BATON ROUGE - Several gun bills are scheduled to be discussed this morning at a Senate Judiciary committee hearing in Baton Rouge.
The measures include a proposed lifetime concealed carry permit, a bill defying any future federal ban on semi-automatic weapons, and allowing people with concealed carry permits to... more »
LONDON- Any anxiety marathon runners have about competing in London after the Boston bombings is being allayed by the successful security measures at last year's Olympics. The elite runners have arrived in London for Sunday's race and heard assurances from the British government that security is being stepped up after... more »
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push for tougher gun measures and expanded background checks is putting several moderate Senate Democrats in a bind, forcing them to take sides on a deeply personal issue for rural voters. The Senate is scheduled to begin weeks of discussion over gun control legislation pushed... more »
WASHINGTON - Just a little more than a month since the Connecticut school massacre, President Barack Obama tomorrow will be unveiling his proposals to fight gun violence. The White House says he and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Newtown... more »
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transporation and Development said today that safety measures already in place on I-12 would do until April, when construction barriers and a lane shift there are supposed to be removed.
State Police said this morning a Texas trucker was driving too fast... more »
BATON ROUGE - A sheriff's spokeswoman says the Mall of Louisiana will hire off-duty deputies for night patrols.
The move comes after a shooting in the area of the mall known as the The Boulevard that injured two teenagers last month. Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate that previously,... more »