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  • Concrete barrier preventing business owner from accessing property Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A business owner says a state construction project has prevented him from doing his job. TJ Adams owns Elite Transportation in Denham Springs, a transport business that been at the same location on Rushing Road for 20 years. His business works with 53' and 40' trailers,... more »
  • Attorney for Oklahoma senator says he'll resign

    March 20, 2017 11:17 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for a Republican state senator from Oklahoma City facing felony child prostitution charges says his client plans to resign his seat by Wednesday. Attorney Ed Blau said Monday he's been hired to represent Sen. Ralph Shortey, who is facing three felony counts after police say... more »
  • LSU offers free mumps vaccines to students, faculty and staff Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Student Health Center will partner with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to provide the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine for all students, faculty and staff starting Wednesday. The vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 22, and Thursday, Mar. 23... more »
  • Penn State ex-president heads to trial in Sandusky scandal

    March 19, 2017 5:05 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State's former president is about to go on trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago, and two of his former top lieutenants who just pleaded guilty in the case could... more »
  • Criminal justice overhaul aims to cut La. prison population

    March 16, 2017 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's debate over how to rework its criminal justice system is heading to state lawmakers. A study group Thursday approved its package of recommendations for a sweeping rewrite of Louisiana's criminal sentencing laws and its approach to prisoner rehabilitation. The effort aims to lessen Louisiana's highest-in-the-nation incarceration... more »
  • State Workforce Commission tornado assistance deadline is Wednesday Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking for those affected by February's tornadoes to receive assistance from the State Workforce Commission. Wednesday, March 15 is the last day to get assistance from the commission. It's been more than a month since tornadoes touched down in parts of southeastern Louisiana.... more »
  • State Police leader: 'I welcome' travel audit

    March 13, 2017 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The leader of the Louisiana State Police says he has no objections to a legislative auditor review of taxpayer-funded travel in his department. Col. Mike Edmonson said: "I welcome any review." Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera confirmed Monday that he will look into the spending, after a request... more »
  • 21-year-old arrested for macing roommates at Burbank apartment

    March 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been arrested for spraying her roommates with mace after an argument Sunday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Malia Jones was arrested at her apartment on Burbank Drive. Jones reportedly sprayed her roommates with mace after they got into an... more »
  • LSU sweeps Wichita State with 9-2 victory Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon. Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out... more »
  • LSU bats win big over Wichita State 12-5 Play Video

    March 11, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Behind another strong performance by senior Jared Poche’ and a combined 17 hits from the Tiger hitters, No. 6 LSU (11-4) defeated Wichita State, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Poche’ improved to 4-0 after firing off seven shutout innings and striking... more »
  • Wildfires prompt Oklahoma emergency declaration

    March 7, 2017 10:53 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 22 counties due to wildfires. The order issued Tuesday allows state agencies to make emergency purchases needed to deliver necessary resources to local jurisdictions and is the first step toward possibly seeking federal assistance. Fallin's office... more »
  • Coach Orgeron previews LSU spring practice Play Video

    March 7, 2017 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Coach Ed Orgeron previewed the tigers' upcoming spring practice in a press conference Tuesday. The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11, and Orgeron answered several questions about the tigers heading into Spring. Most of the questions... more »
  • State blames clerical error for not locating warehouse permits Play Video

    March 6, 2017 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Department of Environmental Quality blamed a clerical error for not being able to track down permits for a warehouse in Walker. "That one got misplaced," Greg Langley with DEQ said. The Investigative Unit checked with the Department of Environmental Quality on multiple days last week after... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics wins SEC Championship Play Video

    March 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 2 LSU defeated No. 3 Florida, 198.150-196.600, to capture the Southeastern Conference Regular Season Title Sunday afternoon at the Pete Maravich Center. The Tigers totaled the third-highest score in school history against the Gators. They improved to 12-1 for the season, extending its streak inside... more »
  • LSU falls 5-4 to No. 10 Texas Tech

    March 5, 2017 6:55 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. – Texas Tech scored a winning runin the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU, 5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU... more »
  • Poche carries LSU Baseball to 4-0 win over Baylor

    March 4, 2017 9:01 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The Tigers defeated Baylor 4-0 Saturday after another strong performance from Senior Pitcher Jared Poche. Poche fired seven shutout innings during the win at Minute Maid Park. Right fielder Greg Deichmann put an exclamation point on the afternoon with a solo home run in the sixth... more »
  • Tigers fall 88-76 in regular season finale

    March 4, 2017 8:55 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - LSU fell in the regular season finale Saturday night, 88-76, at Humphrey Coliseum to Mississippi State. Skylar Mays led LSU in scoring with 15 points as all five Tiger starters were in double figures. Mays also led the team in steals with four. Quinndary Weatherspoon... more »
  • Police investigating vehicle fire near LSU Play Video

    March 1, 2017 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to a vehicle fire near LSU's campus late Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the vehicle was on fire on River Road at Skip Bertman Drive. It's believed the fire may have been caused by an accident. The Baton Rouge Fire Department has since... more »
  • FEMA denies aid to multiple parishes following February tornadoes

    March 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded to Governor John Bel Edwards' request for federal aid for five parishes following February's tornadoes. In a letter released Wednesday, FEMA informed the governor it authorized individual assistance for both Livingston and Orleans parishes, as well as hazard mitigation... more »
  • Louisiana state park entrance fees, cabin costs edging up

    February 26, 2017 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost to enjoy Louisiana's state parks is going up a bit. The Office of State Parks announced it is raising entrance fees and camping and cabin charges on March 1. Also, sales taxes now will be charged on the fees. Among the changes, the entrance charge... more »
  • Last-second free throws lift Georgia past LSU, 82-80

    February 25, 2017 10:43 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - J.J. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State on Saturday night, giving the Tigers their school-record 15th consecutive loss. Georgia (17-12, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) led by 17 points in the first half... more »
  • Transgender boy moves within 1 win of girls Texas title

    February 25, 2017 2:30 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - A 17-year-old transgender boy has moved within one match of winning a Texas state girls wrestling title. Mack Beggs pinned Kailyn Clay to improve to 56-0, putting him in Saturday afternoon's championship match. Beggs is a junior from Euless Trinity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His family... more »
  • IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline

    February 25, 2017 1:39 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian State News Agency SANA is reporting that Islamic State militants in the country's central province of Homs have lobbed mortars at natural gas pipelines, putting some production lines out of service. Syrian Minister of Electricity Mohammad Zuheir Kharboutli told State TV the attack on the southern factory... more »
  • Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran

    February 25, 2017 11:57 AM

    BEIRUT - A leader of the main Syrian opposition group says the group shares the priorities of the new U.S. administration to fight the Islamic State group and contain Iran. Nasr Hariri, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Geneva says: "We have a lot of points that... more »
  • No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

    February 21, 2017 10:10 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. All eight of the state's public universities have furled the flag in recent years amid criticism that it's racially insensitive in a state with... more »
  • Livingston mobile disaster recovery center closes Wednesday

    February 21, 2017 1:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish mobile disaster recovery center at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Government Blvd. will close this week. The center is set to close Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. FEMA announced that the need for center has diminished and parish... more »
  • Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

    February 19, 2017 10:59 AM

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government forces were moving to "liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh... more »
  • AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

    February 18, 2017 11:25 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas election officials acknowledge that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID. The chief election officers in two of Texas' largest counties... more »
  • 10 LSU players invited to NFL Combine

    February 13, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is sending 10 football players to the NFL Combine in late February. LSU and Alabama lead all Southeastern Conference teams for NFL Combine invites, followed by Texas A&M with nine and Arkansas and Florida with eight each. The SEC as a whole will send... more »
  • White House issues list of 78 attacks

    February 6, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House has released a list of 78 attacks it describes as "executed or inspired by" the Islamic State group. The White House says most did not get sufficient attention. The list includes incidents like a truck massacre in Nice that killed dozens and received widespread attention,... more »
  • Turkish police detain over 420 people in anti-IS operation

    February 5, 2017 11:54 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run agency says anti-terrorism police have detained over 420 people over alleged links to the Islamic State group. The Anadolu Agency says Sunday that 60 IS suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody in the capital, Ankara. It says a total of 423... more »
  • US State Department reinstates visas

    February 4, 2017 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says it's reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. The department had said up to 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas "provisionally revoked" to comply with Trump's order... more »
  • Unsealed records shed some light on Roof's mental state

    February 2, 2017 2:18 PM

    CHARLESTON - Recently unsealed federal court documents reveal new details about mental health diagnoses faced by convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. One filing notes a psychiatrist found Roof showed signs of diagnoses including social anxiety disorder, schizoid personality disorder and possible autistic spectrum disorder. The information is among hundreds... more »
  • Baton Rouge tax preparer arrested for "ghost company" fraud scheme

    January 31, 2017 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge tax preparer faces felony charges for a tax fraud scheme involving “ghost” companies and phony business losses that cost Louisiana taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Joseph A. Gillies of Baton Rouge prepared and submitted hundreds of tax returns that contained fabricated business... more »
  • Tigerland apartment destroyed in fire

    January 31, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A unit at the Cambridge Apartments complex in Tigerland was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1221 Bob Pettit Blvd early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, four surrounding units took damage as well. No injuries were... more »
  • U.S. Department of Energy grants LSU $1.5 million industrial engineering grant

    January 30, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is one of 27 universities across the country that will receive funding from U.S. Department of Energy in the form of an industrial engineering grant. LSU will receive about $1.5 million over five years. The award will be in the form of cooperative agreements and... more »
  • Mississippi confirms first pediatric flu death of season

    January 28, 2017 3:13 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2016-2017 flu season. Officials say it happened to someone who lived in Central Mississippi. Including this reported death, there have been 15 total pediatric flu deaths reported in Mississippi since such deaths... more »
  • Proposal would establish California as separate nation

    January 26, 2017 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Another attempt is underway that could establish California as a separate nation. A proposal has been submitted to state election officials that would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the United States. If it qualifies for the... more »
  • State Dept. reviewing $221 million payment to Palestinians

    January 24, 2017 9:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans. The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure... more »
  • Board could create more charters, despite funding questions

    January 24, 2017 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board is poised to create new public charter schools, despite questions about how the state would pay for them. Ongoing litigation has put financing for more than 30 similar schools in doubt. A committee of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved applications... more »
  • Minnesota governor up, walking after collapse

    January 23, 2017 10:17 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A spokesman for Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the 69-year-old Democrat walked out of the Capitol under his own power minutes after he collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech. Linden Zakula gave the update in a text message to The Associated Press. It's... more »
  • Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state

    January 23, 2017 8:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state. The panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to recommend Rex Tillerson's nomination to the full Senate, where the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil is almost certain to be confirmed by the... more »
  • 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 »

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