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  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    August 31, 2015 7:46 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request for a stay while she pursues an... more »
  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    August 26, 2015 5:04 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to issuing same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons. She stopped issuing marriage licenses the day after the U.S. Supreme Court... more »
  • Day care loses license after arrest Play Video

    August 14, 2015 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials said a Baker day care lost their license after Louisiana State Police arrested the director's daughter for claiming to be the person in charge and forging an ID in the process. On Friday the DOE formally revoked the license for Mini Miracles Child... more »
  • Lawmakers want jail time for illegal daycares check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some state lawmakers want individuals operating illegal daycares to face jail time. Currently a daycare operating without a state license can be fined $1000 a day, but there are no criminal penalties on the books for the offenders. The issue came to a head in June when... more »
  • Child care center's license revoked for unsafe operations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Education this week revoked the license of a Baton Rouge day care center, ending public funding for it based on recent inspections that turned up dozens of violations of state law. Our Blessings Christian Daycare Learning Center, located at 9835 Old Hammond Hwy... more »
  • New Hampshire baby receives lifetime hunting-fishing license

    July 29, 2015 11:17 AM

    CONCORD - A 6-month-old New Hampshire boy has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in the state. Daylen Brickley's grandfather read about the state program in a hunting and fishing magazine. The family from Milford bought the license July 23, the first day it... more »
  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

    June 30, 2015 2:07 PM

    MOREHEAD, KY - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday morning to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she turned away a lesbian couple who walked... more »
  • Kentucky clerks object to ruling, halt marriage licenses

    June 29, 2015 2:53 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A few court clerks in Kentucky are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says his religious convictions will not allow him to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.... more »
  • BR men say state's delays won't stop their marriage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local same-sex couple said Friday was filled with excitement and disappointment for them after the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage and Louisiana's decision to hold off issueing marriage licenses. Tom Merrill and Patrick Cain have dated for more than 22 years and said they... more »
  • State announces changes after daycare death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State education officials announced changes Thursday to how Louisiana tracks daycare owners after the death of a young girl at an unlicensed daycare. State Superintendent of Education John White said they posted a registry to their website Thursday of people who have lost their daycare licenses... more »
  • OMV locations to open Friday after fire Play Video

    May 21, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Office of Motor Vehicles is expected to be back up and running Friday, after it was shut down Thursday due to a fire at the state police data center. State Police spokesman Capt. Doug Cain said the data center fire shut down all automated systems at the... more »
  • LSU chief lawyer lacks La. license

    April 11, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State University System's newly hired, $270,000-a-year general counsel does not have a license to practice law in Louisiana. Thomas Skinner, who has a law license in Illinois, says that the lack of a Louisiana law license won't hinder his ability to do the job of... more »
  • Louisiana OMV implements new license design

    March 10, 2015 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting this week, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new format for Louisiana driver's licenses. The new layout will feature multiple security components and design features for greater security, privacy protection, and tampering resistance. "Through the implementation of these new designs, Louisiana citizens will... more »
  • Justices reject New Orleans tour guides' free speech appeal

    February 23, 2015 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours. The justices didn't comment Monday in leaving in place lower-court rulings that said the requirements don't violate the First Amendment. Licensing opponents had hoped... more »
  • Driver's licenses for immigrants spurs debate in New Mexico

    February 11, 2015 2:04 AM

    SANTA FE, N.M. - As a growing number of states allow immigrants to get driver's licenses regardless of their status, some New Mexico lawmakers are trying to move in the opposite direction. The GOP-led House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation repealing a 2003 law that offered licenses to... more »
  • Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

    February 9, 2015 12:04 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, becoming the 37th state where gays can legally wed. Jefferson County probate judge Alan King issued a license to two women shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Alabama attorney general's request to extend a hold on... more »
  • Contractor's license revoked again

    January 15, 2015 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Contractor's Board once again revoked the license of an upscale homebuilder in Baton Rouge accused of doing substandard work and not paying his subcontractors. Jim Fussell was the subject of a WBRZ Investigative Unit report last year when the board revoked his license the... more »
  • People gearing up for hunting season by getting certified check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 11, 2014 5:05 PM

    WALKER - Some people aren't wasting time when it comes to getting their hunting license. Classes are being held all over the state for people trying to prepare for hunting season. Saturday, dozens of people went to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Shooting Range to complete the second stage... more »
  • No more arguments in Louisiana gay marriage case

    July 23, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has already heard arguments regarding Louisiana's refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples legally married in... more »
  • House backs six-year driver's license for La.

    April 30, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could be on the road to a six-year driver's license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. But the House on Tuesday unanimously supported a proposal by Republican Rep. Franklin Foil, of Baton Rouge, that would change the renewal period to... more »
  • Budget cuts increase driver's license wait

    January 9, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wait times to get your driver's license are much higher due to state budget cuts. The Legislative Fiscal Office says they have shot up after the Jindal administration cut staffing levels. The analysis says personnel at the Office of Motor Vehicles has dropped by 23... more »
  • OMV testing privatized drivers' license renewals

    November 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles has started a pilot program that allows outside contractors to handle drivers' license renewals. The privatization program is being tested in Baton Rouge and Metairie. In each city, a public tag agent - a private business that processes vehicle title registrations - is... 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 »
  • Don't pick-up that alligator!

    August 29, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Picking up a dead alligator on the side of the road is not necessarily free game. "Technically, it's hands off," Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer said. "You cannot unless you are someone who is a licensed alligator hunter or transporter." If someone without... more »
  • Driving somewhere? There's a government record of it

    July 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union says in a new report that local police departments are amassing millions of digital records on the location and movement of Americans using automated license plate scanners. The report, released Wednesday, found that there are tens of thousands of license plate scanners scattered... more »
  • Spanish Town residents against stores alcohol expansion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2013 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town is known as a laid-back, peaceful Baton Rouge neighborhood, and some residents feel the sale of packaged liquor in the area could jeopardize that. Taylor Blanche recently purchased Capitol Grocery on Spanish Town Road and Seventh Street. He's applied for a packaged liquor permit,... more »
  • Juvenile detention facilities face new licensing

    July 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services department says all juvenile detention facilities in the state are now licensed and inspected by its agency. The 15 facilities previously had been required to meet fire marshal and health department regulations. But as of Monday, they also are licensed by the Department of... more »
  • Louisiana IDs still don't meet federal travel requirements check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill which would have allowed Louisiana to update their ID's to meet certain federal security standards for air travel was shot down. Making it though airport security is something college student Eric Vadrine has to do on a regular basis. "Three of four times a... more »
  • New license plates will commemorate Battle of New Orleans

    May 16, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans will be commemorated on Louisiana's license plates, starting next year. Legislation received final passage Thursday with a unanimous vote of the Seante. It requires that license plates issued for private passenger vehicles from 2014 through 2015 should honor... more »
  • Senate panel approves bill to create national ID

    May 15, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Senate Transportation Committee has backed a proposal to use Louisiana driver's licenses to comply with federal law requiring each state to create a national identification card for air travel, including domestic flights. Senators added that language into a bill by Rep. Johnny Guinn, seeking to reverse... more »
  • Michael Jordan applies for Fla. marriage license

    March 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Basketball legend Michael Jordan appears ready to get married again. The former NBA star and Charlotte Bobcats owner appeared at the main Palm Beach County courthouse Thursday morning to apply for a marriage license, according to Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the clerk's office. Applicants... more »
  • Office of Motor Vehicles reopens NO location

    January 8, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopening of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The new office, which will serve the east banks of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, features the latest... more »
  • Louisiana flyers could need passport to travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2012 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicles will know in the next few days if Louisiana air travelers will need a passport to travel by Jan. 15, 2013. Commissioner Stephen Campbell warned people to wait before changing their plans, in case the state is offered an extension to... more »
  • ID deadline approaching for La. travelers

    December 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents could be seeing a big change in traveler ID requirements come January 15. After that point, a state driver's license will no longer be accepted as a proper form of identification in order to fly. That means Lousiana travelers will have to show... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana consequences now include liquor license suspensions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fines and arrests are not the only thing on tap for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana in Louisiana anymore. The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is getting involved in the crackdown on the illegal products by throwing in a new consequence that includes suspending liquor and... more »
  • ATC gets involved in synthetic marijuana crackdown

    February 13, 2012 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 has learned the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is now joining local law enforcement agencies to help stop the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana. If a business is found to be selling the products, ATC will now suspend the liquor and tobacco license,... more »
  • Man barred from running cemetery without license

    January 26, 2012 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial Park. Louisiana... more »
  • Bar owner loses license over drug conviction

    December 19, 2011 4:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A felony conviction for narcotics has cost a Clayton, La., bar owner her liquor license. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has revoked the state liquor permit issued to Frances Mae Williams, owner of Club 65. Williams recently received a narcotics-related felony conviction and no... more »
  • LSU: Honey Badger apparel not official check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Whether it be a winning or losing season, LSU's Trademark and Licensing Office is hard at work cracking down on unofficial merchandise. When Tiger fans started calling Tyrann Mathieu the "Honey Badger", unlicensed merchandise like T-shirts started popping up. "We have reviewed a number of... more »
  • DCFS Daycare licensing database

    November 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services keeps a database of licensed daycare facilities on their website. The database also lists complaints and all licensing checks done by DCFS. Click here to go to the database. more »
  • State moves to revoke BR daycare's license

    November 29, 2011 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators have moved to revoke the child care license of a Baton Rouge facility because of alleged falsified attendance records and inadequate supervision. Ruth Johnson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, says the department issued the revocation notice last week against... more »
  • Baker daycare to be shut down

    November 4, 2011 5:17 PM

    BAKER - Ms. Gerry's After-School Service has until the end of the day Monday to appeal the state's decision to pull its license. The Department of Children and Family Services plans to shut the daycare down because it found licensing regulations like child-to-staff ratios broken repeatedly. In one... more »
  • Licenses in question at 3 Acadiana-area daycares

    October 20, 2011 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three Acadiana-area daycare centers may lose their licenses after the state Thursday issued revocation notices to them. The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services says Adventures in Learning Preschool and Kingz Kidz Learning Center, both in Lafayette, received the notices for falsifying criminal background checks.... more »
  • Daycare license revoked; is yours safe?

    August 31, 2011 6:21 PM

    JACKSON-- Jumpstart Daycare and Preschool's license was revoked Tuesday, after the Department of Children and Family Services says its owner broke the laws over and over again during an 18 month period. Workers did not do fire drills with children, they were not CPR certified, and even worse said... more »
  • Gator season starts in Louisiana

    August 31, 2011 6:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Dozens of alligator hunters made their way into the swamps to start their search for gators as the 30-day hunting season began today. Hunting alligators was outlawed in 1962 to help re-population efforts, but reinstated in 1981 to control the growing numbers. "The program is a... more »
  • 2 child care centers face losing licenses

    August 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State officials say two child care centers face losing their licenses for not obeying state laws regulating child care facilities. The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services says it has sent notices that it will revoke the licenses of God's Gift Child Care and Learning Center... more »
  • LA law supports families eliminating driving abilities of Alzheimier's patients

    August 12, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The law is on your side in taking a driver's license from someone too incapacitated to drive. It's one way families of Alzheimer's patients can keep loved ones safe. News 2 looked into the rules of the road after an 88-year-old man vanished from Livingston Parish. ... more »
  • DPS making millions off of driving record sales

    July 25, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Information you thought was private isn't. Companies can get access to your driving records from the state, which is willing to sell it. The Department of Public Safety is in charge of the records, and for the past three years, DPS has made almost $40 million on... more »
  • Judge upholds denial of Suthern Kumfort license

    June 15, 2011 1:37 PM

    GONZALES - A judge in Ascension Parish has upheld the denial of a sexually-oriented business license for a troubled gentleman's club in Prairieville. The Suthern Kumfort's license was originally not approved by Councilman Pat Bell, after a clerical error delayed the license from reaching his desk by a few... more »
  • Hearing today for troubled Prairieville lounge

    June 14, 2011 10:50 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A hearing is being held this morning to determine the future of a troubled strip club in Ascension Parish. The Suthern Kumfort's lounge on Airline Highway in Prairieville has been shut down since a murder there May 5. Today the registered owner, Steve Duke, was scheduled to... more »
  • Many BR couples say "I Do" on Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many lovebirds chose to get hitched this Valentine's Day, while others filed for a marriage license. Around 90 couples filed for a marriage license last week in Baton Rouge according to Jeff Hickerson, the marriage license department supervisor at the parish clerk's office. "Typically it... more »
  • Gambling board to decide casino license next week

    February 9, 2011 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State gambling regulators will choose next week between three companies seeking the state's last available riverboat casino license. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will take up the issue at its Feb. 17 meeting, after hearing four hours Wednesday from the companies and the state... more »
  • BR alcohol office in question as ABC board heads to chopping block

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge city agency tracks alcohol sales just like the state does, and city officials will soon consider abolishing the board tied to it. The Alcoholic Beverage Control office has a $600,000 budget, plus an advisory board. The office is in charge of licensing and... more »
  • LDWF gets $2.56M from BP for lost license fees

    December 21, 2010 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State wildlife officials have finalized plans for BP to pay $2.56 million to cover the money lost from the decline in fishing licenses and oyster tags after the Gulf oil spill. The agreement was finalized Monday after discussions between BP officials, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Gambling board gets presentations on casino

    December 16, 2010 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's gambling board is hearing presentations today from three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license. One applicant includes major operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is proposing a second casino in Harvey. Another applicant is Creative Casinos LLC, owned by a former... more »
  • Gambling board hears presentations for last casino license

    December 16, 2010 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's gambling board is hearing presentations Thursday from the three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license. One applicant includes major operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is proposing a second casino in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey. Another applicant is... more »
  • Saints license plates hit the streets

    December 1, 2010 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The first of more than 4,000 New Orleans Saints vanity license plates went on sale Wednesday morning to a crowd of Black and Gold fans. The license plate, approved by the legislature, features the traditional Fleur-de-lis and says 'World Champions' across the bottom. Some fans said... more »
  • Saints Super Bowl license plates now on sale

    December 1, 2010 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Saints state-issued license plates commemorating the team's Super Bowl victory are now on sale. So far, 4,400 special license tags have been stamped out so far by the arm of the corrections system that produces the plate. Not all OMV offices will have the Saints... more »
  • Clinton home has until Monday to appeal closure

    November 14, 2010 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state official says a military-styled group home for abused, neglected or delinquent children will be shut for good if owners don't appeal the decision by Monday. Trey Williams, spokesman for the state Department of Children and Family Services, says that on Friday, director Brandi Phipps had... more »
  • Teen group home slated to lose license

    November 12, 2010 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - State officials say the Challenge and Development Center in Clinton will lose its license Monday, unless it appeals the decision. According to the Department of Social Services, the center for 32 troubled teens ranging in age from 12 to 17 did not report repeated abuse at the... more »
  • Angie Woman arrested after using fake license

    October 15, 2010 5:18 PM

    A 35-year-old woman was arrested after she got a hold of a fraudulent driver’s license from the Office of Motor Vehicles in Bogalusa. Authorities said Leisha Dabon, Angie, got the fake license by using her twin sister’s information. The license was then used when a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Former state senator's law license suspended

    September 28, 2010 5:55 AM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former state Sen. Charles Jones after last month's conviction on federal income tax evasion charges. The Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney Disciplinary Board to suspend Jones' license in the interim following his conviction on two counts... more »
  • Four apply for last Louisiana casino license

    September 23, 2010 5:14 PM

    State gambling regulators say four groups have applied for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. Three of the companies would put the boat in Lake Charles, while the fourth proposes a second casino for the New Orleans suburb of Harvey. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put... more »
  • Thursday deadline for last La. casino license

    September 23, 2010 6:03 AM

    Today is the last day for applications for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put the license up for applicants after it was returned to the state in April by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Pinnacle had planned to use the license for... more »
  • Judge rules in abortion clinic's license

    September 22, 2010 7:30 AM

    A Baton Rouge judge has indefinitely barred state health officials from enforcing the Sept. 3 suspension of a north Louisiana abortion clinic's license. Attorneys for Hope Medical Group for Women argued the Shreveport-based clinic is a law-abiding business that provides a service that is distasteful and unpopular to many. Department... more »
  • La. officials suspend abortion clinic's license

    September 4, 2010 10:32 AM

    Louisiana health officials suspended an abortion clinic's license Friday, the first time the state has used its new authority to shut down such a facility over health and safety concerns. The Louisiana health department ordered the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport to immediately cease performing the procedures, saying... more »
  • 3 companies plan to apply for license

    June 10, 2010 7:30 AM

    Three companies are interested in obtaining the gaming license that was relinquished by Pinnacle Entertainment in April. The Louisiana Gaming Commission received letters of intent to apply for the license from Tomorrow Investors in Lake Charles, Saint Gabriel Downs in Lafayette and Peninsula Gaming in Dubuque, Iowa. The gaming commission... more »
  • Bill to flag licenses of drug offenders rejected

    April 29, 2010 2:39 PM

    A bill that would have had the words "drug offender" on driver's licenses for people twice convicted of felony drug crimes, has died in a state House committee. The vote likely kills the bill for the remainder of the legislative session. more »
  • Collinston man accused of illegal alligator catch

    April 29, 2010 6:04 AM

    A Ouachita Parish man is accused of killing an 11-foot-long alligator out of season and without a license. Robert Allen Cannon of Collinston was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Agents got a tip that Cannon had shot an alligator in Wham Brake, on the Ouachita and... more »
  • AG: $15 license increase followed law

    April 9, 2010 10:38 AM

    The law was followed properly when the Jindal administration increased the price of a driver's license by $15 last month, that's according to the Attorney General's office. Lawmakers questioned whether the Department of Public Safety complied with state law in raising the cost of a new or renewed basic... more »
  • La. insurance agent's license suspended

    April 9, 2010 6:33 AM

    Louisiana insurance regulators have suspended a Baton Rouge insurance agent's license after he allegedly failed to timely remit more than $11,500 in premiums to his employer, a life insurance company. The state's insurance department says 55-year-old David Mark Lehman was served Thursday with a cease-and-desist order and a $2,500 fine... more »
  • House committee passes driver's license bill

    April 6, 2010 10:34 AM

    Update: Lawmakers will next send the bill to the House Criminal Justice Committee to consider language dealing with multiple possession felony offenders. A state House transportation committee has approved a bill requiring drug offenders with two felony convictions to get driver's license notice, similar to convicted sex offenders. ... more »
  • Lawmaker opposes controversial drivers license fee increase

    March 26, 2010 10:17 AM

    A fight is brewing over a recent fee increase for drivers licenses. State Senator Joe McPherson, (D) Woodworth, filed a bill to terminate the increase. State Police cited laws from about two decades ago allowing them to add the 15 dollar hike. Troopers say the increase is needed to cover... more »
  • Bill would revoke driver's license for 3rd DWI

    March 15, 2010 5:45 PM

    Someone convicted of a third DWI would lose their driver's license under a bill proposed by State Rep. Rickey Hardy, (D) Lafayette. Hardy says many people will never learn a lesson about drinking and driving. He says revoking their license is a tough but necessary alternative. Hardy also has... more »
  • Flower shop owner sues over licensing law

    March 3, 2010 12:03 PM

    A New Orleans woman who owns a flower shop is challenging a state law that requires retail florists to pass a licensing exam. Monique Chauvin and two of her employees at Mitch's Flowers filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and other members of the state... more »
  • Louisiana judge resigns law license

    January 23, 2010 1:22 PM

    A judge from Louisiana gave up his law license instead of facing judicial discipline. Wayne G. Cresap pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in October and stepped down from the St. Bernard Parish bench. Prosecutors said Cresap and two attorneys took nearly $150,000 in bribes to... more »
  • La. tax department ends contractor registration program

    January 7, 2010 4:39 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue has ended a program to certify contractors. The revenue department said the program failed to make more contractors comply with the state's tax laws. Resident contractors therefore no longer need to renew their certifications and nonresident contractors will no longer be required to pay a... more »
  • Licenses revoked from two child care centers in BR

    November 3, 2009 1:43 PM

    The Department of Social Services has revoked the operating licenses from "Victoria Kiddie Castle" and "New Dawn Daycare Center" in Baton Rouge. The centers either had their licenses pulled previously, or had deficiencies on record that raised safety concerns. DSS officials say the revocations are part of child care... more »
  • FAA revokes pilots' licenses

    October 27, 2009 4:47 PM

    The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the licenses of the two Northwest Airlines pilots who flew past their destination by 150 miles last week. The two revealed they were using a laptop computer to discuss scheduling. The FAA says using computers in the cockpit is prohibited. The pilots, who... more »

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