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  • Public input wanted for proposed Plaquemine Riverfront Recreational Trail

    June 19, 2017 2:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – Officials are looking for public input on the proposed master plan for the Plaquemine Riverfront Recreational Trail. Two possible plans for the trail landing and river overlook will be shown for public input. The plans also include a stage, terraced seating and other amenities. Plans also... more »
  • Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal Play Video

    June 7, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - House Republican leaders are asking senators to agree to remove more than $150 million they want to spend in Louisiana's budget next year. It's the House's initial offer in negotiations over a final version of the $28 billion-plus spending plan. The proposal, obtained by The Associated Press,... more »
  • Louisiana senators hear grim predictions of budget impact

    May 29, 2017 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has presented to senators a grim picture of the fallout from the House-proposed version of next year's budget. The governor is threatening a veto if anything resembling the spending plan reaches his desk. Agency leaders say they'd have to release prisoners early,... more »
  • Mayor of Central making emergency plan to clean ditches, culverts, drainage canals Play Video

    April 3, 2017 5:01 PM

    CENTRAL – The Mayor of Central, Junior Shelton, is coordinating a plan to clean the ditches, culverts and drainage canals in the city. According to city officials, due to the rain on April 2, Mayor Shelton is making a new plan to provide efforts to address immediate drainage concerns.... more »
  • Police: Maryland teen planned shooting at school

    March 27, 2017 1:44 PM

    THURMONT, Md. - Authorities in Maryland say a shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school. The Frederick County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday that one of the teen's parents notified Catoctin High School officials... more »
  • Broome rolls out plan for $11 million disaster recovery

    March 15, 2017 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a plan for the $11 million in disaster recovery for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The money was awarded last year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant funds following the... more »
  • LSU library targeted for demolition in new campus plan

    January 31, 2017 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials are considering a plan to demolish the crumbling and architecturally mismatched Middleton Library in order to return the campus' iconic Quadrangle to its original state by creating a courtyard park. Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors voiced their excitement Friday after receiving a presentation... more »
  • Senator Cassidy unveils plan to replace Affordable Care Act Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Senator Bill Cassidy unveiled a plan Monday morning that he thinks would be a good replacement to Obamacare. The plan would keep some of the hallmarks of Obamacare like no penalization for pre-existing conditions, allowing children to stay on their parents' policies until the age of 26 and... more »
  • Trump willing to work with Russia against ISIS

    January 23, 2017 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration says it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group. In his first daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump has been "very clear" that he will "work with any country committed to... more »
  • Congressman criticizes Louisiana's flood spending plan

    December 12, 2016 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says he expects Louisiana to need additional congressional aid to recover from the August flood, and he's displeased with the plan to spend the money received so far. Graves raised objections Monday to plans developed by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to spend... more »
  • Jury awards 4 workers $16 million for 2013 plant explosion

    November 17, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four workers injured in a deadly 2013 petrochemical plant explosion in south Louisiana have been awarded a total of $16 million by a jury. This week's verdict follows a separate late September trial in which four other workers were awarded $13.6 million for injuries suffered at the... more »
  • Trump creates plan for first 100 days of office

    November 9, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – President- elect Donald Trump has laid out an action plan for the first days of his administration. On Trump's website, there is a document titled, "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter," that lays out his plan for the first 100 days of his administration once he... more »
  • With clock ticking, Senators delay on crafting state spending plans

    June 21, 2016 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators are having trouble working out a final version of their plans to spend the $284 million raised in the special legislative session. The Senate Finance Committee planned a Tuesday meeting to craft its version of the bill to plug the money into next year's budget. But... more »
  • Clinton releases plan to help coal country adapt to climate

    November 12, 2015 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton has a $30 billion plan to help coal country adapt to climate policy. Clinton says her proposal will protect health benefits for coal miners and their families and help them retrain for new jobs. The Democratic presidential front-runner says the plan would help coal-dependent communities... more »
  • Angola officials offer new plan to reduce heat on death row

    November 2, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Three ailing condemned killers who claim Louisiana's death row is unbearably hot can look forward to a daily cool shower, personal ice chests and more fans. But state corrections officials say opening the death-row tier doors to let cooler air flow from the guard pod is a bad... more »
  • Clinton to introduce prescription drug plan this week

    September 20, 2015 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll roll out a new plan this week to control the cost of prescription drugs. The 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that she often hears complaints about the "skyrocketing" costs of prescription drugs. She added that the proposal... more »
  • New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The police chief in New Orleans says he's increasing overtime available to officers as the city grapples with violent crime. Chief Michael Harrison also noted Tuesday that 27 new recruits soon will complete field training. And he said joint efforts with federal and state agencies to fight... more »
  • Gonzales master plan would take advantage of commuter train

    June 29, 2015 9:23 AM

    GONZALES- The draft of a new master plan for the city of Gonzales calls for turning the oldest section of the city into a renewed downtown. Gonzales officials hope to capitalize on a commuter train line that may one day go through the city. They also are looking at... more »
  • Budget deal tricky to reach in final days of lawmakers' work

    June 9, 2015 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that the House and Senate have passed strikingly different packages of budget-balancing plans, negotiations move behind closed doors as legislative leaders try to strike a deal. The biggest stumbling block isn't necessarily the proposed spending plans or tax hikes. One of the largest disputes is whether... more »
  • Jindal's tax plan temporarily stalls, but revived within hours

    May 4, 2015 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to balance next year's budget sputtered briefly in the House tax committee, which initially rejected the tax plan only to revive it within hours and pass it. The proposal to scale back a tax credit for companies that pay local... more »
  • NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

    March 24, 2015 4:57 PM

    PHOENIX - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's... more »
  • Legislative hearings open on Jindal's budget proposal

    March 17, 2015 3:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee is starting its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year. Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and... more »
  • Community members dream up plans for vacant hospital site

    March 12, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, people who live and work around the now abandoned Earl K Long hospital met to share their thoughts on what the 14-acre property should become. State and city representatives hosted the discussion. Developers joined them and listened to ideas. They urged, the discussion was... more »
  • Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again

    March 6, 2015 11:32 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week. Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that the goal is... more »
  • Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

    February 27, 2015 6:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown. The 46-page document outlines what is exempt from the shutdown, including airport security checkpoints, Secret Service activities and border patrols. But employees involved in planning, auditing,... more »
  • Obama's war power plan seeks its first supporter

    February 12, 2015 2:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - One day after sending Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure. Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, senior lawmakers and newcomers to Congress, lawmakers across the congressional spectrum... more »
  • Get a first look at designs to revitalize the lakes

    January 29, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several meetings have been held over the past couple months for designers of improvements for the Baton Rouge and LSU Lakes to get public input. You can get a first look at the initial master plan tonight. Designers have combined some of the ideas from the... more »
  • Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap Play Video

    November 21, 2014 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state agencies while... more »
  • Final day to pay overdue taxes, no questions asked

    November 14, 2014 5:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you've fallen behind on your taxes, Friday is your last chance to take advantage of Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014. The Louisiana Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and cut accrued interest in half if you get up to date before midnight. Under the program,... more »
  • Lawmakers to discuss changes to OGB health care plans Play Video

    September 23, 2014 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are holding meetings this week to discuss changes to the health plans offered by the Office of Group Benefits. The agency will offer the new health care plans beginning next year, but there are still many concerns among retirees and state employees. Susan West... more »
  • More belongings found at Ukraine disaster site

    August 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    AMSTERDAM - The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 88 experts Sunday searched an area of six... more »
  • Two Angola cellmates captured after escaping

    September 22, 2013 4:23 PM

    ANGOLA - Two Angola cellmates have been captured after attempting a daring plan to escape from jail. While in the prison yard this morning, the two inmates broke through the bottom of one gate and climbed over another before taking off into a wooded area. The Angola Chase... more »
  • Jindal tax plan includes rebates for poor, retired

    March 29, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax package includes handing out rebate checks to the poor, military employees and certain retirees who otherwise could face hefty tax hikes under the restructuring. Those groups don't pay income taxes, so Jindal's proposal to eliminate income taxes in exchange for higher and more... more »

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