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  • Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

    August 28, 2014 2:44 AM

    A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. Now the key question is not whether those calls will continue to rise in the regular season, because NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino is sure... more »
  • Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

    July 9, 2014 5:38 PM

    SAO PAULO, Brazil - Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the... more »
  • Jindal signs harsher penalties for referee attacks

    June 23, 2014 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents who attack referees at their children's athletic events will face toughened penalties. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Monday the governor has signed a bill increasing punishment for conviction of the misdemeanor crime of battery of a school or recreation contest official. The crime had carried a... more »
  • New La. law ups penalties for the sale of children

    June 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed another piece of legislation Friday intended to make life tougher on people who profit off trafficking children. The law introduces stricter penalties for anyone involved in the sale, transfer or arrangement of the exchange of a child to another person in exchange... more »
  • Jindal signs bills to crack down on sex trafficking

    June 9, 2014 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed four bills into law on Monday that would help protect sex trafficking victims, and creates a new crime targeting people who purchase such services. HB 1025 permits the court to seize the personal property directly used in connection with sex trafficking and... more »
  • New law toughens registration law for sex offenders

    May 23, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law on Thursday that stiffens the punishment for sex offenders and child predators who fail to register with the state. Jindal said the bill makes failing to register a criminal offense and requires jail time for convicted offenders who... more »
  • Domestic violence bills head to Gov. Bobby Jindal

    May 13, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to toughen penalties against domestic violence in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic abuse deaths, have won final legislative passage. With unanimous votes from the House Tuesday, the bills by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, move next to the governor's desk. One bill... more »
  • Bill easing marijuana penalties derailed

    April 3, 2014 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A New Orleans lawmaker's proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from Louisiana sheriffs. Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat, pulled his bill from consideration Thursday in the House Criminal Justice Committee after testimony by the head of the Louisiana Sheriffs... more »
  • Taxpayers have more questions this season Play Video

    February 19, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This year a delay in state tax refunds and numerous new questions are causing headaches for taxpayers and more work for tax preparers. Steve Everly, the district manager of Jackson Hewitt, taxpayers in Louisiana can expect their refund money about two weeks later than usual. He... more »
  • Consequences in proposed parenting classes Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If new parents don't participate in parenting classes, they may have to face some consequences. Representative Regina Barrow and the Family Preservation Study Group are trying to make it mandatory for pregnant women 20 years old and under to take parenting classes. Barrow says the younger... more »
  • State's tax amenesty program begins Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An amnesty program for those behind on their taxes begins today in Louisiana. The program offers taxpayers a chance to catch up without all the penalties. According to the Department of Revenue more than 440,000 people are behind on paying state taxes, which equals about $1.4 billion... more »
  • Let the Chase begin

    September 13, 2013 10:17 AM

    JOLIET, Ill. - The focus returns to the track for NASCAR after a tumultuous week of fines and docked points for Michael Waltrip Racing. Qualifying for the first of 10 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship races is set for later today at Chicagoland. Matt Kenseth goes into... more »
  • Drug penalties upcoming

    July 31, 2013 9:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. The sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance... more »
  • Tax amnesty dates set for Sept. 23 through Nov. 22

    July 23, 2013 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Delinquent taxpayers can get a reprieve from penalties for paying their back-owed taxes in an upcoming amnesty period that begins in September. The state revenue department announced Tuesday that the first year of the tax amnesty program created by lawmakers will run from Sept. 23 through Nov.... more »
  • Penske fighting stiff penalties

    May 2, 2013 10:25 AM

    CONCORD, N.C. - A three-member appeals board is upholding NASCAR's penalties against Penske Racing, but team owner Roger Penske is taking his case a step further. NASCAR chief appellate officer John Middlebrook will hear Penske's final appeal next Tuesday. Penske was issued the penalties after the cars of... more »
  • Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

    April 26, 2013 10:06 AM

    RICHMOND - Matt Kenseth says NASCAR's penalties against his team are "grossly unfair" and "borderline shameful." Kenseth's team was hit with some of the harshest penalties NASCAR has handed out Wednesday after his race-winning engine at Kansas failed the post-race inspection. He says one of eight connecting rods on... more »
  • State tax extensions must be electronically filed

    March 26, 2013 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 income taxes must submit their extension requests electronically. The Louisiana Department of Revenue implemented the requirement beginning with returns due in 2013. Filing extension requests must be submitted no later than the tax filing deadline. 2012 Louisiana... more »
  • Next in BP spill saga: civil trial worth billions

    January 30, 2013 6:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Now that the U.S. Justice Department's criminal probe of BP PLC is resolved, the company faces billions of dollars more in civil penalties for its role in the 2010 massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday, a federal judge agreed to let the London-based... more »
  • Judge OKs $4B BP oil spill criminal settlement

    January 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP agreed in November to... more »
  • Transocean spill settlement heads to court

    January 9, 2013 7:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Transocean Ltd. is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in New Orleans Wednesday for its plea agreement with the Justice Department over the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Transocean has agreed to pay $400 million in criminal... more »
  • Lawmakers ask NFL to reconsider Saints penalties

    May 15, 2012 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program. The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday. In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion... more »
  • Evidence withheld, Texas man wants tough penalties

    March 29, 2012 3:33 PM

    AUSTIN - A Texas man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is campaigning for tougher penalties against prosecutors who withhold evidence during a trial. Michael Morton said he wants to make sure prosecutors could be fined or even disbarred for concealing facts... more »
  • Saints fans mourn penalties, season

    March 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The talk at "Walk-On's," a sports bar and restaurant near the Superdome, is always about sports, but on Wednesday the focus was greatly reduced. The penalties handed down by the NFL against the New Orleans Saints were the topic at every table. And the assessment was pretty... more »
  • Judge: BP liable for civil penalties for oil spill

    February 23, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that BP PLC and one of its minority partners in the blown-out Macondo well are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act for their roles in the nation's worst offshore oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier also ruled Wednesday... more »
  • Treasury imposes penalties linked to alleged plot

    October 11, 2011 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department says it is imposing economic penalties against four people who are linked to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Two of them have been charged in New York federal court. They are Manssor Arbashiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen... more »
  • Bill aimed at restoring Gulf goes to full Senate

    September 21, 2011 4:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A bill that calls for 80 percent of BP penalties to go toward restoring the Gulf of Mexico has moved onto the full U.S. Senate. On Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the bill, called the Restore Act. Next, it goes to the... more »
  • Greek company to pay $700,000 in pollution case

    September 30, 2010 5:15 AM

    A Greek shipping company has been ordered to pay $700,000 in criminal penalties for violating federal pollution laws. Stanships Inc. of Athens, Greece, pleaded guilty in June to charges that one of its ships knowingly discharged oil in the Gulf of Mexico and falsified ship records to conceal the pollution.... more »
  • Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

    September 28, 2010 10:54 AM

    The point man on the Gulf coast's restoration recommends paying for the cleanup of the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of petroleum industry with the civil penalties collected from companies responsible for the spill. Billions of dollars will be collected. That recommendation by Navy Secretary... more »
  • Greek company to pay $1.3M in pollution case

    June 24, 2010 5:59 AM

    A Greek shipping company will pay more than $1 million in penalties and fines after one of its ships illegally discharged oil and failed to report it to authorities. Stanships Inc. of Athens, Greece, agreed to pay a $700,000 criminal penalty, a $525,000 fine and a $125,000 community service payment... more »
  • SEC stiffens penalties for complaining coaches

    October 30, 2009 11:16 AM

    Southeastern Conference officials announced that coaches will now face stiffer penalties like fines or suspensions for complaining about officiating in the media. Commissioner MIke Slive told the Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that coaches who violate the conference's ethics rules against criticizing officials in public will face... more »
  • Ouachita School Board wants to cool down coaches

    October 7, 2009 8:50 AM

    The Ouachita Parish School Board is considering a policy to penalize bad behavior by junior high school coaches, before, during and after games. John Tannehill, an assignment officer for game officials, made the request to the board Tuesday, citing four incidences of misconduct in the school system since the... more »

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