| May 19, 2009
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office School Drug Task Force found an unloaded handgun in the backpack of a 15-year-old boy at Louisiana New School Academy.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said a teacher suspected the...
| May 20, 2009
| 4:26 PM
The Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) is a non-profit, privately funded, citizen's organization dedicated to exposing and eliminating public corruption and to reducing the incidence of crime and improving the administration of justice in order to...
| May 23, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of a construction and engineering firm urged lawmakers on Saturday to restore money for state colleges and universities that Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed to cut.
Warning that Louisiana is on the verge of taking a...
| May 24, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tax breaks are stalled. Budget cuts are under negotiation. And bans on smoking in bars, hand-held cell phone use while driving and dental work at schools are awaiting their fate.
Very little is decided as the Legislature's regular...
| May 26, 2009
The Mississippi River at Baton Rouge will likely continue to rise until reaching a crest of 40 feet on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service's River Forecast Center says this crest is the highest the water is expected to get before it starts to recede,...
| May 28, 2009
About 8:30am a supply vessel traveling south of Morgan City had an explosion on board.
The U.S. Coast Guard has MediVaced two crew members to a burn unit at a Baton Rouge Hospital.
One Crew member was Captain Rayne.
The fire is contained and the...
| Feb 1, 2009
Life is good for designer/TV design show host Kenneth Brown. New baby. New bedding line for QVC. New baby line of crib bedding and decorative accessories that just made its debut in Babies "R" Us stores last week. And, oh, did we mention he's designing...
| Feb 8, 2009
You drive up to a hotel and the doorman opens the car door and grabs your bag; you have to give him a tip. The parking valet takes your car; his hand is out. The bellhop takes the luggage to the front desk, then up to your room; he waits for a tip. What...
| Feb 8, 2009
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
| Feb 12, 2009
| 12:40 PM
The nationwide nursing shortage has affected healthcare across the country. But, there are accelerated nursing programs putting graduates on the hospital floors, caring for patients and earning good money -- in less than a year for some.
| May 14, 2010
The ambitious Republican governors of
Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has...
| May 26, 2010
The mayors of Baton Rouge and New Orleans say they are committed to finding a way to get a high-speed passenger rail service established between Louisiana's two largest cities.
The comments came at a news conference Tuesday during which Mayor-President...