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  • Waltrip sponsors reviewing partnerships

    September 11, 2013 9:59 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two of Michael Waltrip Racing's sponsors are reviewing their relationships with the race team following the organization's attempt to manipulate the finish at Richmond. NAPA Auto Parts posted on its Facebook page Wednesday it is disappointed a partner would make "such a significant error in judgment."... more »
  • La. members of Congress largely undecided on Syria

    September 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's congressional delegation remains hesitant and uncommitted to President Barack Obama's request for support of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Only one member of the state's delegation, Republican Rep. John Fleming, has taken a definitive stance on the proposal. And he's in solid opposition to U.S.... more »
  • Va. gov invokes Tech slayings, offers his prayers

    December 14, 2012 1:54 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Saying his state still has painful memories from the mass April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the governor extended his sympathies to Connecticut following an elementary school massacre. Gov. Bob McDonnell said his thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook... more »
  • Congressman asks Jindal to expand La. Medicaid

    July 31, 2012 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans congressman is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to reconsider his position against expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal health care overhaul. Democratic U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent the Republican governor a letter Monday saying as many as 400,000 Louisiana residents would... more »
  • Congressman objects to ferry closures next year

    May 22, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans congressman is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to reconsider his plans to close two ferries in south Louisiana. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter to Jindal on Monday criticizing the shut-down of ferries at Edgard and White Castle. Jindal recommended their closure in his... more »
  • Richmond objects to recovery money shift to Dome

    March 29, 2012 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans congressman is objecting to a Jindal administration plan to redirect federal hurricane recovery money from housing aid programs to Superdome upgrades. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter Wednesday to federal officials and Gov. Bobby Jindal asking for the money shift to be scrapped.... more »
  • Granddad Bandit to plead guilty in Virginia

    January 26, 2011 8:11 PM

    RICHMOND, Va- The Granddad Bandit will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts next month. Officials say 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara will plead guilty. Mara is accused of robbing more than two dozen banks in 13 states. He is charged with two robberies in Virginia and has agreed... more »
  • New videos surface of fired Navy commander

    January 5, 2011 2:50 PM

    RICHMOND- Another set of inappropriate videos laced with jokes and profanity have surfaced from the past of a Navy officer fired this week from command of an aircraft carrier after some of his other comedy segments became public. The Navy Times posted the videos on its website. Included is... more »
  • Rep. Cao responds to Obama pitch for opponent

    October 4, 2010 2:38 PM

    Hoping to overcome President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of his opponent, U.S. Rep. Ahn "Joseph" Cao is accusing Obama of failing to properly check out the people he's endorsing. Cao is a Vietnamese-American Republican in a mostly black, Democratic district where President Barack Obama is popular. Cao's statment notes past... more »
  • Obama makes pitch for Louisiana candidate

    October 4, 2010 10:30 AM

    President Barack Obama is telling New Orleans voters he needs them to vote for the Democrat running for Congress from their city. Obama tells voters in the ad that "New Orleans needs Cedric Richmond in Congress, and so do I." The state representative is running against Rep. Joseph Cao, a... more »
  • UPDATE: 'Granddad Bandit' pleads not guilty in VA

    September 10, 2010 5:32 AM

    UPDATE @ 10:28a.m. - Michael Mara pled 'not guilty' today to two counts of bank robbery, and a trial date was set for Nov. 18. ----- Original story: The bank robbery suspect the FBI nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit" is due for his first federal court appearance in... more »
  • CarMax breaks ground on new store in Baton Rouge

    August 24, 2010 12:52 PM

    Used car dealership chain CarMax has broken ground on its first new store in more than two years. The Richmond company said Tuesday it has begun construction on a store in Baton Rouge, its first in Louisiana. CEO Tom Folliard says CarMax is excited to restart its growth... more »
  • Girl gang raped outside high school as people watched

    October 26, 2009 8:03 PM

    As many as a dozen people watch as a girl was beaten and gang raped outside a high school dance in Richmond, California last Friday night. One person was in custody charged in the attack but police say as many as six other men assaulted the 15-year-old girl over a... more »

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