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  • Judge denies ex-official's request to dismiss case

    May 24, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to dismiss charges against the former director of a nonprofit housing agency who's accused of taking kickbacks from contractors. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on Friday rejected arguments to dismiss the case against Stacey Jackson, who was... more »
  • Education dept. again turns down records request

    October 3, 2012 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After saying last August that a public records request would be fulfilled, Louisiana's education department is again refusing to provide The Associated Press with records on how schools were chosen to participate in Gov. Bobby Jindal's new statewide voucher program. The Associated Press requested the records... more »
  • Calcasieu Board Says No to Charter Transportation

    July 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Calcasieu Parish School Board has denied a request to provide transportation to two charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation has requested a partnership involving Lake Charles Charter Academy, Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy, and the district regarding transportation. The foundation says the law... more »
  • Ex-St Helena police juror drops request for pay

    March 22, 2012 9:38 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The former president of the St. Helena Parish Police Jury has dropped his request that the parish return to him more than $100,000 in back pay that piled up after he waived his parish wages from 2005 to 2012. Frank Johnson, who was defeated last fall... more »
  • Welsh Council Turns Down Police's Request for More Patrols on I-10

    March 7, 2012 7:26 PM

    A controversial interstate patrol program is under review in Welsh. It's called the Traffic Enforcement Detail (TED), and has the potential to generate hundreds of thousand of dollars for the small town. But Welsh officials are hesitant to move full speed ahead with the program. A few years ago... more »
  • Welsh police officers' TED hours request denied

    March 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have denied a request by the police chief to increase the hours off-duty officers can work an interstate traffic enforcement detail. The American Press reports Police Chief Tommy Chaisson asked the council Tuesday to approve a measure to keep the program going at a... more »
  • ACLU Requests NOLA Police Records

    October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
  • Mall's training request goes regional

    September 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - When Pecanland Mall officials asked for some after-hours training for security workers, they got a whole lot more. Eight area agencies sent their special weapons and tactics teams over. The training scenario had disgruntled workers holding hostages, said Capt. Hank Smith of the Metro Narcotics Unit,... more »
  • State Farm: Homeowners Insurance Increase Request

    March 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has filed an average 9.9 percent rate increase request for homeowners coverage in Louisiana. State Farm is Louisiana's largest home insurer with just over 300,000 policyholders. In February, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon rejected the company's request for an average... more »

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