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  • Episcopal church votes to allow religious same-sex weddings

    July 1, 2015 9:49 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Episcopalians voted to allow religious same-sex weddings. The vote came Wednesday in the capital city of Utah at the denomination's national assembly. The measure passed overwhelmingly in the House of Bishops with 129 votes of the 160 total. House of Deputies also passed the resolution... more »
  • SC House agrees to take up flag removal

    June 23, 2015 2:09 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - A South Carolina senator has proposed a bill that would move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse to a relic room in a museum. Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen introduced the bill Tuesday. It would move the flag from a 30-foot pole in front of the Statehouse... more »
  • Obama's trade agenda survives key Senate procedural vote

    June 23, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's trade agenda has survived a crucial Senate vote and seems well-positioned to become law. The Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to begin full-blown debate on Obama's request for "fast track" negotiating authority. That was the exact number needed to avoid a filibuster. The vote continued a... more »
  • St. George supporters disappointed but not giving up

    June 15, 2015 8:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's disappointment for some people in the area of the proposed "City of Saint George" after a petition to put it to a vote failed by 71 signatures. Many supporters of the proposed city aren't giving up hope and say they still believe something can be... more »
  • Bill to ban abortions based on gender fails to win support check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning "sex-selection" abortions performed based on gender. The House-backed proposal stalled Tuesday in a Senate judiciary committee, on a 2-2 vote that keeps the bill stuck in committee. Bill sponsor Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Houma Republican, said she's... more »
  • Deedy Slaughter-era political haggle over settlement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 13, 2015 10:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Despite a court settlement only needing ceremonious approval at the city's council meeting Wednesday night, there was some Deedy Slaughter-era stress as leaders voted on the offer. The city's chief financial officer, Audrey McCain was offered a $112,500 settlement in connection with a wrongful termination lawsuit... more »
  • House passes $677 million in tax, credit changes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial cap on tax credits for the filmmaking industry. An increased cigarette sales tax. Scaling back solar and corporate tax credits. Almost a dozen such bills were all passed by the Louisiana House Thursday in their efforts to raise revenue and start filling a $1.6... more »
  • Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

    May 4, 2015 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Slidell-area voters turned down proposals... more »
  • Iberville school tax renewals on ballot Saturday

    April 29, 2015 7:58 AM

    PLAQUMINE- Iberville Parish voters head to the polls Saturday to consider renewing three 10-year tax proposals to help the school system maintain its alternative school programs, building maintenance and its ability to offer competitive salaries for its teachers. The tax measures are projected to generate about $9.9 million a year... more »
  • Common Core opponents fall short on La. House test vote

    April 20, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have more work to do, to get lawmakers on their side. Rep. Brett Geymann failed in a procedural move Monday to get his bill - which would... more »
  • Pet poop rule in Mandeville voted down

    April 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The Mandeville City Council has voted down an ordinance that would have allowed the city to prosecute and levy fines against people who don't pick up their pet's poop on public property or on the property of others. The ordinance also called for "Curb Your Dog" signs along... more »
  • Metro Council approves Miss USA spending

    April 8, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members unanimously approved a request Wednesday for $230,000 to bring the Miss USA pageant to Baton Rouge again. The six-figure expenditure will help cover costs for the pageant, and was part of the agreement to bring it back to Baton Rouge for another year.... more »
  • West Baton Rouge residents rejoice in sales tax increase failure

    March 29, 2015 6:53 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Voters made sure they cast their vote in Saturday's election to turn down a half cent sales tax increase. "The taxes were never as high as it is right now," said Wendell Hamilton, a resident in the parish for over four decades. Hamilton said... more »
  • Voters in four area parishes cast ballots Saturday

    March 27, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Elections will be held on Saturday in East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension and Iberville parishes with polls opening at 7 a.m. The polls close at 8 p.m. For more information on the candidates and the propositions that will appear on the ballot, check out... more »
  • Library asks for tax renewal, but it'll be a few bucks more

    March 19, 2015 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The library board here approved asking voters to renew its operational tax. Following the approval Thursday night, the measure next goes before the Metro Council and, if approved there, then to voters. But, while the tax is a renewal, it will collect more than what... more »
  • Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

    March 2, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans flood protection board is preparing for a vote on whether to continue to appeal the dismissal of a coastal erosion lawsuit against oil, gas and pipeline companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed suit in 2013. It sought damages over the loss of... more »
  • Warrant issued for man accused in voter fraud scheme check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 4:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A bench warrant was issued today for a man accused in a voter fraud scheme as recalled Mayor Deedy Slaughter tried to keep her seat. Today, the entire case was turned over to the District Attorney's office. Last week, Larry Profit was taken out of the courthouse... more »
  • House heads to vote on border security bill

    January 22, 2015 3:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House will vote next week on a border security bill as Republicans try to show they can chart their own course on immigration - not just oppose President Barack Obama. The bill passed the House Homeland Security Committee late Wednesday on a party-line vote of 18-12.... more »
  • Metro Council message: no new taxes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night not to bring East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposal for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to a public vote. The tax bump would have funded public safety and capital improvement projects. council members in favor of the plan... more »
  • Satsuma incorporation opposition voices concerns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 4:46 PM

    SATSUMA - The opposition of the potential incorporation of Satsuma met Wednesday to rally residents to vote "no" in March. On one hand, the group "Save Satsuma" wants to incorporate to limit commercialization and maintain their country community feel. On the other hand, a group of business owners and... more »
  • Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL Pipeline

    January 13, 2015 3:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. But Republicans readied additions such as lifting a ban on... more »
  • Senate panel takes up pipeline bill despite veto threat

    January 8, 2015 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Senate committee has taken up a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline with plans to move it toward the full Senate, despite a veto threat from the White House. Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn't be deterred by President Barack Obama's threat. She... more »
  • Both sides gearing up for Satsuma incorporation vote check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2015 5:10 PM

    SATSUMA - With the possible incorporation of one small community in Livingston Parish set for a special election in March, both sides of the issue plan to meet with residents to sway votes. Organizers of the group "Save Satsuma" want to incorporate to keep the rural community of Satsuma... more »
  • Gonzales council hopefuls vie for votes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:16 PM

    GONZALES- The city council will have a new look in 2015 and two men are hoping it will feature their faces in the seats vacated by Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. Neal Bourque and Harold Stewart have stepped up to run for the seats that were emptied after Lacombe... more »
  • Satsuma incorporation vote set for March

    January 1, 2015 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Residents of the Livingston Parish community of Satsuma will finally get a chance to vote a proposed incorporation of Satsuma. Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an order Wednesday setting the special election for March 28. The parish Registrar of Voters verified that a petition had received more than the... more »
  • Public can vote on BREC tiger cub names check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC Zoo posted potential names Wednesday for its two female Malayan tiger cubs and asked for the public to vote for their favorites. Hundreds of nominations were submitted in late November to the zoo's social media pages, according to Zoo Director Phil Frost. The zoo's... more »
  • State's top school system could cut teachers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    ZACHARY - After ranking number one overall for public school districts in the state, the Zachary Community School District is now looking for new ways to bring in money. A legislative audit shows the district spent nearly $4 million more than it made in the last school year, dipping... more »
  • Recalled Gonzales councilman sits in for last meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2014 10:16 PM

    GONZALES - Two days after voters booted him from office, Timothy Vessel attended his last city council meeting on the governing body of the City of Gonzales. "I had to be here as a councilman, to stay in my seat," Vessel said about attending the meeting Monday night. "This... more »
  • Sports complex's future dim after tax fails check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2014 4:10 PM

    WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday. The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    November 19, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. After the bill failed by one vote Tuesday, McConnell said the pipeline legislation... more »
  • Landrieu-backed pipeline bill fails in Senate

    November 18, 2014 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Mary Landrieu-backed bill to fast-track approval on the Keystone XL pipeline failed to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and pass out of the Senate Tuesday night. Sen. Landrieu had the support of 14 Senate Democrats, and all 45 Senate Republicans voted... more »
  • Keystone Pipeline vote expected today

    November 17, 2014 10:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance. King told reporters on the eve of a Senate vote that he is... more »
  • Satsuma group frustrated with governor's office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    SATSUMA - People who want to incorporate Satsuma into a town are frustrated that their petition has not been acted on despite being certified in August. The group "Save Satsuma" wanted to put the incorporation to a vote on the December 6 ballot, but that won't happen. The petition... more »
  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone

    November 12, 2014 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House and Senate will vote in coming days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline in a high-stakes political poker game. The two candidates in the Dec. 6 runoff for a Louisiana Senate seat are both pushing the bills. They are three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu in... more »
  • Voters reject many amendments

    November 5, 2014 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters overwhelmingly denied a series of constitutional amendments Tuesday night. More than half of the proposals failed. Of fourteen on the ballot, only six passed. Eight were rejected. -Amendment 1: Approved. Sets a minimum level for Medicaid patient reimbursements paid to nursing homes, pharmacies and institutions for... more »
  • Campaigns bring ground game as elections near check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's an all-out rush to the polls as the final hours before the elections wane and volunteers go into overdrive to get the vote out. Some campaign volunteers are using apps to go door-to-door and speak with people they know support their candidate, encouraging them to get... more »
  • Group wants your vote 4 for the Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You'll have to decide on 14 amendments when you head to the polls tomorrow. One group wants to make things easier by encouraging voters to improve Louisiana's roadways. 4 for the Roads wants voters to approve Amendment Four. It gives the state treasurer the power to... more »
  • Constitutional amendments explained check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters will have to consider 14 constitutional amendments when they hit the polls next Tuesday, and with a three-minute time limit behind the curtain it could prove difficult to tackle the ticket without some studying ahead of time. Some of the amendments only affect the New Orleans... more »
  • Early voting ends with huge turnout in EBR

    October 28, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday that more voters in East Baton Rouge Parish had gone to the polls early than anywhere else in the state. Tuesday, the last day of early voting, brought out double the amount of people than any other day this... more »
  • Ascension Parish fire protection tax up for renewal Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:43 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A tax that supports the Ascension Parish Fire District No. 3 is up for renewal next Tuesday. The $10 million property tax is expected to generate at least $2 million dollar a year over the next ten years. Fire Chief Mark Stewart says the money is... more »
  • Polling locations and information for EBR early voters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... more »
  • New police chief has big goals, bigger challenges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:36 PM

    SORRENTO - The unfunded and uninsured police department of Sorrento has a new police chief, but local leaders say it won't last. Fern Barnett, 71, took over last week after the last of her opponents in the police chief's election dropped out of the race. The grandmother of 17... more »
  • Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race

    October 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE - With her political future in jeopardy, Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a natural constituent base in her re-election bid: Louisiana's women. The Democratic incumbent spoke Wednesday to 400 women in Lafayette -and a few men who came with them - in one of a series of events... more »
  • Gonzales chief may be getting more than he asked for check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2014 10:32 PM

    GONZALES - A bizarre turn of events may lead Police Chief Sherman Jackson to more money than he asked for. After months of back and forth and three vetoes over budget issues, some people had a hard time understanding what happened at a city council meeting Monday night. ... more »
  • Timothy Vessel forced into recall election check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2014 6:18 PM

    GONZALES - Councilman Timothy Vessel will be forced to defend his job after 2,188 voters signed a petition demanding he leave office. Vessel is one of two councilmen, including Gary Lacombe, that face the recall, likely to be held in December, after the Save Gonzales campaign worked for months... more »
  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    September 19, 2014 5:29 AM

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political... more »
  • Females now welcome

    September 18, 2014 7:59 PM

    SAINT ANDREWS, SCOTLAND- Women are now permitted as members for the first time at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. The club was founded 260 years ago and was exclusively for men but voted overwhelmingly to admit female members on Thursday. The club has a... more »
  • Illegal immigrant drivers put to vote

    September 17, 2014 7:38 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- Some people in Oregon were successful in blocking a new law that allowed illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses and instead passed a measure to allow voters to decide the issue in November. Seven other states allow it. Oregonians for Immigration Reform says the state should... more »
  • Gonzales' split 3-2 voice continues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    GONZALES - The political drama in Gonzales is as hot as ever and it seemed to boil Monday night. People in the audience chanted "recall, recall, recall," ahead of their exit from the council chambers. Two councilmen, Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel, were the focus of their outcry. ... more »
  • Satsuma incorporation heading to a vote check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 3:18 PM

    SATSUMA - A group of residents collected enough signatures on a petition to put the incorporation of Satsuma to a vote. The Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters verified more than enough signatures Monday. The group needed to collect 256 signatures of the 1,023 registered voters in the area. Some... more »
  • Still no plan to fill Gustav money hole check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2014 10:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council voted against hearing from a lawyer who claimed to have an idea about how to deal with a $59 million issue related to storm cleanup. Plans were supposed to be addressed Thursday night about steps going forward since arbitrators in Washington, D.C. sided... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »
  • Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    July 22, 2014 8:33 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall. Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... more »
  • Sorrento council to vote on police department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2014 5:55 PM

    SORRENTO - The town council will vote on a motion to let Sorrento residents decide the fate of their police department and chief of police position. After legislation was passed at the Capitol earlier this year to allow the town to abolish the position and the department, the council... more »
  • Baker council closes tap on water, sewer rate increases

    June 10, 2014 8:49 PM

    BAKER- City leaders refused to increase water and sewer rates at a meeting Tuesday evening. The mayor said the most expensive increase would barely double rates but not everyone would see an increase that high. Water rates would increase between $6 and $8, sewer rates would raise bills about... more »
  • Possible tax for Tara to become a crime district

    June 6, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of the Tara subdivision have a possible tax hike in their future. Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation to give more security to people in the Tara subdivision, making it a crime district. The money from the $100 tax will go toward increased patrols and other... more »
  • California secession?

    May 28, 2014 7:45 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA- The idea of breaking away from California to form a 51st state is gaining steam in the northern, largely rural and agrarian counties. Its been a topic of conversation for almost a century but now voters in two counties can have a say next week. People in Del... more »
  • Senate votes to delay implications of Common Core

    May 28, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to delay the consequences of using the Common Core education standards until the 2016-17 school year. That's one year longer than the policy adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Senate voted 29-8 Wednesday for the proposal by New... more »
  • More signatures gathered to make Watson a city

    May 19, 2014 10:53 PM

    WATSON- Organizers of a drive to incorporate this unincorporated area of Livingston Parish told people who gathered to hear an update on the campaign Monday night, canvassers have gathered half of the required signatures to get the issue on a ballot. The effort, which failed 15 years ago, is... more »
  • St. George will continue to collect signatures check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of the proposed city of St. George said Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting motivated them to collect the remaining signatures needed to put the St. George issue to a vote in November. On Thursday, a handful of people signed the petition at one of seven... more »
  • St. George supporters ask for "no" vote on annexation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 9, 2014 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- St. George organizers ask people to take a stand by asking the Metro Council to vote no to annexation. The Baton Rouge Metro Council is meeting on Wednesday, May 14, to vote on the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and the Baton Rouge Medical Center. St.... more »
  • Pro-Russians to hold referendum in east Ukraine

    May 8, 2014 5:28 AM

    DONETSK, Ukraine - A pro-Russia insurgency in east Ukraine has decided to go ahead with a referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay the vote. The coordinating committee of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic announced after a meeting Thursday that it would hold the... more »
  • Pet fee increase introduced by Metro Council check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It may cost more for pet registration in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Metro Council introduced a fee increase for the Companion Animal Alliance shelter. An amendment asks for money to help get control of strays. Each year pet-owners would pay $3 more for spayed or... more »
  • Already, 36% of voters cast a ballot in Port Allen

    April 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN- More than a third of registered voters have cast a ballot early, and voting precincts were busy with voters casting ballots in the race for mayor. Former mayor Deedy Slaughter is fighting to get her job back, after she was recalled in November by 57 percent of... more »
  • Multiple agencies investigating Port Allen voter fraud

    March 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation involving voter fraud in Port Allen has roped in the District Attorney's Office, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Secretary of State's Office. The Sheriff's Office told News Two, hundreds of people faxed a request to vote for Port Allen mayor... more »
  • Gonzales council approves zoning permit for company check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:36 PM

    GONZALES- After a zoning vote that would keep one electric company out of the city, the Gonzales council approved a special zoning permit for Summit Electric Supply to build a new facility on LA 44. The company was seeking the special permit on the plot of land already zoned... more »
  • Red light cameras could require voter approval check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state representative wants to bring red light cameras to a public vote. Rep. Jeff Arnold of New Orleans says this is his third attempt to require voter approval prior to the imposition of civil fines for violations captured by automated traffic enforcement systems, like red... more »
  • Wednesday deadline to register for April elections

    March 5, 2014 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisianians should register by Wednesday to vote in the April 5 municipal primary election. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 84 percent of eligible Louisianians are registered. The April election will be held in 42 parishes. Individuals can register to vote online 24 hours a day, seven... more »
  • Notice to get rid of Sorrento PD posted check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    SORRENTO - The fate of a troubled police department could come down to a vote by the town council, and eventually its residents. Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert published his plan to get rid of the police chief position and the department. Two weeks ago, the previous chief, Earl... more »
  • House passes debt ceiling increase

    February 11, 2014 5:53 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. The 221-201 vote came hours after Speaker John Boehner announced that his fractured party would... more »
  • St. George petitioners trying to gain steam

    February 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Petition organizers for the proposed city of St. George collected hundreds of signatures Saturday. The petition started as a way for the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish to gain an independent school district. "But now we've learned that we can run a very... more »
  • UPDATE: Taxpayers to decide on future Walker HS

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    WALKER- Voters will be asked to fund an expansion at the city's high school. Thursday, the Livingston Parish School Board approved sending a tax item to the May ballot. The tax could generate $25 million. Walker High School has about 1,000 students and the principal expects it to... more »
  • Taxpayers may help Walker High expand check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:46 PM

    WALKER - Walker High School has outgrown its campus, and now school leaders may get taxpayers to help them expand. The Livingston Parish School Board is considering a bond election at its meeting tonight. The tax would raise up to $25 million for the school during the next 20... more »

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