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  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2015 10:24 AM

    GONZALES - After losing the Ascension Parish president's seat by only 115 votes over the weekend, Clint Cointment officially conceded Tuesday morning and said he will not seek a full recount of the vote. Kenny Matassa won the election for parish president Saturday night, but the margin was close... more »
  • McConnell may put immigration on agenda amid GOP fight

    November 13, 2015 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has informed Democrats he may schedule a vote next week on a hard-line immigration bill pushed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP candidate for president. The move could bring debate over immigration to the Senate floor just as it flares on the... more »
  • Fire district pushing for fee renewal from voters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2015 5:26 PM

    WALKER - Fire fighters in Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 are pushing for voters to renew a service charge that makes up 30 percent of the district's budget. The $32 yearly fee generates $713,000 a year for Fire District 4. District 4 covers one-third of the parish including Walker,... more »
  • Springfield could get new high school campus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2015 4:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish will get a new high school campus if voters in the area approve a $14 million bond issue. The Livingston Parish School Board will announce plans to call an election in April Thursday night. Most buildings on the current Springfield High... more »
  • Incoming House speaker Ryan says he'll vote for budget pact

    October 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Ryan - expected to be the next House speaker - says he'll vote for a bipartisan budget bill even though he thinks the process that produced the measure "stinks." A House vote is expected Wednesday on legislation that settles fights over defense and domestic spending, and federal... more »
  • Common Core supporters hold onto BESE seats

    October 25, 2015 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite outcries from people opposed to Common Core, many members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education who support the standards won back their seats. Six of the eight BESE races went to people who supported Common Core, and two people who lost their seats... more »
  • Lieutenant governor's race headed to Nov. runoff

    October 25, 2015 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Billy Nungesser and Democrat Kip Holden will face off in the Nov. 21 runoff election for lieutenant governor. The two men were the top vote-getters in Saturday's election. Holden, the mayor of Baton Rouge, has spent a small amount of money so far to... more »
  • Voters split on fiscal, tax amendments

    October 24, 2015 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters approved two constitutional amendments and rejected two others Saturday which affect the state's budget and local tax revenues. Voters said "yes" to an amendment which gave the treasurer authority to invest state funds in an new fund meant to set up transportation loans for local... more »
  • GOP's Vitter advances to runoff against Edwards

    October 24, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter has survived challenges from two GOP rivals to reach a November runoff in the Louisiana governor's race. He'll face Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards on the Nov. 21 ballot. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, both... more »
  • Schedler re-elected as La. secretary of state

    October 24, 2015 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler will keep his job as Louisiana's chief elections official for another four years. The Republican from Mandeville fended off a challenge Saturday from Democrat Chris Tyson, a Baton Rouge law professor, to win a second term. Schedler's held the job since 2010,... more »
  • Democrat Edwards advances to La. governor runoff

    October 24, 2015 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrat John Bel Edwards has secured a spot in the Nov. 21 runoff to decide who will be Louisiana's next governor. The results are in. I’m headed into the runoff! I am ready to win. #PutLouisianaFirst #lagov — John Bel Edwards (@JohnBelforLA) October 25, 2015... more »
  • Rain may be affecting La. election turnout

    October 24, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rain in parts of the state may be affecting turnout as Louisiana voters make their choices for governor, lieutenant governor, other statewide posts and, in many areas, the Legislature. Meg Casper, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's Office says turnout has been light to steady,... more »
  • Voter registration open for Nov. 21 state elections

    October 20, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It's too late to register to vote for Saturday's statewide elections, but Louisiana residents have until Wednesday to sign-up to participate in the Nov. 21 runoff. Eligible residents have until midnight Wednesday to register to vote online. Residents can also register in-person daily until close of business at... more »
  • Early voting numbers down from 2014 congressional elections

    October 19, 2015 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Final early voting numbers are coming in lower than last year's congressional elections. About 14,000 fewer voters participated in early voting that ended late Saturday than did in the November 2014 congressional elections - the last major comparable election in the state. When early voting... more »
  • Four major candidates at tonight's LA Tech debate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2015 6:16 PM

    RUSTON, La. - All four major candidates in the upcoming gubernatorial primary will be at a televised debate tonight in Ruston, the last likely chance for that to happen before the election. Sen. David Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and Rep. John Edwards are... more »
  • BRAC announces support for renewing EBR library tax

    October 12, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced Monday they supported renewing a property tax which covers more than 98 percent of the East Baton Rouge Library system's budget. Voters approved the ten-year dedicated tax in 1995 and 2005. Without it, the library wouldn't be able to stay... more »
  • New move to scrub Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag

    October 2, 2015 4:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi's flag. But it could be years before the issue reaches a ballot, and there's no guarantee voters would accept it. Mississippi officials said Friday that a Jackson resident filed paperwork for a... more »
  • Services on the line as EBRPL tax renewal heads to October ballot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crucial vote is coming up for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System as voters are asked to renew a tax that's been around for 20 years. The current tax costs the average resident about $100 a year, and it has served the library... more »
  • Voter registration for Oct. 24 election ends Wednesday

    September 23, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Time is running out for people to sign up to vote in Louisiana's Oct. 24 election. The deadline to register as a voter is Wednesday. That's for citizens who have never registered to vote or who want to make changes to their voter registration. The October ballot will... more »
  • Town will decide if police chief should be elected

    September 21, 2015 9:09 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- In November, residents of this small town in Livingston Parish will be asked to change the way their police chief is selected. Currently, the chief is elected. But, Monday night, the board of aldermen approved asking people to vote on if the chief should be elected. ... more »
  • New iPad voting technology a possibility in Louisiana

    September 9, 2015 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voting machines could be a thing of the past in Louisiana since Secretary of State Tom Schedler is looking to install tablet voting at precincts across the state. Schedler says he wants to phase out voting booths to make things smoother and cheaper in the long... more »
  • Democrats clinch critical 41 votes for Iran nuclear deal

    September 8, 2015 11:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats have clinched enough votes to block a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear deal in the Senate. That could spell a major victory for President Barack Obama. Three undecided senators announced their support for the deal in quick succession - bringing supporters to 41 votes.... more »
  • Donaldsonville Primary to keep location after vote

    August 18, 2015 7:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 5-5 tie vote Tuesday night by Ascension Parish School Board members means Donaldsonville Primary will stay open at its current location rather than move further away from a nearby industrial site. The board voted for a second time on a proposal to relocate the school to... more »
  • Senate blocks GOP bill to end Planned Parenthood fed funds

    August 3, 2015 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has blocked a Republican effort to shut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood. Monday's vote followed the release of videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group showing Planned Parenthood officials describing how they sometimes provide aborted fetal tissue for researchers. The vote was 53-46... more »
  • Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

    July 28, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul says Senate leaders have told him the chamber will vote on his effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood before lawmakers begin their August break. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday that Senate GOP leaders told him the vote will occur. He says... more »
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Southern Christian Leadership Conference is coming to Baton Rouge for the organization’s 57 th annual convention. The SCLC is a civil rights organization founded back in 1957. The group strives to be a “voice for the voiceless,” in dealing with social justice issues that face... more »
  • Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

    July 13, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. In a statement Monday, the BSA said the resolution... more »
  • House scraps vote on Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

    July 9, 2015 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has scrapped plans to vote on approving the display of the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries in the wake of furious protests from Democrats. Officials said Thursday the legislation that included the issue would be pulled from the floor for the time being. The... more »
  • Amendment to have popular vote on flag fails

    July 8, 2015 5:39 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - An amendment that would have let voters decide on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol has been defeated. The amendment saw the most debate of Wednesday's session before it was set aside on a 71-48 vote. The popular... more »
  • Ascension school board looks to April date for bond election

    July 8, 2015 8:08 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board is looking at an election date of April 2, 2016, to bring a bond proposal to voters. But the exact amount of money they want to raise and the projects they would fund have yet to be determined. Board committees have talked about using... more »
  • SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

    July 7, 2015 12:33 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Capitol. The 36-3 vote Tuesday after a similar vote Monday now sends the bill to the House, where it faces a less certain future. Republicans met... more »
  • 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 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 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 »

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