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  • Prosecutors ask $197M fine for CITGO in 2006 spill

    March 22, 2014 5:29 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine Citgo Petroleum Corp. at least $197 million in a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit filed in a 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery. The Advocate reports the Justice Department argued in court filings... more »
  • Jurors lower fine for sign violations

    March 22, 2012 10:34 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has reduced the fine for violations of an ordinance requiring property owners to mark occupied buildings with green-and-white reflective address signs. The Advocate reports the ordinance approved by the jury Tuesday, which takes effect April 1, originally imposed a fine... more »
  • East Feliciana panel considers lower fine

    March 19, 2012 10:42 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury is considering a revision in its address-sign ordinance to lower the fine for not installing the required signs. The Advocate reports the police jury is scheduled to vote on the ordinance Tuesday. The ordinance, similar to others across the country,... more »
  • Restaurateur gets prison, fine in tax fraud case

    September 16, 2011 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former manager of several Baton Rouge restaurants has been sentenced to four months in federal prison and four months in a halfway house for helping other people commit tax fraud. The Advocate reports 37-year-old Mohamed H. Ruman also was ordered by Chief U.S. District... more »
  • From Fine Dining to Comfortable Cooking

    September 23, 2010 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Danny Landry carved out a niche for himself as a chef in New Orleans over about 12 years, working mostly at fine dining venues such as Restaurant Isadora and the Bombay Club in the French Quarter. The Kaplan native and graduate of the University of Louisiana... more »
  • Former Iberia Parish Sheriff to Pay $50K Fine

    September 22, 2010 4:45 PM

    Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC and owner Sid Hebert plead guilty to clean water act violation. Hebert, the former Iberia Parish Sheriff, agreed to cease operation of the wastewater treatment facility and will pay a $50,000 fine. Hebert also faces imprisonment of not more than one year. Hebert was the on-site... more »
  • Ex-Iberia Parish Sheriff, Company Facing Fine

    August 31, 2010 7:22 AM

    Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert and the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports a bill of information filed... more »
  • Toyota Pays $16.4 Million Fine

    May 18, 2010 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to its accelerator pedal recall. A Transportation Department official says the Japanese automaker paid the fine on Tuesday. The company agreed to the fine on April 19 and had 30 days to pay it. The... more »
  • Parents Mad at Bus Driver

    March 25, 2010 7:10 PM

    Parents say a Lafayette parish bus driver has gone too far when it comes to disciplining their children. The kids are telling their parents they've been cursed at and handled roughly by the driver. The students are not allowed to talk or make any sound on the bus. The... more »
  • Lafayette: Sobriety Check Point Scheduled

    November 10, 2009 12:58 PM

    On Thursday, November 12, 2009, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Sheriff's Office will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol... more »
  • 911 JUICE BOX

    November 6, 2009 8:34 AM

    ALOHA, Ore. (AP) - No, an incorrect order in a drive-through lane isn't a 911 emergency. A 20-year-old man who called 911 to complain about his missing McDonalds orange juice now has to pay a $300 fine. Deputies in Washington County, Ore., tried to explain to Raibin Raof Osman that... more »
  • La. State Police begin enforcing new left-lane law

    October 23, 2009 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state troopers have begun enforcing a new law requiring drivers on multi-lane highways to remain in the right lane. The state Highway Safety Commission says state police began enforcing it earlier this month. There are several exceptions to the law. Drivers can use the... more »
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »
  • LSU students warned about ticket scalping

    October 8, 2009 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU students are being warned against scalping their tickets to Saturday's football game against top-ranked Florida. University officials say selling the tickets for above face value violates both state law and LSU's code of conduct. The crime carries up to 90 days in jail... more »

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