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  • White Castle tables vote on mayor salary, compensation for driving

    April 19, 2016 12:18 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - The White Castle Town Council briefly discussed an ordinance changing the mayor's salary and compensation for driving his personal care before tabling a decision until next month's meeting. Both issues have been the focus of a series of reports from The Investigative Unit. Ordinances for the... more »
  • Baker council targets blighted property with new ordinance

    September 23, 2015 7:46 AM

    BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance streamlining the process of cleaning up blighted and unsafe property in the city. The new law does not change the kinds of violations targeted, which include abandoned buildings, hazardous structures, fire hazards, unsafe equipment and code violations. Under... more »
  • Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours

    September 2, 2015 10:33 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours. The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match... more »
  • Pet poop rule in Mandeville voted down

    April 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The Mandeville City Council has voted down an ordinance that would have allowed the city to prosecute and levy fines against people who don't pick up their pet's poop on public property or on the property of others. The ordinance also called for "Curb Your Dog" signs along... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage fee

    November 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee. The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013, that... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Judge rules city ordinance violates 2nd Amendment Play Video

    August 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Baton Rouge ordinance which makes it illegal to have guns at a bar or liquor store violates the Second Amendment. Chief Judge Brian Jackson also ordered city police to no longer enforce the measure, which was passed in 1951.... more »
  • Lafourche to discuss vicious dog ordinance

    August 12, 2014 5:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council will discuss an amendment to its vicious and dangerous dog ordinance at its Tuesday night meeting. The ordinance changes the definition of what makes an animal dangerous or vicious and alters registration and breeding restrictions for those animals. Councilman John Arnold, the author of the... more »
  • Metro Council to discuss another Fairness Ordinance next week Play Video

    July 17, 2014 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council will once again discuss a Fairness Ordinance next week. There is currently no federal, state or local laws preventing someone from being denied employment or housing because of their perceived sexual orientation. "It's long overdue in Baton Rouge," Elizabeth Querbes... more »
  • Council wants to close revolving door at police dept. Play Video

    July 9, 2014 9:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council proposed an ordinance Wednesday night to crack down on police department patrol officers who quit the force shortly after being hired. "The revolving door kind of employment thing we've been having with the police department is a concern," said Councilman Hugh... more »
  • A good deed shut down

    June 25, 2014 8:00 PM

    LEAWOOD, KANSAS- A nine-year-old boy was told by the city of Leawood in Kansas to remove his "Little Free Library" from his front yard. Sharing books through small wooden structures is a widespread trend and Spencer Collins and his family erected a blue box on red stilts asking people... more »
  • Baker backs away from party law, suggests resolution instead

    June 9, 2014 8:38 PM

    BAKER- City leaders scrapped a plan for an ordinance that would have required a special permit before certain venues can host birthday parties or similar events for teenagers. Instead, city council members decided on writing a resolution to encourage businesses to follow a list of suggested ways to make events... more »
  • Help Central authorities track down stolen sign

    May 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    CENTRAL - City government officials are seeking information regarding a traffic sign stolen from Hooper Rd. near Greenwell Springs Rd. The custom-made, DOTD-approved sign is 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall and reads "Unmuffled Compression Brakes Prohibited" to conform with the local ordinance. The sign was removed with... more »
  • Low-hanging pants illegal in Iberville beginning next week Play Video

    March 18, 2014 7:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Despite a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union about doing so, the Iberville Parish Council approved a ban on sagging pants Tuesday night. The move outlaws pants that hang too low, revealing underwear. "I don't think that anybody should have to go to a store,... more »
  • CrossFit owner, neighbor sparring over noise Play Video

    February 19, 2014 10:29 PM

    ZACHARY - Complaints have been filed against CrossFit Zachary for excessive noise. The complaints are so frequent, the city of Zachary is talking about purchasing a decibel reader to test the sound levels. CrossFit Zachary has classes from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The workouts are intense. "You're... more »
  • Sagging pants ban overwhelmingly introduced

    February 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish leaders overwhelming supported introducing an ordinance to ban sagging pants across the parish. The proposed law was only mentioned Tuesday, per procedure, and will be voted on next month. If it is passed, people could be fined $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second... more »
  • Officials consider change to Zachary gun law Play Video

    February 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits. The ordinance was intended for rural areas before the city began to expand. After a couple of complaints about gunshot noises, the council and mayor are considering... more »
  • Iberville Parish: keep your pants up Play Video

    February 17, 2014 10:21 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, Iberville Parish leaders will begin a discussion about if they want to ban sagging pants from the entire parish. It is been a trend in local governments for the past few years, and is on the books in places In Louisiana such as Washington, Terrebone, Acadia... more »
  • Parents, leaders approve of drug money for school security Play Video

    December 18, 2013 10:24 PM

    HAMMOND - Money seized from drug dealers and users will buy combat gear for school security. The city council created an ordinance that shifts $31,000 of seized drug money to prepare officers for active shooter situations. "The fact that they've set this priority as something that they want... more »
  • La. Marine killed in base accident

    November 14, 2013 8:58 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA- A Marine who grew up near Morgan City was one of four killed in a training accident Wednesday, the U.S. Marine Corps said late Thursday night. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins of Bayou L' Ourse joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and served two tours in... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... more »
  • Saggy pants ordinance takes effect Friday in Crowley

    September 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    CROWLEY - A saggy pants ordinance in the city of Crowley goes into effect Friday. The ordinance was approved in August. It prohibits wearing outer clothing sagging below the waist and exposing undergarments while in public. People in violation can be charged with a misdemeanor, with a... more »
  • Leaders decide on license plate readers, traffic class operator

    August 28, 2013 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a list of items Wednesday, including accepting grants for crime fighting and setting up an online driving school for the parish. CyberActive was hired to handle courses. It was selected over a company from the Baton Rouge area, which was more expensive. The program... more »
  • Baton Rouge to get tough on litter bugs, eventually

    August 26, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city's public works department is trying to rid streets of blight and junk, but are running into problems because the litter court isn't functioning. There is an apparent breakdown in the city's litter court set-up. There was a discussion about the problems Monday night in an... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Strip club talk tabled

    May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    GREENSBURG- Leaders in St. Helena Parish tabled discussion about changing parish laws dealing with strip clubs. Wednesday night, the police jury was set to talk about outlawing alcohol at establishments where there is nudity or certain physical contact. But, jurors pushed the talk back another two weeks. Leaders... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »
  • Nudity ordinance concerning strip clubs pushed back Play Video

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    GREENSBURG - Strip clubs are turning up the heat in St. Helena, where some are calling for a ban on the adult business. Tuesday, the parish police jury was supposed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit nudity and certain physical contact at establishments where alcohol is sold. The... more »
  • Jefferson Parish fines Mardi Gras krewes

    March 27, 2013 8:49 AM

    GRETNA- Six Mardi Gras krewes have been fined from $100 to $2,500 for violating Jefferson Parish's parade ordinance during Carnival 2013. According to public records released Tuesday, The Times-Picayune reports most of the infractions involved unmasked riders and smoking on floats, although two krewes were cited for having too few... more »
  • Saggy pants could be banned in Terrebonne Parish

    March 25, 2013 7:34 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Council will consider an ordinance this week that would fine anyone with pants that sag below the waist. If approved today, the ordinance will prohibit people from wearing pants in public that hang low enough below the waistline to expose skin or underwear. Lafourche Parish... more »
  • Central divided over peddler ordinance Play Video

    March 12, 2013 10:22 PM

    CENTRAL - An ordinance proposed by city council would limit the amount of time peddlers, solicitors and canvassers can go from door-to-door in the City of Central. Things got heated at a council meeting Tuesday night, where the ordinance was deferred after a number of questions were raised regarding... more »
  • 24/7 alcohol sales law introduced

    February 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments. The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close. The item will eventually be available... more »
  • BR casinos could get okay to sell alcohol 24/7

    February 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day. Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
  • Grambling passes ordinance against saggy pants

    February 11, 2013 9:56 AM

    GRAMBLING - Saggy pants in the city of Grambling may become a costly fashion statement. The News-Star reports the Grambling City Council passed an ordinance last week making indecent exposure -- the showing of undergarments and underwear -- illegal. Failure to comply may result in fines of $150 to $500,... more »
  • Zachary mayor explains overpayment error

    January 24, 2013 7:03 AM

    ZACHARY - Zachary Mayor David Amrhein said a discrepancy between an old city ordinance and the revised home-rule charter approved in 2010 has caused him to be overpaid by $3,200. The mayor says the ordinance specified that he and the police chief would be eligible for a 2 percent... more »

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