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  • Suspect cleared in stolen Sheriff's vehicle investigation

    September 1, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Detectives cleared a "person of interest" after Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle was stolen Friday evening. Deputies say the truck was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland Road in Baton Rouge. It was located later Friday... more »
  • Rayville woman pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud

    May 31, 2013 11:52 AM

    RAYVILLE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says the former owner of a Rayville personal care services agency has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Medicaid program. The guilty plea was entered Thursday by 52-year-old Patricia A. Bell of Rayville. Caldwell says in a news release that Bell was charged... more »
  • Three accused of filing false Medicaid claims

    May 17, 2013 12:01 PM

    ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims. Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another... more »
  • James misses Heat practice for personal matter

    April 17, 2013 10:25 AM

    MIAMI - LeBron James was not with the Miami Heat for their final regular-season shootaround on Wednesday morning. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the league's reigning MVP was tending to a personal matter. James was not expected to play Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. He has spent part of the... more »
  • Policy group urges caution concerning tax reform Play Video

    March 4, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says Louisiana's tax structure needs to be improved. He told the Baton Rouge Press Club that any plans to elminiate state income tax will likely be permanent. Erwin says Louisiana's tax structure is complicated. That makes Louisiana's business climate... more »
  • ATC agents abuse state-issued cell phones Play Video

    December 19, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents are in trouble for allegedly abusing their state-issued cell phones. An audit by the ATC uncovered records of agents using their state-issued phones for personal business while on the clock. During October, one agent used the phone... more »
  • Governor Jindal at center of email debate

    December 10, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Top officials in the Jindal administration used personal emails to talk about budget cuts, according to a recent Associated Press report. It is the same type issue being debated around the country. Personal emails can make it more difficult to track information under public records laws. ... more »
  • Lawmakers target operations of data-mining firms

    November 8, 2012 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - A group of lawmakers say data-mining companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers should make their operations more transparent. Members of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus said Thursday that responses they received from nine major data brokers provided only a glimpse of a multibillion-dollar industry "that... more »
  • Owners of Hammond personal care business indicted in Medicaid fraud scheme

    February 14, 2012 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge grand jury has returned indictments against the owners of a Hammond personal care business for their role in operating a criminal enterprise designed to siphon dollars from the Louisiana Medicaid Program. Several of the owners family members were also charged for their involvement in... more »
  • Two suspended after personal info found in garbage bag

    August 22, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two state workers were suspended with pay today after documents like Social Security cards, birth certificates and other personal documents was found on the streets of Baton Rouge. Ruth Johnson, the Secretary of Children and Family Services, said a site manager and area manager were suspended... more »
  • Audit questions school spending under ex-director

    April 25, 2011 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit raises questions about more than $60,000 in expenses by a former director of the public school run by Southern University in Baton Rouge. The Legislative audit says Derek Morgan made disbursements from a Southern University Laboratory School account totaling more than $60,000 that... more »
  • AG: Personal emails by officials disclosure-free

    April 22, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana attorney general says personal emails written by government officials on government computers are exempt from public disclosure. The ruling by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell does not carry the force of law, but such rulings are generally abided by unless a court rules otherwise. ... more »
  • Missing BP laptop had personal data of claimants

    March 29, 2011 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP says one of its employees lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill. The oil giant disclosed the potential data security breach to The Associated Press on Tuesday. But BP spokesman Curtis... more »
  • Personal income up in Louisiana

    March 23, 2011 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Personal income in Louisiana rose slightly faster than the national average in 2010 and the state was one of 10 that rebounded beyond pre-recession peaks. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income is income received by... more »
  • Judge reviewing "personal" emails sought by Painter

    January 13, 2011 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A judge has denied former ATC commissioner Murphy Painter access to the personal emails of a woman he’s accused of stalking. Former ATC employee Kelli Suire filed a restraining order against Painter after his resignation last year. Today the judge said he would review the emails in... more »
  • Report: Facebook apps transmitted personal info

    October 18, 2010 8:47 AM

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private, and in some cases, the apps provided access to friends'... more »
  • Woman arrested for using account information of others

    May 27, 2010 2:20 PM

    A Baton Rouge woman accused of using another person's checking account information is under arrest. Deputies say Marquita Johnson may have used up to 40 different accounts to make payments to Cox Communications. Johnson is charged with Access Device Fraud and Theft. Detectives searched Johnson's home and... more »

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