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  • LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybees

    June 25, 2017 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton... more »
  • FEMA awards $1 million for debris removal in Central

    May 22, 2017 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More than $1 million in a federal grant has been awarded for debris removal for the City of Central, FEMA announced Monday. The grant has been awarded for debris removal for the August flood. The funds come from FEMA's Public Assistance program and continues to reimburse... more »
  • Louisiana to receive another $51M in congressional flood aid

    May 18, 2017 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's getting another $51 million in federal dollars to help with recovery from last year's floods. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced the latest figure Thursday. He says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released information about how it was divvying up $163 million recently earmarked by... more »
  • Man wounded in police shooting files $6M suit

    May 16, 2017 10:55 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A young man who was shot and wounded by a Connecticut police officer during a fatal car stop has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit. The man's teenage friend was killed by police. Julian Fyffe's lawyer says he filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Bridgeport Officer James... more »
  • Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

    March 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission. It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and local... more »
  • Man initially held on $4 billion bond freed on reduced bond

    February 14, 2017 10:24 PM

    BELTON, Texas - A murder suspect who had been booked into a Central Texas jail with bond initially set at $4 billion bond has been released after he posted a reduced bond of $151,000. The Bell County Sheriff's Office says Antonio Marquis Willis of Killeen was released Monday afternoon. Bell... more »
  • Estimate: More than $1 million in timber damaged by tornado

    January 28, 2017 12:16 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - More than $1 million worth of timber was destroyed by last week's tornado in Lamar, Forrest and Perry counties. The Mississippi Forestry Commission announced the estimate Friday based on aerial damage assessments. The commission says the tornado, which had estimated top winds of 145 mph and cut... more »
  • Georgia's insurance commissioner estimates $100M in damage

    January 24, 2017 9:31 PM

    ADEL, Ga. - Georgia's insurance commissioner says the weekend's deadly storms wreaked at least $100 million worth of damage on the state. Ralph Hudgens tells WXIA-TV that the southwest Georgia city of Albany and associated Dougherty County suffered $40 million in damage. Hudgens says damage estimates are likely to rise... more »
  • State Dept. reviewing $221 million payment to Palestinians

    January 24, 2017 9:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans. The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure... more »
  • Trump scoffs at protesters, asks if they voted

    January 22, 2017 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he watched some of the protests from Saturday - when more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in Washington and around the world. But he doesn't seem to think much of the demonstrations. He says in a tweet Sunday morning that he... more »
  • Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that... more »
  • Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment case

    January 17, 2017 8:56 PM

    WHEELING, W.Va. - Federal prosecutors say McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that the drug wholesaler failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills. The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. attorney for West Virginia's northern district announced the settlement in... more »
  • Cajundome renovations nearing completion

    November 22, 2016 9:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A $21.2 million dollar renovation of Lafayette's Cajundome is nearly completion. The official grand opening will be for a Louisiana-Lafayette basketball doubleheader on Dec. 1, but actually, there was a "soft opening" Tuesday with the Louisiana Baptist Youth Conference packing the remodeled facility. Cajundome Director Greg Davis and... more »
  • Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

    November 13, 2016 2:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by U.S. pickup truck and SUV owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached on October 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese... more »
  • Louisiana has $313M deficit from last year

    October 27, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana closed the books on the last budget year with a $313 million deficit. That's the figure Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says will be presented to lawmakers Friday. Dardenne says Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration hasn't yet decided how to deal with the shortfall, which is... more »
  • Man arrested for having more than $3 million worth of cocaine

    October 6, 2016 3:15 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies arrest a man for having more than $3 million worth of cocaine in his vehicle's trailer. A deputy made a traffic stop on I-10 east bound where the driver, 44-year-old Jesus Villafranco, consented to a search. A K-9 unit... more »
  • Man from Kentucky wins $1 million prize after buying Powerball ticket in Ama

    July 1, 2016 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lucky man from Kentucky is Louisiana's latest Lottery millionaire after he claimed a $1 million Power ball prize from the June 25 drawing. David Henderson of Hawesville, Kentucky, bought his winning ticket at Phillips 66 right off the Mississippi River in Ama. Henderson works about aboard... more »
  • Million-dollar winners in Louisiana after Powerball drawing

    January 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Though nobody hit the $500 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, two people who bought tickets in the capital area won some big money. A ticket sold at a New Roads gas station won $1 million in the overnight drawing, according to Louisiana lottery officials. A second... more »
  • 'Star Wars' climbing movie ranks

    January 3, 2016 11:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the first weekend of 2016, the record-busting film blew past the domestic grosses of... more »
  • Powerball jackpot expected to pass $400 million

    January 3, 2016 11:56 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The next Powerball winner will have a chance to claim one of the game's 10 biggest prizes this week when the jackpot grows to roughly $400 million. Lottery officials say no one claimed Saturday's $334 million prize, although someone from Pennsylvania won $2 million and three... more »
  • Panel rejects $800 million Baton Rouge loop plan

    October 21, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state panel has rejected an engineering firm's bid to build an $800 million, high-speed toll road around Baton Rouge. The decision came Tuesday after a consultant hired by the state said the project could cost taxpayers up to $400 million, which backers disputed. Sherri LeBas, secretary of... more »
  • Feral hogs costs Louisiana $74 million

    September 5, 2015 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A new study by the LSU AgCenter says feral hogs cost Louisiana farmers more than $74 million in crop losses and other damage in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger, who's been gathering data from farmers about feral hog activity for more than a year, says the... more »
  • Baton Rouge accepts $2.1 million settlement from BP

    July 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Baton Rouge agreed to accept a settlement of $2.14 million dollars from BP for economic losses caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for local governments to... more »
  • Million-dollar bonds given to murder suspects

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    DARROW - A judge ordered bond be set at more than a million dollars each for four men accused in a murder overnight in Ascension Parish, while a fifth suspect remains at large and was described by investigators as "dangerous." Sheriff's deputies arrested Tachi Williams, 28, Cprien Nicholas, 29,... more »
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    April 17, 2014 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier... more »
  • Surplus auction revenue tops $1 million for BR

    September 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish government in Baton Rouge has hit the million dollar mark in selling off surplus items online. Over the past 18 months the city-parish has sold vehicles, electronics, office equipment and much more for $1,168,290.42 in non-tax revenue. The online surplus auctions started last Spring... more »
  • Woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    July 12, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say Bobby Reaux of New Orleans claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 6 drawing on behalf of BCT, a self-named group of co-workers from Macy's at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Reaux purchased the Quick Pick ticket that matched all five... more »
  • Albany man claims $1 Million Powerball prize

    July 9, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lottery officials say a 50-year-old Albany man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the June 29 drawing. Eric Bankston's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the Powerball number. Bankston received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. He purchased... more »
  • Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize Play Video

    May 24, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today. The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000... more »
  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in La.

    May 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While no tickets sold in Louisiana matched the biggest Powerball jackpot in history this weekend, one ticket sold in Baton Rouge is worth a $1 million prize. Louisiana Lottery officials said the million-dollar ticket was sold at Matherne's Supermarket on Bluebonnet, and matched all five white... more »
  • $1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest

    May 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    PARIS- A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival. Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said a culprit or culprits... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increases to $550 million

    May 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Powerball jackpot for the May 18 drawing is now up to $550 million, making it the second largest Powerball jackpot of all time. The cash value is now $350.1 million. The jackpot was last hit on March 30. The largest Powerball jackpot ever won is $587.5... more »
  • BP agrees to pay $340 million for restoration projects

    April 30, 2013 3:02 PM

    LAFITTE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that BP agreed to fund approximately $340 million in restoration projects for Louisiana. It's part of the $1 billion that BP agreed to invest for early restoration of natural resources damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The restoration will include... more »
  • Slidell woman arrested for embezzling over $2M

    March 21, 2013 3:41 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old Slidell woman has been accused of stealing more than $2 million from two women who she worked for as a personal assistant for the last 28 years. Sgt. Sean Beavers, of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, says Janice Ricks Linam (ligh-nam) was booked... more »
  • Nielsen: 20.6 million watched inauguration

    January 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW YORK- Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first. The company, which measures television audience, says the number represents just over half of the 37.8 million people who saw Obama's first inauguration in 2009. Eighteen networks aired... more »

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