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  • 2 more smoke shop owners arrested in Baton Rouge

    March 25, 2014 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two more smoke shop owners in Baton Rouge are now behind bars. Police have arrested Demond Eames and Bruce Moore, who own the Fun Smoke Shop on Plank Road, as well as the Fun Time Novelties Smoke Shop on Hewwood Avenue. Both men were booked into... more »
  • Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

    November 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion. ... more »
  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • Prepping for a truncated season

    January 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    UNDATED - Many NHL players continue to filter back to North American from Europe to prepare for an abbreviated season. The league and players are frantically trying to get ready for camp this weekend after the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday morning. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly... more »
  • NHL labor peace at last

    January 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK - There will be an NHL season. The league and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and begin an abbreviated season later this month. The 10-year deal was forged after a 16-hour marathon session led by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who... more »
  • Canadian lawmaker: Let amateurs play for the cup

    December 18, 2012 4:29 PM

    EDMONTON, Alberta - A member of the Canadian parliament says the Stanley Cup should be awarded to an amateur team if the NHL labor fight isn't settled in time to save the season. Brent Rathgeber suggests the cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best... more »
  • NHL labor talks break off after 1 hour

    December 6, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. After several hours of waiting for discussions to resume for a third straight day, the conversations didn't go... more »
  • NHL lockout goes on

    November 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - It's day 66 of the NHL lockout and while the two sides are talking, there is no indication that they're getting anywhere. Representative for the league and players got together for about two hours yesterday, with union executive director Donald Fehr indicating the two sides would try... more »
  • NHL lockout talks stall

    November 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - After a week full of promise that progress might be made, the NHL lockout talks appear to have bogged down again. The two-sides met for 90 minutes Sunday, but amid signs that the league is holding firm on its demands on the core economic issues it looks... more »
  • NHL, union holding labor talks a 3rd straight day

    November 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association resume negotiations Thursday afternoon, the third straight day the sides are meeting in an effort to end the lockout. This is the 54th day of the lockout, and this week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. Owners... more »
  • Glimmer of hope in NHL lockout talks

    November 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association went deep last night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks today. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • NHL negotiations set to resume

    November 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association are returning to the bargaining table today, hoping momentum generated over the weekend can lead to a labor deal. The sides held negotiations Saturday, the first since Oct. 18, in an undisclosed location and are meeting today in New York.... more »
  • Locked-out players getting escrow checks

    October 31, 2012 10:47 AM

    TORONTO - Locked-out NHL players are expected to get back last season's escrow payment on Wednesday. That's what a union spokesman says. Players are set to be given 7.98 percent of what they earned last year, plus interest, on the day they were to have received their second paycheck of... more »
  • Players reach out, owners pull away

    October 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL Players Association has notified the league that it's ready to return to the bargaining table as early as today in an effort to save a full schedule. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly quickly told the union to forget it. Daly told The Associated Press he... more »
  • EBR Metro Council to vote next week on bar hours

    October 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bar owners who wish to stay open until 4 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays would have to pay a $40,000 fee under a proposal being considered by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council. Some bar owners say the proposed annual fee to stay open... more »
  • BP station owners want settlement money

    April 27, 2012 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Owners of service stations that sell BP-brand fuel argue they have been unfairly excluded from the proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Friday, lawyers for two Georgia-based companies that sell fuel... more »
  • Senate backs toughened protections for gun owners

    April 10, 2012 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to rewrite Louisiana's constitutional protections for gun and weapon owners so that it would be harder to restrict the use of firearms. Critics say the change could nullify most of the state's gun restrictions and open the door to guns in schools,... more »
  • Homeowners preparing for high water in Gibson

    May 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    GIBSON - Prisoners helped fill truckloads of sandbags this morning for residents in Gibson, east of Morgan City, as residents tried to protect their homes from expected flooding. Property owners picked up dozens of sandbags at a station where inmates from the parish jail filled them 50 at a... more »
  • Audit: La. horsemen assn. may have spent improperly

    May 9, 2011 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new report says an organization representing Louisiana racing horse owners and trainers used money earmarked for medical, pension and workmen's compensation benefits for expensive lobbying efforts and lavish trips to internationalbeach resorts. The audit of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was released Monday by... more »
  • Business owners react to new crime initiative

    October 7, 2010 5:34 PM

    There are mixed emotions today from downtown business owners about the plan to curb crime in Baton Rouge. Some business owners support the plan but question whether it will work. Law enforcement will have to prove it with their actions. Freddie Taylor, the owner of Po Boy Lloyds,... more »
  • People who were denied claims from BP may be paid

    September 28, 2010 6:48 PM

    People who filed claims with BP and were denied may be paid after all. That’s because of a new, more lenient review process. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, some restaurant owners didn’t know about the change. more »
  • St. James council votes to lower millage rates

    August 20, 2010 6:52 AM

    St. James Parish Council has voted to lower parish millage rates for 2010, providing average savings of $100 for property owners. The 2009 total property taxes of 40.94 mills will be lowered to 40.85 mills. Property taxes are expected to generate an estimated $48 million this year, about $35,000 less... more »
  • Hammond residents wrongly taxed

    June 7, 2010 5:43 AM

    About 175 property owners in some areas of Hammond have been paying Hammond school taxes for up to two decades even though their property is not within the official Hammond School District tax boundaries. Tangipahoa Parish Tax Assessor Joaquin Matheu says the error was discovered in February. Since then, the... more »
  • Owners of medical staffing firm arrested for fraud

    May 19, 2010 5:22 AM

    The owners of First Choice Medical Staffing in Ville Platte have been arrested on a fraud charge. Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier surrendered at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Investigators say McElwee and Fuselier under-reported their company's payroll and number of employees in order to cut the cost... more »
  • Pit bull ordinance passes in St. Mary

    March 25, 2010 6:30 AM

    The St. Mary Parish Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish. The strict measures, which go into effect July 1, levy several restrictions on owners of the dogs, including living at the same physical address at which the dogs... more »

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