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  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Boil advisory canceled in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans city officials say a boil-water advisory that covered most of the city has been canceled. The advisory had been issued Friday for all parts of New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Officials said the advisory had been issued out... more »
  • Boil advisory Tuesday for some in Watson

    July 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    WATSON - Water district officials in Watson warned some of their customers that a boil order will be in place this week due to water line repairs. The Ward Two Water District said water will be turned off to Homer Knost Road in Watson Tuesday in order to repair... more »
  • District judge orders La. to recognize same-sex marriages

    July 2, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge ordered Thursday that Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban was officially overturned and the state must recognize such unions immediately. The order from U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans specifically said the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in line... more »
  • ACLU, others sue Jindal over marriage executive order check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ACLU and several others filed a joint lawsuit Tuesday to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order creating protections for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman. New Orleans law firm Herman and Katz filed the suit on behalf of... more »
  • Dueling executive orders over marriage

    May 21, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued his own executive order Thursday in response to Governor Bobby Jindal's religious objection order this week. The city said Landrieu's order called on city departments and agencies to comply with existing New Orleans code which prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order after marriage act killed in House check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a House committee effectively killed a contentious religious objection bill, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to achieve the bill's goals. The House Civil Law and Procedure committee voted 10-2 to return HB 707 from Rep. Mike Johnson, a Bossier City Republican, to the... more »
  • Obama to order gov't to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

    March 19, 2015 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the... more »
  • Feds stop prep for challenged immigration program

    February 17, 2015 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to... more »
  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    January 28, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is ordering immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them. Internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press also show that agents are being told to review... more »
  • Restraining order extended against ash disposal

    October 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue. State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and... more »
  • Step by step skin protection check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dermatologist revealed the proper order for applying skin care products. Aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Z said to start with the thinnest product, then move to the thicker lotions. According to her, the first thing everyone should do is wash their face. Dr. Z recommends applying... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for East Feliciana residents

    June 13, 2014 3:23 PM

    CLINTON - A rural water district lifted the boil order Friday issued a week ago for some East Feliciana Parish residents. Residents who live on Highway 432 east of Highway 961 no longer have to boil their water, according to Water District No. 7. The district issued the... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for French Settlement

    August 21, 2013 11:48 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water officials for the French Settlement Water Company gave the all-clear today after issuing a boil order earlier this week. The water company issued the order Monday after they had to make an emergency line repair on Highway 444. Today they said bacteriological tests came... more »
  • Some upset they did not notice boil order

    August 20, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The water company here is asking customers for ideas on how to better communicate a boil advisory since some complained they did not know there was an alert in their community Tuesday. The Baton Rouge Water Company issued a boil order early Tuesday morning after a line... more »
  • Town ordered to get new lawyer for curfew suit

    July 29, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order hearing involving the town of Clinton's curfew has been set for Monday, Aug. 5. The hearing was scheduled during a telephone conference with Chief Judge Brian Jackson along with the plaintiff and defendant's attorneys. During the call, the judge also ordered the town... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for town of Livingston

    July 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - City officials lifted a boil advisory for Livingston today after a two-day boil order. The town said water samples sent to be tested for contaminants came back clean. The boil order was put in place after a construction crew punctured a water line while drilling on... more »
  • Boil order still in effect for Town of Livingston

    July 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A boil order is still in effect for the Town of Livingston even though water service was restored last night. Tests are still being made to make sure the water's clean. The town is not sure when they will get the results. The boil order... more »
  • City leaders try to move forward after Port Allen ruling

    July 3, 2013 10:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Both Mayor Deedy Slaughter and the three City Council members who sued her over several actions she's taken since assuming office claimed wins after a judge's decision late last night. Judge Alvin Batiste ruled the council did not properly reduce the mayor's salary from $84,960 to... more »
  • Judge denies mistrial request by mayor's attorney check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2013 5:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge denied a mistrial request by the attorney for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter in today's hearing over a lawsuit filed by three city council members. Ron Johnson made the motion after the judge signed an order requiring Slaughter stop interfering with Chief Financial Officer... more »
  • Judge: LSU must release candidates' names

    April 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today that LSU must release the names of candidates who were considered for the newly-formed president's position. F. King Alexander, from California, was selected from a pool of candidates, but his was the only name released. Journalists sued when LSU refused to release... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Iberville Parish

    April 11, 2013 3:59 PM

    IBERVILLE- Officials issued a boil order for water in parts of the parish Thursday afternoon. The order is for Iberville Parish Water Dist. 3 and includes Hwy. 992-3 (Tenant Rd.) from Hwy. 75 (Belleview Rd.) to Hwy. 1, and all intersecting streets in that area. It is recommended... more »
  • Judge in Colo. shooting orders reporter to appear

    January 18, 2013 4:33 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The judge handling the case of the Colorado theater shooting suspect is requiring a Fox News reporter to appear in court to say who gave her information that defense attorneys say was subject to a gag order. A July 25 article by Jana Winter on FoxNews.com cited... more »
  • US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

    January 4, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff. The Labor Department reports employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the solid but unspectacular monthly pace of the past two years. The gains were not enough to reduce unemployment... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted for Clinton

    November 6, 2012 11:44 AM

    CLINTON - Town officials lifted a boil order for Clinton earlier today. They said health department tests of water samples came back clean, and people could stop boiling as of 11 a.m. today. The town issued the boil order last week after a contractor installing fiber optic cables... more »
  • Boil order issued in Clinton

    November 2, 2012 3:08 PM

    CLINTON - Authorities in Clinton issued a boil water advisory for people on the town's water supply until further notice. City workers said a contractor installing fiber optic cables broke a water main, compromising the integrity of the town's water supply. The town recommended people bring water to... more »
  • Wis. man bought gun 1 day before spa shooting

    October 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Police say a Wisconsin man who killed his wife and two other women at a Milwaukee-area spa bought the gun used in the shooting spree two days after a court ordered him to turn in all firearms. Forty-five-year-old Radcliffe F. Haughton was ordered to turn in all weapons... more »
  • New Orleans' boil water order ends

    October 9, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board says tapwater on the city's east bank is safe to drink. Water was taken for testing Monday afternoon after the main treatment plant lost power for a few minutes Monday morning during maintenance work. Low pressure in water pipes makes... more »
  • Draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

    September 10, 2012 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The Associated Press obtained a draft of the order. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by... more »
  • Boil order lifted for West Baton Rouge, still in effect for Walker

    September 4, 2012 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A recent boil order for West Baton Rouge has been lifted, while another for Walker remains in place. Authorities in West Baton Rouge today said DHH testing confirmed water samples from the intercoastal area near Addis and Brusly were clear. They were put under a... more »
  • WBR boil order canceled

    August 31, 2012 5:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge authorities canceled a boil order this evening that had been in effect for a portion of the parish. The boil order was for the south side of the Intracoastal Canal in the Brusly - Addis area. Authorities canceled it earlier this evening. more »
  • Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

    July 11, 2012 3:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge is continuing to block a new anti-abortion law in Mississippi. If the law were allowed to take effect, it could shut down the state's only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman to get an abortion in Mississippi. The U.S. Supreme... more »
  • Textron gets 4th vehicle order from Afghan army

    June 13, 2012 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has gotten an order for 71 mobile strike force vehicles for the Afghanistan National Army, with a cost cap of just under $79.2 million. A news release from the Textron Inc. subsidiary says the order brings the total made for Afghanistan, including... more »
  • Occupy NOLA protesters return to park

    December 7, 2011 5:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Occupy movement have returned to their New Orleans post after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday. The order from U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey allows Occupy NOLA to remain in Duncan Plaza for at least seven more days. City... more »
  • Woman arrested for possessing $400,000 worth of fake checks

    November 30, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and national authorities added an extra 92 criminal charges to a Baton Rouge woman's rap sheet Wednesday morning after they arrested her for possessing over $400,000 in checks and money orders two weeks ago. BRPD's Financial Crimes Investigators arrested Latosha Edrena Jackson, 31, of 10950... more »
  • Ex-girlfriend says victim in LSU fight was stalking her

    August 25, 2011 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney representing four people injured in a fight involving LSU football players said a recently-filed protective order against one of his clients is "irrelevant" to the situation. "The timing and motives behind the filing of this petition for restraining order have to seriously be questioned,"... more »
  • Boil-water order issued for part of East Feliciana Parish

    July 3, 2011 3:45 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH- Residents in the Bluff Creek area of East Feliciana Parish are under a mandatory boil-water order. Officials with East Feliciana Rural Water said a pipe ruptured earlier today. Workers repaired the pipe and are working to flush the system before the boil-water order is lifted. more »
  • Mandatory evacuation order for some of St. Landry Parish

    May 14, 2011 5:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Residents in some areas of St. Landry Parish are being told to evacuate by the parish president. President Don Menard put out a mandatory evacuation order for all residents in the Basin south of LA 190 to be out of the area by 5 p.m. Sunday. This... more »
  • Court finds Painter in violation of restraining order

    February 24, 2011 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge found former Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter in violation of his restraining order against Kelli Suire after Painter attended a funeral for Suire's aunt. Painter was initially fined $500 for the infraction but the judge suspended that and placed him... more »
  • Judge reviewing "personal" emails sought by Painter

    January 13, 2011 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A judge has denied former ATC commissioner Murphy Painter access to the personal emails of a woman he’s accused of stalking. Former ATC employee Kelli Suire filed a restraining order against Painter after his resignation last year. Today the judge said he would review the emails in... more »
  • New Orleans cancels boil-water advisory

    November 22, 2010 5:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The boil-water order for some 300,000 residents of New Orleans was lifted at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Officials say the boil advisory was called as a precaution after a power failure late Friday at the city's main treatment plant including its three backup power systems caused low... more »
  • Boil-water order issued for New Orleans' east bank

    November 20, 2010 9:44 AM

    The most widespread boil-water order since Hurricane Katrina has been issued for the east bank of New Orleans, affecting more than 300,000 people. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the order was issued around 2 a.m. Saturday after a brief power failure at a water purification plant. That caused a... more »
  • State budget cuts target higher education, healthcare

    October 22, 2010 5:51 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to more than two dozen state agencies today, demanding a reduction in their budgets to deal with a shortfall of nearly $107 million in the last fiscal year. More than $36 million of that falls on higher education and more than $20... more »
  • Judge orders pit bull killed after biting boy

    October 11, 2010 3:14 PM

    A Lafourche Parish judge has ruled that a pit bull that bit a 12-year-old boy without provocation must die. The Comet reports that the dog's owner, Marie Bermudez, agreed to the order handed down Monday by Judge Walt Lanier. The dog named Duke bit the boy's thigh as he rode... more »
  • Authorities say pit bull should die

    October 7, 2010 7:53 AM

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is asking a judge to order a pit bull killed after its unprovoked attack on a 12-year-old Larose boy last week. Thursday's Daily Comet said the boy's mother also wants the dog to be put to death because of the injuries it inflicted and the... more »
  • Court order signed against ex-Commissioner Murphy Painter

    September 7, 2010 5:34 PM

    State District Judge Todd Hernandez signed an order preventing ex-Commissioner Murphy Painter from going near a former ATC employee until further notice. The restraining order centers around former employee, Kelli Suire. Court documents show Painter showed up at her house on at least one occasion asking inappropriate questions. Suire... more »
  • Judge tells state to reconsider contract

    June 22, 2010 6:45 AM

    A judge has ordered the state to reconsider its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to administer the HMO health plan for state workers, retirees and their dependents. Humana previously held the contract, which is scheduled to take effect July 1. State District Judge Mike Caldwell says... more »
  • Buy from the boat program up and running

    June 2, 2010 6:08 AM

    Folks in Delcambre with a taste for fresh seafood will like a new program set up by the port. An internet link will allow consumers to place their orders with commercial fishermen while the boats are still out at sea. According to the LSU AgCenter, in less than a month... more »
  • Boil order in effect for parts of Iberville Parish

    May 4, 2010 7:06 AM

    Customers of the Iberville Parish Water District #4 should boil their water. The boil order is in effect for the ares of Grosse Tete, Ramah, Bayou Blue and portions of Rosedale. There are multiple leaks in the main water line. Crews are working on the problem, but residents should boil... more »
  • Boil advisory for Clinton area

    April 19, 2010 9:07 AM

    Residents in East Feliciana Parish served by Water District 7 are under a boil advisory for the next 48 hours. Over the weekend, the chlorination system at the well for the district went out. It has been repaired, but to be on the safe side the district is asking residents... more »
  • Obama signs order affirming law on abortion

    March 24, 2010 2:05 PM

    President Barack Obama has signed an executive order saying that federal funds can't be used for elective abortions under the nation's new health care legislation. Obama agreed to the deal to ensure passage of the health care overhaul that is central to his agenda. The deal won the votes... more »
  • Health law will make calorie counts hard to ignore

    March 23, 2010 5:32 AM

    It will be harder for people to ignore the calorie counts at a restaurant because of a provision tucked into the health care overhaul. The new law will require more than 200,000 chain restaurants to put calorie counts on menus, menu boards and drive-thru's. It will apply to any restaurant... more »
  • GM Shreveport gets order for 849 Hummers

    March 10, 2010 8:55 AM

    General Motors has received a fleet order for 849 Hummers, so the Shreveport plant won't shut down for two weeks in May. Production will resume April 12, and the order must be completed by May 13. He says the plant will be staffed at full production during that time. The... more »
  • Boil water advisory near Donaldsonville lifted

    February 23, 2010 12:35 PM

    A boil water advisory was lifted Tuesday for a small portion of Ascension Parish’s West Bank near Donaldsonville. The advisory was for Peoples Water Company customers along La. 1 south of Wal-Mart St. to the Assumption Parish line. The problem stemmed from a water main break in the area. more »
  • Boil order for area near Donaldsonville

    February 22, 2010 8:54 AM

    A boil water advisory is in effect until further notice for a small portion of Ascension Parish's West Bank near Donaldsonville. A boil order is in effect for Peoples Water Company customers along LA 1 south of Wal-Mart St. to the Assumption Parish line. The problem stems from a water... more »
  • Boil order for Assumption Parish lifted

    January 15, 2010 1:47 PM

    The boil advisory has now been lifted for all of Assumption Parish. Officials say water pressure is back to normal in the parish...and all schools are open. If you have any questions, you may contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (985) 369-7386. more »
  • Donaldsonville businesses take hit from water problems

    January 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    Businesses in Donaldsonville are open again, after days of being under a boil advisory. The boil order was lifted for the Donaldsonville area of Ascension Parish around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Water quality tests determined water was safe to drink for the 4,000 customers served by Peoples Water Co. ... more »
  • Boil order in Assumption Parish lifted

    January 14, 2010 2:49 PM

    The boil advisory for Assumption Parish has been lifted, as water pressure throughout the parish is back to normal. However, the boil advisory is still in place for those living on Highway 662, South of 182, the McDermott area. These residents should continue to boil their water until... more »
  • Boil order lifted in Killian

    January 14, 2010 2:40 PM

    The boil advisory for the town of Killian in Livingston Parish has been lifted, that's according to town officials. The freezing temps over the weekend knocked out power to the town's water system. However, residents in Assumption Parish and the west bank of Ascension Parish remain under a... more »
  • Schools closed, boil order remains for Assumption Parish

    January 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    Due to ongoing water problems, students in Assumption Parish will not report to school Wednesday, January 13. However, all Assumption Parish School Board employees should report for work. The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is still urging all residents to conserve water. A... more »
  • Boil orders continue

    January 11, 2010 9:15 AM

    The boil order for Water District 7 in Clinton in East Feliciana Parish has been extended for another 48 hours. In Ascension Parish, a boil water order is in effect until further notice for the west bank communities of Modeste, McCall and Smoke Bend. Water in those areas is supplied... more »

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