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  • 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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