NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans technology chief Greg Meffert has paid a $2,000 fine for violating state ethics law. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the payment settles state ethics charges related to Meffert's use of credit cards and gifts from a man whose companies were doing business... more »
Anthony Stallard, 24, had been out drinking when he went to Kingston Cemetery.
While there with friend Martin Collingwood, Stallard was seen kicking a football at graves before making ghostly noises within earshot of people visiting graves.
He was reported to police, who arrested him and charged him... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state ethics board fined Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's campaign $2,500 for collecting money over the legal contribution limit. The Advocate reports the board announced the decision at its meeting last week. It involved donations in a special election for lieutenant governor last year. Candidates... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal labor regulators have assessed more than $25,000 in civil penalties against a Baton Rouge water and amusement park for violating child labor provisions. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division's office in Baton Rouge reviewed attendance and payroll records for hundreds of... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sidney J. Hebert has received three years of supervised probation, 120 hours of community service and an $1,800 fine for the negligent operation of a water-treatment facility in the Port of Iberia. Also on Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill ordered... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Favre will be fined but not suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after the league's investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game hostess. A person familiar with the decision says the league plans... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday found that a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television is unconstitutionally vague. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan tossed out the Federal Communications Commission's... more »