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  • Speculation Driving Gun & Ammo Sales

    February 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers have pre-filed a handful of firearms bills. One of those bills proposes that if federal laws pass, banning or restricting semi-automatic firearms, those laws would not be enforceable in Louisiana. That's if federal law tries to ban or restrict anyone from owning a semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory... more »
  • Labor: Louisiana day cares violating wage laws

    July 13, 2012 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor says more north Louisiana child care businesses are paying workers a legal wage after a crackdown by the Wage and Hour Division. But it says a majority of such businesses in Bossier, Caddo, East Carroll, Lincoln and Ouachita parishes are still... more »
  • New Laws go into effect Sunday- Texting and Driving one of them

    August 14, 2010 7:28 PM

    Let's admit it- if you can text, you've probably tapped your phone while driving. "I see women all the time with children in the car," Abbey Bandali said. "(They're) weaving in and out of traffic." Bailey Bobbitt says, "look over and sure enough, they're texting or talking... more »
  • New Laws Soon Including Ban on Teen Sexting

    August 10, 2010 7:15 PM

    Sunday August 15, 2010 several new laws take effect in Louisiana. One makes herbal incense illegal. Tuesday, smoke shops and convenience stores in Lafayette were busy with customers trying to buy "fake pot" before the stuff is officially illegal. It goes by many names: K-2, Voo-Doo, Serenity and Spice. Users... more »
  • Lawsuit challenges new La. abortion laws

    August 6, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions. The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge claims the... more »
  • Price Gouging Laws Are Now in Effect

    July 23, 2010 4:21 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit the raising of prices... more »
  • Louisiana Price Gouging Laws are Now in Effect

    April 29, 2010 5:05 PM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)---Louisiana price gouging laws are now in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal in response to the oil spill along the Louisiana coast. Price gouging is when a seller prices merchandise much higher than is reasonable or fair. The price gouging statutes prohibit... more »
  • Tweaking Louisiana Current Laws

    March 29, 2010 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on low-riding pants and on the cameras that snap photos of motorists who run red lights. The expansion of term-limits for elected officials. Tweaks in state ethics laws. A new twist on the crackdown against cockfighting. Apparently state budget woes haven't sidetracked lawmakers... more »
  • THE RANT: Should Louisiana's Gun Laws Be Loosened?

    March 25, 2010 1:08 PM

    THE RANT: Do you think that gun laws in Louisiana should be loosened? A new bill lists locations such as state parks as areas where a guns could be carried. Do you agree with this change? CLICK HERE or Email your RANT to hoyt.harris@katctv.com BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)... more »
  • D.O.T. Bans Driving While Texting..For Some

    January 26, 2010 11:10 PM

    The Department of Transportation is trying to put the breaks on a very dangerous trend. According to a USA Today poll, 80% of all accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Drivers who text are 6 times more likely to get in an accident according to a msnbc poll.... more »
  • New laws take effect in La

    December 30, 2009 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen new state statutes take effect with the start of the new year. Some are arcane or technical changes to existing laws while others are more sweeping. The new statutes will: -Increase the minimum auto insurance liability coverage required for drivers, boosting... more »
  • US Secretary of Labor on Wage and Hour Division's

    November 19, 2009 1:35 PM

    Statement by US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Wage and Hour Division's increased enforcement and outreach efforts: WASHINGTON - ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the increased enforcement and outreach efforts of the department's Wage and Hour Division: "There... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    September 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Watch Out for Flashing Lights!

    September 22, 2009 7:50 PM

    We see school buses every day. But how familiar are you with the laws requiring you to stop? It's that time of day, kids at Woodvale Elementary are lining up on this rainy afternoon, ready to board the bus. A common route that each rider is familiar with. ... more »

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