WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections. The justices said in 5-4 ruling Tuesday that the law Congress most... more »
WASHINGTON - Civil rights lawyers are telling a judge that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim communities violates federal guidelines established to stop the NYPD from conducting political surveillance. The lawyers say in a court motion the NYPD has renewed such scrutiny in its post-9/11 focus on Muslims.... more »
SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied defense requests to end 24-hour GPS monitoring of George Zimmerman while he is out on bond in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman's defense team Tuesday. Besides dropping the monitoring, the... more »
BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Transportation and Development says its traffic monitoring and communication system is good.
The key to making it great is drivers using it.
There are four Traffic Monitoring Centers across the state, but the one in Baton Rouge can keep an eye on... more »
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news conference Thursday, Jindal says... more »
The Baton Rouge Public Works Department wants to expand a GPS tracking system for department owned vehicles.
The monitoring system allows supervisors to know where a truck has been. It can also help with response time when dispatching a crew.
Currently, 19 vehicles in the DPW fleet have... more »