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  • Rule kicking in to stop electricity cutoffs

    July 12, 2011 5:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state utility regulator says a rule is kicking in that prevents electric utilities from cutting off customers when the heat index is at least 105 degrees. The same rule by the Public Service Commission also stops electricity and natural gas cutoffs when winter temperatures... more »
  • Government Seeks Stay of 'Don't ask, don't tell' Ruling

    October 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on... more »
  • Judge Rules in Abortion Clinic's License

    September 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge judge has indefinitely barred state health officials from enforcing the Sept. 3 suspension of a north Louisiana abortion clinic's license. During a hearing Tuesday, J.E. Cullens, who represents Hope Medical Group for Women, argued the Shreveport-based clinic is a law-abiding business that... more »
  • Judge to Rule on Satonia Small Case

    September 21, 2010 9:46 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A Caddo district judge will rule Sept. 30 on whether to acquit a Shreveport woman convicted of murder after her 6-year-old daughter died in an apartment fire while home alone with another child. Defense attorney Christopher Hatch filed the post-verdict motion Monday arguing that Satonia Small did... more »
  • Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

    August 26, 2010 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out... more »
  • Feds rule in favor of Vitter, Barbour, Pickering

    August 9, 2010 9:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities say there's no reason to believe Louisiana Sen. David Vitter's campaign violated the law by accepting a contribution from a political action committee of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Louisiana Democrats claimed the contribution from "Haley's PAC" was really from former Mississippi U.S. Rep. Chip... more »
  • Judge Rule by Wednesday: Overturn Moratorium

    June 21, 2010 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard two hours of arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by Hornbeck Offshore, a Covington, La.-based... more »
  • New Rule: La. Food Aid Won't Count BP Payments

    May 13, 2010 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Social Services says oil spill payments from BP PLC won't count as income for deciding who can get food cards and other cash-based aid programs. The department says that business accounts also won't count as assets. The rule is designed to... more »
  • Acadia Parish Approves New DWI Policy For Bus Drivers

    December 8, 2009 3:06 PM

    The Acadia Parish School Board adopted a new DWI policy during a scheduled school board meeting on December 7th. Officials say this is a proactive step in case they ever have an issue such as Lafayette school board had earlier this school year. Employees are now expected to... more »
  • Vermilion school policy: No cussin' or dissin'

    November 24, 2009 11:44 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish School Board says a new rule against cursing and putdowns applies to its own board members, too. Member Anthony Fontana says there's no way to penalize elected officials for cursing, and that includes board members. But fellow member Bill Searle says it does... more »

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