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  • Baker city council looks to add more bike signs Play Video

    March 19, 2015 6:20 PM

    BAKER - The Baker city council approved an ordinance for more bike signs on roads, but with the city struggling with money there are concerns. The council approved an ordinance last week to add additional bicycle symbols and "Share the Road" signs to about a dozen more streets. So... more »
  • Safety improvements coming for curves and intersections check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    ST. AMANT - Hundreds of curves and road intersections across the Baton Rouge region will see makeovers in the next two years. The project began today in St. Amant on La. 429 near La. 22 and in Prairieville on La. 431 near Lake Martin Road. The project includes new... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets tough on 'litter sign' offenders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials are coming down on individuals, businesses and organizations who place signs where they don't belong in Baton Rouge. According to the Department of Public Works, any signs that are in the public right of way or on utility poles are illegal and those who... more »
  • Changes come to Walker Road South after deadly crashes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 4:35 PM

    WALKER - One Livingston Parish road has some improvements after five people died there within a month. The curve is south of I-12 on Walker Road South outside of Walker. On New Year's Eve, three people died there after a head-on crash. Resident Stephen Price says he's seen the... more »
  • Denham Springs could overhaul street signs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 12, 2015 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs could get a grant to replace 1,500 street signs in dire need of improvement. That's if a $48,000 grant is approved through the state's local Governor's Assistance Program. City leaders say the reflective coating on street signs typically lasts around 8-10... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... more »
  • Signs to remind drivers of 'Move Over' law

    September 30, 2014 3:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're driving past stopped police cars or stranded motorists on the side of Louisiana's roadways, officials want you to "Move Over." Louisiana's state police superintendent and transportation secretary announced Monday the installation of several dozen signs telling people to "Move Over for Emergency Vehicles." The signs,... more »
  • People frustrated with intersection check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The intersection at Burbank and E. Boyd has some people scared for their safety and the safety of others. A wreck at that intersection yesterday "It is a matter of life and death. If you saw the car from yesterday and there had been somebody... more »
  • Sorrento councilman wants police department gone check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2014 6:01 PM

    SORRENTO - The voters will get to decide if the police department should be abolished when they hit the polls in November. The Police Department has been defunct since it lost liability coverage last year and the chief of police resigned after he lied to the FBI about a... more »
  • Busted! Drivers ignore dangerous road warning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2014 10:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - The Department of Transportation and Development installed flashing lights on La. Highway 935, or Stringer Bridge Road, in Ascension Parish. The new flashing lights were added after the DOTD originally ruled the number one recommendation for the road was to close it all together. Still,... more »
  • Signs for missing child vandalized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2014 5:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Stickers to get the community involved in a renewed effort to find Wesley Dale Morgan were vandalized over the weekend. The incident baffles people in East Feliciana Parish and the owner of a convenience store where it happened. "She tried to get them, and after that... more »
  • Saving Hasselhoff signs leads to injury

    August 20, 2013 7:48 PM

    SHELTON, CONNECTICUT- A convenience store clerk went to the hospital in critical-condition after trying to stop the theft of two signs featuring images of actor David Hasselhoff. Authorities say he saw a man put the cutouts in his SUV and then was hit by the truck and dragged and landed... more »
  • Both sides hopeful after Obama's pipeline comments

    June 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas are each finding some reason for optimism in President Barack Obama's comments today about the standard that should be applied in approving or rejecting the project. Obama, in a speech at Georgetown University, said the pipeline... more »
  • Jindal signs equal pay bill for state workers

    June 19, 2013 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed that state agencies should be banned from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. Jindal signed the Equal Pay for Women Act into law Wednesday. The bill by New Orleans Sen. Ed Murray doesn't affect private companies.... more »
  • Obama: Economy showing signs of strength

    June 1, 2013 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the economy is showing new signs of strength. He's pointing to the auto industry, new jobs and a recovering housing market as signs of progress. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama calls on Congress to do more to ensure that progress continues.... more »
  • French president signs gay marriage into law

    May 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    PARIS - France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. Hollande's office said he signed the bill Saturday morning, a day after the Constitutional... more »
  • Curve warning signs erected at site of fatal crash

    January 30, 2013 7:52 AM

    BURNSIDE - State highway workers installed 22 new signs warning drivers about dangerous curves on a stretch in La. Highway 44 in southern Ascension Parish where a 5-year-old child was killed in a traffic accident Monday. Crews erected two curve-warning signs and 20 chevron arrow signs for both traffic directions... more »
  • ALCU sues to block Super Bowl "clean zone" in N.O.

    January 24, 2013 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is suing to block the city of New Orleans from maintaining a so-called "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags will be restricted during Super Bowl festivities. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of... more »
  • Jindal signs private school tuition tax break

    May 8, 2012 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates a new tax break program that will give rebates for donations to voucher programs that allow students to attend private schools. Jindal says it will give children in failing public schools more opportunities to get an... more »
  • Obama signs small business legislation

    April 5, 2012 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups to raise capital. Obama says it's a "potential game-changer" for American entrepreneurs hoping to build and sell the next big thing. The legislation had bipartisan support, with backers saying it would... more »
  • New warning signs along dangerous road

    March 7, 2012 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday that warning signs will be installed on LA 935 to alert drivers of curves. Two girls were killed last month in an accident on LA 935 in St. Amant. The car driven by their mother ran off... more »
  • Stolen road signs in West Feliciana endanger public's safety

    January 3, 2012 5:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel says there has been about 60 road signs stolen in the parish in the past two to three days. The sheriff is worried about the stolen signs because they rely on them for emergency response. He says each... more »
  • Signs in East Feliciana sheriff's race vandalized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2011 5:52 PM

    CLINTON - People in East Feliciana Parish are talking about this weekend's runoff election for sheriff, but someone's doing more than just talking. Signs for both candidates have been torn up, slashed apart or cut down across the parish. "The middle is completely cut out of it," said... more »
  • Election signs causing headaches in Baton Rouge

    October 24, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a battle brewing because of Saturday's election. Campaign signs still line streets, some illegally. The city-parish ordinance says signs must be picked up seven days after an election. Run-off candidates catch a break. But signs, of any kind, can only be on private property and... more »
  • Gov. Jindal signs oyster sales measure

    May 21, 2011 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed his first bill of the regular legislative session into law, a measure that the governor said will ensure oyster safety. The bill by Rep. Girod Jackson, a Democrat from Harvey, will require that for raw oysters to be sold from May 1... more »
  • "Pride?" campaign hopes to improve BR neighborhoods

    December 25, 2010 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some in the south Baton Rouge area are pushing their neighbors to restore pride to the streets with a campaign that gets people asking what they're proud of. The "Pride?" campaign is backed by a group of community activists and a handful of churches. The group says... more »
  • Street sign changes concern local governments

    November 30, 2010 5:47 PM

    BAKER - Federal highway officials are expected to get an earful during an extended public comment period over new traffic regulations. Federal regulations for things like street signs are scheduled for 2012, and could cost state and local governments millions to implement. Currently letters on street signs must... more »
  • 'Low Pants, No Chance' campaign approved

    September 22, 2010 10:35 PM

    The "Low Pants, No Chance" slogan got the approval of the Metro Council tonight for a public awareness campaign against saggy pants. The concept is simple and cost-free to the city. It's fashioned after the "no shirt, no shoes, no service" idea, and businesses can post signs inside or... more »
  • Baton Rouge charter school being investigated for litter

    July 19, 2010 10:40 PM

    A charter school in Baton Rouge is under investigation for littering. The Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School posted recruitment signs across the south end of the parish, but parish leaders say they are illegal. Residents in the Gardere and Kenilworth areas of Baton Rouge have only found... more »
  • New law gets rid of construction signs

    May 28, 2010 5:11 AM

    Signs describing the cost and scheduled completion date of highway construction will be done away with after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill into law. The change was a cost-cutting move for the state transportation department, because the signs cost about $500 apiece. State transportation officials say information about highway... more »
  • Fans leave signs, trinkets outside Drew Brees' house

    February 9, 2010 5:53 PM

    New Orleans Saints fans continue to show their love for quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. The fence surrounding his house in New Orleans is adorned with signs and other trinkets. Posters made by school kids say, "We love you, Drew" and balloons and bows hangs on the front... more »
  • $300 citation for Denham Springs litter bugs

    November 6, 2009 1:08 PM

    Litter bugs are the target of a new operation in Denham Springs and the surrounding areas. Operation Green Street is now in effect. Marshal Jerry Denton and his crew removed 1,000 signs cluttering roadsides in Livingston Parish. Most of those signs were advertising garage sales, puppies for sale, even... more »

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