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  • Courting unions on Labor Day, Obama pushes paid sick leave

    September 7, 2015 11:50 AM

    BOSTON - President Barack Obama says Republicans who stand in the way of helping workers have been wrecking the economy for "a long, long time." Obama is marking Labor Day by addressing a major union rally and breakfast in Boston. He says he's glad Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves... more »
  • Jindal privatizes family leave programs for 9 state agencies

    August 6, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is privatizing management of some state worker benefits, hiring a Chicago-based company to oversee family and medical leave programs across nine agencies. The administration announced Wednesday the hiring of ComPsych, for a one-year contract that will cost $497,000 and could be renewed for two... more »
  • Bill giving workers paid sick time spurned by committee

    May 14, 2015 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to give all workers in Louisiana paid sick days was rejected by a Senate labor committee amid opposition from business. Bill sponsor Sen. Karen Peterson, a New Orleans Democrat, said 700,000 workers in Louisiana lose pay - and sometimes their jobs - when they call... more »
  • Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    October 22, 2014 3:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sgt. Jason Brook faces up to six months in jail when sentenced next month by Judge David N. Matlock. Brook admitted buying his... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • Bats leave Dutchtown High School

    April 8, 2014 6:28 AM

    DUTCHTOWN - Like uninvited houseguests, the bats at Dutchtown High finally got the hint from their hosts after a prolonged stay at the school in northwestern Ascension Parish and left. School officials tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1g1dwfB ) the Mexican free-tailed bats are gone and, hopefully, won't be back after changes... more »
  • Mega Bus gets iced in at Baton Rouge stop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston. More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate. "Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
  • Shreveport employee to get back wages from T.G.I. Fridays

    August 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and... more »
  • NAACP will meet with D.A. about racial comments

    July 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The NAACP is planning to meet with District Attorney Hillar Moore Friday morning to discuss recent issues of people in positions of power making racial comments. One of the issues: comments made by an assistant district attorney at the courthouse in downtown recently. The prosecutor is on... more »
  • William, Kate, royal baby to leave hospital today

    July 23, 2013 12:33 PM

    LONDON - Palace officials say that Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their newborn baby boy are due to leave the hospital later Tuesday. Crowds of journalists and onlookers camped outside London's St. Mary's Hospital are eagerly anticipating the baby's first public appearance. Visiting his grandson for the first time,... more »
  • Prosecutor on leave after comments about African American kids

    July 22, 2013 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An assistant district attorney is on leave while the office investigates potentially racial comments he made at the courthouse in downtown. The prosecutor, whose name was not released, was overheard making fun of the names of African American children. The discussion happened amid a debate about race... more »
  • US official: US orders diplomats to leave Egypt

    July 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says the State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to leave Egypt after the Egyptian military removed Morsi and in anticipation of potential violence. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting involving Caddo deputy

    June 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    BLANCHARD- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a Caddo sheriff's deputy on leave. Deputies were called to a home in Blanchard Wednesday night where a man had reportedly locked himself in a vehicle and was threatening to harm himself. Authorities say the first deputy arrived... more »
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

    November 21, 2012 1:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says he has received letter of resignation from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday the Speaker's office received a letter of resignation from Jackson. Boehner's office did not immediately comment beyond acknowledging they'd received the letter. Jackson... more »
  • Appeal court: teacher furlough day illegal

    November 15, 2012 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court says that the Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut teachers' pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher in the district. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it ordered the furlough. District Judge Steve Windhorst... more »
  • Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

    November 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" says he did have a relationship with a man who says he was 16 at the time the relationship began. But Kevin Clash says the relationship was between "two consenting adults" -- and that he is "deeply saddened"... more »
  • Director still out at Jetson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2012 5:58 PM

    BAKER - Jetson Center for Youth Director Daron Brown is still on administrative following an escape at the facility earlier this month. Brown said he was involved in a car chase after receiving a tip about the escaped teens, but police have not confirmed whether it actually happened. ... more »
  • Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

    July 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal documents filed by Mitt Romney's former company appear to conflict with the Republican presidential candidate's statements about when he left Bain Capital. The private-equity firm is central to Romney's legacy in the private sector. Bain told the Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2001 that Romney was... more »
  • US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

    May 3, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had a... more »
  • LSU auditor report reveals non-compliance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU Board of Supervisors internal audit of the LSU Student Health Center revealed a three-year abuse of the system in which vacation or leave days are monitored. A 12 page report shows what an LSU Board of Supervisors Internal Auditor calls a history of non-compliance.... more »
  • Occupy New Orleans protesters urged to leave park

    December 5, 2011 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Protesters who have been camped out at a park across from City Hall in New Orleans say police have been handing out flyers informing them that they are no longer permitted to stay in the park overnight. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Friday that it's time for... more »
  • PSU: McQueary placed on administrative leave

    November 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, a key witness in the child sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the school, has been placed on administrative leave. School president Rod Erickson announced the move Friday, a day after the school said McQueary would not be present... more »
  • Four officers on administrative leave after shooting Friday night

    August 6, 2011 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave for their involvement in a shooting in West Baton Rouge Friday night. Around 11 p.m. Friday, an officer attempted to pull over a violator on Airline Highway near Florida Blvd. The driver would not pull over,... more »
  • Weiner seeks leave of absence from House

    June 11, 2011 2:49 PM

    WASHINGTON- Rep. Anthony Weiner is asking for a temporary leave of absence from the House while he seeks professional treatment in the wake of his Twitter scandal. A spokeswoman for the New York Democrat says he has left for professional treatment and will focus on "becoming a better husband... more »
  • BR schools chief will leave next year

    May 21, 2011 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent John Dilworth says he won't seek a contract extension. His current contract expires in June of 2012 and he says he won't seek to stay on because he has failed to bring the School Board together. During a Friday news... more »

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