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  • 'Operation Game Thief' rewards total $16,800 for 2015

    February 1, 2016 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state wildlife department says it paid out $16,800 in cash rewards for information leading to arrests for violations of fishing and hunting regulations. The payments were made through a program called "Louisiana Operation Game Thief." The program led to 72 arrests. A Monday... more »
  • 14 more strip clubs hit in statewide undercover sting

    November 24, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) cited another 14 strip clubs as the agency’s statewide undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Trick or Treat” continues. The strip clubs were issued citations for prostitution, lewd acts and drug activity. Out of the cited clubs, one... more »
  • Three men cited for fishing violations

    October 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A state wildlife and fisheries agent has cited three Louisiana men for recreational fishing violations in Grand Isle. The agent Thursday cited 53-year-old Donisote Santos, of Chalmette, 43-year-old Jose Goronci, of Metairie, and 49-year-old Jose DiSalva, of Kenner, for taking over the limit of red drum... more »
  • Wastewater company with history of problems intends to sell Play Video

    July 16, 2015 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wastewater treatment company hit with dozens of compliance issues seeks to exit the business altogether, the Investigative Unit has learned. Mo-Dad Utilities, LLC intends to find a buyer, which will impact more than a hundred neighborhoods in multiple parishes. The Investigative Unit first reported... more »
  • EPA: 3 companies agree to a $900,000 civil penalty

    January 21, 2015 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company, including the Convent and Norco Motiva Enterprises facilities, have agreed to a $900,000 civil penalty settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says the civil penalty is in response to a number of alleged violations of the Clean... more »
  • Red-light cams fade as speed cams get green light

    December 30, 2014 2:36 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - The battleground over traffic enforcement cameras may be shifting. Nearly half of all states use cameras to track red-light or speeding violations, and some use both. But while the number of communities nationwide that use red-light cameras is gradually falling, the number of speed cameras is slowly... more »
  • 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 »

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