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  • Judge: Ex-SU official failed to prove case

    June 28, 2012 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination and retaliation case against the Southern University System Board of Supervisors, a board member and a former interim president of the system. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ruled Wednesday that Joseph Cedric Shelton,... more »
  • A look at what passed, failed in the Legislature

    June 23, 2011 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers were wrapping up their two-month regular legislative session Thursday. A look at what won approval and what fell short of passage: WHAT PASSED: -BUDGET: A $25 billion budget will finance ongoing operations of state agencies, services and programs in the fiscal year that begins... more »
  • Lohan goes directly to jail after failed drug test

    September 24, 2010 9:36 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - There were no tears, no last-minute pleading and no lecture from a judge warning Lindsay Lohan she was facing serious consequences for her latest misstep in a 3-year-old drug and drunken driving case. Instead, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox on Friday sent... more »
  • Contractor Not Immune From Liability For Failed Floodwall During Hurricane Katrina

    September 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • Session Ends: A Glance at What Passed and Failed

    June 21, 2010 4:05 PM

    The Louisiana Legislature's regular session reaches its end Monday. Hundreds of bills passed and failed. As always, the biggest money issues were left unresolved until the final days. A look at how things fared: WHAT BILLS PASSED: -BUDGET: Plans to rebalance this year's budget, which had a nearly $600 million... more »
  • Ban On Red Light Cameras Failed

    April 12, 2010 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on the cameras that take photos of speeders and drivers who run red lights failed to win support Monday in a House committee that stalled the proposal for a second year. Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-New Orleans, said the cameras in Baton Rouge, Lafayette,... more »

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