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  • Peyton Manning to Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo.'

    January 26, 2016 3:23 PM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale. He's just saying it could be. NFL Network cameras caught the exchange between Manning and New England coach Bill Belichick after Denver's 20-18 win over the Patriots in the AFC championship game on Sunday.... more »
  • Wambach closes out US team career in New Orleans with air of contentment

    December 16, 2015 4:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Abby Wambach sounds certain there will be no unforeseen circumstances luring her back onto the field next year at the Rio Games. The face of U.S. women's soccer for the past decade since Mia Hamm retired, Wambach insists she's been at peace for a while now... more »
  • Longtime Angola warden Burl Cain to retire Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:13 PM

    ANGOLA - Burl Cain, the warden of Angola State Penitentiary for two decades, will resign at the end of this year. The warden made the announcement Wednesday evening that he will step down effective Jan. 1, 2016, according to a spokesperson with Governor Bobby Jindal's office. “Warden Burl... more »
  • Houma police chief to retire in August

    June 5, 2015 11:55 AM

    HOUMA - Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says he plans to retire Aug. 6. Duplantis submitted a letter Thursday informing Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet of his plans. Prior to Duplantis' appointment in 2008, the department had been plagued with internal rifts, sexual harassment allegations and lawsuits among employees and... more »
  • House backs pension hike for retired teachers, state workers

    May 27, 2015 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state employees, public school workers and teachers would get a boost to their pension checks, under a bill advancing to the state Senate for consideration. The House voted 80-20 Tuesday for the proposal by Rep. Sam Jones, a Democrat from Franklin. The measure would provide a 1.5... more »
  • EBR Registrar of Voters to retire at end of month

    May 4, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After 43 years of service for East Baton Rouge Parish, Registrar of Voters Elaine Lamb announced Monday her intention to retire at the end of the month. Lamb told her staff today that she wanted to retire at the end of December, but she had to... more »
  • Lawmakers reject pension check increase for state retirees

    May 1, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to give retired state employees and teachers a cost-of-living increase in their pension checks has stalled. The House Retirement Committee deadlocked in a 6-6 vote Thursday on the proposal by Rep. Sam Jones, a Democrat from Franklin, effectively killing the 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment. Jones... more »
  • Renovation of state office building set to start Monday

    March 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction is set to begin Monday on a $1.4 million expansion and renovation of the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana's office building. The work will involve adding a new board room and a supply room to the property in Baton Rouge, along with replacing the roof... more »
  • Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

    February 10, 2015 6:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave "The Daily Show" as host later this year. His departure was announced by Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless after Stewart broke the news to the audience at Tuesday's taping in New York. Stewart took over the show in 1999.... more »
  • Jeff Gordon slows down

    January 22, 2015 7:54 PM

    CHARLOTTE - NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon says this year will be the last time he competes for a championship. Autoweek Magazine says Gordon stopped short of saying he's retiring, leaving himself an opening to compete in a championship race later. Gordon has four cup championships, three Daytona 500... more »
  • BESE delays action on teacher retirement study

    January 14, 2015 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a turnaround, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed action on a study of Louisiana's $12 billion teachers' retirement debt. A $143,000 study to do the review cleared a BESE committee Tuesday 8-2. But final action was delayed Wednesday until the board's March... more »
  • LSU-Eunice's chancellor to retire

    December 1, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez III will leave his post at the end of the fiscal year. Nunze announced his retirement Monday after a career in higher education spanning 45 years. He's been chancellor at LSUE since 1996 and also serves as professor of biology. LSU, in... more »
  • Chief allows disgraced BRPD Officer to retire Play Video

    September 25, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight a Metro Council Member is questioning what she calls a favor to a disgraced cop accused of sending racist text messages. Elsbury resigned less than 24 hours after WBRZ broke the story about those text messages. However, new documents reveal he was allowed to come in,... more »
  • No appeal expected after LSP retirement ruling Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state judge struck down part of a law that gave a generous retirement increase to some State Police troopers, including Superintendent Mike Edmonson. Colonel Edmonson and another trooper were granted $30,000 a year in a last-minute amendment to a bill on the last... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against questioned pension hike

    September 4, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state senator is challenging a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Republican Sen. Dan Claitor claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday, that the pension change was unconstitutional because it wasn't properly passed by the Legislature. Lawyers for the retirement... more »
  • State police leader's pension hike up for review

    September 4, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state police retirement system board is holding a special meeting to consider its response to a last-minute retirement boost that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Attorneys for the board say the pension hike for Col. Mike Edmonson wasn't properly passed. They will present their... more »
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas. The city native and career police officer who took over the department... more »
  • New Orleans' police chief announces retirement

    August 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years on the job. He says he has a new job but did not say what it is. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday the interim chief will be Michael Harrison, commander of the 7th District. Serpas has... more »
  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet,... more »
  • Retirees to Col: demand your hefty retirement boost be dropped

    August 7, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state troopers asked State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to demand the LSP Retirement System to order ACT 859, a state law that enacts a hefty retirement boost for Edmonson and another, 32-year trooper. Some believe the proposal, which passed the recently adjourned legislative session, was... more »
  • Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... more »
  • Despite good news, Social Security and Medicare face problems

    July 29, 2014 2:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare issued their annual... more »
  • Vitter wants clean slate of overseers after Ponzi victims get no help

    July 18, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In another blow to people who lost around $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme, the SEC lost its appeal to recoup money for victims of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford was convicted and sentenced in 2012 of using investors money to fund companies that went out of business.... more »
  • Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

    June 18, 2014 2:14 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new congressional report says the Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices, even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement. The agency blames budget constraints. As a result, seniors seeking information and help from the agency are facing increasingly long waits,... more »
  • Voters to decide judges' retirement age

    May 29, 2014 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters will decide if Louisiana's judges should be forced to retire after reaching age 70 and finishing their current terms. The Senate gave final passage to the proposed constitutional amendment with a 32-4 vote Wednesday, sending it to the voters for consideration. It will appear on the... more »
  • La. lawmakers tackle state retirement system debt

    May 20, 2014 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have rewritten the rules for how the state's retirement systems will offer pension payment increases to retirees. They agreed to give one final 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment to about 100,000 retired workers under the current rules. But then lawmakers also made it more difficult... more »
  • N.O. woman gets unusual Barbara Walters tribute Play Video

    May 16, 2014 8:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Barbara Walters is preparing to ride off into retirement after more than 50 years in broadcasting, but her legacy will live on thanks to a New Orleans woman. Lizz Dodd got a tattoo of Walters face on her leg! She says that it is a symbol... more »
  • Lawmakers increase retirement age for new workers

    May 14, 2014 3:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature has agreed to raise the retirement age for public school teachers and rank-and-file state workers hired on or after July 1, 2015. Current law generally allows that non-hazardous employees in the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana and the... more »
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    April 15, 2014 7:09 AM

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. USA Swimming said Monday that Phelps is expected to... more »
  • Bills to pay down state retirement debt stall

    March 20, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers on the House Retirement Committee deadlocked on a proposal that would steer more money to retirement debt by taking dollars from an account used to pay cost-of-living increases to retired state workers. The committee voted 5-5 Thursday for the proposal, stalling it. After the vote, Rep. Kevin... more »
  • Judge rules against budget tactics

    November 13, 2013 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled against the use of money from a retirement fund to balance the state budget. The ruling says Governor Jindal and the legislature shouldn't have used $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers retirement fund in the budget. The legislature and... more »
  • Teachers retirement fund earns $1B

    November 12, 2013 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hefty investment earnings increased the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana's assets more than $1 billion during the past fiscal year ending June 30. TRSL Executive Director Maureen Westgard says the investment return was 13.8 percent. System assets jumped from $13.5 billion to $14.66 billion, according to the... more »
  • LSU hospital layoffs reduce state retirement debt

    November 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's layoff of more than 7,700 LSU hospital workers has put a major dent in the state employee retirement system's debt, dropping it hundreds of millions of dollars. Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed to turn over the operations of LSU hospitals to private companies. Seven deals... more »
  • La. teachers retiring in high numbers

    July 10, 2013 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana teachers are continuing to retire at higher-than-usual numbers - more than 7,500 in the last two years. The number of retirements in 2013 increased from the 24 percent increase last year. Dana Vicknair, assistant director at Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana, says the figure... more »
  • Picture day streak ends for teacher

    July 3, 2013 7:52 PM

    DALLAS- A teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photo came to an end after 40 years because he retired. Dale Irby says it started as an accident. When he got his school photo after his second year of teaching he says he was embarrassed to find... more »
  • UNO's most accomplished coach, Maestri, returns

    July 2, 2013 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans baseball coach Ron Maestri is coming out of retirement to coach the Privateers on a field named after him. Introduced as the Privateers' new coach on Tuesday, the 72-year-old Maestri says he's ready for "the challenge of bringing back that UNO pride." Maestri coached... more »
  • Retirement home employee arrested for theft

    May 22, 2013 11:36 AM

    SLIDELL- A 52-year-old Slidell retirement home employee is facing several theft charges after police say she stole jewelry and a digital camera from residents and then sold the items to local pawn shops. The Times-Picayune reports Stephanie Ducre is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on a $25,000... more »
  • Bears LB Urlacher announces retirement

    May 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    CHICAGO - Star linebacker Brian Urlacher says he's retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. The eight-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement through social media accounts Wednesday. In a statement, he says "after spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have... more »
  • Barbara Walters to announce retirement today

    May 13, 2013 7:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Barbara Walters is retiring. The veteran ABC News anchor is set to announce Monday morning on "The View" that she will retire from TV journalism during the summer of 2014. ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor... more »
  • St. Helena schools to offer buyouts

    May 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a plan to offer early retirement buyouts to some staff members. The Advocate reports certified employees would be offered $5,500 to take early retirement, and noncertified employees would be offered $3,000. School system officials say six certified and three... more »
  • West Feliciana school board freezes teacher pay

    March 20, 2013 8:06 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $1.5 million budget shortfall has forced the West Feliciana Parish School Board to freeze teacher salaries, cut administrative pay and propose a retirement incentive program. The board's secretary and finance manager, Ruthie Davis, told the board Tuesday night that retirement funding costs have skyrocketed in the... more »
  • Benedict greets cardinals on final day as pope

    February 28, 2013 4:43 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has greeted his cardinals for the last time as pontiff, beginning his final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics before heading into retirement. During his comments, Benedict promised "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor. He urged his cardinals to... more »
  • Trial set in lawsuit against state retirement plan

    January 24, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge is hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's 401(k)-style retirement plan for future rank-and-file state workers. The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana claims the law is unconstitutional because it didn't get a two-thirds vote in the state House of Representatives.... more »
  • 2nd top La extension service official is retiring

    January 14, 2013 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second top official of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is retiring. The LSU AgCenter said Monday that Dwight Landreneau - an AgCenter associate vice chancellor and associate director of the extension service - will retire June 1. On Jan. 4, extension service director and AgCenter vice... more »

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