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  • Lawmaker pushes for required gun class Play Video

    January 16, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one state lawmaker wants people who purchase guns to show proof that they have attended some sort of safety class before bringing the firearm home. Rep. Austin Badon of New Orleans pre-filed HB 13. The courses could include a concealed carry course, LDWF... more »
  • Thief goes on shopping spree with stolen card

    August 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish need your help tracking down a woman who allegedly made several purchases with a stolen credit card. Detectives say the woman stole the victim's wallet at a Wal-Mart in Prairieville. She later charged more than $2,500 in electronic and gift card purchases... more »
  • More likely Fed could ease bond buys

    July 5, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve could now be more likely to slow its bond purchases in the next few months, after a jobs report that was stronger than expected today. The government reported that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, and many more in April and May than previously thought.... more »
  • Hurricane preparation tax holiday this weekend Play Video

    May 23, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People getting ready for hurricane season will get a break if they buy supplies this weekend. The annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. On those days state sales tax will be waived on the first $1,500 of... more »
  • Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

    May 7, 2013 7:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the... more »
  • Federal judge sentences man for identity theft

    February 14, 2013 7:38 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A federal judge has sentenced a 26-year-old New Orleans man to three years in prison for identity theft involving $10,000 in purchases. U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III sentenced Matthew Hawthorne on Wednesday and ordered him to make restitution and serve three years of post-release supervision.... more »
  • Fed to spend $45B to sustain bond purchases

    December 12, 2012 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Federal Reserve will spend $45 billion a month to sustain an aggressive drive to keep long-term interest rates low. And it set a goal of keeping a key short-term rate near zero until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent. The policies are intended to help an economy that the... more »
  • LHSAA files suit against state

    November 18, 2010 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is suing the state, after allegations of misspending by former LHSAA Commissioner Tommy Henry. A state audit indicates there is a lack of records for more than 2,300 purchases totaling nearly $400,000. There is also an ongoing investigation by the IRS.... more »
  • Former LHSAA commissioner may have to pay money back

    October 21, 2010 7:05 PM

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association doesn't know if it will make former Commissioner Tommy Henry pay back the $131,000 state auditors said he spent. State auditors said Henry admits many of the 2,000 purchases he made from 2005 to 2007 were personal. They said he spent $50,000... more »

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