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  • Ex-La. lawmaker denied early end to sentence

    September 20, 2013 4:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has refused to cut short the court's supervision of a former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier sentenced former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd to 37 months in prison followed by three... more »
  • Lawmaker: Speeding train kills 35 in eastern India

    August 19, 2013 3:43 AM

    PATNA, India (AP) - A train ran over Hindu pilgrims crossing railroad tracks in eastern India early Monday, killing at least 35 people, and an angry mob beat the driver severely and set fire to coaches in retaliation, officials said. The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at the station in... more »
  • Lawmaker Goes Undercover in the Classroom

    February 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    Acadiana teachers are hopeful after an education forum sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Educators and KATC. More than one hundred twenty people attended Thursday night's forum at the David Thibodeaux Stem Academy in Lafayette and it was one of the largest crowds so far. Louisiana Association of Educators... more »
  • Lawmaker Proposes Regulating Traffic Camera Programs

    April 10, 2012 7:18 PM

    The traffic camera debate is taking center stage among State lawmakers Tuesday, with one legislator hoping to place regulations on red light and speed cameras. If Representative Jeff Arnold's bill passes, drivers wouldn't receive a ticket if driving less than ten miles over the speed limit. The second bill proposes... more »
  • Lawmaker rewrites collective bargaining proposal

    April 6, 2012 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has backed a watered-down version of a proposal that initially sought to open collective bargaining negotiations between local government agencies and labor unions to the public. Instead, amid complaints from unions that negotiate for firefighters, police officers and teachers, Republican Rep. Tony... more »
  • Lawmaker: National Guard should police New Orleans

    March 2, 2012 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans lawmaker wants to give the governor the authority to call in the Louisiana National Guard to help police the city, which has seen continued murder rates higher than in other large municipalities. Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat who is running for a... more »
  • New Orleans lawmaker: Rename Danziger Bridge

    March 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans lawmaker wants to rename the notorious Danziger Bridge, the site of deadly shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Democratic Rep. Wesley Bishop has proposed a bill to name the span the Madison-Brissette Memorial Bridge, after the two men who were killed: 17-year-old James Brissette... more »
  • Baton Rouge lawmaker heads back to Democrats

    July 6, 2011 6:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Rep. Michael Jackson of Baton Rouge has returned to the Democratic Party, after becoming an independent three years ago in a failed bid for Congress. Jackson switched back to the Democrats on May 31, according to records filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State's... more »
  • Lawmaker: Too Soon to Commit on Map Redesign

    February 16, 2011 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the Louisiana House committee that will lead the redesign of the state's political maps is advising lawmakers against committing to any map designs yet. Ruston Rep. Rick Gallot, chairman of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, gave that piece of advice to... more »
  • Ex-lawmaker asks judge to toss conviction

    January 25, 2011 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money claims one of his attorneys instructed him to falsify records to fool federal authorities. Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd is asking a judge to throw out his conviction because he allegedly... more »
  • Penalties for Going Against Lafayette Lawmaker

    March 31, 2010 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker says a few lawmakers will lose their current committee assignments because of their votes against Tucker's choice for the House's No. 2 leader. Tucker said Wednesday that the lawmakers weren't losing prized committee seats because they... more »
  • Lafayette Lawmaker Heads House

    March 29, 2010 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House chose Lafayette Rep. Joel Robideaux as its No. 2 leader Monday, after an unusually tight and public battle over the job that had been decided behind the scenes for the last two decades. Robideaux, an independent, defeated Democratic Rep. Noble Ellington in... more »

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