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  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • Greenhouse released from jail after judge's ruling Play Video

    November 24, 2015 6:52 AM

    AVOYELLES - A judge ruled that an obscure law regarding bond practices in Louisiana did not keep a law enforcement officer accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in jail. Norris Greenhouse Jr. bonded out of jail Tuesday evening after the judge ruled his family could use property owned by... more »
  • Library secures real estate firm to help locate new BR location

    November 19, 2015 8:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The library secured a real estate company to help it find a location for a new south branch. A spokesperson said Sperry Van Ness / Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC was hired to find a viable site somewhere in the southern part of East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Thousands of properties piling up for EBR Parish Play Video

    November 16, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of properties with unpaid taxes are sitting around in East Baton Rouge waiting to be sold at auction. When someone does not pay property taxes that property goes up for auction at a sheriff's sale. The properties that are not sold are "adjudicated" to the parish... more »
  • Baker council targets blighted property with new ordinance

    September 23, 2015 7:46 AM

    BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance streamlining the process of cleaning up blighted and unsafe property in the city. The new law does not change the kinds of violations targeted, which include abandoned buildings, hazardous structures, fire hazards, unsafe equipment and code violations. Under... more »
  • Air Force wants owners to give up Nevada bombing range site

    September 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday... more »
  • Deal with IBM could complicate Capitol Complex property sale

    May 13, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to sell the Capitol Park Welcome Center and adjacent parking garage may have become complicated. Governor Bobby Jindal's administration had promised 300 parking spaces in the garage to IBM in a long-term lease agreement. Last week the administration announced plans to sell the center and... more »
  • Man's dream home becomes literal power struggle

    April 24, 2015 8:14 PM

    CENTRAL - A property owner found himself in a power struggle over his dream home he built on a 7-acre plot of land. Vernon Raiford owns the property located off Blackwater Road in Central. He built his new house next to his daughter's house, on the same plot of... more »
  • Aerial mapping program coming to Livingston Parish Play Video

    March 18, 2015 3:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor showed off a new parish-wide mapping system to parish leaders, realtors and law enforcement Wednesday. The program will be public for anyone to use, but parish entities will benefit from the mapping system. It could provide an easier way to make... more »
  • Louisiana taxpayers leave unclaimed money on the table Play Video

    March 10, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tax time is here, and many Louisiana taxpayers could be leaving some money on the table. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In this morning with some important tax reminders. "53% of the money that's available to be taken advantage of either as a... more »
  • New Orleans to auction off 3,000 tax-adjudicated properties

    February 24, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In an effort to tackle blight and spur development, city officials say they will put about 3,000 tax-adjudicated properties up for sale this summer in online auctions. This will be the first time the city is selling properties where the owners have not paid property taxes through... more »
  • St. Francisville bridge to be replaced, so residents aren't stranded

    February 8, 2015 6:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some residents who live off of Graham road have to cross the bridge in order to get to their homes. If the bridge goes out or needs emergency repair, it could leave people who live behind it stranded. Graham Road Bridge is on the agenda,... more »
  • False River officials address drawdown concerns Play Video

    January 28, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... more »
  • Some say False River drawdown caused property damage Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents are concerned that the drawdown of False River could be damaging their property along the popular oxbow lake. The drawdown of False River began in September as the first step toward rehabilitating the once thriving fishing spot. People can tell the effect the drawdown... more »
  • St. George FD to try to sell council on shorter tax

    January 19, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials with the St. George Fire Department approved a new tax plan to pitch city leaders. Monday, the group voted to propose a ten-year tax instead of one that was 20-years . The initial tax proposal was not approved by the Metro Council last week. The... more »
  • Baker city officials explore revenue options Play Video

    January 16, 2015 6:23 PM

    BAKER - City officials met to discuss possible ways to help Baker's budget Friday. The two biggest options looked at were an increase in property taxes and an increase in sales taxes. Right now the current sales tax is 9.5 percent. The maximum the city can charge in... more »
  • Baker looking for other ways to keep finances afloat Play Video

    January 14, 2015 5:26 PM

    BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
  • St. George fire district requesting tax increase Play Video

    January 6, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Protection District says they have reached a point where something had to be done to keep their doors open. The district is requesting a 2-mill tax increase for property owners, after decades of losing property to other parts of the parish. "The... more »
  • Livingston Parish has an $11 million flood plan Play Video

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - There's an $11 million plan to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels. In the next year and a half, the parish plans to tackle about 90 low-lying properties. Most of them will be elevated to comply... more »
  • Audit says $7M in Recovery School District property missing

    December 15, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment. It's the eighth year in a row that Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office has found the same problem for the school district, which is a network of... more »
  • Auditor: Spending disciplined in Ascension Parish

    June 27, 2014 6:29 AM

    GONZALES- Fueled by record collections of sales and property taxes buoyed by growth in the industrial sector in 2013, a newly released financial audit finds Ascension Parish government cut its debts by $10 million and boosted its net worth to $152.5 million. The costs of primary government rose $4.5 million... more »
  • Money men tally cost of climate change

    June 24, 2014 2:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Climate change will exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and higher health expenses, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. The report, released Tuesday, is designed to convince businesses to... more »
  • Ascension Assessor adds millions to tax rolls Play Video

    June 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- An aerial assessment of Ascension Parish found nearly 15 percent of property owners weren't paying a fair share of taxes. Ascension Assessor, M.J. "Mert" Smiley, used aerial pictometry to create an updated map of the parish that shows several plots that weren't being taxed before he came into... more »
  • Are you insurance ready for hurricane season? Play Video

    May 29, 2014 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is here, and now is the time to make sure you're insurance ready. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In Thursday to tell you everything you need to know to be prepared. Forecasters are predicting a light hurricane season, but all it takes... more »
  • DPW: skateboarders are vandalizing downtown

    March 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city says they're having a problem with skateboarders vandalizing property downtown. The Downtown Development District and the Department of Public Works says they plan to enforce an existing ordinance that prohibits skateboarding, bicycling, and roller skating on park structures. "When it comes to tricks... more »
  • School board buys land for improvements Play Video

    November 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    WALKER - The Livingston Parish School Board is buying land behind Walker High School for a future expansion of the campus. The land currently occupies a mobile home park with about 13 mobile homes. After the $630,000 deal is complete tenants will have 60 days to vacate. Some... more »
  • Squatter's nine-year-old dump Play Video

    November 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A city official says a man has been squatting in a house for nine years. The house, located on the 100 block of Atchafalaya St., has been without utilities since Sept. 2006. There is no running water, no lights and the roof of the home is... more »
  • Board backs assessor's plan to shore up tax rolls

    August 21, 2013 12:05 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has voted to back Assessor M.J. Smiley Jr.'s plan using aerial imagery to find buildings and other improvements not on the tax rolls. The Advocate reports the unopposed vote on Tuesday means the school board agreed to chip in $235,000 for a $400,000... more »
  • Citizens Insurance gets line of credit increase

    August 15, 2013 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have given Louisiana's property insurer of last resort the approval needed to bump up its bank line of credit to $125 million. Backing Thursday from the State Bond Commission gives the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. more resources to cover claim costs if the state... more »
  • Lawmakers approve property sales Thursday

    August 1, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers have agreed to let Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration sell state property in Iberville Parish and downtown Baton Rouge. The House and Senate natural resources committees approved the sales Thursday at a special meeting in Grand Isle, held where lawmakers were attending a weekend fishing rodeo.... more »
  • New Roads property tax battle heats up Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Workers are paving streets all over New Roads and Connie Hurst's block is one of them. "We needed to go wider, which I see that they're doing," she says, "It would benefit a lot." The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury says a measure it passed... more »
  • Citizens seeking increased credit for storm season

    July 17, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governing board for Louisiana's property insurer of last resort wants to boost its bank line of credit, to give the company enough wiggle room to cover costs in case of a storm. The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved a proposal Wednesday to increase its line... more »
  • Insurance company blamed for sinkhole buyout holdup

    May 20, 2013 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on blamed their insurance carrier today for the holdup in buyouts for nearby property. Texas Brine, LLC released a statement which said their carrier hasn't approved any money for buyouts just yet, and they're working with the... more »
  • City tears down blighted property Play Video

    May 9, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City workers tore down a dilapidated Baton Rouge home today after getting a court order allowing them to remove the blighted structure. David Guillory with the Department of Public Works said it belonged to David Burke, who's been in jail a year awaiting trial for more... more »
  • $420K in unclaimed property returned at drive

    April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Treasury has returned a record $420,000 in unclaimed money to hundreds of New Orleans area residents at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day over the weekend. In an effort to increase awareness about the Unclaimed Property Program and help citizens claim their money, the Treasury... more »
  • Committee backs phase-in of property tax payments

    April 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee agreed that property owners whose tax assessments increase by 15 percent or more in one year should be able to spread the increase over three years. The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley as an attempt to give property owners an adjustment... more »
  • Leaders plan to push tax increase again

    April 25, 2013 9:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Just one year later, leaders want to push a property tax increase to fund Livingston Parish mosquito control again. It was voted-down last year, but since about a third of residents still skip-out on paying the fee, Mosquito and Abatement believes the tax is necessary. Without... more »
  • Committee approves state property sale

    March 18, 2013 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A joint legislative committee today approved the sale of a state property as proposed in Governor Jindal's executive budget. Wooddale Towers has been vacant since April 2011. State budget officials say some of the last tenants were state offices that have since been consolidated. A... more »
  • Jindal: Buyout process for sinkhole starts this week

    March 13, 2013 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today Texas Brine will buy out property owners affected by a massive sinkhole which appeared in Assumption Parish last year. Jindal said the buyout process will begin this week, starting with property appraisals. People who volunteer to be bought out will be... more »
  • Sale of state buildings are a part of Jindal's proposed budget Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal plans on selling $47 million dollars in state property to help balance next year's budget. The properties on the market include Wooddale Towers, the state office building at the corner of Convention Street and 3rd Street, and the parking lot where the old state... more »
  • Jindal proposes $47M in property sales in budget

    February 26, 2013 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal's budget is relying on selling six tracts of state property around south Louisiana to remain in balance. However, none of the land sales are done deals. Jindal's budget for next year assumes the state will receive $47 million from the property sales. Its... more »
  • 2012 BR stats show drop in serious crimes

    February 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite an uptick in violent crimes, police in Baton Rouge said the number of major crimes dropped overall last year. Baton Rouge Police released the FBI's 2012 uniform crime report, which showed the city had a 3.65 percent decrease in total major crimes. The report... more »
  • Citizens rates rising by average of 7.7 percent

    January 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's property insurer of last resort has proposed raising homeowner's rates an average of 7.7 percent statewide this year. The Advocate reports the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s board said Thursday that the rate increase is being driven in part by higher reinsurance costs for coastal... more »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • Planned location for downtown BR condos sold Play Video

    January 2, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The developer for a key piece of property in downtown Baton Rouge sold the land recently, after years of delays and obstacles to building condos in the location. Richard Preis sold the spot on Lafayette Street between Laurel and Main to Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard... more »

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