WASHINGTON - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an accident in Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck... more »
BATON ROUGE - A search committee recommended a former telecommunications vice president today to head the Capital Area Transit System in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The committee chose Robert Mirabito after interviews with him and the runner-up for the position, John Conroy. The recommendation will go before the full... more »
WASHINGTON - The American Federation of Teachers is denouncing a suggestion that schools train selected staff to carry weapons, and that each school should have at least one armed security officer.
The head of the teachers' group calls the idea a "cruel hoax" that won't protect children and schools.... more »
BATON ROUGE - The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders.
In the last three years, over 1,500 first time offenders in East Baton Rouge have been stopped for drunk driving. The offense is an automatic misdemeanor,... more »
BATON ROUGE - Arkansas's top education leader could be Louisiana's next commissioner of higher education.
Dr. Jim Purcell received a favorable recommendation from the Board of Regents Search Committee today, and his hiring will go before the full board Thursday for consideration.
Purcell has been the director of... more »
The Louisiana Streamlining Commission approved a recommendation calling for an end to Citizens Insurance. It's the program used to administer Louisiana's property insurance of last resort.
Property owners along the coast and other high risk areas are often the policy holders. State Treasurer John Kennedy wants the state to... more »
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius advised women over 40 to continue yearly mammograms, despite a recent recommendation that says otherwise. Sebelius emphasized federal policy on who should get breast cancer screenings has not changed. She issued a statement Wednesday to ease confusion over a government panel's recommendation on... more »