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  • Medicaid rolls grow in states resisting health law

    May 13, 2014 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new report says at least a half-million more people have signed up for Medicaid in states that thus far have refused a federal offer to expand eligibility for the safety-net program for the poor. The report Tuesday from the market analysis firm Avalere Health found that 550,300... more »
  • NEW: BR man's book cover, claims father is Zodiac Killer

    May 12, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Zodiac Killer's son lives here and he's ready to tell-all in a new book, according to New York Magazine. Monday, the magazine posted a story on its website that Gary Stewart, of Baton Rouge, will be releasing a book through Harper Collins chronicling the search... more »
  • Report: Newtown shooter obsessed with Columbine

    November 25, 2013 2:09 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A report on the Newtown school shooting says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime. The summary of the investigation by Connecticut State's Attorney... more »
  • Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

    November 25, 2013 7:25 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Connecticut school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summary report could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history... more »
  • Scammer taking advantage of deaf students Play Video

    November 14, 2013 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Con artists are taking advantage of people with disabilities. The Louisiana School for the Deaf said at least one person is attempting to con people into donating money to a basketball team for the deaf. The school says over a two year period, and as recent... more »
  • Sheriff: Rape report filed before pastor slaying

    September 30, 2013 2:07 PM

    Lake Charles- A Louisiana sheriff says the wife of a man accused of killing a pastor filed a rape complaint against the preacher two days before he was killed. However, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Monday that investigators are trying to determine whether the woman's relationship with the pastor... more »
  • SI releases part 3 of report on OSU football program

    September 12, 2013 10:27 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - The third part of a report by Sports Illustrated about allegations surrounding the Oklahoma State football program has been released. It focuses on the lack of control with the Cowboys drug problem. LSU head football coach Les Miles was the coach at OSU from 2001... more »
  • Les Miles: Administration of OSU was 'done right'

    September 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles says he's proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with "the idea that somebody would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct." Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday,... more »
  • Miles gets support from former player after allegations surface in magazine Play Video

    September 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's head football coach got some support from a former football player after a scathing Sports Illustrated report Tuesday. The magazine criticized Miles for his program at Oklahoma State University, alleging that NCAA rules were broken. Miles left OSU for LSU and his replacement's program was also... more »
  • Report: Violations at OSU while Miles was coach Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:17 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla.- Sports Illustrated released the first installment of a five-part series looking into allegations surrounding the Oklahoma State football program, and LSU's head coach figures prominently in the first installment. The issues stem back to the time Les Miles served as the head coach for OSU. In the... more »
  • Report: Water park "likely" violates Disabilities Act Play Video

    September 4, 2013 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A preliminary report by the state fire marshal's office shows that the Cajun Lagoon Water Park is "likely" in violation of the American Disabilities Act, and will be shut down until those issues are resolved. The Denham Springs water park has been under scrutiny since the... more »
  • Father of drowning victim wants water park closed Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The father of a teenager who drowned at an area water park is not happy after reading the incident report. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained a copy of the report, written by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, dealing with the incident at Cajun Lagoon,... more »
  • Report details circumstances of Cajun Lagoon drowning

    August 27, 2013 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Owners of the Cajun Lagoon water park where a 14-year-old boy drowned last month told investigators they had four lifeguards on duty at the time of the accident. Yet, the insurers of the park only required one lifeguard to be on duty. That statement is part... more »
  • Report details fight between constable, student

    August 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A city constable encountered a student registering at Southern University several times before they got into an altercation which was caught on tape, according to an arrest report. The video showed the constable physically "body-slamming" the student, according to witnesses, and was viewed thousands of times... more »
  • Report: La. ranks 2nd worst in nursing home care

    August 16, 2013 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana nursing home care ranked second-worst in the nation, failing every staffing measure in a report by Families for Better Care, a nonprofit group whose goal is to improve long-term care. The group scored, ranked and graded states on eight federal quality measures, such as the average... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Driving somewhere? There's a government record of it

    July 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union says in a new report that local police departments are amassing millions of digital records on the location and movement of Americans using automated license plate scanners. The report, released Wednesday, found that there are tens of thousands of license plate scanners scattered... more »
  • Official claims sinkhole depth exceeds estimates

    July 15, 2013 2:26 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine. John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security, says previous... more »
  • More likely Fed could ease bond buys

    July 5, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve could now be more likely to slow its bond purchases in the next few months, after a jobs report that was stronger than expected today. The government reported that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, and many more in April and May than previously thought.... more »
  • Report: Slain infant slapped, beaten by father Play Video

    June 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police report reveals more disturbing details about the events leading up to an infant's death last weekend in Baton Rouge. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the mother of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard told investigators that on June 20 the girl's father, 26-year-old Larry Leflore,... more »
  • Report: La. has too few dentists for its residents

    June 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new national report says Louisiana has one of the worst dentist shortages in the nation. The analysis, released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, comes as the state Department of Health and Hospitals is slashing reimbursement rates paid to dentists through the Medicaid program with the... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »
  • Report says immigration bill cuts deficit

    June 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office says a sweeping immigration bill before the Senate would cut deficits by $197 billion over 10 years. The bill would add $262 billion in new spending and tax credits over 10 years, a sum more than covered by $459 billion in increased revenues, according... more »
  • Report: VA hospital in N.O. is $370M over budget

    May 19, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A government report says construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans is $370 million over budget and 14 months behind schedule. The Advocate reports that the hospital was initially expected to cost $625 million and be completed by December 2014. But a new report... more »
  • Benghazi report authors offer to testify in public, not private

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The authors of a report on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, are telling a House Republican that they will testify in public -- but they won't submit first to private interviews with investigators for a House oversight panel. Thomas Pickering and former Joint... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • State Police shows off suspicious activity app Play Video

    May 10, 2013 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police showed off a free app today designed to let people quickly report suspicious activity using their phones. The "See Something, Send Something" app is part of a initiative between intelligence centers across the U. S. People can take pictures of suspicious activity they... more »
  • Report shows persistence of TV violence

    May 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half... more »
  • Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

    April 30, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high... more »
  • Report issued on helicopter crash

    April 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation and Safety Board finds the two tail rotors were missing from a helicopter that crashed near the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish line in March. The American Press reports three people were killed when the Era helicopter went down while on a... more »
  • Report: Mathieu told NFL he'd failed 10+ drug tests

    April 12, 2013 12:51 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - According to reports, former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu told an assistant NFL coach that he'd failed more than ten drug tests at LSU before he was kicked off the team. USA Today reported Mathieu told the unnamed coach he "stopped counting" once he got to ten... more »
  • People report trouble with complaint line Play Video

    April 8, 2013 10:31 PM

    WALKER - A smelly situation has a community in Livingston Parish complaining. But, it's the inability to get through on the Department of Environmental Quality complaint line that worsened the situation. "It went straight to voice-mail," said resident Wayne Breaud. "And after the voice-mail it said that the voice-mail... more »
  • Virgin America best US airline performer in 2012

    April 8, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - A report on airline quality says U.S. airlines scored their second best performance last year, with Virgin America the leader. The annual report released Monday ranked the 14 largest U.S. airlines based on on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, consumer complaints and passengers who were bought tickets, but were turned... more »
  • DHH report: La. could save on Medicaid expansion

    March 27, 2013 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals has quietly released a new financial analysis that estimates the state could save as much as $368 million over 10 years by expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program under the federal health law. The analysis was posted on DHH's website this week with... more »
  • 2012 BR stats show drop in serious crimes

    February 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite an uptick in violent crimes, police in Baton Rouge said the number of major crimes dropped overall last year. Baton Rouge Police released the FBI's 2012 uniform crime report, which showed the city had a 3.65 percent decrease in total major crimes. The report... more »
  • CATS members blast management

    February 1, 2013 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The parish bus system's governing board began a series of meetings Thursday to discuss how to move the system forward following a recent report that recommended replacing CATS' top managers with contracted employees from a transit management firm. The Advocate reports some members of the Capital Area... more »
  • Fresh juicing allegations made against MLB players

    January 29, 2013 3:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Major League Baseball says it is "extremely disappointed" about new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and other players contained in a newspaper report. The Miami New Times says it had obtained files through an employee at a recently closed clinic in the... more »
  • Experts say 2nd industrial revolution starting in La. Play Video

    January 28, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new LSU energy report shows industry will invest $60 billion dollars in Louisiana projects over the next decade. The investments are tied to Louisiana's natural gas resources and production development, and expected to generate more than $20 billion directly to the state economy. Louisiana Chemical... more »
  • Report shows Randy Travis was drunk in crash

    January 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    Blood alcohol results in Texas show country star Randy Travis was almost twice the legal limit and drunk when he was arrested naked following a traffic crash in the town of Tioga, north of Dallas. The arrest was in August and he also faces charges for threatening officers. The D.A.... more »
  • Obama '08 campaign fined $375,000 by FEC

    January 4, 2013 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem... more »
  • US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

    January 4, 2013 6:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November's rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent. ... more »
  • Report: Online holiday sales up 14 percent

    January 3, 2013 4:25 PM

    RESTON, Va. - A report released Thursday says holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago. ComScore found that shoppers started the holiday season strong in November but a dip in consumer confidence hurt early December sales.... more »
  • Zachary Police report tornado

    December 25, 2012 3:40 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary tell the National Weather Service that one of its officers spotted a tornado near the Zachary-Slaughter Highway just east of East Cental Avenue. The report came in just after 3 p.m. as a strong line of thunderstorms raced over the area. No reports... more »
  • FBI: Hate crimes down slightly in 2011

    December 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the number of hate crimes reported to police in 2011 declined slightly compared to the previous year. Nearly half of the reported hate crimes in 2011 were motivated by racial bias, and one of every five hate crimes was motivated by a sexual orientation bias... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims drop

    December 7, 2012 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Dec. 1 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 4,048 from the previous week's total of 2,705. The department said similar spikes have occurred... more »
  • Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report

    December 7, 2012 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are trading mixed on Wall Street as investors work through the government's latest jobs report. It turns out Superstorm Sandy didn't have as much of an impact on the employment picture last month as economists had expected. The government says the storm played only a minimal... more »
  • US new home starts jump to fastest pace in 4 years

    November 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government reports that the nation's home builders began construction last month on the most homes and apartments since July 2008. It is fresh evidence that the housing recovery is gaining momentum. The Commerce Department says builders broke ground on homes in October at a seasonally adjusted annual... more »
  • Recall organizers fined $500 each by ethics board

    November 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
  • Inspector General report sparks change with State Fire Marshal Play Video

    November 13, 2012 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A report by the Inspector General's Office highlights some inefficiencies with the way the State Fire Marshal's Office handles carnival ride inspections and investigations. The report focuses on an accident at a Greensburg fair in 2011 where two teens were injured on the "Zipper" ride. The... more »
  • Hurricane Sandy could delay October jobs report

    October 29, 2012 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy could complicate Friday's release of the October jobs report, the final snapshot of employment before the presidential election. U.S. Labor Department officials are still hopeful that they can release the report as scheduled. But they acknowledged that the storm could cause a delay. "Our intention is... more »
  • Report: Husband used kitchen knife to stab wife, fetus Play Video

    October 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    WALKER - An arrest report revealed more details today about what investigators found when they arrived at the scene of a stabbing in Walker. According to the report by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds used a kitchen knife to slash his pregnant wife's throat before cutting... more »
  • Club Palace owner speaks out about SI report Play Video

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The fallout continues after a report in Sports Illustrated cited possible NCAA violations for members of the LSU football team, including former stand-out Tyrann Mathieu. The magazine's claim stems from the players appearing in promotional flyers and videos for The Palace club in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Ethics board hears appeals for fines Play Video

    September 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state ethics board denied several lawmakers' appeals to have ethics fines against them waived today. The fines in dispute ranged from a few hundred dollars to $8,000, and mostly dealt with campaign finance reports which were filed late or improperly. State Senator Elbert Guillory,... more »
  • Storm soaks Charlotte hours before Obama's speech

    September 6, 2012 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government reported. And companies boosted hiring in August, according to a private survey.... more »
  • LSU Police: Photo-taking man harassed student

    August 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said they were investigating a report of a man on campus harassing a female student and taking pictures of her. Spokesperson Ernie Ballard said a student reported around 10:05 a.m. today she was approached by a man who claimed to be an art student... more »
  • Report shows US drought rapidly intensifying

    July 26, 2012 10:51 AM

    ST. LOUIS - A new report shows the drought in the nation's midsection is rapidly intensifying and shows no signs of abating. The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows the range of the drought in the continental U.S. has increased only slightly in the past week. But the severity... more »
  • Report: Louisiana among most vulnerable to voting problems

    July 25, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new report lists Louisiana among six states ranked as least-prepared to deal with voting problems. The report from Common Cause, Rutgers Law School and the Verified Voting Foundation found Louisiana, along with Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Mississippi and South Carolina, had several defficiencies in voting preparedness. ... more »
  • Lawmakers seize on report detailing impact of cuts

    July 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats alike are pointing to a new report estimating that automatic budget cuts will cost the economy 2 million jobs. With five months to go before the across-the-board cuts kick in, the Aerospace Industries Association unveiled a report today that warned of job losses, billions of... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • Report: Penn St. disregarded children's welfare

    July 12, 2012 8:15 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal concludes that the administrators who fielded a 2001 complaint about him created a dangerous situation for future victims by not reporting the matter. The Freeh Group's report issued Thursday said that in order to avoid bad publicity,... more »
  • Report on Sandusky internal investigation to be released today

    July 12, 2012 7:06 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno's son Jay says the family is eagerly awaiting the release of Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal and wants "the truth to come out." Asked today if he would have an open mind about the conclusion of the investigation by former... more »
  • PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

    July 10, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Penn State investigation into whether university officials helped cover up that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children will be released Thursday. The review is being led by former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh. Freeh on Tuesday announced the time frame for the release of the report.... more »
  • Shaw Group posts 3rd-quarter loss of $16 million

    July 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Shaw Group Inc. said today that losses narrowed in its fiscal third quarter, though most of that was because the company took a special impairment charge in the same period last year. The Baton Rouge technology and engineering firm reported a net loss of $16 million,... more »
  • Report: Gerald had been drinking at golf course before deadly wreck Play Video

    June 29, 2012 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police report said Brett Gerald, the man accused of driving drunk and killing seven people in a wreck, told investigators he'd been drinking for several hours at a local golf course. The report says following the crash, Gerald told investigators he was at the... more »
  • Gov't report: health cost relief only temporary

    June 12, 2012 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's been enjoying a respite from rising health care costs, but government experts say don't look for it to last. Health care spending will grow faster than the economy for the foreseeable future, says a report Tuesday from Medicare's nonpartisan economic analysts. President Barack Obama's health care... more »
  • Penn State making workers report abuse allegations

    June 8, 2012 2:59 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State has instituted a new policy requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to state authorities. The policy announced Thursday also requires annual training for any staffer in a position to report abuse. A school spokeswoman says the policy goes beyond current Pennsylvania law,... more »
  • Report: 1 detective wanted Zimmerman charged

    May 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At least one police investigator wanted George Zimmerman to be charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. In a report released Thursday along with other evidence, the Sanford, Fla., detective told prosecutors that the fight between Zimmerman and Martin could have been avoided if Zimmerman had... more »
  • Treasurer, Jindal Administration disagree over job report Play Video

    April 26, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says the state workforce has been cut by about 7 percent over the past six years, but state employment costs have risen $650 million. The treasurer says proof is in a state audit made public in February. He says the only solution... more »
  • Stocks tumble after jobs report

    April 9, 2012 6:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Investors have had a three-day weekend to brood over disappointing job growth in March. When they got back to work today and delivered their verdict, it wasn't good. Stocks closed sharply lower, sending the Dow and S&P 500 to only their second four-day losing streak this year.... more »
  • Child sex abuse bill approved

    March 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to not report child sex abuse. The bill states any adult who sees child abuse would be required to report it, or face a felony charge with a prison sentence up to five years.... more »
  • State audit report critical of BRCC

    March 27, 2012 7:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A report by the legislative auditor finds Baton Rouge Community College misappropriated computer equipment and firearms. In letters to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, former interim Chancellor Jim Horton wrote that the college "recognizes its responsibility" for the lapses and stated that administrators have taken corrective actions. BRCC... more »
  • Report details plans for new Ga. to Miss. highway

    February 14, 2012 6:39 AM

    MACON, Ga. - A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez, Miss. In Georgia, one proposal calls for the interstate cutting through an area just south of Macon. No funding for the federal route... more »
  • White House releases report on Gulf restoration

    December 5, 2011 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Obama administration has released a report on how the Gulf Coast can be restored following the nation's worst offshore oil spill after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana in April 2010. The report from the White House's Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • Report: Louisiana schools need help

    December 3, 2011 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New reports says Louisiana and other Southern states need immediate changes in grades six, seven and eight to improve student achievement and ultimately high school graduation rates. The study was done by the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Education Board. The SREB is a nonprofit group that advises... more »
  • Police: McQueary didn't report abuse to them

    November 16, 2011 4:25 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania police chief says his department did not receive reports from a then-Penn State graduate assistant related to an allegation of child sexual abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Mike McQueary wrote in an email to a friend that was made available... more »
  • Fire Marshal releases fair accident report

    November 7, 2011 2:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - The State fire marshal blames operator error for an accident that injured a four year old boy last week at the Louisiana State Fair. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning held a news conference in Shreveport Monday to release details of his investigation into the accident. ... more »
  • CDC: Miners, construction, food workers smoke most

    September 29, 2011 11:17 AM

    ATLANTA - A new government report says construction workers, miners and food service workers are the occupations that smoke the most. Experts say that may have as much to do with education levels as the jobs themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 19.6 percent of... more »
  • Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people

    September 23, 2011 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - A report says the federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years. The payments are supposed to go to retired or disabled federal workers. But the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general says sometimes the... more »
  • La. unemployment-check error rate high

    September 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than four in 10 unemployment checks in Louisiana were issued improperly because they failed to meet the state's own standards. That's according to a federal report issued last week. The U.S. Labor Department identified over $497 million in unemployment "overpayments" from 2009 to 2011, a... more »
  • New evidence cites more BP oil spill mistakes

    September 13, 2011 4:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press show a BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for at... more »
  • Police report details eyewitness account of fight

    August 25, 2011 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An eyewitness says she saw LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson kick someone in the face during a bar fight that injured four people last week. The account from 19-year-old Victoria Long was included in a police report released Thursday, a day after police seized 49 pairs... more »
  • DHH reports new West Nile case in EBR Parish

    August 24, 2011 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials reported today another case of West Nile virus had been found in Louisiana, bringing the year's total up to four reported cases so far. Lisa Faust, a spokesperson with the Department of Health and Hospitals, said in a press release that the new case... more »
  • Oil spill report seeks better emergency procedures

    August 17, 2011 2:44 AM

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands wants improved procedures for activating emergency systems and maintaining fail-safe devices meant to prevent blowouts like the one that led to the massive BP oil spill. The Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the Pacific Ocean is the flag state for the drilling... more »
  • Report says LSU violated academic freedom

    August 1, 2011 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It carries no penalty, but a report from the American Association of University Professors still takes a hard swipe at Louisiana State University. The organization says LSU violated the academic freedom of coastal researcher Ivor van Heerden, according to a report issued Monday by the organization... more »
  • Plant fire in New Iberia under control

    June 15, 2011 5:17 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police report that the fire at a New Iberia chemical plant is under control. Trooper Stephen Hammons said crews with Williams Firefighting and Hazard Control are continuing to spray the plant with chemicals to completely extinguish the fire, which started after a reporter explosion... more »
  • Jindal's office keeps privatization report secret

    June 9, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has handed over to senators a report involving efforts to hire a private company to run a state worker health insurance program. But that doesn't mean the public will get to see it. Jindal's Division of Administration refused to provide the report... more »
  • Thousands of La. organizations lose tax status

    June 9, 2011 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 4,200 Louisiana organizations have had their tax-exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue Service for not filing annual reports. The IRS put out a list of 275,000 groups nationwide that lost their tax exemptions because of the 2006 Pension Protection Act, which automatically revokes... more »

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