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  • FEMA denies reimbursements for flood-damaged roads in Livingston and Iberville Parishes Play Video

    April 11, 2018 7:08 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- FEMA has denied payments for flood-damaged roads following the August 2016 floods in Iberville and Livingston parishes. Both were hit hard by the flood. According to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Livingston is currently appealing FEMA's decision. However, in Iberville Parish, multiple appeals were... more »
  • Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

    April 27, 2017 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities. Also, the Defense Department inspector general's office confirms in a separate document that... more »
  • United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000 Play Video

    April 27, 2017 8:05 AM

    DALLAS - United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights. It's also increasing training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is... more »
  • Auditor finds $1.4M in improper, duplicate Medicaid payments

    April 3, 2017 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new audit says Louisiana's Medicaid program paid what appears to be $1.4 million in improper, duplicate payments for services over a five-year period. The report released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's Office says auditors reviewed Medicaid eligibility files and claims data covering January 2011 through October... more »
  • Tax filing extensions available for tornado-impacted areas

    February 20, 2017 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue is offering tax filing and payment extensions to taxpayers impacted by severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state on Feb. 7. Tax filing and payment extensions are offered for residents whose homes, critical tax records or principal places of business... more »
  • OMV offering drivers payment plans

    October 28, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is offering eligible drivers the ability to enter into installment agreements to pay off debt they owe to the office. Drivers would still be able to have their driving privileges while participating in the installment agreement. Installment agreements can only... more »
  • $135M boost going to LSU hospital managers under new deals

    October 27, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The private operators of LSU's charity hospitals are in line for a $135 million boost in their payments as part of new deals struck by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration. State lawmakers are being asked Friday to increase financing for the privatization deals to nearly $1.3 billion... more »
  • Website allows travelers to buy airline tickets in monthly payments

    August 30, 2016 2:08 PM

    Travelers can now pay for their plane tickets in monthly installments. CheapAir.com has teamed up with financial services company Affirm to allow travelers to take out three, six and 12-month purchase plans to cover their airfare. After selecting flights through the CheapAir.com website, customers can choose to make monthly payments... more »
  • Payments from 2012 BP settlement $7.9 billion so far

    August 1, 2016 5:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The office that processes claims for businesses and people who suffered economic losses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it has approved payments totaling $8.5 billion as of June 30. Of that, $7.9 billion in claims has been paid. The figures are in the... more »
  • LOSFA to resume partial TOPS scholarship payments Play Video

    February 12, 2016 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana students worried that budget cuts might result in increased tuition bills this semester can breathe a sigh of relief for now as LOSFA says the office will resume payments of TOPS, at least in part, next Thursday. A Friday release from LOSFA marks a turnabout... more »
  • Budget concerns cause state to temporarily suspend TOPS payments

    February 11, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Office of Student Financial Assistance has alerted Louisiana colleges Thursday that they’re suspending TOPS scholarship payments immediately due to looming potential budget cuts. TOPS eligible institutions received an email Thursday alerting schools that all TOPS payments would be halted without further notice. A spokesperson... more »
  • Report: Daily fantasy sports losing major payment processor

    January 30, 2016 2:40 PM

    NEW YORK - A newspaper reports that an Ohio company that processes payments for daily fantasy sports sites says it will no longer handle their payments and will pull away from the $2 billion industry in February. FanDuel, DraftKings and other sites have been under assault in recent months as... more »
  • Judge orders Department of Education to pay thousands for witholding public records Play Video

    December 21, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars tonight, after the State Department of Education refused to turn over public records. Last week a judge ordered the Department of Education to pay a hefty settlement and assessed a penalty of $100 per day since February 17.... more »
  • BP drops effort to retrieve Gulf oil spill business payouts

    October 31, 2015 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has decided to end its effort to recoup money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Friday, the company filed a motion to withdraw an appeal over what it said... more »
  • Government tightens payments to for-profit college ITT Tech

    October 20, 2015 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Education Department officials are placing new limits on federal student aid administered by struggling for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services. The move comes after the government determined that ITT was failing to comply with previous orders to improve its financial controls. The government said ITT will... more »
  • Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

    July 27, 2015 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill. An order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Carl... more »
  • Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

    April 22, 2015 2:07 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday. The settlement approved by a federal judge Wednesday would... more »
  • $5 billion in BP oil spill settlement payments so far

    April 15, 2015 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who oversees settlement payments to people and businesses claiming economic losses as a result of BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says more than $5 billion has been paid out. Patrick Juneau announced the milestone in a Wednesday news release, five days ahead of... more »
  • No paying for interviews

    January 23, 2015 7:52 PM

    BRIMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A judge in Alabama made an unusual ruling banning the media from paying for interviews in the upcoming trial of a woman charged with murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death. The same judge previously issued a gag-order in the case of 49-year-old Joyce Garrard. A... more »
  • Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

    September 24, 2014 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP wanted its money back - hundreds of millions of dollars of it - but a federal judge says the oil giant must stick by an agreement with companies that got payouts after claiming the 2010 Gulf oil spill hurt their business. BP argued Wednesday that... more »
  • DEA informant illegally paid

    August 11, 2014 7:49 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Drug Enforcement Administration is said to have illegally paid an Amtrak secretary $850-thousand to obtain confidential information about train passengers. The Associated Press says the money was paid out over a 20-year period and that the information could have been obtained for free legally through a law... more »
  • Audit: DHH paid $1.9M for Medicaid for deceased

    November 4, 2013 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana paid nearly $1.9 million last year through the state's privatized Medicaid programs for 1,727 people who had died. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the audit Monday, looking at fees that the state Department of Health and Hospitals paid in the... more »
  • No more water for Brandywine residents

    March 4, 2013 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city plans to shut off water services at Brandywine Apartments today, after the complex's owner failed to pay the bills. Many units lost power and last month after residents refused to pay rent. They said they shouldn't have had to because management owed thousands in... more »

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