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  • Louisiana budget debate resumes in latest special session

    June 12, 2017 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have returned for another special legislative session, trying to strike a budget deal they didn't reach before the clock ran out on a regular session last week. While the regular session ended with finger-pointing and angry words, House Speaker Taylor Barras says the... more »
  • Two detained in connection to Sherwood homicide

    June 5, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say they have apprehended multiple subjects in connection to a homicide Monday. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office located a stolen vehicle that was allegedly connecteded to an apparent homicide at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of South Sherwood Forest. The vehicle was... more »
  • Mississippi special session focuses on budgets, short-term and long-term

    June 3, 2017 11:27 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi legislators are hoping to make quick work of a special session that focuses on money. The session begins at 10 a.m. Monday, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he hopes it will last only a day or two. Lawmakers need to set budgets for the attorney... more »
  • Governor Edwards calling precautionary special session

    May 31, 2017 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards is calling a special legislative session to start next week, a precaution for the possibility he won't reach agreement with lawmakers on Louisiana's budget. The special session will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, and it must adjourn by midnight... more »
  • House Republicans advance budget plans with deeper cuts

    February 15, 2017 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House Republicans have started advancing two budget-rebalancing proposals that cut more deeply than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants and hit agencies he wanted to protect. The Appropriations Committee approved both plans Wednesday. The first proposal from Chairman Cameron Henry would use nearly $75 million from Louisiana's "rainy... more »
  • Edwards calls special session for Feb. 13-23 Play Video

    January 27, 2017 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor Edwards announced on Friday that he is bringing the legislature into its next special session starting Feb. 13 to address the state's $300 million budget deficit. The special session will run to Feb. 23. Gov. Edwards: Next week, I intend to issue a... more »
  • Liberty is depicted as african-american woman on $100 gold coin

    January 13, 2017 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman's head in profile with a crown of stars. It features the year of the mint's founding, 1792,... more »
  • LSU fires special teams coach Peveto

    November 27, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he is replacing special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto, who held that post during the regular season. Orgeron says he appreciates the work Peveto has done but "decided to move in a different direction." This season, No. 25 LSU has ranked in... more »
  • Bike event held for children with special needs Play Video

    November 14, 2016 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Over the weekend, The McMains Children's Developmental Center set up a race track for children with special needs to test out bikes specifically fitted to meet their needs. The event took place at Istrouma Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 12 and was open to children with... more »
  • 2 Special Sessions: The cost to taxpayers Play Video

    June 24, 2016 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In addition to the usual legislative session, lawmakers spent a lot of extra time at the Capitol this year thanks to two separate Special Sessions. The move cost taxpayers millions. The first Special Session began on February 14th. It ended 25 days later, but over that... more »
  • With clock ticking, Senators delay on crafting state spending plans

    June 21, 2016 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators are having trouble working out a final version of their plans to spend the $284 million raised in the special legislative session. The Senate Finance Committee planned a Tuesday meeting to craft its version of the bill to plug the money into next year's budget. But... more »
  • Lawmaker calls proposed tax policy 'worst ever' Play Video

    June 15, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some lawmakers are calling a tax bill that passed through the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday as some of the worst tax policy ever. The tax hike would mainly impact wealthy people when they file their state return. It will only take effect if the... more »
  • Special session deadline looms at the capitol Play Video

    March 9, 2016 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A deadline looms at the state capitol. By the end of Wednesday, the special session called to deal with the state's budget woes will be over. It'll be a busy day. Lawmakers have to find another $200 million. Accomplishing that could be easier said than done; They've... more »
  • Lawmakers race against the clock to close budget gap Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROGE - The special legislative session ends Wednesday and lawmakers now have less than 48 hours to sort out the state's budget mess. Monday, they discussed raising the sales tax an extra cent until the end of the current fiscal year. There's no official proposal yet, but republicans and... more »
  • Budget cuts might close special needs day care

    February 15, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special needs day care might have to close their doors if the state cuts the budget. Pediatria employees care for special needs children with ventilators and feeding tubes on a daily basis. "This is one of the jewels that we truly have," State Rep.... more »
  • First-time moms celebrate Mother's Day

    May 10, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital says they expected to deliver nearly 20 babies on Mother's Day, Sunday. For first time mother, Brittany Jackson, the day couldn't be more special. "I went through a lot for her to get here," said Jackson. Carly Rochelle McIntyre was the first... more »
  • Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... more »
  • Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

    November 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Netflix says it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special. A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of "Bill Cosby 77." This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women. Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt,... more »

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