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  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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? check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Property owners shell out hundreds more for CATS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Property tax assessments are going out in East Baton Rouge Parish, and owners living in the city limits of Baker and Baton Rouge can expect much larger overall contributions compared to years past. To see what you owe, click here . In the Riverbend neighborhood... more »
  • Teen, mother and sister arrested for thefts

    December 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a mother and her two teenage children in connection with a series of burglaries which happened recently around Baker, then said they had to re-arrest one of the kids after they posted threatening messages on the internet. Police Chief Mike Knaps said on Monday detectives... more »
  • Man accused of attacking gas pump

    December 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a Houma man accused of attacking an uncooperative gasoline pump has been booked with criminal property damage. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies tell The Courier 27-year-old Sean Charles Oshea told officers he pulled up to the gas station at Sam's Club in Houma Sunday night and... more »
  • Property values increase 2 percent in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2012 6:18 PM

    ASCENSION - Some homeowners in Prairieville and Dutchtown can expect to pay higher property taxes since home values have increased since 2008. The Ascension Parish Assessors Office valued 3,400 homes this year, which is down from 2008. Property values went up by 2 percent, compared to 8 percent the... more »
  • LSPO Burglary Division recovers stolen property from 3 states

    August 13, 2012 3:10 PM

    Denham Springs- Three people accused of stealing numerous items in three states, are now behind bars in Livingston Parish. Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Burglary Division were led to 23140 Highway 16 in Denham Springs, where they recovered the items, including tires, rims, tools, farm equipment and a... more »
  • Teachers return to West Feliciana classrooms thanks to new tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2012 5:18 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana Parish, students are returning, and thanks to a new tax many students are too. A half-cent sales-tax went into effect months ago. And administrators say it's already saved dozens of teachers jobs, and helped lift a salary freeze. Baines Elementary School Principle... more »
  • No property taxes this year in Pollock

    July 19, 2012 10:47 AM

    POLLOCK - Officials in the central Louisiana town of Pollock have agreed not to collect property taxes this year. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that Mayor Jerome Scott asked the town council not to impose the town's 7.52- mill tax this year. Scott notes that the town is nearly... more »
  • New property search site launched for EBR

    July 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials in East Baton Rouge launched a new website intended to make it easier for people to find information about their property. The revamped property locator, called eBRmap, search for property by street address, subdivision and several other criteria. The information will be refreshed every... more »
  • Land dispute in Livingston heads to court

    June 15, 2012 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A land dispute dating back decades is finally headed to court in Livingston Parish. The school board wants a judge to decide if it still owns land near French Settlement or if the 30 people who live there do. School leaders are gearing up by contending... more »
  • EBR school district property in question

    May 11, 2012 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An effort to lessen the blow of budget cuts in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools is causing confusion. The district is trying to sell excess land to make money, but there's a big question of what still belongs to the district to sell. The land is... more »
  • Rent could go up because of CATS property tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to rising property taxes, landlords that own property in the city limits may pass those costs onto renters. On a $100,000 property, owners will pay an additional $106 a year in property taxes which could send rent up just as high. Property owners we... more »
  • Landlords: Rent could go up because of CATS tax

    April 26, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to rising property taxes, landlords that own property in the city limits may pass those costs onto renters. On a $100,000 property, owners will pay an additional $106 a year in property taxes which could send rent up just as high. Tonight on News... more »
  • Family says they were attacked by mother accused of killing 2-month-old

    April 10, 2012 9:50 PM

    ZACHARY- Events leading up to the discovery of a dead 2-month-old boy are still developing. Sabrina Maiden was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of murdering her child, Prince Javeion Brown. He was found dead in a puddle of water, in a ditch, Tuesday morning. Authorities say she left him there... more »
  • Bill increasing penalty for copper theft approved check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2012 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill aimed at cutting down on copper theft was approved by the Louisiana House Criminal Justice committee. Someone convicted of stealing copper could be fined based on the value of the metal, the cost of replacement and the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property. more »
  • Livingston Parish closes waterways south of I-12 to recreational vehicles

    March 22, 2012 12:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has closed all waterways to recreational vehicles south of Interstate 12 because of flooding after the heavy rains experienced Wednesday. The closure will last from March 22nd at noon to March 26th at noon. Officials... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity working on blighted properties

    August 30, 2011 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A partnership between Habitat for Humanity and two parish offices could be the beginning of the end to blighted property in Baton Rouge. A week ago, the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority approved the transfer of ownership of 13 empty lots to Habitat for Humanity. Prior... more »
  • State turning over $400,000 in unclaimed money

    July 26, 2011 3:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just over $400,000 in lost money has been returned to New Orleans-area residents from the state treasury. The agency held an unclaimed property day Saturday in Metairie. State Treasurer John Kennedy says over 5,000 people attended. Kennedy says one person claimed $98,000, while another claimed $36,000. Unclaimed... more »
  • Neighbors want lot cleaned up in North Baton Rouge

    June 21, 2011 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of people in North Baton Rouge call the overgrown property in their neighborhood an eyesore and they want it cleaned up. The house, on Oswego Street near Plank Road, has tall weeds and vines growing all around it. People who live near the house worry... more »
  • Drought driving alligators onto private property

    June 3, 2011 10:50 PM

    ZACHARY- Wildlife and Fisheries agents say calls are way up reporting alligators in places they don't belong. They say that's because of the drought and high temperatures. And for people making the calls, it's an adventure they hope happens only once. "I look out the window and I'm... more »
  • Homeowners preparing for high water in Gibson

    May 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    GIBSON - Prisoners helped fill truckloads of sandbags this morning for residents in Gibson, east of Morgan City, as residents tried to protect their homes from expected flooding. Property owners picked up dozens of sandbags at a station where inmates from the parish jail filled them 50 at a... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board: "We want our land back!"

    February 10, 2011 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A 100-year-old mistake could be corrected in Livingston Parish. It involves land that was leased and the parish school board wants it back. In each township, property is set aside for the school system. It stays government property unless it's sold. And even if it's leased, there's... more »
  • Louisiana policyholders lose $133 million

    January 8, 2011 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Property insurance policyholders in Louisiana have lost almost $133 million in rebates that had been available before the end of 2010. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the money is part of the assessments paid by private home and commercial policyholders for the Louisiana's property insurer of last... more »

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