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  • State shuts down driving school that left students out in the cold Play Video

    January 18, 2017 6:36 PM

    GONZALES- The State Office of Motor Vehicles revoked the license of a local driving school after it fell behind on 3,000 students waiting to take the driving portion of their education. Stephen Cherry is still dizzy from the ride he says he went on with Smart Start Driving School. "I've... more »
  • Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

    January 17, 2017 9:39 PM

    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at... more »
  • Mississippi governor: Time to consider starting a lottery

    January 17, 2017 8:46 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican says in his State address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a way to generate revenue without raising taxes. He says Arkansas received $80 million from... more »
  • Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

    January 8, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident. The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game... more »
  • USC hits FG at gun, beats Penn State 52-49 in epic Rose Bowl

    January 2, 2017 10:24 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played. Freshman Sam Darnold... more »
  • US general praises Iraqi forces fighting in Mosul

    January 1, 2017 2:13 PM

    IRBIL, Iraq - A senior U.S. military commander is praising Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe tells The Associated Press that the Iraqi forces are "at their peak" and adjusting well to changing realities on the battlefield.... more »
  • Police: Impairment suspected in wrong-way crash on US 61

    December 24, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police responded to a head-on collision between two vehicles that left one of the drivers dead early Saturday morning. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday morning on US 61 south of LA 964 in East Baton Rouge Parish. According to State Police, the... more »
  • More budget cuts, special session worries ahead in Louisiana

    December 24, 2016 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana's lawmakers didn't need to wait for Christmas to get the lump of coal in their stockings. They already knew about the financial headaches they'll have to tackle in 2017. Louisiana's 15th midyear budget gap in nine years is expected to be... more »
  • Trump wins Electoral College vote, presidency

    December 19, 2016 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president. Texas put the Republican president-elect over the 270-vote threshold. Electors had been deluged with... more »
  • Special election for treasurer to be scheduled for October

    December 14, 2016 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The special election to choose Louisiana's next state treasurer will be held in October. Republican John Kennedy won last week's runoff election for the U.S. Senate and will be sworn into office Jan. 3. His resignation will trigger the need for a special election to replace him as... more »
  • Ascension Parish begins debris pickup along state highways

    December 13, 2016 10:33 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish began debris removal along state highways on Monday. Debris will continue to be picked up through Dec. 22 before a brief holiday break. A parish-wide final pass will be conducted Jan. 9 through Jan. 20. Residents must visit Room 105 of the Parish Government... more »
  • Trump to tap Exxon CEO to lead State Dept.

    December 12, 2016 8:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department. That's according to two people close to Trump's transition team. The decision caps a lengthy process that often played out In public and exposed rifts within Trump's transition team. But Tillerson's close ties... more »
  • Public school report cards under renewed scrutiny by panel

    December 6, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An influential state panel is spending time wrestling with how to change public school report cards, including the all-important issue of rewarding annual academic gains. The effort is part of the state's plan to revamp public school policies to comply with a 2015 federal law called the... more »
  • Woman killed, New Jersey state trooper injured in crash

    December 5, 2016 10:59 PM

    MILLVILLE, N.J. - A woman has been killed and a New Jersey state trooper has been seriously injured in a crash. The two-vehicle crash happened Monday night in Millville. State police say the trooper was flown to an area hospital. Authorities have not released the name of the woman or... more »
  • Mud boat operator dies after collision with tour airboat

    November 29, 2016 8:16 PM

    THIBODAUX - State wildlife and fisheries agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Lafourche Parish. It happened about 3 p.m. Monday near Mud Lake along Bayou Des Allemands after a swamp tour airboat from Airboat Tours by Arthur collided with a mud boat. The mud boat's operator, 35-year-old Bart... more »
  • Quick-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

    November 28, 2016 8:36 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) started on the Ohio State University... more »
  • State Dept. warns of 'heightened risk' of attacks in Europe

    November 21, 2016 9:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling in Europe to be aware of a "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" during the holiday season. The advisory issued Monday says "credible information" indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaida militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday season.... more »
  • State can't afford to keep up with Ascension Parish growth Play Video

    November 17, 2016 5:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Today, State Transportation leaders admitted they cannot afford to keep up with the fast pace of growth that is occurring in Ascension Parish. There simply is not enough money to expand state roads that desperately need it in the parish. The old saying, "if you build it... more »
  • Rudy Giuliani the favorite to be Trump's secretary of state

    November 14, 2016 9:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani is the favorite to be secretary of state in Donald Trump's administration. That's according to a senior Trump official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source isn't authorized to speak on the record. The official says there's no real competition for the job... more »
  • Voters kill college tuition amendment; pass three of six proposed

    November 8, 2016 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Along with voters casting their ballots for the presidential election, U.S. Senate and several local races, they will vote on six state constitutional amendments. Below are the proposed constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots and their meanings: Proposed Amendment No. 1 Act... more »
  • Survey says Louisiana's favorite Halloween candy is...

    October 31, 2016 11:51 AM

    Louisiana's favorite Halloween candy is Swedish Fish, according to a survey that looked at Halloween candy preferences by state. Influenster.com , a retail review web site, surveyed more than 40,000 web site users to find out which Halloween candies are the most popular in each state. The candy... more »
  • State revenue collections show improvements

    October 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – September 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenues for 2016-2017 was $2.175 billion, a 25 percent increase compared to that time last year, according to the Louisiana Department of Treasury. Sales tax collections increased to 35 percent compared to last year, along with individual... more »
  • Louisiana to borrow up to $400M in short-term bank loans

    September 15, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will borrow up to $400 million from two banks to help keep bill-paying on track at state agencies. The Bond Commission agreed without objection Thursday to the short-term loans, which will be drawn down as needed and must be repaid by August 2017. The state's financial... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on entrance ramp Hwy. 90

    August 30, 2016 5:05 PM

    RACELAND – State Troopers began responded to a single-car crash involving a motorcycle on the entrance ramp to Highway 90 that took the life of a 72-year-old man. The initial investigation revealed that 72-year-old Vernon Fletcher of Gray, LA, was traveling on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He entered a... more »
  • More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

    June 28, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state. Lawmakers enacted new abortion restrictions in the regular legislative session that ended earlier this month. They... more »
  • Audit: Privatization of state insurance program saved $10M

    June 27, 2016 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says former Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of claims processing and loss prevention services for Louisiana's self-insurance program saved the state money, though less than projected. The Jindal administration privatized the Office of Risk Management work in June 2010, awarding the $75 million contract to... more »
  • McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting

    June 16, 2016 7:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because of the rise of the Islamic State group on the president's watch. But he later issued a statement saying that he "misspoke." "I did not mean to... more »
  • Pay raises suspended for Louisiana's state workers next year

    June 16, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tens of thousands of Louisiana state workers won't be getting pay raises next year. The Civil Service Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to block annual "performance adjustments" for more than 38,000 government workers, called classified employees. The pay raise suspension covers the budget year that begins July 1.... more »
  • State budget concerns cause change of location for LSU nutrition building

    May 26, 2016 12:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new athletic nutrition center planned for LSU's campus won't be built where it was planned because of the state's uncertain budget situation. The $12 million facility was supposed to be built on Skip Bertman Drive, near the old LSU baseball stadium. Instead, it will be... more »
  • In budget crunch, state agencies leaving money unclaimed

    May 3, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Money is tight in Louisiana, but there are millions of dollars just waiting to be cashed. State agencies are not staying on top of unclaimed property owed to them. Some seem to have forgotten its there. "We've returned $315 million, and we got a long... more »
  • LSU President warns current students they could lose TOPS under governor's proposed cuts Play Video

    April 12, 2016 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Healthcare and TOPS took the brunt of the cuts in the governor's proposed budget cutbacks presented to the legislature Tuesday. Here's most the cuts that matter #lalege pic.twitter.com/EShyf63key — Mark Armstrong (@TV_MarkA) April 12, 2016 Governor John Bel Edwards and his budget advisers... more »
  • State demands answers from water company over unhealthy amount of chemicals Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- State health leaders had strong words today for People's Water in Donaldsonville. "We don't have a trust at this point," Dr. Jimmy Guidry said. "In order to build that trust they have to do their job, and we have to check and make sure they're doing their job." The... more »
  • State tax filing extensions for storm affected parishes

    March 23, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Taxpayers affected by recent storms or flooding will have some extra time to file some of their taxes. State officials said Wednesday that the Department of Revenue will waive late filing penalties, late payment fees and other interest that would normally apply. The extended deadline... 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 »
  • Standoff between state House, Senate impeding progress Play Video

    March 2, 2016 1:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday at the capitol, discussions over raising sin taxes stalled again, but lawmakers did make a last minute decision to approve a one cent sales tax increase. For a 3rd consecutive day, Louisiana's House of Representatives refused to take an action on two tax increases - cigarettes... more »
  • State, defense rest at hearing for 'Serial' case

    February 8, 2016 6:11 PM

    BALTIMORE - The state and the defense rested their cases after four days of testimony in a hearing for the man convicted of the killing at the center of the "Serial" podcast. Adnan Syed, now 35, was convicted of killing his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000.... more »
  • Thousands of disabled children could lose health services Play Video

    January 28, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kodi Wilson has a special way of talking to her son Braden. She runs her fingers through his blonde curls while he hums back at her. Braden can't talk or sit up or even grasp his mother's hand. He has a rare disorder known as Leigh's Disease... more »
  • State announces plan to provide more funding for child care services Play Video

    January 6, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education released information on Wednesday about a plan to provide more benefits to daycares that receive state funding and to low income families that use them. Some of the benefits include making more money available to increase the available care these families can... more »
  • Two WBRSO deputies suspended after work release investigation Play Video

    December 22, 2015 12:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies were suspended without pay Tuesday after an internal investigation showed they did not follow protocol when three work release inmates escaped recently. The names of the deputies were not released. One deputy was suspended for one day, the other... more »
  • State sells 'Road Diet' for Government Street Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made its "Road Diet" pitch to the public Thursday evening. The state hopes to sell the idea of a three-lane Government Street. It's an idea that will have two travel lanes - one in each direction - and a... more »
  • Search warrant issued to check state office in possible malfeasance investigation

    December 10, 2015 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state investigator searched the office of a former government official Thursday in relation to possible malfeasance in office. The WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained the search warrant signed by 19th JDC Judge Beau Higginbotham. The order g a ve a criminal investigator with the Louisiana Office... more »
  • Parkview Baptist wins state title in Division II

    December 4, 2015 9:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Reggie Hayes' 37-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Ruffin with less than two minutes remaining proved to be the game winner as Parkview Baptist defeated St. Thomas More 24-21 in the Louisiana Division II state championship game Friday night. Hayes drove the Eagles... more »
  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • State gets involved in fight over historic slave cemetery Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tonight, the State is getting involved in a fight over a historic slave cemetery. The Attorney General's Office believes a church in town may have broken the law. It all centers around the Revilletown Cemetery. It was purchased in 1881 by a slave named Robert Taylor. Taylor's... more »
  • Democrats celebrate victory in Louisiana governor's race

    November 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Democrats in Louisiana rejoiced as they reclaimed the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, while the state's GOP leader insisted "our Republican brand is strong" even amid the defeat of a one-time political powerhouse, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. John Bel Edwards' victory in... more »
  • Louisiana Lottery's first quarter transfer to state up

    October 28, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation has transferred $38.9 million to the state's coffers, up 6 percent from 2015. Lottery President and CEO Rose Hudson, in a news release Tuesday, says scratch-off sales continue to be a player favorite with $3... more »
  • Civil service commissioner says state worker are "taken for granted" Play Video

    October 5, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Civil Service Commissioner Pete Fremin said he's "very disappointed" that more than 35,000 rank-and-file state workers didn't get their yearly pay raise. "This is the fourth or fifth year it's happened," said Fremin. Every year Louisiana workers get graded on how hard they work. If they... more »
  • Plaquemine mayor's funeral service set for Wednesday

    September 16, 2015 9:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - People are getting ready to pay their final respects to the late Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta. His body arrived Tuesday afternoon to lie in state at city hall. Groups of mourners stopped by to pay their final respects to the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. Gulotta was... more »
  • State wrapping up investigation into mayor's spending Play Video

    September 14, 2015 6:00 PM

    NEW ROADS- The State Inspector General's Office is wrapping up its investigation into questionable spending on city credit cards in New Roads. The results of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors shortly. That's when they'll decide if there's enough evidence to press forward with a case against... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Ohio St. students may have defaced ancient rock

    September 5, 2015 12:44 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Ohio State University is promising to take appropriate action if any students are found to be involved in the vandalism of ancient rock art in Utah. School officials said Friday they are looking into whether students on a geology field trip were responsible for scrawling signatures... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... more »
  • State unveils mobile pet shelter Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry unveiled its new mobile pet shelter. It's a trailer that's designed to drive around picking up animals who need to evacuate in the event of a disaster. "We can go on-site where there is an emergency. And this is... more »
  • Roommate of man accused in trooper's murder found dead Play Video

    August 23, 2015 6:02 PM

    BELL CITY, La. - The roommate of the man accused of shooting and killing Trooper Steven Vincent was found dead Monday morning and homicide is suspected, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso Sheriff Mancuso said deputies found the body Monday morning after the man did not go to... more »
  • 22-year-old water advisory upgraded to serious level

    August 12, 2015 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said Wednesday, unhealthy levels of industrial compounds and mercury were found in fish from the Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge area. Due to the contamination, the state issued a "no consumption" advisory for the waterways. People are told to avoid eating fish... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • Troopers find $200,000 worth of cocaine in Tangipahoa

    July 20, 2015 6:53 PM

    HAMMOND - It was a busy night with multiple cocaine arrests for Louisiana State Troopers in Tangipahoa Parish Sunday. State Troopers arrested four people and discovered over $200,000 worth of cocaine in two separate traffic stops Sunday. Troopers said they stopped an SUV for a traffic violation around... more »
  • Bossier community college, LSU sign engineering agreement

    July 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge have signed an articulation agreement between the two schools The agreement says students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Kentucky clerk: Let people buy marriage licenses online

    July 6, 2015 3:07 PM

    FRANKFORT - A Kentucky clerk of court wants the state to issue marriage licenses online so he doesn't have to. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says same-sex marriage violates his religious beliefs. He stopped issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. On Monday, Davis... more »
  • Cigarette tax goes up 50 cents this week

    June 28, 2015 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- You can expect to pay more if you buy a pack of cigarettes in Louisiana starting Wednesday. On July 1st, a pack of cigarettes will cost you an additional 50 cents after state legislators voted to raise the cigarette tax. Currently, the state's cigarette tax is 36... more »
  • Jindal vows to fight gay marriage

    June 26, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's Republican leader running for the White House as a conservative Christian, quickly blasted the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to uphold same-sex marriage across the nation. Calling gay marriage a "states' rights" issue, Jindal lambasted the Supreme Court for, in his words, "trampling"... more »
  • Cleco customers to expect a refund

    June 25, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State utility regulators decided Cleco customers should get a refund. The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted Wednesday for a $1.64 million refund for customers. It will be a one-time payment around $3.50 on the September bill. The commission said the refund comes after they found... more »
  • State sales tax exemption on hurricane items begins Saturday Play Video

    May 29, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a tax free weekend for Louisiana residents interested in purchasing hurricane supplies on Saturday and Sunday. The state sales tax holiday kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning and comes to a close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. "This is a good opportunity for... more »
  • Milldale Road Bridge closure has some frustrated Play Video

    May 14, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - The closure of the Milldale Road bridge has some residents boiling in frustration. "I've done had it," Andrew Theriot told News 2 Thursday, after he was asked about the bridge being closed for two years. A state inspection in 2013 revealed rotting pilings supporting the bridge,... more »
  • Welcome center may be sold to fill general fund budget gap Play Video

    May 6, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Center Park Welcome Center may be on the chopping block as state leaders look to ditch properties that aren't being used as much as they should be. "The welcome center is a great facility that just isn't being utilized enough to justify the expense for... more »
  • State to include sinkholes in disaster planning

    April 15, 2015 10:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state's updated hazard mitigation plan. The Daily Comet reports the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money after natural and man-made disasters. For the first time,... more »
  • 58 new Louisiana State Troopers graduate Play Video

    April 10, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana now has 58 new state troopers ready to go to work. Cadets walked across the stage Friday morning at the BREC Independence Park Theater after making it through an intensive 19-week training session. Seven new troopers will be assigned in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • Dardenne not ready to reveal higher education plan Play Video

    April 6, 2015 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne chose his former junior high school, Westdale Middle in Baton Rouge, as the place to launch a statewide announcement tour for his gubernatorial campaign. Dardenne is one of three Republicans in the race along with Sen. David Vitter and Scott Angelle. State... more »
  • House bill could pin higher taxes on smokers Play Video

    April 2, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers across the state could be taking a bigger hit to their wallet when they restock on their precious smokes in the future. To the chagrin of these nicotine enjoying taxpayers, the proposed House Bill No. 252, aims to increase cigarette taxes from $0.36 to $1.08... more »
  • State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

    March 31, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses... more »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... more »
  • State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

    February 25, 2015 1:49 AM

    FAIRFAX, VA - A U.S. State Department official has been jailed on charges of soliciting a minor. Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell says 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., about noon Tuesday and was in custody at the D.C. jail Tuesday night.... more »
  • State offices set to close Tuesday due to winter weather

    February 23, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say some state government offices in 42 parishes will be closed on Tuesday due to forecasted severe winter weather. Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced the closures Monday afternoon due to the forecasted hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages forecasted from the severe weather. ... more »
  • Residents want state to fix site of deadly crash Play Video

    February 13, 2015 5:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another fatal crash took place on Highway 63, south of Highway 449. According to the The Department of Transportation and Development, It's the second fatality to happen in that area within recent years. Louis Gurka III, 55, of Baton Rouge was traveling north on the highway... more »

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