SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish authorities say state cuts left a $2.9 million hole in the juvenile justice system. Director of Juvenile Services Clay Walker tells The Times that the parish transferred $3.1 million from its Criminal Justice Fund to plug the hole. But he says there's too little... more »
KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State officials have reduced the speed limit on a stretch of U.S. Highway 190 in hopes of reducing the danger of cars or trucks colliding with animals displaced by the opening of the Morganza Spillway gates. The usual 60-mile-per-hour speed limit between the towns of... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is planning to ask food companies and restaurants to cut back on advertising unhealthy foods to children. Under guidelines obtained by The Associated Press, companies would be urged only to market foods to children ages 2 through 17 if they are low in fats,... more »
Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder.
For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport.
"If the speed limit is 75,... more »
Do you think the speed limit should be increased from 70 to 75 MPH on rural sections of I-49 from mile-marker 23 near Ville Platte on northward to Shreveport? We want to hear your rant! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We could air your rant tonight at 10.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to limit the liability of Mardi Gras float-builders for damage, injuries or death during parades has been scuttled. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Jeff Arnold had passed the Louisiana House. But a Senate committee voted 2-1 against the measure Tuesday. Opponents argued... more »
There is a now a time limit on how long trains can block railroad crossings in Iberia Parish. The parish council unanimously decided, railroad cars cannot block a crossing for more than ten minutes without stopping to allow traffic to flow. Railroad companies will be fined $500 or owners could... more »