March 11, 2014 1:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana corrections officials are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that would require disclosure of the seller and manufacturer of the state's execution drugs.
Judge James Brady ruled last week that the corrections department must reveal this week the information about where it... more »
March 10, 2014 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Among the eleven pre-filed bills that lawmakers hope to become law during the regular legislative session at the state capitol, one requires doctors report performing an abortion.
Written by Monroe Democrat and House member Katrina Jackson, House Bill 388, creates a catalog of procedures when one is... more »
March 6, 2014 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- A redesign of Louisiana's career-track diploma has received overwhelming backing from members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Superintendent of Education John White's proposal centers on high school students getting job skills certifications to earn their diploma if they don't intend to go to a four-year... more »
March 6, 2014 2:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The last of the 1,200 Louisiana-based soldiers who've been in Afghanistan since last summer are returning home to Fort Polk in the coming days. Kimberly Reischling says the 4th Brigade Combat Team soldiers have been returning to the U.S. Army post in west-central Louisiana in groups during recent... more »
March 5, 2014 2:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Legislature has decided against appealing a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state budget. A Baton Rouge judge ruled in November that the maneuver by lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal to... more »
March 3, 2014 9:05 PM
VACHERIE - The Academy Awards shined a spotlight on Hollywood South. Arguably, the ceremony's two big winners were both shot in Louisiana. Dallas Buyer's Club took home Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor and 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. "It's a big deal in... more »
March 3, 2014 5:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - State officials say Louisiana paid $18,000 last year to tipsters who helped arrest 68 people accused of killing protected animals, poaching and other wildlife violations.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says Louisiana Operation Game Thief reviewed 47 cases and gave rewards in 41... more »
February 28, 2014 11:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state lawmaker wants the bible to be the official state book.
State Representative Thomas G. Carmody (R- Shreveport) prefiled the bill for the upcoming legislative session. Carmody specifically wants the Holy Bible published by Johannes Prevel to be recognized as the state's official book. Carmody said... more »
February 28, 2014 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - State officials said more people have been disqualified from the food stamps program due to abuse during an outage last fall, bringing the total up to 13.
The Department of Child and Family Services said they're still going after 500 of the most extreme cases of... more »
February 27, 2014 11:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Soon, a part of Old South Baton Rouge will be turned into the center of research to deal with issues about sustaining the coastline, a vital part of hurricane protection.
But, other researchers said they have an idea about a way to cut a hurricane's power and... more »
February 26, 2014 2:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Coaches Clinic, which featured Jack Harbaugh at last year's event, announced it will host another all-star cast of guest speakers in 2014.
Former NFL great and two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, quarterback guru George Whitfield, and Oakland... more »
February 25, 2014 11:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- Crawfish prices could drop from all time highs as early as this weekend, experts predict.
Currently, boiled crawfish costs about $6.99 per pound; getting the mud bugs live runs about $4.99. The high price is blamed on the cold coupled with high demand as Mardi Gras approaches.... more »
February 25, 2014 3:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - A collaboration of groups that advocate for low-income families are asking lawmakers to boost Louisiana's minimum wage, saying too many workers are struggling with poverty in the state. Baton Rouge Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, a Democrat, has filed a proposal for the upcoming legislative session that would set... more »
February 24, 2014 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is taking an argument over his health, a pending lawsuit, and threats of his arrest public after a judge issued a bench warrant for Don Briggs when he failed to appear in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday.
Briggs... more »
February 22, 2014 12:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- State prison officials are asking to keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs the Louisiana State Penitentiary has stockpiled for its next execution. In court filings, the state says if it identifies how it's getting the lethal injection drugs, corrections officials may not be able... more »
February 21, 2014 6:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- A proposed law would add Louisiana to the 21 states that have a minimum wage higher than the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
Louisiana currently follows the federal minimum wage rate. Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb pre-filed Senate Bill No. 46 for the upcoming session, which would change... more »
February 19, 2014 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - This year a delay in state tax refunds and numerous new questions are causing headaches for taxpayers and more work for tax preparers.
Steve Everly, the district manager of Jackson Hewitt, taxpayers in Louisiana can expect their refund money about two weeks later than usual. He... more »
February 19, 2014 3:31 PM
GONZALES- Trina Scott Edwards, the wife of former governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards, said a national report released Wednesday suggesting Edwards had made up his mind about running for Congress was inaccurate.
Scott Edwards believes her husband was misquoted by the writer in a phone conversation recently where... more »
February 19, 2014 2:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- People in Louisiana with HIV or AIDS are facing roadblocks in getting health insurance through the online marketplace created under the federal health law. Most participating insurance companies say they won't accept payment from a federal program that helps the patients cover their health costs. The decision started... more »
February 17, 2014 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state's elected insurance watchdog blames lawyers in New Orleans for the state's exorbitant car insurance premiums.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said "ambulance chasers" have designed a framework industry to increases costs and maximize settlement claims. Donelon called it a "soft tissue industry."
"It's made up... more »
February 14, 2014 10:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- A state lawmaker will push legislation at the upcoming legislative session that would raise the state's minimum wage.
Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (D-Baton Rouge) filed a bill to raise the lowest wages to $10.00 per hour. Currently, the minimum wage is set at $7.25.
"Economic stability and... more »
February 13, 2014 7:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Taxpayers are missing out on extra cash and now they have to go back to the state to recoup it.
Millions of dollars in 2012 state income tax refunds never made it to taxpayers because the money was dispensed on special refund, gift card-like cards.
... more »
February 12, 2014 9:50 PM
TALLULAH - The only bridge crossing the Mississippi River in the northern part of Louisiana finally opened late Wednesday night, nearly twenty-four hours after it was closed due to a pile-up of eighteen wheelers.
At 4:00 a.m., six trucks crashed into each other. A tanker carrying a corrosive and... more »
February 12, 2014 3:01 PM
VICKSBURG, Miss. - Louisiana State Police said cleanup of a chemical spill on the I-20 bridge connecting Louisiana and Mississippi is finished, and troopers are working to clear multiple 18-wheelers which crashed into each other early Wednesday morning.
At about 4 a.m., six 18-wheelers crashed after one slid into... more »
February 12, 2014 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has opened back up two sections of interstate closed due to icy weather in Shreveport.
Traffic officials reopened I-220, eastbound and westbound lanes, in Caddo & Bossier Parishes, as well as I-49 in Caddo Parish.
DOTD officials is... more »
February 11, 2014 2:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's high school seniors had among the poorest performances among students nationwide in their passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. The exams are used to earn college credit. A report released Tuesday by the College Board shows that 5.3 percent of Louisiana's public high school graduates scored a... more »
February 10, 2014 10:58 PM
MONROE- Louisiana is under a state of emergency as parishes in the northern area of the state deal with another round of severe winter weather.
The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow... more »
February 7, 2014 9:23 PM
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February 5, 2014 10:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane is continuing to heavily recruit local talent, aiming to build on its first bowl season in 11 years and fill its new on-campus stadium. The Green Wave added 24 recruits on Wednesday's national signing day, with half coming from the greater New Orleans metropolitan area and... more »
February 5, 2014 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man says he's lost in the gap between government assistance and private insurance, despite claims by the state that he should be covered.
Robert Reed says despite visits to numerous hospitals and attempts to get advice or help from several health care providers, he still... more »
February 4, 2014 11:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people died on highways in the area Tuesday night.
Ramsey A. Ogwynn, 25, of Sorrento was killed in a crash on LA Hwy. 931 east of LA Hwy. 44 in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ogwynn crossed into the path of another car and was hit.... more »
February 3, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Department of Children and Family Services is interviewing people whose transactions were flagged after a glitch in the food stamp system allowed overspending in October.
As many as 12,000 transactions are questionable and 500 questionnaires have been sent to the highest offenders a DCFS spokesperson said... more »
February 3, 2014 2:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man will not be executed later this week since his execution was put on hold because of concerns surrounding how it would have been handled.
The state made changes to the drug cocktail used on death row.
Christopher Sepulvado was scheduled to die by lethal... more »
January 31, 2014 11:14 PM
LAFAYETTE- State Police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the Instagram accounts of teenagers after reports of cyberbullying and child pornography being posted on the picture sharing site.
Investigators said the images likely appeared as teens were stuck at home, bored during the recent winter storm that closed schools for... more »
January 30, 2014 10:31 PM
PONCHATOULA- The deep freeze was a double-edged sword for strawberry farmers.
Eric Moreau said two spells of unusual frozen weather killed a lot of blooms but some fruit survived.
"The weather whacked them pretty good," he said but is encouraged about future forecast models. He anticipates a traditional... more »
January 29, 2014 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Weather-related road conditions have prompted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to postpone its Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cuP9FS ) the event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Former... more »
January 27, 2014 11:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations.
The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32.
Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into... more »
January 27, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit the state starting Tuesday morning.
The declaration frees up necessary resources and funding for parishes and state agencies to prepare for the impending freeze. Jindal also urged drivers... more »
January 25, 2014 8:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - The roads and bridges closed because of icy conditions are expected to open today as the temperatures rise above freezing and the roadways have had the time to thaw. State troopers say they do not know how long major roads will be closed, but they say the... more »
January 24, 2014 2:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - At least two people have been killed and one person critically injured in weather-related traffic accidents along icy Interstate 10 in southern Louisiana, where state police say they have worked more than 200 accidents in the frigid weather. State police Capt. Doug Cain urged people to stay... more »
January 24, 2014 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed a $25 billion budget for next year that includes more money for higher education, public schools and disabled services.
The budget was unveiled to lawmakers at the State Capitol Friday.
The plan is $624 million lower than this year's budget,... more »
January 23, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - According to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, state government offices in 20 Louisiana parishes will be shut down Friday, January 24.
Nichols said the offices are closed due to dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages. Weather forecasts in the area predict a mix of rain... more »
January 22, 2014 10:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- The governor said he may be open to considering legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Louisiana, but said he does not support full legalization.
"It's an issue I'll look at closely and will consider closely and will consider under strict supervision for patients that will benefit from... more »
January 21, 2014 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday.
They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues.
But,... more »
January 20, 2014 11:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Later today, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana.
There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot.
"I'm not... more »
January 20, 2014 9:16 PM
HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday.
Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension.
... more »
January 17, 2014 7:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Farm Insurance is raising auto insurance rates in Louisiana on average $35 per year, depending on coverage.
State Farm insures one in three cars in Louisiana and Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon agreed to the rate increase.
The increases will average 3.4 percent starting February 17... more »
January 17, 2014 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - More than 6,000 runners will take over downtown Baton Rouge this weekend for the Louisiana Marathon.
Organizers said the marathon attracts people from all 50 states and eight countries. There will be road closures along the route , which runs from downtown through LSU, down Claycut... more »
January 16, 2014 11:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Next week, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana.
There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot.
"I'm not... more »
January 16, 2014 11:24 PM
MONROE- The new season of "Duck Dynasty" did not draw as many eyes as it has in the past.
The audience was down nearly 30% compared to previous years. New episodes returned Wednesday night to the cable network A&E.
It was the first fresh episode since cast member... more »
January 16, 2014 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - At least one state lawmaker wants people who purchase guns to show proof that they have attended some sort of safety class before bringing the firearm home.
Rep. Austin Badon of New Orleans pre-filed HB 13.
The courses could include a concealed carry course, LDWF... more »
January 14, 2014 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have honored Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with a Distinguished Service Award.
The award goes to friends and partners of the State Police who go above and beyond in serving their communities.
The award is not a recurring award, but instead a... more »
January 13, 2014 11:02 PM
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January 13, 2014 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- Efforts to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands through an expansion of Louisiana's Medicaid program will again be pushed in the upcoming legislative session. Former Louisiana health secretary David Hood said Monday he'll be involved with a coalition of Medicaid expansion supporters seeking to persuade state lawmakers who... more »
January 10, 2014 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- This weekend, people who want to become state troopers will begin the rigorous process of becoming a member of the Louisiana State Police force.
Fifty future troopers will start training and will graduate in May. They are part of the first cadet class in six years.
... more »
January 10, 2014 1:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has set the 2014 commercial king mackerel season that starts July 1. Officials said Thursday that once the season opens, it will remain open until the quota of approximately 1.18 million pounds is met or projected to be met. King mackerel... more »
January 9, 2014 2:43 PM
RESERVE - Members of a National Guard unit which lost one of its members while deployed to Afghanistan arrived back in Louisiana Thursday.
Members of the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group arrived on a bus at the Guard center based in Reserve... more »
January 9, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana got a D minus for kindergarten to 12th grade education from the national publication Education Week.
The state improved in its ranking after recieving an F in the annual "Quality Counts" report last year.
The report gave Louisiana an overall grade of C plus,... more »
January 8, 2014 7:38 PM
DES MOINES, Ia. - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is following up on a friendly wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal over the outcome of the Outback Bowl. LSU beat Iowa 21-14 on Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl. Branstad says he is donating 100 pounds of Iowa ham to a... more »
January 7, 2014 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Zookeepers in New Orleans and Monroe are telling visitors that some animals can't be seen because they're warming up indoors, out of the wind and Arctic air. In Jackson, Miss., the zoo was closed, animals kept inside - except for springbok. Education specialist Lucy Barton says the speedy,... more »
January 3, 2014 2:30 PM
GOLDONNA- A north Louisiana police chief has been arrested on charges that include malfeasance in office. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office says it arrested Goldonna Police Chief Johnny Earl Rowell on Friday as part of an investigation that involves one of the chief's relatives. The sheriff's office didn't identify the... more »
January 3, 2014 9:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. That's according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. Education Department spokesman Barry Landry tells The Times-Picayune... more »
January 2, 2014 9:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has yet to spend $1.5 billion of federal disaster recovery aid provided by Congress after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike ravaged the state in 2005 and 2008. The flexible block grant rebuilding and strengthening money remains set aside for infrastructure repairs, home rebuilding, school reconstruction... more »
December 30, 2013 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - A federal report calls for $1.7 billion in coastal restoration projects for southwest Louisiana.
State officials say it is encouraging, but far short of what is needed.
The draft report comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recommends projects in Cameron, Calcasieu, and... more »
December 27, 2013 11:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A big leaseholder in the massive Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field has run into problems.
Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum says a well in Amite, Mississippi near the Louisiana border will be delayed until the company can unclog it.
The well was near completion and had begun... more »
December 26, 2013 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Flu is one of the biggest health concerns every winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions says it's widespread in four southern states including Louisiana.
Doctors say there's a spike from the H1N1 strain also known as the swine flu.
This is the same strain... more »
December 24, 2013 5:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The drama surrounding reality TV star Phil Robertson's comments about gays and African Americans has yet to die down, even as people leave the daily grind and move into holiday mode.
Now, the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention is adding his comments to the... more »
December 23, 2013 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Those enrolling to receive coverage in the federal healthcare exchange will get an extra day to sign up.
Monday the Obama Administration extended the deadline to midnight Tuesday in case of heavy demand on the government website, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the agency overseeing... more »
December 23, 2013 4:13 PM
VIDALIA- State authorities are trying to figure out who shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish.
The bear was found over the weekend in a wooded area of the Yancey Wildlife Management Area. A necropsy revealed the bear was probably dead for about a week.
Because... more »
December 23, 2013 10:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to limit the costs of Louisiana's governing boards and commissions hasn't trimmed their spending. A report released Monday by the Legislative Auditor's office shows Louisiana has nearly the same number of boards and commissions as when Jindal took office in 2008. Their spending... more »
December 20, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Alabama is trying to dethrone Louisiana as "Hollywood of the South." But people in the Louisiana film industry say not so fast.
Patrick Mulhearn with Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge says there's no question that Louisiana controls the south when it comes to film production.... more »
December 19, 2013 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- Friday, jurors will continue deliberating whether or not former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter is guilty of computer fraud and lying to the FBI.
At 10:00 Thursday night, they decided to end deliberations for the day and return the following morning.
Painter, accused of spying... more »
December 19, 2013 7:58 PM
WEST MONROE- In an open-ended letter, the cast of Duck Dynasty appear to be ready to fly away from cable network A&E about 24 hours after they were dumped from the sky into a swampy mess over some comments one star made dealing with gay people.
Near the end... more »
December 19, 2013 9:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal released a statement Thursday defending Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson in the wake of his removal from the show.
In the statement, Gov. Jindal says he remembers when television networks believed in the first amendment. He says that he finds some of... more »
December 16, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE- Dozens of Louisiana families will be getting their Christmas present early this year. Their loved ones are coming home.
After a flight delay, members of the Louisiana National Guard touched down Monday in Baton Rouge. They spent the last year in Kuwait.
Family and friends were... more »
December 13, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - In the days leading up to their state title game in the Superdome, head coach David Brewerton has his team simulating dome conditions at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility.
"That dome turf is going to get warm," Brewerton told his team Wednesday in the huddle. "And... more »
December 9, 2013 10:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported.
Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
December 6, 2013 10:23 PM
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December 6, 2013 5:35 AM
Baton Rouge- It has been a long time since Southern and Southeastern Louisiana University have been this good at football.
The Southern Jaguars (8-4) are back in the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2004 and are facing a familiar opponent. The Jags played Jackson State (8-3)... more »
December 5, 2013 8:49 PM
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December 2, 2013 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Friends claim it was no prank that made a man jump off the I-10 overpass at Siegen Lane early Friday morning.
State Troopers responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old severely hurt after falling more than 30 feet.
Troopers said the man who jumped... more »
November 30, 2013 10:46 PM
LAFAYETTE - Kolton Browning threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Monroe held on to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 31-28 Saturday night. Browning hit Rashon Ceaser with a 16-yard touchdown pass, then connected with Ajalen Holley for a two-point conversion to give Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) a 28-21 lead. Justin Maton kicked... more »
November 29, 2013 10:03 PM
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November 28, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Insurance is joining a lawsuit against rate hikes in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Commissioner Jim Donelon say the department filed a "friend of the court" brief in Mississippi's lawsuit against the federal government.
The lawsuit says the Federal Emergency Management... more »
November 27, 2013 2:58 PM
METAIRIE- The woman who helped pioneer a south Louisiana favorite has died.
Josie Marino Ortolano, known as the "SnoBall Queen," died recently outside New Orleans. She was 103.
Ortolano, with her husband George, created the SnowWizard SnoBall machine that's used in countless snowball stands across the region.
... more »
November 26, 2013 12:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Louisiana University is missing more than $50,000 in computer equipment according to a state audit.
The audit says the university either misplaced or lost the equipment it loaned to high schools as part of a program to encourage disadvantaged student to attend college. A report... more »