BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party says it's launching an anti-tobacco tax ad Friday on radio stations around Louisiana. According to a script released by the GOP, former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston narrates the 30-second ad, which urges people to call their lawmakers and tell them to... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new board is now running the City of New Orleans' railroad system. The first meeting of the all-new board for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad met Tuesday evening. Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for a complete overhaul after reports of lavish spending by the railroad's... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Officials say about 700 accounts, representing about 10 percent of all customers in Opelousas, have not been paying for water use, costing the city up to $25,000 a month. An electronic water metering system is finally up and running and the residents are now being required... more »
With adults trying to stay in shape amidst their busy lives, injuries are becoming more common.
One local athlete, Gaye Alexander, now runs marathons, after doctors told her she would never run again.
"He said ‘you know, your running career is probably done;' so of course I had... more »
DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) - Folks in Delcambre with a taste for fresh seafood will like a new program set up by the port. An internet link will allow consumers to place their orders with commercial fishermen while the boats are still out at sea. According to the LSU AgCenter, in... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have arrested a 28-year-old man they say was running a hiring scam when he was meeting with potential "employees" at a local motel. Police said about 20 men were there Monday to meet with Dereius Davis of Alexandria, who said he could hire them... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette businessman and Gulf War veteran says he is running for the U.S. Senate. In his announcement Monday, Mike Spears said: "It's time to re-ignite the fight for liberty, to take the Tea Party into the halls of Congress, to take back our country." Spears... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state Republican Party announced Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor this fall. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere said he was launching a campaign focused on economic development, tourism promotion and conservative values. "We need strong, principled leaders who... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Time is running out for a Powerball winner to claim a $20,000 prize. The winning ticket, purchased at a truck stop on Highway 1 South in Port Allen, is set to expire April 22 unless the prize is claimed by 5 p.m. on that date. The... more »