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  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that... more »
  • DPW: skateboarders are vandalizing downtown

    March 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city says they're having a problem with skateboarders vandalizing property downtown. The Downtown Development District and the Department of Public Works says they plan to enforce an existing ordinance that prohibits skateboarding, bicycling, and roller skating on park structures. "When it comes to tricks... more »
  • SEC fines 4 schools for breaking league rules

    December 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
  • Don't knock here! City passes new sales law

    October 28, 2013 11:01 PM

    GONZALES- City leaders here got tough on door-to-door salespeople. After Monday night's vote, and passing of a new law, peddlers will need a special permit. They would also need to wear identification. People complained about solicitors and asked city leaders to do something. However, some people are... more »
  • Another city plans to get tough on door-to-door sales Play Video

    September 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    GONZALES - For years, solicitors in Ascension Parish have not had guidelines for door-to-door sales. Mayor Barney Arceneaux says lately, there have been an increase in solicitors and new rules are necessary for the city of Gonzales. At the next city council meeting, the city will propose a new... more »
  • At least 6 targeting ejections in opening weekend

    September 2, 2013 2:41 PM

    UNDATED - The NCAA's new penalties for targeting resulted in at least a half dozen ejections, including one that was overturned by video replay, during the first weekend of the college football season. NCAA coordinator of officials Rogers Redding says official totals on the number of targeting penalties would... more »
  • NFL will look at hits to knees

    August 27, 2013 10:06 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will keep a close eye on hits to the knees of defenseless players this season, with the possibility of extending the rules protecting such players. Chief of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that if the NFL's competition committee sees... more »
  • New bluefin tuna rules proposed in Atlantic, Gulf

    August 21, 2013 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Boats using surface fishing lines with miles of baited hooks would get individual limits for bluefin tuna under rules proposed to end the practice of dumping dead bluefin caught on hooks meant for other species. Most of those quotas would come from other groups, from commercial anglers... more »
  • Lawmakers change rules for passing school formula

    June 5, 2013 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lawmakers have agreed to change the process for handling the public school financing formula, to comply with a recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling. The high court said the 2012-13 formula, called the Minimum Foundation Program or MFP, was unconstitutional because it didn't reach certain timeline and... more »
  • St. Helena considers rules for sex businesses

    June 2, 2013 11:22 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury is considering two proposed ordinances designed to curtail activities of strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses. The Advocate reports the proposals were drafted by Tennessee lawyer Scott Bergthold and will be discussed at a public hearing in June. Under the... more »
  • Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions

    May 24, 2013 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed. National security experts say it's imperative to leave some... more »
  • Women's game looking to implement backcourt rule

    May 9, 2013 3:24 PM

    NEW YORK - The 10-second backcourt rule will go into effect in NCAA women's basketball for the first time next season if a recommendation from the sport's rules committee is approved. The U.S. women's college game is the only level worldwide that does not have a 10-second backcourt rule. The... more »
  • BESE drops plan to change rules

    April 17, 2013 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board has dropped proposed new rules that public school counselors and librarians said would diminish their roles and hurt students. Both state Superintendent of Education John White, who initially pushed the changes, and Chas Roemer, president of the state Board of Elementary and... more »
  • Jacobs: Auburn reviewing alleged NCAA violations

    April 4, 2013 6:32 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they're credible. Jacobs issued a statement Thursday in response to a report a day earlier by former New York Times... more »
  • NCAA to consider recruiting deregulation

    March 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA says its board of directors will review two proposals adopted in January that were aimed at deregulating recruiting after some coaches and administrators expressed concerns about the possible changes. The NCAA announced on Thursday the rules working group will modify proposals that would have removed certain... more »
  • New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

    March 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes. The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • US warns of treaty snub over Internet rules

    December 13, 2012 1:00 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The chief American delegate at a U.N. conference weighing possible Internet rules says the U.S. may snub the final document over proposals interpreted as giving governments greater oversight over the Web. Ambassador Terry Kramer says references that governments have a right to control the Internet... more »
  • Judge rules voucher law conflicts with deseg order

    November 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based federal judge has halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Monday that a series of sweeping education changes pushed by Jindal clash with court orders in the 47-year-old... more »
  • IOC chief backs plan for 4-year doping bans

    November 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    AMSTERDAM - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he supports proposals to double the length of doping bans to four years as a way of keeping drug cheats out of the Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to raise the penalty from two to four years for serious drug violations... more »
  • Pharmacists: Medicaid changes could shut them down

    October 30, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community pharmacists say changes to Medicaid reimbursement rules don't address their complaints that the cuts could jeopardize their ability to remain open. The state's health secretary, Bruce Greenstein, said last week that revisions made in response to pharmacies' complaints should quell the backlash. But The Advocate reports... more »
  • Tennessee suspends wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers

    August 23, 2012 10:28 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has suspended star wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers for an unspecified violation of team rules. Rogers was an all-Southeastern Conference selection last year with 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. The junior from Calhoun, Ga., doesn't appear on the depth chart Tennessee released Thursday for... more »
  • Arbitrator rules for Brees in franchise tag matter

    July 3, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arbitrator in Philadelphia has ruled with Drew Brees in a dispute over how much the Saints would have to pay him if they applied the franchise tag to the star quarterback again in 2013. The Saints have already used the tag on Brees for 2012, meaning... more »
  • Armstrong: USADA investigators violating rules

    June 22, 2012 4:18 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong has filed a scathing response to the latest doping allegations against him, accusing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and possibly breaking federal law during its investigation. Friday was the deadline for the seven-time Tour de France winner to respond to USADA's... more »
  • Appeals court rules shooter to be tried as adult

    June 6, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The First Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the District Attorneys office following the shooting of Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe's son. The Court ruled 17-year old Tyler Coleman will be tried as an adult. Coleman is accused of shooting Thomas Loupe in February of... more »
  • White House says bank loss shows need for rules

    May 14, 2012 10:32 AM

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House says a $2 billion trading blunder by JPMorgan Chase shows the continued need for rules that protect the taxpayer when Wall Street makes mistakes. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the loss is a reminder of why controls installed after the... more »
  • Famed FAMU marching band suspended another year

    May 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University's famed marching band is being suspended until 2013. FAMU President James Ammons told the school's board of trustees on Monday that he will keep The Marching 100 off the field for the upcoming school year. Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges stemming... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. A couple of board members did not like a... 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 »
  • Judge rules La. sex law violates offenders' rights

    March 30, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that a Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Thursday says state lawmakers had no... more »
  • NFL OK'd playoff overtime rule

    March 29, 2012 8:38 AM

    PALM BEACH, Fla - NFL owners have OK'd the playoff overtime rule for the regular season by a vote of 30-2. To refresh your memory: No overtime game can end with a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it... more »
  • Lawmaker chastised for wearing hoodie in House

    March 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Rush has donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber. The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and, as he removed his... more »
  • Rules to prevent car back-over deaths delayed

    February 29, 2012 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal transportation officials are again delaying final rules aimed at helping prevent drivers from unintentionally backing over children. The government's proposed rules would require that automakers give drivers a better view of what's behind them, effectively necessitating rearview video camera systems on most new cars and trucks. Transportation... more »
  • FAA to issue rules aimed at tired airline pilots

    December 21, 2011 4:32 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal aviation officials are set to release rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. The Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to release the rules governing pilot work schedules today, nearly three years after the deadly crash of a regional airliner flown by two... 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 »
  • LSU-loosening the rules

    January 17, 2011 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's push for exemptions from job protections, purchasing provisions and other regulations that govern state agencies is running into a tight timeline for legislative decision-making. House Speaker Jim Tucker questions whether lawmakers are going to have time to properly vet the ideas in the legislative session that begins... more »
  • Government to propose truck fuel efficiency rules

    October 24, 2010 9:58 AM

    Tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans and other large vehicles will need to be more fuel efficient under first-ever standards coming from the Obama administration. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation department plant to release a proposal Monday for medium- and heavy-duty- trucks beginning with those sold in the... more »
  • Judge: Drilling safety rules improperly issued

    October 20, 2010 5:18 PM

    A federal judge has ruled that the Interior Department improperly issued new safety rules after it imposed a moratorium on deep water drilling in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman says the rules imposed in a June 8 notice to offshore... more »
  • New drilling rules costly

    September 30, 2010 6:00 PM

    New oil drilling rules released by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar may be costly but will prevent another oil spill, according to oil industry experts. Those rules include tighter regulations on blowout preventers, better employee training, new ways to find and deal with safety hazards. Most of... more »
  • NFL changes overtime for playoff games

    March 23, 2010 2:46 PM

    The NFL has changed its overtime rules for playoff games. Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball. If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules.... more »
  • New gift card rules aimed at saving you money

    March 23, 2010 11:20 AM

    The Federal Reserve has issued new rules to protect consumers against unexpected fees and restrictions on gift cards. The new rules state that people must have at least five years to use the gift cards before they expire. Service and inactivity fees would only be imposed if the person has... more »
  • Board weighs how high to set standards

    January 11, 2010 7:54 AM

    Educators says Louisiana's top school board is poised to approve tougher rules for public schools to avoid state takeovers and other sanctions. The panel has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, in part to tackle the issue. The minimum requirement is now 60 out of about 200. But that minimum requirement... more »

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