June 11, 2013 2:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A new state agency is being created to beef up Louisiana's efforts to collect delinquent accounts owed to the state. Lawmakers who overwhelmingly agreed to set up the Office of Debt Recovery are hoping to drum up new dollars for the treasury in a state struggling through six... more »
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 »
May 9, 2013 3:49 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help solving a pair of armed robberies in Ascension Parish this week.
Spokesperson Allison Hudson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the robberies happened Wednesday on S. Sammy Avenue, one in the morning and the other that night.
Hudson... more »
May 2, 2013 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters.
EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
April 29, 2013 9:05 AM
SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »
April 25, 2013 7:56 PM
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- Snakes slithering into the Hinds County Courthouse pose no threat but they give the workers the creeps. Five have been found in the county circuit clerk's basement office this month. One worker says the largest was as big around as her finger but she didn't stop to measure.... more »
April 15, 2013 2:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - The post office located at 8181 Bluebonnet Blvd will offer curbside collection in front of the collections boxes from 5:00 pm to 12 midnight.
Customers can go to this location to drop off returns to receive the April 15th postmark.
This is the only location... more »
March 27, 2013 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge and bringing with it more than 800 technology jobs.
The tech company will occupy an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex will be built and managed by Commercial Properties Realty Trust and owned... more »
March 27, 2013 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - IBM is coming to Baton Rouge, sources tell News 2.
The tech company will build an office building on the former site of The Advocate downtown. The IBM complex is expected to employ hundreds of people.
IBM is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of... more »
March 25, 2013 5:20 PM
COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
January 31, 2013 7:02 AM
PHOENIX - Police in Phoenix are looking for a 70-year-old man they say is "armed and dangerous" following an office complex shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded.
Arthur Douglas Harmon is accused of walking into a law office Wednesday morning and shooting three people.
... more »
January 29, 2013 8:51 AM
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is reassessing its case against Shelna Matamoros in the 2006 asphyxiation death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter now that Cedric Matamoros Sr. - her husband and the child's father - has died.
The Advocate reports a grand jury charged both... more »
January 28, 2013 7:21 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Police say a doctor has been shot and killed in a doctor's office in a Southern California medical building and a man is in police custody. Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says police received a report at about 2:45 p.m. Monday of six or seven... more »
January 8, 2013 10:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopening of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
The new office, which will serve the east banks of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, features the latest... more »
January 1, 2013 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden took the oath of office just ten minutes past midnight to begin his next term as East Baton Rouge Mayor-President.
Holden did the swearing in at the New Year's Eve celebrations on the renovated North Boulevard Town Square.
Local attorney Leo Berggreen administered... more »
December 10, 2012 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after the city-parish announced plans to buy the old Woman's Hospital Campus on Airline Highway and turn it into a law enforcement headquarters and training complex, it's unclear if the Sheriff's Office is on board.
Mayor Kip Holden envisions the Woman's Hospital... more »
November 29, 2012 5:59 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is rolling out older units and making way for new ones.
Due to mileage as well as wear and tear, 20 Ford Crown Victorias will be decommissioned and sold at auction. They will be replaced with 20 new Dodge Chargers, which cost... more »
November 26, 2012 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
October 31, 2012 1:15 PM
PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
October 12, 2012 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - The staff reshuffling continues in Gov. Bobby Jindal's office, after the exit of the governor's chief of staff shifted people to different jobs in the administration. Jindal announced Friday that Taylor Teepell will work as deputy chief of staff; Matt Parker will be legislative affairs director; and... more »
October 5, 2012 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON - A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch. The result was a slight improvement from the 2011 deficit of $1.3 trillion. The bleak figures from the Congressional Budget... more »
August 30, 2012 7:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday.
Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes:
... more »
July 25, 2012 4:07 PM
WASHINGTON - While in New Orleans tonight, President Barack Obama will announce he's creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students. The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college... more »
July 11, 2012 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former lawmaker Don Cravins, Sr, says there needs to be a shakeup in the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.
Cravins, who is currently the mayor of Opelousas, helped fight for a legislative package known the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003. A team of professionals, including... more »
July 9, 2012 6:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Office of Juvenile Justice announced a late-notice press conference this evening to release more details about two juveniles who escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth and were later caught.
Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington walked out of the facility last Tuesday. They were found... more »
July 4, 2012 12:37 PM
LIVINGSTON - Deputies said an inmate in Livingston Parish died of natural causes while in the jail this week.
A sheriff's department spokesperson said Charles David Dunn, 47, died Tuesday in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.
Livingston Parish Coroner Dr. Ron Coe performed an autopsy and found Dunn... more »
July 2, 2012 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says his office is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $5 million dollars for the current fiscal year, which started this week.
It's a familiar situation, since the office faced almost the same budget shortfall last year.
Several moves... more »
May 28, 2012 4:00 PM
PALO ALTO, Calif. - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who secretly lived at the office of AOL Inc. to save money now has his own place. The San Jose Mercury News reports that 20-year-old Eric Simons recently received $50,000 in new funding and is renting a house in Palo Alto. Simons... more »
May 4, 2012 7:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's office says the senator planned visits to post offices in Moss Bluff and Lafayette. Friday's visits were set after Landrieu wrote to the Postmaster General, urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend the current moratorium on post office and mail processing facility closures.... more »
March 14, 2012 3:16 PM
Belle Rose -Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating a burglary at the Belle Rose Post Office.
Detectives say someone smashed into the Post Office, and rummaged through several areas of the building.
No word yet on what has been stolen, or who may be responsible.
Anyone with... more »
March 14, 2012 3:07 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police say a man who stabbed four people near a technical school in a downtown Ohio office building before being shot by an officer had three knives. Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says the suspect confronted one victim in the admissions office of Miami-Jacobs Career College... more »
March 14, 2012 11:55 AM
BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
March 9, 2012 11:55 AM
ROSEDALE - One person was killed this morning in an accident according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. It happened near the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 411 in Rosedale. The Louisiana State Patrol is handling the accident. No word yet about... more »
February 23, 2012 7:40 AM
THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish are asking the public to help solve the case of a severe beating that happened late last month. The Lafourche Sheriff's Office says the victim apparently suffered his injuries in a fight at a Raceland bar. He was found standing on state Highway 308... more »
January 20, 2012 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE, La.- A lawsuit alleges the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits has been "unwittingly" overbilling some state employees, retirees and their dependents who undergo outpatient procedures at a hospital or other health-care facility rather than a doctor's office. Baton Rouge lawyer Mary Olive Pierson, one of the attorneys for... more »
January 9, 2012 6:11 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in today at 11 a.m. in front of the the Old State... more »
December 15, 2011 4:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - A longtime employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is now behind bars.
Floyd Demars was arrested Wednesday on theft charges and for committing wrongdoing during his tenure with the department.
He allegedly stole more than 60 sheets of flooring materials while on duty.... more »
December 12, 2011 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer.
He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good.
Dardenne says the timing could not be better.
... more »
November 1, 2011 3:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tom Schedler has been sworn in as secretary of state.
Schedler, a Republican former state senator, defeated GOP House Speaker Jim Tucker to complete the remaining unexpired term of former Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, as well as the next four-year term that starts in January.... more »
October 29, 2011 10:10 AM
A dental office is damaged after a late night fire in Central.
It happened around around 10:30pm Friday at Central Dental Care on 11424 Sullivan Road.
According to the Central Fire Department, the fire started in the wall near the rear door. Investigators say the fire was electrical.... more »
October 3, 2011 1:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies detained one person today in connection a shooting which happened this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Edgewood Apartments complex on Plank around 6 a.m.
According to EBR Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks... more »
September 13, 2011 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's re-election campaign released the list of candidates he supported for state offices today.
Absent from the list were any picks for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Jindal did endorse all four incumbents for state insurance commissioner, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and... more »
June 30, 2011 4:34 PM
WASHINGTON - Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote.
The lawmakers wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to express concern that millions of voters do not have a... more »
May 14, 2011 7:59 PM
GREENSBURG - Two teens were flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge after falling from a fair ride at the St. Helena Parish High School, according to emergency officials.
Chief Michael Martin said the teens fell from the Ferris wheel at the fair, and were flown to Our Lady... more »
April 11, 2011 5:28 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory.
... more »
February 26, 2011 10:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS- An office for vital records is reopening in New Orleans, more than five years after it was closed because of Hurricane Katrina.
A new office of vital records will open on Monday in downtown New Orleans. The office will be located in Benson Tower on Poydras Street.... more »
February 25, 2011 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - The residents of Glen Oaks will soon see a substantial increase in the number of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies patrolling their neighborhood.
Thursday, deputies were offered overtime pay to patrol the crime ridden area during peak crime hours, including overnight.
"They are going to... more »
February 22, 2011 2:46 PM
LAPLACE - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies say a LaPlace teenager is dead after an accidental shooting.
Capt. Dane Clement tells WDSU-TV that the sheriff's office received a report of a shooting at a LaPlace home just before 5:30 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived, Clement says they... more »
February 20, 2011 12:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Police say a man was shot and killed in the same block of the New Orleans Police Department headquarters.
NOPD spokesman, Officer Garry Flot, says officers found 27-year-old Warren Turner with multiple gunshot wounds around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. The Times-Picayune reports Turner was taken to the hospital,... more »
February 17, 2011 12:53 PM
GEISMAR - An Iberville Parish man was found shot to death inside a car at an Ascension Parish park this morning, according to authorities.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Todd Hall of St. Gabriel, and said they last saw... more »
February 14, 2011 12:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 13-year-old student from Parkview Baptist School was taken into custody after administrators found a gun in his backpack this morning.
Assistant Headmaster Joanna Dietrich said the student was brought into her office after an anonymous tip that he brought a gun to school. She found... more »
February 9, 2011 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to keep a board intact that regulates alcohol in the city. Councilman Smokie Bourgeois proposed eliminating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board because he said it was an unnecessary extra step in the process of getting a liquor license, or receiving fines for... more »
February 9, 2011 3:10 PM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for two men that stole an elderly woman’s purse after dragging her quite a ways with their car in a Baton Rouge parking lot. Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Jan. 19 the victim was walking in the... more »
February 7, 2011 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge city agency tracks alcohol sales just like the state does, and city officials will soon consider abolishing the board tied to it.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control office has a $600,000 budget, plus an advisory board. The office is in charge of licensing and... more »
January 30, 2011 3:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- As Bobby Jindal opens the last year of his term as governor, aides say he has fulfilled 134 out of 195 written campaign promises to voters.
The Advocate reports that others question Jindal's definition of "finished."
Jindal refused to grade himself, saying the grade that matters... more »
January 24, 2011 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE – Two fires that happened within minutes of each other destroyed a home and a business office this weekend, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The office of an auto repair shop at 7300 Scenic Highway was completely destroyed Sunday night, while investigators think a stove left... more »
January 17, 2011 7:08 PM
BREAUX BRIDGE – A rap artist known as “Big UNK” and two other people were arrested after authorities said they found them with around 150 pounds of marijuana. Reggie Smith was arrested by narcotics agents after a search of his home in Breaux Bridge Saturday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s... more »
January 17, 2011 5:44 PM
KROTZ SPRINGS - The Krotz Springs Police Department is returning to normal, after nearly the entire department quit and more than a dozen new police officers were hired.
Most of the department resigned just before the new chief, Norman Mouille, took office. After quickly going through both old and... more »
January 7, 2011 9:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - One man is in custody after a shooting in south Baton Rouge this morning.
Casey Hicks with the EBR Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened at a home on Rampart Court, and may have involved an ex-husband who shot his ex-wife.
He was arrested... more »
January 5, 2011 6:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - The search is over for a mental patient that escaped from the Greenwell Springs mental hospital.
Thirty-year-old Crandell Turner went missing around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was found 3 miles away on Magnolia Bridge Rd.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, this... more »
January 5, 2011 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A missing hospital patient that walked away from a Baton Rouge medical center has been located, according to authorities.
Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said 30-year-old Crandell Turner was located by deputies around 4:15 p.m. She said Turner was spotted walking by... more »
January 5, 2011 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for a patient that walked away from the Greenwell Springs Hospital last night. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Crandell Turner left the hospital last night around 10:48 p.m. Deputies checked the area but were not able to... more »
January 3, 2011 12:39 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities are warning people in West Feliciana Parish to be on their guard as they continue their search for an escaped inmate.
45-year-old David St. Germain was noticed missing from the parish jail around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Investigators believe he cut or ripped open a hole... more »
December 31, 2010 11:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner's office has released the identities of four of the eight young victims who died when a fire destroyed the abandoned warehouse where they were trying to keep warm. They were 20-year-old Jonathan Guerrero from Texas; 17-year-old Melissa Martinez from Scotts Valley, Calif.; 22-year-old Jeffrey... more »
December 24, 2010 5:59 PM
ROSELAND – Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have arrested a man after they said he held up the Roseland Post Office this morning. 39-year-old Jaime Guidry was arrested and charged with armed robbery, according to Dawn Panepinto with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe Guidry went to the post office... more »
December 23, 2010 5:01 PM
ST. HELENA – Ten people have been arrested after a three-month long investigation into drug trafficking through St. Helena Parish. Starting in October, narcotics agents held surveillance and undercover operations targeting people with a history of drug arrests in the parish. They recorded numerous drug buys and sales throughout the... more »
December 22, 2010 11:46 AM
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal has selected state Senator Nick Gautreaux of Acadiana to serve as the Commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles, replacing retiring Commissioner Kay Hodges. “Senator Gautreaux brings years of experience in managing private businesses and serving in state government,” said LSP Superintendent Mike Edmonson.... more »
December 21, 2010 3:34 PM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are searching for a man that was spotted using a debit card reported stolen from a vehicle last month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the card was stolen along with a purse and checkbook early in the morning from a vehicle on the... more »
December 20, 2010 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE – Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera stealing from a construction company in the area. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 20 two men cut through a chain link fence at PALA Interstate on Old Hammond... more »
December 20, 2010 4:12 PM
HAMMOND – A pair of teenagers were arrested today after authorities in Tangipahoa Parish said they stole a gun from a local man’s vehicle, and were also found driving a stolen vehicle. Trace Pigott of Ponchatoula and Shawn Landry of Hammond, both 18 years old, were arrested today by the... more »
December 1, 2010 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE – A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student was arrested after deputies said he admitted to threatening the school on Facebook. Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said William Moulder admitted that on Nov. 23 he posted the following message to his Facebook page: “… people... more »
November 22, 2010 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new lieutenant governor says he was so excited to take on his new role for the state, he was unpacking boxes in his new office at six this morning.
Jay Dardenne was sworn in during a ceremony this afternoon, after winning the Lt. Governor's seat... more »
November 14, 2010 12:02 PM
LAKE CHARLES - Starting Monday, mail to and from Lake Charles will be processed in Lafayette. Postal Service spokesman McKinney Boyd tells The American-Press that nobody will lose jobs. He says workers will be asked to look at vacancies at other post offices nearby and in Lafayette. Boyd says Lafayette's... more »
November 13, 2010 4:04 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE – Authorities are looking for the people responsible for stealing dogs from the parish animal shelter. According Maj. Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, someone broke into the shelter by breaching the fence early Saturday morning. Higgins said three dogs were taken during the break-in.... more »
November 9, 2010 3:34 PM
GREENSBURG – Authorities in St. Helena Parish are looking for a man accused of stabbing another man in the groin. 48-year-old Charles Thompson is wanted in suspicion of aggravated second-degree assault after the stabbing Monday evening. Investigators said the victim went to the home of Thompson’s sister to get some... more »
October 28, 2010 5:29 PM
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a burglar they said ran away from them so quickly that he left his stolen goods behind, along with his pants and ID. Investigators are looking for Leonard Jackson of Greensburg after they said he broke into a business on South Airport... more »
October 28, 2010 4:39 PM
A 14-year-old Baton Rouge student faces assault charges after a bus driver said he got on the wrong bus this afternoon and then threatened her.
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were called by the bus driver around 3:15 p.m., and were told a male student who... more »
October 25, 2010 3:31 PM
Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said today there’s nothing outlawing residents of the parish from trick-or-treating on Halloween this Sunday. However, if they want to take advantage of increased patrols to keep them and their children safe, they’ll have to go out the night before. This comes during... more »
October 19, 2010 10:19 AM
UPDATE 11:43 p.m. - The man that ran out of a drug court hearing after he was sentenced to serve time is now back in custody, according to authorities.
Dennis Caruso ran out of the parish courthouse this morning after he was sentenced to jail time in drug court.... more »
October 11, 2010 2:05 PM
Two 18-year-old men were arrested this weekend by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies in suspicion of performing sex acts on a 13-year-old girl.
Ethan J. Falls and Joshua C. Driskill were questioned Friday about an incident reported on September 23. Falls was arrested at 10:22 a.m. and Driskill was... more »
September 14, 2010 1:22 PM
Update : Baton Rouge Police said they have arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy in suspicion of handcuffing his wife to the headboard of their bed.
According to a press release, police were called to the home of 30-year-old Brison Gremillion in North Baton Rouge around 10:20... more »
September 3, 2010 4:59 PM
Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish wrestled a six-foot alligator into submission after it was spotted near a school bus stop.
Deputies were called to Chandler Bluff Road by a bus driver who said some students they had dropped off were trying to approach an alligator in the road.
... more »
August 14, 2010 11:53 AM
The state is preparing to move New Orleans-area agencies into an office tower purchased and renovated by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. The 26-story Benson tower next to the Superdome will become home to more than 50 state government agencies. The agencies will start moving in around mid-December to... more »
August 1, 2010 10:00 AM
Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney says he's going to turn a former private school near West Monroe into the headquarters for his patrol division and work release programs. Toney told The News-Star that will clean up and create full-time police presence in an area where deputies have busted meth labs... more »
May 26, 2010 7:01 AM
Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a clerk for Justice of the Peace John C. Hebert after she allegedly stole more than $1,000 from the office till. Deputies say Karen Tomlinson took money paid by individuals to the 3rd Justice Court to cover non-sufficient funds checks, administrative fees and associated court... more »
May 18, 2010 9:09 AM
Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder says he'll resign from Congress effective Friday over an affair with a staffer. Souder says in a statement provided by his office that he has "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff."... more »
April 13, 2010 2:52 PM
Lawyers for the four activists accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office, are seeking to postpone their arraignments on reduced charges.
James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan are set to be arraigned April 21 on misdemeanor charges of... more »
April 5, 2010 9:28 AM
A court date has been set for four young conservative activists who are facing reduced charges after federal authorities initially accused them of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan are scheduled to be arraigned... more »
March 26, 2010 3:03 PM
Federal prosecutors have filed reduced charges against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others arrested after they allegedly tried to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.
The filing Friday in U.S. District Court charges them with entering a federal building under false pretenses, a... more »