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  • State blames clerical error for not locating warehouse permits Play Video

    March 6, 2017 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Department of Environmental Quality blamed a clerical error for not being able to track down permits for a warehouse in Walker. "That one got misplaced," Greg Langley with DEQ said. The Investigative Unit checked with the Department of Environmental Quality on multiple days last week after... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Questions raised about new warehouse's state permits Play Video

    March 3, 2017 4:58 PM

    UPDATE : On Friday, March 3 after this story aired, the State Department of Environmental Quality located the permit for this warehouse. It was labeled under an obscure name, and was not filed with the state for the current address. The Investigative Unit will follow up with the State Department... more »
  • Town suspends panhandling prohibition pending lawsuit

    January 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A suburban New Orleans city has told a judge it won't enforce its law requiring people who beg for money at traffic intersections to get panhandling permits. Court records show the city of Slidell agreed Tuesday that it won't enforce the law until a federal judge determines... more »
  • ACLU challenges city's panhandling permit requirement

    December 20, 2016 5:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union and three people who beg for money at traffic intersections are suing a southeast Louisiana city that requires permits for panhandling. The lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans says the city of Slidell's requirement violates the panhandlers' First Amendment rights.... more »
  • Bills to speed oil and gas drilling considered

    November 20, 2013 12:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Three bills to speed up oil and natural gas drilling are being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the bills that's expected to win approval in the Republican controlled House today would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing, or... more »
  • Facebook ban while driving is among La.'s new laws

    July 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting Thursday, tweeting while driving can get you a ticket. Posting the names of people who apply for concealed handgun permits can land you in jail. And selling cakes and cookies you bake at home face looser regulation. Those are among nearly 250 statutory changes that hit... more »
  • Higher fees put on hold for fireworks sellers

    June 20, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge allowed an out-of-state fireworks retailer today to avoid paying a higher permit fee to do business in Louisiana so they wouldn't miss the summer fireworks season. Judge Wilson Fields issued a preliminary injunction to allow C & A Pyro to buy the... more »
  • Jindal orders review of Texas Brine permits Play Video

    May 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal today ordered a review for all permits given to Texas Brine, the company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on last year, after he accused the company of dragging its feet in paying costs associated with the cleanup. "It has become clear... more »
  • Lawmaker files bill for parish-issued permits Play Video

    March 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriffs would be allowed to work out agreements for parish-issued concealed carry permits under a bill filed by Representative Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City. The bill would allow parish permit protection to extend to other parishes. It also blocks sheriff's office employees from sharing permit information with the... more »

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