ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria has started to enforce an ordinance that's been on the books for years pertaining to alarm systems. Police Chief Loren M. Lampert tells The Town Talk too many calls from homes and businesses turn out to be false alarms. Lampert says police respond to about... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states. The BP oil company could be fined $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion under the Clean Water Act, depending on whether it's... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The city of Lake Charles is considering stiffer penalties for businesses that sell alcohol to minors. The American Press reports the city council has heard complaints from police and city's Alcohol Review Board. The city has fines of $100 and $300 respectively for the first... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's two U.S. senators have filed a bill to get 80 percent of the penalties BP faces paying for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to go toward fixing the Gulf Coast. Similar legislative efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Sens. Mary Landrieu... more »
New information tonight on the Lafayette Housing Authority..
Fifteenth Judicial District Attorney Mike Harson is seeking fines from former LHA members Joe Dennis, John Freeman and Leon Simmons.
The fines stem from a closed-door meeting on October 26th.
Harson says the three men failed to publish a... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama endorsed a plan Tuesday to rehabilitate the Gulf of Mexico with some of the billions of dollars in water pollution fines expected from the companies responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the government's point person... more »