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  • Council rejects settlement talks in land dispute

    September 20, 2014 1:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed parish President Kevin Couhig to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing. The Advocate reports the council's 3-3 tie vote effectively rejected the... more »
  • Judge rejects sentence reconsideration

    April 6, 2014 5:33 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state district judge has refused to reconsider a 40-year sentence he gave to a Sulphur man who pleaded guilty to 40 counts of aggravated incest. Sheldon Edward Parker pleaded guilty before Judge David Ritchie in February 2013. Parker sexually abused a girl between Jan.... more »
  • Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition

    June 25, 2013 6:14 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice, saying that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border. Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has nothing to do with... more »
  • Judge rejects bid for new trial in Katrina case

    December 5, 2012 4:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected defense attorneys' claims that a video shot at the scene of deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina reveals new evidence warranting a new trial for five former police officers. The footage shot of the Danziger Bridge... more »
  • St. Helena police jury rejects plan to cut workers

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury declined to throw its support behind a member's proposal to economize by dismissing three parish employees and cutting a fourth from five days a week to three days a week. Jury President Jule Charles Wascom had proposed that Grants Administrator... more »
  • Monroe Council Rejects Sagging Pants Ordinance

    July 11, 2012 10:35 AM

    The Monroe City Council has rejected a proposed ordinance that called for fining people wearing sagging pants. The News-Star ( http://tnsne.ws/NnF38v ) reports that council members heard testimony Tuesday from residents who supported and opposed the measure before they unanimously voted against it. A lawyer representing the American Civil Liberties... more »
  • Judge rejects bid to stop Olympic rooftop missiles

    July 10, 2012 10:12 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A British judge has rejected a bid by residents of a London high- rise to stop having their building used as a missile base during the Olympic Games. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Tuesday that Britain's Ministry of Defense acted legally when it decided to put the weapons... more »
  • Louisiana Senate rejects smoking ban extension

    May 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has refused to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned, even after the measure was limited to state-owned buildings. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and many places of employment.... more »
  • 2-Cent Price Hike for First-Class Stamps Rejected

    September 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. In... more »
  • Court Rejects Bid to Restore Drilling Moratorium

    July 9, 2010 6:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not the final word on the Obama administration's fight to suspend... more »
  • Appeals Court Rejects New Trial for Black Panther

    June 21, 2010 8:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to grant a new trial to a former member of the Black Panther Party who was convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. U.S. District Judge James Brady had ruled in 2008 that Albert Woodfox's defense... more »

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