound lanes at the Grosse Tete overpass at LA 77 to do work. Traffic was diverted to LA 77 then back onto... more »
  • Celebrate veterans this weekend in St. Francisville Play Video

    November 11, 2014 6:27 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Tuesday is Veterans Day, but the celebration continues this weekend at the Louisiana Vets Fest in St. Francisville. Johnny Palazzotto, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard, joined us on 2une In Tuesday with all the details. The Louisiana Vets Fest is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.... more »

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