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  • Sex offender continues to evade registration system Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:55 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension are still trying to track down one sex offender for failing to register as a sex offender in Ascension. Ascension Sheriff's Office said 36-year-old Wade Pardue ducked law enforcement for not registering for the database twice. They say he's currently the only man in... more »
  • APSO: Sex offender skipped out on registration again

    April 21, 2015 11:26 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a sex offender in Ascension Parish who has repeatedly ignored registration laws is once again missing, and has a warrant for his arrest. Deputies said 36-year-old Wade Pardue was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 1999. After he was released from prison... more »
  • Wednesday deadline to register for April elections

    March 5, 2014 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisianians should register by Wednesday to vote in the April 5 municipal primary election. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 84 percent of eligible Louisianians are registered. The April election will be held in 42 parishes. Individuals can register to vote online 24 hours a day, seven... more »
  • Another try to place levee sites on historic list

    August 31, 2013 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group is making a second attempt to place a site where a levee breached during 2005's Hurricane Katrina on the National Register of Historic Places. This time the group's application is trying to get around opposition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built... more »
  • Sex offender charged with failing to register

    July 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a sex offender who failed to register in Ascension Parish turned himself in to authorities today. Deputies said Horace Chauvin, 34, of Prairieville did not follow through with a requirement to annually register with parish authorities. He was booked into the parish jail after... more »
  • Group: Voter registration grew at assistance sites

    July 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A voting rights group says thousands of poor Louisianians have registered to vote because of its pressure on state public assistance agencies to provide the applications. Nonprofit organization Project Vote says more than 29,000 people applied to vote in 2011 and 2012 through sites that offer registration... more »
  • Justice official: Register voters automatically

    November 16, 2012 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - One of the top enforcers of the nation's civil rights laws says government should be responsible for automatically registering citizens to vote by using existing databases to compile lists of all eligible residents in each jurisdiction. The proposal by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, chief of the Justice... more »
  • Sec. of State: 2.92M registered to vote in La.

    October 11, 2012 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Preliminary statewide voter registration totals show that at least 2.92 million Louisianians will be eligible to vote Nov. 6 when the race for U.S. president tops the ballot. Election officials say the numbers mean there are already about 100,000 more eligible voters today than on the... more »
  • Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

    October 8, 2012 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential and other elections is Tuesday. This registration deadline applies to new registrants as well as those who want to make changes to their registration information. New applicants must be at least 18 years old before... more »
  • State primary registration deadline

    February 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote or to change parties in the Louisiana presidential preference primary next month. Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote on March 24th for who they want to get their party's presidential nomination. Only those registered in a party... more »
  • Police searching for armed robbery suspect

    December 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who hit a gas station early Wednesday morning. Authorities say the suspect walked into a convenience store on Airline Highway with a handgun, took money from the register, then fled. The suspect is described as a 6'1"... more »
  • TPSO: Warrant issued for missing sex offender

    October 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    Authorities are looking for a man who they said failed to register as a sex offender in Tangipahoa Parish. Detectives said 31-year-old Lance Trauth, Loranger, was supposed to complete his registration on or before October 11th but failed to do so. Authorities said Trauth was convicted on June 24, 1998... more »
  • Judges overturn sex offender rule

    March 31, 2010 6:44 AM

    An appeals court ruled the state cannot require a man to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life or carry a special driver's license and identification card. The ruling overturns a state judge's ruling against Jimmy L. Smith who was convicted of indecent behavior with a... more »
  • Justice's wife cited

    March 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    A conserative advocacy group led by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was cited for fundraising without being registered by Virginia law. Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs sent a letter to Virginia Thomas who is president of Libery Central, Inc., telling her the group has to follow the... more »
  • La. tax department ends contractor registration program

    January 7, 2010 4:39 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue has ended a program to certify contractors. The revenue department said the program failed to make more contractors comply with the state's tax laws. Resident contractors therefore no longer need to renew their certifications and nonresident contractors will no longer be required to pay a... more »

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