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  • Special districts see majority of crime reduction Play Video

    April 22, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The latest statistics show people living in crime districts are seeing a return in their investment and benefiting the most. Baton Rouge police released its 2013 crime stats Tuesday morning and the numbers show a 7.39 percent reduction in overall crime compared to 2012. Violent... more »
  • Group seeks big cut in number of Orleans judges

    September 4, 2013 7:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-based government watchdog group says the city could save $14 million a year by reducing the number of judges in the local court system from 45 to about 20. The report was issued Tuesday by the Bureau of Governmental Research. A report by... more »
  • Aid reduction may factor in Loyola enrollment drop

    July 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials at Loyola University in New Orleans are trying to determine whether a move to reduce student aid led to an unexpected drop in freshman enrollment for the coming fall semester. First-year enrollment had grown since Hurricane Katrina; the university's goal was 875 first-year students for this... more »
  • Amid Army cuts, Fort Polk will see small reduction

    June 25, 2013 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say Fort Polk will lose fewer than 250 troops as the Army moves ahead with restructuring plans that will cut 80,000 nationally. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter and Rep. John Fleming claimed it as a victory for the base's supporters. ... more »
  • Appeal for reduced sentence outrages victims' family Play Video

    June 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The attorney representing convicted killer Brett Gerald wants his sentence reduced. Tommy D'Amico is filing an appeal with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, calling his client's 35-year sentence for seven counts of vehicular homicide excessive. He believes Gerald's sentence for each count shouldn't run consecutively. ... more »
  • Obama renews call for nuclear reductions

    June 19, 2013 8:10 AM

    BERLIN - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles. Obama spoke today at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons. He says... more »
  • Corps plans Missouri River reduction

    November 13, 2012 2:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. The corps expects to cut the flow from a South Dakota dam by about 40 percent starting... more »
  • No one requests 'red tape' waiver under new law

    December 20, 2010 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No school districts have filed requests for relief under Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to let districts get waivers from what they consider burdensome restrictions. Jindal called the measure the "Red Tape Reduction Act." It was signed into law in June. At the time, supporters said the change... more »
  • State budget cuts target higher education, healthcare

    October 22, 2010 5:51 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to more than two dozen state agencies today, demanding a reduction in their budgets to deal with a shortfall of nearly $107 million in the last fiscal year. More than $36 million of that falls on higher education and more than $20... more »
  • LSU submits $2.2 million mid-year budget reduction plan

    October 15, 2010 6:13 PM

    LSU has submitted its plan to meet a $2.2 million mid-year budget reduction after a $108 million deficit in last year’s state budget. Officials said the University will accommodate the reduction with tuition and fee revenue coming from a higher-than-expected enrollment this fall. “Had there been no reduction in state... more »
  • School budget cuts 63 positions

    June 23, 2010 7:02 AM

    The East Feliciana Parish School Board has approved scaled-down budgets and a reduction in employees because of consolidated schools. Last week a judge approved combining the Clinton and Jackson high school student bodies in Jackson and the two middle schools' students in Clinton. About 63 positions will be eliminated and... more »

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