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  • Wanted: Baton Rouge football refs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2014 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to be a football official, the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association is looking for you. Three referees, Jeremy White, Brandon Ricard and Ronald Kemp joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about how you can get involved. High School Football 101... more »
  • LSU: Grimes named offensive line coach

    January 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    As reported last week, Jeff Grimes has been officially named the LSU Offensive Line Coach. Below is the release from the LSU Athletics Department: BATON ROUGE - Jeff Grimes, who served as offensive line coach at Auburn when the Tigers won the 2010 national title, has been named offensive... more »
  • Union official: TSA agent killed in LAX shooting

    November 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials say a TSA employee is dead and two other people have been wounded in a shooting today at Los Angeles International Airport. They say a man with a semi-automatic weapon opened fire near a security checkpoint. The gunman was apparently wounded in an exchange of gunfire... more »
  • Ex-wildlife official sentenced for payoffs

    September 11, 2013 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Louisiana wildlife official has been sentenced to six months of home detention for accepting payoffs from a landfill company owner's businesses as a reward for trying to keep rival landfills closed. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman also sentenced Henry Mouton to three years of probation,... more »
  • Flood official: oil companies 'trashed the hotel room'

    August 14, 2013 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana flood control official is likening the oil and gas industry in coastal Louisiana to rock stars who bring a lot of money to the area but, in his words, "trashed the hotel room." Stephen Estopinal was speaking in defense of an unprecedented lawsuit filed against... more »
  • Education official commutes from LA to BR

    May 20, 2013 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A top official of the state Department of Education lives in Los Angeles and commutes to his office in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports the educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take... more »
  • 2nd IRS official to leave amid tea party scandal

    May 16, 2013 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - A second top Internal Revenue Service official has announced plans to leave the agency amid the controversy over the targeting of tea party groups. An internal IRS memo says Joseph Grant, commissioner of the agency's tax exempt and government entities division, will retire June 3. Grant joins Steven... more »
  • Union official charged with embezzlement

    May 5, 2013 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Dana Boente says a union official has been charged with embezzling $4,000 from the union by writing and cashing unauthorized checks to himself. A news release that 63-year-old Malvin Bergeron of Jefferson Parish was charged Friday in a one-count bill of information. According to the... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Investigators seek cause of crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera

    December 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican aviation official says it will take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The 43-year-old singer, born in California, was on a Learjet with six other people that took off from Monterrey early Sunday... more »
  • Businessman pleads guilty in bribery scheme

    December 5, 2012 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman charged with plotting to bribe an unidentified former New Orleans public official has pleaded guilty. Rodney Williams entered the plea Wednesday to bribery conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court. Court papers don't name the city official, but his tenure matches former Mayor Ray Nagin's term... more »
  • Ex-NO official gets prison in Katrina grant plot

    November 29, 2012 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans city councilman has been sentenced to six months in prison for plotting to misuse federal money intended to help a nonprofit organization after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk also on Thursday sentenced Jon Johnson to six months of home detention and... more »
  • Source: Obama officials, lawmakers set for talks

    November 28, 2012 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - An administration official says two of President Barack Obama's top negotiators on the "fiscal cliff" will meet separately on Thursday with leading lawmakers. The sessions are seen as an important step in determining how the government will avoid a year-end package of tax increases and spending cuts that... more »
  • Seahawks get controversial win

    September 25, 2012 10:48 AM

    SEATTLE - The furor over the work of the NFL's replacement referees has been stoked by last night's game-winning play at the end of the Seahawks-Packers matchup. Seattle beat visiting Green Bay 14-12 on Russell Wilson's disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the game's final play. Tate appeared... more »
  • No pressure: The 200 meters from starter's view

    August 10, 2012 4:46 PM

    LONDON - Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: "Thank you!" Staines is the guy who fired the gun to start the men's 200-meter final Thursday night, and he's downright thrilled that Bolt and his other competitors stayed "steady" at the start of the race and... more »
  • First NFL female official not intimidated

    August 7, 2012 3:02 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The NFL's first female official is excited, a bit nervous and not at all intimidated by the challenge of working a pro game. Shannon Eastin makes her NFL debut on Thursday night as the line judge when the Green Bay Packers play at San Diego in... more »
  • Female official to work NFL game

    August 6, 2012 7:31 PM

    A female college referee from the Mid-Eastern Conference will become the first woman to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match on Thursday. Shannon Eastin is one of the replacement officials hired by the league since the regular NFL officials have been... more »
  • Orleans official pleads guilty in Katrina fraud

    July 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans city councilman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge of misusing federal money intended to help a nonprofit organization after Hurricane Katrina and diverting some of it to one of his political campaigns. Jon Johnson, who is 63, faces up to 5 years... more »
  • Judge: Ex-SU official failed to prove case

    June 28, 2012 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination and retaliation case against the Southern University System Board of Supervisors, a board member and a former interim president of the system. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ruled Wednesday that Joseph Cedric Shelton, Southern's former alumni affairs administrator,... more »
  • Tangipahoa official found guilty of malfeasance

    April 24, 2012 7:31 AM

    AMITE - A state district judge found Tangipahoa Parish Councilman Michael Pettito guilty on two counts of malfeasance related to a land deal. The verdict came at the end of a 4 1/2 hour trial on Monday in which District Attorney Scott Perrilloux argued that a 2006 council resolution proposed... more »
  • Mexican official: US travel warning 'ridiculous'

    February 15, 2012 7:45 AM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top domestic security official says a U.S. State Department travel warning on almost half of Mexico's states is "ridiculous" and "out of proportion." Interior Department Alejandro Poire says millions of tourists visit Mexico without incident. Poire said Tuesday in a news conference that he believes "these... more »
  • Ex-La. official's sentencing moved to October

    January 4, 2012 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the sentencing of a former Louisiana wildlife official who pleaded guilty to taking payoffs from a landfill company owner's businesses for his work in trying to keep rival landfills closed. Former Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Henry Mouton was scheduled to... more »
  • Coastal protection official blames Corps for wetlands loss

    July 18, 2011 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor's point man on coastal protection issues says 1,900 square miles of coast have been lost in Louisiana since 1930. Coastal Protection and Restoration Chair Garret Graves says the problems are only going to get worse unless fundamental changes are made to the Army Corps of... more »

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