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  • New Ascension road projects to tackle traffic problems Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:47 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A new initiative called "Move Ascension" aims to reduce traffic along parish roads. "There's three problems, traffic, traffic, and traffic," said Parish President Kenny Matassa. The first road on the list is Roddy Road, that runs from Highway 42 to Airline Highway. At least... more »
  • House backs budget reduced from Edwards plan Play Video

    May 4, 2017 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has backed a nearly $29 billion budget for next year that significantly scales back the spending sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The 63-40 vote for passage Thursday fell largely along partisan lines, with Republicans supporting the smaller spending plan and Democrats opposed. Republicans... more »
  • Delgado counselor accused of offering tuition break for sex

    April 1, 2017 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Delgado Community College admissions counselor has been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favors from a student in return for reducing her tuition. Rashad Harold was arrested Thursday on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The New Orleans Advocate reports a magistrate judge set the 36-year-old's bail... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss ways to reduce state's prison population Play Video

    March 2, 2017 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards' criminal justice task force has made recommendations to lawmakers on how to reduce Louisiana's prison population. The task force discussed the topic of violent crimes on Thursday and made recommendations that included granting parole hearings for juveniles sentenced to life in prison... more »
  • Texas, 12 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

    January 17, 2017 8:29 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington-based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Paxton said in a statement that... more »
  • River Road work to make downtown pedestrian friendly Play Video

    November 20, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction along River Road has been a hassle for many drivers, but the end result will be a more pedestrian friendly downtown area for the Capital City. Construction has been ongoing downtown on the south side of Florida Boulevard along River Road as crews work to... more »
  • GOP against shrinking Baton Rouge school board

    July 22, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number. The local GOP's executive committee voted 13-1 to urge the school... more »
  • New study calls on La. to change sentencing laws

    October 29, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study by right-leaning policy organizations recommends that Louisiana shrink its prison population and costs by repealing minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes. The groups suggest that Louisiana could maintain public safety while also reducing a per capita incarceration rate that is the highest in the... more »
  • Bill to reduce film tax credits pulled

    May 6, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The author of a bill which sought to cut lucrative tax credits for film companies in half pulled the bill today before it could be discussed at a legislative committee. Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge) deferred the bill without testimony, saying he wanted to discuss the... more »
  • DEQ urges steps to reduce ozone air pollution

    May 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the weather warming and the formation of ozone air pollution more likely, the state Department of Environmental Quality is asking people to take steps to help reduce it. Ozone forms when nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds combine in the air during hot and sunny... more »

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