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  • State announces new commercial oyster harvest rules

    June 13, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and wildlife officials recently announced two new rules to make raw oysters safer to consume. The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries put these new rules into place to offer stricter guidelines for harvesters and fishermen , with the hopes... more »
  • Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules

    March 8, 2014 11:19 AM

    SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations. The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of... more »
  • Water park law drafted after Cajun Lagoon drowning Play Video

    February 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Rep. J. Rogers Pope has drafted a House Bill to regulate water parks in Louisiana. The bill comes months after a 14-year-old boy drowned at Cajun Lagoon water park in Livingston Parish. Nick Kissner died when he went under water and never resurfaced. Lifeguards and members... more »
  • Public hearing for new salt dome regulations Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Changes are coming to the way salt domes are regulated, but the state wants feedback before the regulations go into effect. To make sure communities are safe, the state is proposing stricter regulations to help regulate salt domes like the one in Bayou Corne which collapsed... more »
  • FDA preventing foodborne illness in animals Play Video

    October 25, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Food and Drug Association is working toward preventing food borne illness in animals, similar to the way it does for people. The plan is to set guidelines for food safety and holding imported foods to the same standard as foods made in the U.S. These... more »
  • Inspectors still waiting for plans of water park

    August 7, 2013 10:52 PM

    WATSON- Owners of the Cajun Lagoon, a water park where a teenager drowned last week, have not filed documents with the Louisiana Fire Marshall showing if the facility is up to code. When Nick Kissner, 14, died at the facility, inspectors realized park operators never submitted plans. They were... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: water park cited after drowning Play Video

    August 1, 2013 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cajun Lagoon, a water park where a teenager drowned earlier this week, will be required to submit plans for structures on the property. The State Fire Marshal's Office said the facility was cited after the drowning for failing to submit required documents. Owners will have to show... more »
  • Blowout could tip regulator focus to shallow water

    July 31, 2013 8:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Last week's blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators' focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. James Watson, director of the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says he plans to meet... more »
  • Jindal signs salt dome bills tied to sinkhole

    June 14, 2013 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law three bills tightening regulations on salt domes, a response to the 15-acre Assumption Parish sinkhole that caused evacuation orders for 150 homes. Stricter guidelines will be required for monitoring and assessing areas around salt domes, and stiffer penalties will be... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Airport taxis have to meet new NO standards

    November 2, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has extended the city's new requirements for cabs to those vehicles that collect passengers at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner. New regulations for New Orleans taxis now extend to those cabs picking up passengers at the airport. ... more »
  • N.O. readies for Super Bowl as cabbies protest

    October 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - As unhappy taxi drivers paraded by New Orleans' City Hall with horns blaring in protest, Mayor Mitch Landrieu made it clear the city won't back away from broad new regulations governing their vehicles. Landrieu and other officials held a news conference Thursday to discuss plans for the... more »
  • Revenue dept. issues proposed rule for tax break

    September 26, 2012 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Revenue is proposing new regulations governing Louisiana's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit to limit estimated program costs to $10 million a year. That's far higher than initial estimates of the tax break's price tag. But the move to eliminate "flex-fuel vehicles" - which... more »
  • Food truck regulation effort in BR fails

    April 11, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Proposed parking regulations for food trucks in East Baton Rouge Parish were deleted from the Metro Council agenda Wednesday, when no one would support Councilman Smokie's Bourgeois push to approve the changes. Arguments before the ordinance died came from food truck vendors, customers, restaurant owners and the... more »
  • New amateur MMA safety regulations considered

    November 16, 2011 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state boxing commission wants to make sure amateur, mixed martial arts regulations are as strong as professional levels. Commission members tell News 2 Louisiana was one of the first states to implement pro standards years ago. They discussed several changes at a meeting today. One may... more »
  • New state, federal regulations concerning local oil industry

    October 20, 2011 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More regulations on drilling as it booms in our backyard. The state wants to know the types of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking and the feds want rules on how to get rid of the wastewater that process creates. Fracking is how crews break... more »
  • Boating regulations and required equipment

    July 2, 2011 4:56 PM

    For information on boating regulations and required equipment click here. more »
  • La. to seize gambling winnings for child support

    April 21, 2011 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents who are behind on child support in Louisiana can have their casino winnings in the state confiscated starting May 20. Louisiana's top gambling panel, the Gaming Control Board, agreed Thursday without discussion and without objection to the final rules and regulations for seizing the money.... more »
  • Street sign changes concern local governments

    November 30, 2010 5:47 PM

    BAKER - Federal highway officials are expected to get an earful during an extended public comment period over new traffic regulations. Federal regulations for things like street signs are scheduled for 2012, and could cost state and local governments millions to implement. Currently letters on street signs must... more »
  • City gives teen clubs rules and regulations

    November 23, 2010 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are cracking down on pop-up clubs for teens in Baton Rouge. Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis says abandonded buildings are often rented out for these parties, where any teen can pay to party. Lewis says there are no regulations for the clubs, and that allows teenagers... more »
  • Industry: No need for EPA to regulate gas drilling

    September 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    The oil and natural gas industry is willing to cooperate with a federal study of natural gas drilling, but opposes regulation of a practice known as hydraulic fracturing. The Environmental Protection Agency has asked nine natural gas companies to disclose the chemical components used in that process. The... more »
  • DSS to revamp day care licensing standards

    September 18, 2009 3:18 PM

    All 1,900 day care centers licensed by the state will be inspected and reviewed within the year according to new safety and licensing regulations set by the Department of Social Services. The new guidelines also say any centers that have had their licenses revoked and reinstated will be inspected... more »

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