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  • Hospital manager offers rebuttal to LSU mismanagement claims

    July 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The manager of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, accused by university leaders of not fulfilling its contract terms, says it has sought to bring in an outside mediator to work out the disputes. But the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, says LSU has refused... more »
  • Apartment managers accused of stealing rent money

    July 30, 2015 11:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a couple, accused of stealing rent money from the apartment complex they managed. Monica Berzas, 43, and her husband Michael, 44, face felony theft charges. Investigators said the pair collected rent from renters, wrote fake receipts and pocketed the money. Deputies believe the pair took... more »
  • Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

    July 28, 2015 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. He and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland, on Friday to announce the plans. In a speech Monday, Duncan said the administration wants to... more »
  • Pointe Coupee superintendent brings change, saves money

    July 27, 2015 8:38 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members say newly hired Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has shaved off nearly $1.3 million in expenditures from the 2015-16 proposed $22.2 million budget. Board members rejected a previous spending plan, primarily from former superintendent Linda D'Amico, which included a projected deficit of nearly $630,000... more »
  • Constable calls meeting about misdemanor jail "a waste of time"

    July 22, 2015 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight, Constable Reginald Brown is sounding off after a meeting about opening the city's misdemeanor jail ended with no results. The meeting was held on June 11 with top law enforcement brass and Baton Rouge City Leaders. Days after that meeting, Clerk of Court Lon Norris sent... more »
  • New plan to save the lakes

    July 16, 2015 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday, experts revealed the master plan to save the Baton Rouge Lakes around LSU. The plans focus much attention on water quality. Current, shallow lakes are contributing to the problem of the lakes drying up. "They're silting in, too many nutrients are getting into the... more »
  • Ascension school board looks to April date for bond election

    July 8, 2015 8:08 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board is looking at an election date of April 2, 2016, to bring a bond proposal to voters. But the exact amount of money they want to raise and the projects they would fund have yet to be determined. Board committees have talked about using... more »
  • Baton Rouge library applies for permit for new branch

    July 8, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has applied for a building permit to replace its downtown River Center branch. The new 50,000-square-foot branch is budgeted at $19 million. Mary Stein, assistant library director, says construction documents for the new branch are currently being reviewed by the library system... more »
  • 2 Baton Rouge-area women accused of Medicaid fraud

    July 7, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two Baton Rouge-area women have been booked with Medicaid fraud. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release Monday that the women allegedly claimed services that were never rendered. Caldwell said 55-year-old Beatrice Scott, of Springfield, allegedly filed 149 false claims, billing Medicaid for $8,500. She... more »
  • Increased cigarette tax goes into effect today

    July 1, 2015 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting Wednesday, smokers in Louisiana will be shelling out a little more money for cigarettes. The state cigarette tax is going up 50 cents to 86 cents a pack. Lawmakers approved the tax increase during this year's legislative session. The money generated from the new tax will... more »
  • New proposal may raise overtime requirements

    June 29, 2015 9:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has some new things to say about overtime pay. The Labor Department is proposing a plan that would make some 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay. The president says the current requirements are based on outdated numbers, and many people are working... more »
  • Elderly couple victims of violent attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly couple was held up in their apartment Wednesday morning and are now out hundreds of dollars. Adene Erron, 81, and Becky Smarr, 71, said they feel violated and the whole incident has left them shaken. "The pistol, pointing right between my eyes," said... more »
  • Denham Springs spending more on roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to spend more than $1 million to improve a handful of roads. That's roughly $340,000 more than the city spent on roadwork last year. Plans to widen and overlay Maple Street account for about half the money. Contractors will... more »
  • After 6 months of consideration, Jeb Bush ready for '16 race

    June 15, 2015 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON- Jeb Bush is ready to launch a presidential campaign months in the making with a focus on the "most vulnerable in our society." Six months after he got the 2016 campaign started by saying he was considering a bid, the 62-year-old former Florida governor will formally enter the race... more »
  • Director of municipal retirees' system put on paid leave

    June 6, 2015 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana has been put on paid leave after the disclosure that law enforcement officers are investigating possible document tampering. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that the system's board was told Friday that director Robert Rust spent three weeks removing from his... more »
  • Lack of money causes delay for misdemeanor jail Play Video

    June 2, 2015 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite legislators passing a law creating a dedicated funding source for a misdemeanor jail in Baton Rouge, one year later it sits unused and obsolete on the first floor of Baton Rouge City Court. That could change in the next few weeks as law enforcement figures... more »
  • Bills would steer money to road projects

    June 1, 2015 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A package of bills aimed at steering more money to road repairs and bridge work across Louisiana is edging nearer to final legislative passage. The proposals by Sen. Robert Adley, the Senate transportation committee chairman, are an effort to chip away at the state's $12 billion... more »
  • SEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15

    May 29, 2015 4:21 PM

    DESTIN, FL - The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league's revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • Class action members are owed on average $1,640

    May 19, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release Monday that most class action members are owed on average $1,640. He says there are... more »
  • One suspected counterfeiter arrested

    May 13, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man suspected of using counterfeit money in East Baton Rouge Parish recently. Detectives said Tyrone Clark, 20, was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson Davis Parish as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge. Clark is one of two men who deputies... more »
  • Men sought after using counterfeit money

    May 12, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Tuesday of two men who used counterfeit money at an East Baton Rouge gas station recently. Detectives said on April 13 two different men came into the Circle K at 6678 Siegen Lane to purchase money orders worth $300 each, using money... more »
  • Audit: State contracts out of control check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit by the Legislative Auditor found that the state has nearly 15,000 contracts worth $21.3 billion and there's no way to keep track of them. State Treasurer John Kennedy says 4,600 of the contracts are not even cataloged in the registry and could be "back-door"... more »
  • $3.5 million in federal funds given to 6 La. health centers

    May 6, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Six Louisiana health centers have been awarded $3.5 million in federal funds. The centers will use the funding from the Affordable Care Act to provide primary health care services in needy communities. Two community health centers in New Orleans and one in Clinton are among the six... more »
  • La. House votes to limit diversions on gasoline tax spending

    April 28, 2015 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House wants to put the brakes on spending state gasoline tax money for items other than roadwork. Lawmakers voted 92-5 Tuesday for a proposal by Rep. Terry Landry, a New Iberia Democrat, that would cap the dollars that can be diverted from the gas tax trust... more »
  • Two arrested and one at large in funny money case

    April 23, 2015 4:30 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people and said a third is wanted for using counterfeit money around Ascension Parish. Deputies charged 27-year-old Randal Bridges and 25-year-old William Bridges of St. Amant with theft and monetary abuse. Investigators said they're still looking for a third person, 24-year-old Kristen Dufrene... more »
  • Suspects in counterfeit cash scam caught

    April 18, 2015 2:29 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Two suspects that were caught on camera using counterfeit money in St. Francisville are now in custody. According to the St. Francisville Police Department, the two men were caught in a raid in Morgan City, last night. A female suspect involved in a counterfeit money... more »
  • Counterfeit cash scam hits St. Francisville Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Yesterday News 2 looked into a fake money scheme in St. Amant, but it seems that another counterfeit scam has reached West Feliciana Parish. A week ago, police got a call from the Dollar General in town saying they detected counterfeit money. Investigators say two suspects... more »
  • Fake money making rounds in Ascension Parish Play Video

    April 16, 2015 6:21 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies have some leads in a funny money scheme where hundreds of dollars in fake bills have been passed around Ascension Parish. Thursday, investigators spent the day questioning people who were seen on surveillance video with the fake money. Earlier in the day, WBRZ cameras recorded... more »
  • Money needed for special needs baseball field in Walker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    WALKER - A new baseball field is in the works in Walker for special needs children. Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city wants to raise around $300,000 to build a baseball field suitable for mentally and/or physically challenged children in the area. Right now, at least 60 special needs... more »
  • Two sought for using counterfeit bills

    April 15, 2015 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies released pictures of two people who investigators said passed counterfeit bills at an Ascension Parish store recently. Investigators said they were called to the Lake Market store on Highway 31 on April 1. Detectives said a man and a woman at the store used the... more »
  • Metro Council approves Miss USA spending

    April 8, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members unanimously approved a request Wednesday for $230,000 to bring the Miss USA pageant to Baton Rouge again. The six-figure expenditure will help cover costs for the pageant, and was part of the agreement to bring it back to Baton Rouge for another year.... more »
  • Public safety facing $7-10 million budget cuts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Police superintendent says public safety will face $7-10 million in budget cuts this year. Col. Mike Edmonson and lawmakers went over the cuts Tuesday at the State Capitol. With budget cuts on the horizon, Edmonson will shift gears into penny-pinching mode to find ways... more »
  • Facebook to let users send money to friends via Messenger

    March 17, 2015 2:14 PM

    NEW YORK- Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to send their friends money using the social network's Messenger app. The new tool announced Tuesday joins a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation that let people beam money to their friends and... more »
  • Denham Springs council proposes synthetic marijuana fines

    March 11, 2015 10:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs may soon be able to collect money from the growing number of criminals fined for possession of synthetic marijuana. Possession of the drugs is already illegal, but money from fines goes to the local judicial district. Following public comment at the council's... more »
  • Gas prices in Baton Rouge spiking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the last two weeks, gas prices have surged above the $2 mark and experts warn they could continue to rise over the next few weeks. The state average is now $2.16; in Baton Rouge, the average is $2.14. The price for a gallon of regular... more »
  • Film industry could suffer if tax credits sunset check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The popular film tax credits that have helped create "Hollywood South" in Louisiana could face some changes as the state searches for ways to save money. Some lawmakers have proposed changing the program to include a cap of $300 million on the amount of credits doled... more »
  • Wrongfully convicted man fighting for compensation from state check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A wrongfully convicted man is fighting for compensation he is owed from the state. Glenn Ford was exonerated of a crime he did not commit and released from Angola on March 11, 2014, just before sunset. He'd spent nearly 30 years on death row before a... more »
  • La. colleges looking for their own money

    February 21, 2015 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Threatened with the loss of up to half of their state financing, Louisiana's higher education leaders are devising their own package of ideas to generate new cash for their campuses. College system heads have asked for ideas from campus leaders, and they've been floating suggestions to lawmakers... more »
  • Check your Powerball tickets!

    February 11, 2015 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People across the capital region checked tickets Wednesday night as the numbers for the third-largest Powerball jackpot were announced. The numbers pulled were: 11-13-25-39-54 and the Powerball was 19. The jackpot was more than half-a-billion dollars. Fourteen million tickets were sold in Louisiana. "I... more »
  • Saving butterflies

    February 9, 2015 7:43 PM

    WASHINGTON- The federal government is coming to the aid of the monarch butterfly with more than $3 million since the population has declined by 90 percent. Most of the money goes to restore more than 200,000 acres of habitat from California to the Midwest, including more than 750 schoolyard... more »
  • Court prodding people to pay tickets check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 19th Judicial District Court spent nearly $600,000 more than it took in last year, it's why they're hoping more people will pay outstanding ticket fines to help make up the difference. The court has millions of dollars worth of outstanding tickets on file and now... more »
  • 21 miles in his shoes

    February 2, 2015 7:49 PM

    DETROIT- Tens of thousands of dollars are pouring in for a man who says he typically walks 21 miles a day to and from work and has had perfect attendance for the more than 12 years. Spotty bus service doesn't cover James Robertson's entire route at the times he... more »
  • Man claims he stole $80,000 then tossed it all over O'Neal Lane

    January 27, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police continue to search for $80,000 stolen from the Loomis armored car company. A guard for the company was arrested on theft charges in early January, but the loot he is accused of stealing is still missing. Kenneth Kelly, Jr, 24, was charged with felony... more »
  • Council settles with firm, details not released

    January 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a tie-breaking vote, the council approved settling a lawsuit with Parish President Layton Ricks' former employer, Alvin Fairburn and Associates . The suit is over numerous issues, including money the company says it is owed for debris removal following Hurricane Gustav. FEMA has refused to pay... more »
  • Cool Schools: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every time you throw a way a canned drink, you're actually throwing away money. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School collected those tabs to raise money for a great cause that's close to their hearts. They recently hit a fundraising goal, and are now being challenged to... more »
  • Baker looking for other ways to keep finances afloat Play Video

    January 14, 2015 5:26 PM

    BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
  • Cuts likely after utility rate hike veto Play Video

    January 13, 2015 10:19 PM

    BAKER - For the third time Tuesday night, the Baker City Council voted down a proposal to raise water and sewer rates to off-set a budget deficit. Nearly a dozen residents spoke on the issue; some said they were concerned about how the money would be spent if the... more »
  • Denham Springs could overhaul street signs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 12, 2015 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs could get a grant to replace 1,500 street signs in dire need of improvement. That's if a $48,000 grant is approved through the state's local Governor's Assistance Program. City leaders say the reflective coating on street signs typically lasts around 8-10... more »
  • Suspected Texas gang member arrested after La. police chase

    January 8, 2015 10:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A man and woman from Texas face charges after a morning police chase that, when it ended, turned up $940 in counterfeit $20 bills inside the pair's Mercedes. State Police said troopers initially tried to pull the vehicle over on I-10 east near Highway 415. The... more »
  • Last-minute donations roll in before 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2014 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army and other charities across Baton Rouge saw a last-minute surge of donations Wednesday, the last day for this year's tax deduction. The Salvation Army says it's one of the busiest days of the year for donations. The charity on Airline Highway saw around... more »
  • Entergy customers brace for possible bill increase

    December 29, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher Entergy bills might be coming to a mailbox near you as the company sets to meet the demands of Louisiana's booming industrial renaissance. Entergy is looking at ways to create more power for the state. New plants and plant expansions need more electricity and new... more »
  • State's top school system could cut teachers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    ZACHARY - After ranking number one overall for public school districts in the state, the Zachary Community School District is now looking for new ways to bring in money. A legislative audit shows the district spent nearly $4 million more than it made in the last school year, dipping... more »
  • Did you spend what everyone else did on gifts today?

    December 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers took to area stores Wednesday to make last minute buys for Christmas. As last as 9 p.m., people were still on the streets. Many people had to visit drug or convenience stores because they waited until all other establishments were closed. Shoppers had procrastinated... more »
  • Baton Rouge home to cheapest gas in USA

    December 18, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A price war between competing stations helped the price for a gallon of regular gasoline drop to $1.77 Thursday. This made it the second-lowest in the country. The only other city where a store was selling cheaper gas Thursday was in Oklahoma City for $1.68. Costco... more »
  • State agency fighting Jindal administration over cars check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is fighting back against Governor Jindal's administration to keep its state cars. This comes after the Division of Administration announced plans to auction more than 700 state vehicles in early 2015. Of the state's more than 11,000 vehicles around 1,400 of... more »
  • Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    December 17, 2014 10:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The long, drawn out court battle on who should get paid for Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish took another twist Wednesday. A federal judge ruled that engineering firm Alvin Fairburn and Associates can sue the parish for work the company said it performed following the September... more »
  • BREC golf report to be released Tuesday

    December 15, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, BREC will discuss its plan for reorganizing its golf operation. A WBRZ report earlier in 2014 found there has been a 20 percent drop in rounds since 2010. The number of rounds peaked in 2009, with 156,000. To figure out a strategy, BREC hired... more »
  • Do you have unclaimed money? Check here!

    December 12, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just in time for Christmas, the state's looking for people to receive $635 million in unclaimed money. The money belongs to people business could not track down and are from old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments... more »
  • Mayor proposing $350 million tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden will ask the Metro Council next week to add a measure to a January agenda to introduce a tax plan which would generate $350 million. The tax proposal would fund needed public safety infrastructure improvements. According to Councilman Buddy Amoroso, the money would... more »
  • California Burger King employee finds $100,000

    November 27, 2014 2:43 PM

    SAN JOSE, CA - An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it. He spotted the blue backpack left in his San Jose eatery early Wednesday. He said when... more »
  • Parish workers tell council to 'show them the money'

    November 18, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish workers in Baton Rouge have been waiting for a pay raise for years. Tuesday, the council spoke about raises for workers that were suggested, but never materialized. A study done by the city-parish, completed in 2013, found employees are underpaid, when matched to comparable cities.... more »
  • Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    November 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by... more »
  • Kennedy: Higher ed could be 'gutted like a fish' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After the state's Revenue Estimating Committee decided to trim back cash flow forecasts for the fiscal year, Treasurer John Kennedy warned Governor Jindal could take an axe to higher education to make up the difference. "Let me be blunt, they're gonna gut LSU and Southern and... more »
  • Dig up the facts on fracking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- The controversial method of oil excavation called fracking is raising concerns for some communities, while others are pleased to welcome the process to their parish. In Tangipahoa, land owners are thrilled at the possibility of fracking on their land, because it can mean instant wealth and promises of... more »
  • Mosquito money still a problem in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 9:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- As the end of the Mosquito Abatement program nears in Livingston Parish, current director Jeanine Tessmer is working hard to secure funding that could keep the program alive. "We will not be spraying in 2015 and that's going to allow the mosquitoes to grow in the numbers... more »
  • Tension mounts among Gonzales council members check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Although the council passed the city's capital outlay budget Monday night, the tension remains over a series of other issues. There are two different attorneys representing the city of Gonzales and some of the councilmen and they're racking up a hefty bill. Fees for attorney Robert Barnett,... more »
  • Grandma chief of officer-less force wants her salary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 10:16 PM

    SORRENTO - The new police chief attended Thursday's town council meeting, set on getting her salary even though voters shutdown her department two days earlier. Fern Barnett won the election for Sorrento's chief of police by default when other candidates resigned ahead of the election. The department has no... more »
  • Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

    October 31, 2014 12:07 PM

    URBANA, MD - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana... more »
  • Ruling delayed until Monday in charter school suit

    October 31, 2014 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge has postponed until Monday a decision on whether he intends to shut down the flow of money to 33 charter schools authorized by the state education board. The Louisiana Association of Educators filed a lawsuit challenging the $60 million in spending through Louisiana's... more »
  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    October 24, 2014 6:29 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... more »
  • Former LSU Alumni CEO gets suit tossed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Alumni President Dr. Charlie Roberts won't have to pay his former lover a dime after his attorney successfully argued to have a suit against him tossed in district court. Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed the suit because the claims made by Kay Heath, Roberts former lover,... more »
  • People line up for cheap gas

    October 17, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People lined up for gas like they were evacuating a hurricane Friday as prices dipped to near four-year lows. At the Sam's on Mall Drive, lines were five cars deep at pumps. At the station, members paid $2.61 per gallon. People who did not have a member... more »
  • Gonzales chief may be getting more than he asked for check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2014 10:32 PM

    GONZALES - A bizarre turn of events may lead Police Chief Sherman Jackson to more money than he asked for. After months of back and forth and three vetoes over budget issues, some people had a hard time understanding what happened at a city council meeting Monday night. ... more »
  • Ascension Sheriff offers deal to Sorrento check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 6:09 PM

    SORRENTO- Sheriff Jeff Wiley thinks he can provide superior police protection for a fraction of what it would cost to reanimate the lifeless Sorrento Police Department. City records show the town was willing to spend as much as $448,000 to outfit the Sorrento Police Department, but Sheriff Wiley says... more »
  • Nonprofit explains audit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is explaining an audit that details some mistakes the organization made when it submitted payments for payroll taxes and employee contributions. The audit shows that the group was not making those payments on time, but the organization says that's because... more »
  • EBR Redevelopment Authority running out of money

    September 29, 2014 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, a public agency responsible for reviving blighted areas in Baton Rouge, is running out of money. The organization, formed in 2007, is responsible for kicking off two high-profile projects in Ardendale - formerly called Smiley Heights - and the redevelopment... more »
  • Fair urged to modify accounting practices

    September 28, 2014 5:00 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Auditors say the State Fair of Louisiana could take several steps to improve its accounting practices. Accountant James McClelland recommended the minor changes in a letter accompanying the fair's 2012 and 2013 audits made available by the legislative auditor's office. The fair ended 2012 with slightly more... more »
  • LSU to monitor flight spending check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years. The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... more »
  • Ascension plant workers part of $4 million settlement

    September 17, 2014 10:19 PM

    GEISMAR - More than 200 workers for Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC in Ascension Parish will get overtime back wages paid to them after a settlement between the two companies and the federal government. A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the companies violated the Fair Labor... more »
  • Gonzales council attorney fees raising eyebrows check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2014 5:10 PM

    GONZALES - Weeks after Judge Alvin Turner filed a suit against the council, the bills are already rolling in for work performed by attorneys in the case. Turner sued the council after they refused to rezone his property, but only three councilmen, Gary Lacombe, Terance Irvin, and Timothy Vessel,... more »
  • Charlie Roberts' attorney: Heath acting like a 'working girl' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The attorney for now former LSU alumni president Charlie Roberts likened a deal he is being sued for defaulting payment on to a prostitution agreement. In court documents filed by Mary Olive Pierson, Pierson argues the agreement at the base of Kay Heath's lawsuit, is compensation for... more »
  • LSU Alumni President accused of job-for-sex deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The president of the LSU Alumni Association, Dr. Charlie Roberts, is accused of giving a woman a job so she would maintain a sexual relationship with him, and then paying her monthly checks once she resigned. According to the suit Kay Heath, a former employee of the... more »
  • State investment helps bolster paper mill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 5:22 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The KPAQ paper mill is back in business in a big way, boasting more than $38 million in investments since it came back online in 2010. The mill got incentives from the state that helped investors pump enough money into the facility to get things back... more »

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