DOTD Issues Easter Travel Advisory
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is advising drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Easter holiday (Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24).
Mom Arrested In Cancer Fraud Case
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies say a mom who created an elaborate lie by telling people her child had cancer in order to steal money from them has been arrested on multiple counts of theft.
Jindal Appoints 2 To Board Of Ethics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has replaced two members of the Louisiana Board of Ethics, including its vice chairman, and reappointed a third.
Change Of Venue Motion Denied In Manslaughter Case
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of killing his girlfriend last summer says he will continue to pursue attempts to move the upcoming trial out of Lafayette.
Arrest Reported In 3 Bossier Deaths
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police in Bossier City say they have made an arrest in connection with a shooting last week that left three people dead.
4-year-old Boy Dies In Lafourche Tractor Accident
RACELAND, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy has died as the result of an accident in Lafourche Parish.
No Prosecution For Deputy In Exploitation Case
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A deputy who was fired from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office last month no longer faces criminal charges.
New Legislation Could Eliminate Personal State Income Taxes
Today is tax day and a Louisiana lawmaker is introducing legislation to be considered for the upcoming session that would eliminate personal state income taxes.
U-S HNRC Holds Hearing In Houma
The U-S House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing today in Houma so they can hear from south Louisiana residents and businesses that have been impacted by the drop in Gulf of Mexico oil production.
Deepwater Horizon Explosion Still Affecting Birds
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the world's largest environmental disaster is still having an impact on birds.
Herger, Boustany And Reichert Ask IRS To Investigate AARP’s Tax-Exempt Status
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA), Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, requesting IRS to review and examine whether AARP, Inc. should continue to be exempt from federal taxation.
Landrieu Secures Letters Of Bipartisan Support For Go Zone Extension Through 2012
WASHINGTON – United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., secured two key letters of support for extending the Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone Low-Income Housing Tax Credit placed-in-service date through 2012.
Vitter Co-Sponsors Bill To Ensure Military Pay
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter signed on as a co-sponsor to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s bill, S. 724, The Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act.
ACLU To Pursue Vermilion Parish School Suit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union plans to continue with litigation over single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, despite a federal appeals court ruling that the classes should not be halted this year.
Speech To Writers, School Visit On Duncan Schedule
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A visit to a charter school and a speech to education writers are part of a full day of activities in New Orleans scheduled for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Holiday In Dixie, French Quarter Festival
Spring festival season is revving up in Louisiana.
Woman Sentenced For Medicare Fraud
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baker woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for her role in a fraudulent scheme that netted $450,634 from Medicare.
Former Youth Minister Faces More Sex Charges
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say additional charges have been filed against a former Pineville youth minister accused of molesting juveniles.
Man Charged With Mail Fraud Pleads Not Guilty
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of two men accused of swindling more than $157,000 from Southern University has pleaded not guilty in Baton Rouge federal court.
Retired Teachers Keep Working In St. Martin Parish
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Despite the fact that it is facing a serious budget shortfall, the St. Martin Parish School Board has voted to reverse its policy concerning allowing retirees to return to work.