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  • AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally

    May 25, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office says provisions in an LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards have "no binding legal effect." In April, the Democratic governor banned discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation and gender identity. State contracts also were to be... more »
  • Boil order issued for all of Assumption Parish Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish issued a parish-wide boil order Friday night after bacteria was detected was in the water system. Emergency managers said Assumption Parish Waterworks detected E. coli in the system which serves parish water customers. Because of that, anyone served by APWW in the parish... more »
  • Jindal attorneys appeal order on Planned Parenthood funding

    November 5, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has appealed a federal judge's order that the state continue funding Planned Parenthood clinics that serve an estimated 5,200 women in the state. The appeal notice was filed Wednesday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans Planned Parenthood... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »

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