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  • Plant slapped with violations and fines following 2013 explosion Play Video

    December 8, 2014 10:30 PM

    GEISMAR - Eighteen months after a chemical plant exploded it was fined $194,000 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for violations spanning six years. The agency found Williams Olefins violated codes and regulations 29 times. The plant was fined more than all of the plants in the Greater... more »
  • 5 cited for wildlife violations in Caddo, Bossier

    November 27, 2014 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five north Louisiana residents have been cited for alleged hunting violations in Caddo and Bossier parishes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says enforcement agents cited 44-year-old Daniel Owens and 17-year-old Tristen Owens, both of Vivian; and 19-year-old Ethan Mikesell and 18-year-old Devynn England, both of... more »
  • 2 Houma men sentenced, fined for oyster violations

    October 14, 2014 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Terrebonne Parish men have been sentenced for illegal oyster fishing violations. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports 39-year-old Fernando Carbajal and 25-year-old Jonathan Reyes, both of Houma, pleaded guilty before state District Judge George Lark to one count of taking oysters from an unapproved... more »
  • OSHA cites Oakdale company for health violations

    February 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    OAKDALE- A flavoring manufacturer in Oakdale has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a fire last year severely burned a worker. OSHA cited Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage, for 19 serious violations at the facility, totaling $91,000 in proposed penalties. ... more »
  • BR mayor among politicians not paying fines Play Video

    November 19, 2013 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden owes $2,500 to the state and has not paid up, according to the Louisiana Ethics Commission. Holden's fine is from failing to file a 2008 personal financial disclosure form properly. He's one of hundreds of public officials who owe money to the... more »
  • Miles gets support from former player after allegations surface in magazine Play Video

    September 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's head football coach got some support from a former football player after a scathing Sports Illustrated report Tuesday. The magazine criticized Miles for his program at Oklahoma State University, alleging that NCAA rules were broken. Miles left OSU for LSU and his replacement's program was also... more »
  • Report: Violations at OSU while Miles was coach Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:17 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla.- Sports Illustrated released the first installment of a five-part series looking into allegations surrounding the Oklahoma State football program, and LSU's head coach figures prominently in the first installment. The issues stem back to the time Les Miles served as the head coach for OSU. In the... more »
  • Exxon Mobil agrees to $2.4M in fines, improvements

    August 25, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality says Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million in fines, improvements and other payments to settle violations at Baton Rouge-area plants. Agency spokeswoman Jean Kelly says in a news release that $2.3 million will resolve violations from 2008 into... more »
  • AG Holder: Martin death 'unnecessary shooting'

    July 15, 2013 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues. In prepared remarks - Holder's first public comments since the acquittal of George... more »
  • NCAA penalizes MSU for recruiting violations

    June 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - The NCAA has put Mississippi State's football program on probation for two years and cut two scholarships for the upcoming year for infractions that included recruiting violations. Former assistant coach Angelo Mirando, who resigned on Aug. 19 just days before the school announced the NCAA's investigation, was... more »
  • Documents: Oregon proposed 2-year probation

    April 16, 2013 10:36 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The University of Oregon proposed a self-imposed two-year probation and the loss of a scholarship for three years because of possible recruiting violations involving the Ducks' football program. The university released documents late Monday that included a proposed summary disposition from September which discusses the violations 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 »
  • SLU reports 137 ineligible players Play Video

    March 28, 2013 3:27 PM

    HAMMOND- Southeastern Louisiana University self-reported 137 ineligible players participated in university athletics from 2005 through 2010. Most of the violations occurred in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons the university said in a news release Thursday. The infractions have been reported to the NCAA. "This was a case... more »
  • Restaurant owners calling for more from OPH Play Video

    November 27, 2012 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Restaurant owners and managers say they want stricter guidelines from the Office of Public Health, when it comes to inspections. This comes after a legislative audit showed public health issued permits to restaurants with uncorrected violations, rarely used formal enforcement action, and much more. According to... more »
  • Club Palace owner speaks out about SI report Play Video

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The fallout continues after a report in Sports Illustrated cited possible NCAA violations for members of the LSU football team, including former stand-out Tyrann Mathieu. The magazine's claim stems from the players appearing in promotional flyers and videos for The Palace club in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    June 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov. The Supreme... more »
  • Tanning mom's salon fined

    June 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    TRENTON- A northern New Jersey tanning salon frequented by a woman accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth has been fined $5,200 for numerous alleged violations, including overexposure. State health officials notified City Tropics Tanning 2's owner on Monday. Inspectors accuse them of 33 violations, mostly related... more »
  • Hunter cited for turkey violations

    March 28, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hunter has been cited for turkey hunting violations on March 24th in the Atchafalaya Basin. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited Ted A. Lewis of Pride for taking over the limit of turkeys and failing to tag turkeys. Agents working in the Basin... more »
  • Three local men accused of hunting violations

    February 23, 2012 3:56 AM

    VIDALIA - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says three 23-year-olds from the Baton Rouge area are accused of spotlighting and other hunting violations, including driving an ATV with oversized tires on a wildlife management area. The department says Jordan Brister, of Prairieville and Richard Magee and Justin Durand,... more »
  • Two accused of pollution violations

    December 8, 2011 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of an independent oil company and his brother have been accused of illegally discharging pollutants. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says Lobdell Percy Brown III and Carr Brown surrendered to authorities on Thursday. Authorities said Lobdell Brown is chief executive of T&F Oil Co.,... more »
  • BP, 2 others face more citations in Gulf spill

    November 28, 2011 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill. Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that... more »
  • Deputies arrest two for parole violations, drug charges

    April 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    ROBERT - Two people accused of breaking their parole by having illegal narcotics were arrested by authorities in Tangipahoa Parish, according to the sheriff's office. Dawn Panepinto with TPSO said deputies helped Probation and Parole agents in their investigation and arrest of Corey McGregor and Denver Ochsner Monday evening.... more »
  • Six arrested for oyster violations

    March 21, 2011 10:32 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La.- Six Southwest Louisiana residents have been cited for alleged oyster violations on lower Calcasieu Lake. State Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited 52-year-old Jerell Dwayne Christopher, 71-year-old Carroll Henderson Laws and 53-year-old Waverly Evans Levere, all of Abbeville; 54-year-old Matthew Gaskins Jr. of Lake Charles; 18-year-old Hubern... more »
  • House ethics panel: Rangel violated rules

    November 16, 2010 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment. An ethics panel of eight House peers deliberated over two days before delivering a jarring blow to the 20-term New York Democrat's career.... more »
  • La. Board of Ethics no longer able to hold hearings

    November 8, 2010 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today the Louisiana Board of Ethics doesn’t have the final say in ethics violations concerning political candidates. Governor Bobby Jindal carried the mantle of ethics reform into office and onto the legislative agenda when he first took office in 2008. Two years later, the... more »
  • St. Helena makes progress on high school

    November 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    ST. HELENA - St. Helena Central High School is making progress toward its Nov. 22 deadline to have all violations cited by the State Fire Marshal in August remedied. Since last week's visit by officers of the State Fire Marshal's Office, maintenance crews fixed three major problems the office inspected... more »
  • Study: Two BP refineries account for majority of violations

    May 17, 2010 10:15 AM

    Two BP refineries in the U.S. account for 97 percent percent of "egregious willful" violations given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to a research group. The Center for Public Integrity says the violations were found in the past three years. The two refineries accounting for the... more »
  • New Orleans drivers slowing down for cameras

    April 19, 2010 7:06 AM

    New Orleans drivers have been slowing down at intersections monitored by traffic cameras. In the two years since New Orleans began issuing tickets for red-light camera violations, red-light running and speeding have dropped by more than 90 percent at monitored intersections. The figures are consistent with national statistics that show... more »
  • Gretna suspends tickets for downtown meters

    April 15, 2010 5:19 AM

    The Gretna City Council is suspending ticket violations for parking meters in downtown Gretna. Mayor Ronnie Harris projected a budget increase of $30,000 in revenue from parking fines and meters because of more enforcement. The council voted unanimously to stop city workers from issuing tickets for expired meters. Enforcement of... more »
  • Saggy pants citations

    September 28, 2009 5:33 AM

    Five people have been ticketed in the two years since Lafourche Parish banned people from wearing saggy pants that publicly show the wearer's undergarments. The ban went into effect July 20, 2007. Saggy pants violators face a $50 fine for a first offense and $100 for the second. The third... more »

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