UNDATED - There are 16 second round games on the first full day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament with the action getting started with the Midwest Regional at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Third seed Michigan State and 14th-seeded Valparaiso have the first tip off. Not long afterwards, sixth-seeded... more »
BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »
HAMMOND - Tangipahoa Sheriff's deputies served arrest warrants for six sex offenders last Thursday, hoping to send a message to offenders to stay registered or face consequences.
Authorities arrested Billy Joe Hart, 44; David Lee Beauchamp, 52; Kevin Lee Jarrell, 40; Kelcy Williams, 34; Zemmon Quillian, 54; and Sedrick... more »
BATON ROUGE- As law enforcement begins rounding up misdemeanor warrant offenders, some folks are squaring up with the courts to avoid possible jail time.
"Went home, looked on the computer and saw I have a bench warrant," said Ricky Porter, "so I came down just to pay it."
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There will be one more round of games for next year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The men's basketball committee announced their plans to add four early games, when the field expands from 64 to 68 teams.
Two of the so-called "First Four" games will match the lowest seeds,... more »