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The City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATC

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:44 GMT

An investigation by the Legislative Auditor is critical of the way the City of Scott sometimes disposes of surplus or old vehicles - but the city does not agree with the criticism. The auditor's report, which you can read by scrolling down, states that it is possible the city's occasional practice of trading in vehicles when buying a replacement might violate state law.

Today's artists channel 'Old Masters' in Louisiana Art & Science Museum's show

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:17:33 GMT

The answer is hanging in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum 's new show, "Contemporary Old Masters," which runs through Feb. 26. "All of the artists are represented by Forum Gallery in New York, which is dedicated to representational art," says Elizabeth Weinstein, the museum's curator. "The term 'old master' is slippery.

Officers searching for suspects accused of vandalizing Goose Creek bridge

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:12:08 GMT

St. John's scored three runs in the top of the 10th to hand Coastal Carolina 7-4 loss Monday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. St. John's scored three runs in the top of the 10th to hand Coastal Carolina 7-4 loss Monday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium.

Louisiana politician recall would be easier under Rep. Paul Hollis' proposal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:06:57 GMT

After witnessing a "charged public" fall short in its effort to kick St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan out of office, state Rep. Paul Hollis wants to make it easier for recall petitions to succeed in Louisiana's more populous voting districts. The Covington Republican told the House and Governmental Affairs Committee on Monday that he's seeking feedback on a potential bill for the regular legislative session that begins April 10. Hollis said he decided to move forward with a bill after gathering research and witnessing the failure to force a recall referendum on Galvan.

Louisiana has one-fifth as many public defenders as needed, study says

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:06:56 GMT

Louisiana's public defense system needs five times as many full-time equivalent attorneys as are presently employed to properly handle caseloads at the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse and other courthouses throughout the state, according to an American Bar Association-sponsored study. in The Louisiana Project , a joint study by the American Bar Association and the Baton Rouge-based accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville.

Congressman tells crowd: a It was black history that made America greata

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:00:02 GMT

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, delivered Monday morning the keynote speech at the 32nd Annual Black History Month Observance Breakfast at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. This is an excerpt of his remarks.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:37:24 GMT

Families Helping Families of Acadiana will present: Healthy Louisiana: "What does your Louisiana Health Plan Cover?" The meeting will be at Building C of the Clifton Chenier Center at 220 West Willow Street Thursday, February 23rd from 9:30am to 3:00pm. There will be a light lunch served.

Lacombe Heart Hospital's affiliated medical practice closing following hospital shutdown

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:19:54 GMT

Closure of the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe is continuing to have ripple effects in St. Tammany and two nearby parishes, led by an announcement Friday that a medical practice affiliated with the hospital is closing its seven locations by month's end. The hospital on La.

Car plunges into Louisiana river, killing Tennessee woman

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:08:51 GMT

Authorities say a Tennessee woman drowned after she apparently drove her car into the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Three other occupants escaped.

Authentic Creole Fat Tuesday meal served at Bell Tower Residence Feb. 28

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:08:15 GMT

Holy Cross Sister John Marie Simien will once again share her Creole roots through food at the Fat Tuesday Gumbo Supper. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Assisi Hall at Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living, 1500 O'Day St. Merrill.

Launch Louisiana brings 'Let's Rock' attitude to help rebuild flood-ravaged homes

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:02:41 GMT

Louisiana Launch organizer Janet Rhodus has been working since the flood to help those in need. Neither the orthopedic boot on her leg or her recent completion of chemotherapy stopped her from working on flooded houses.

LSU lands commitments from Evangel's Micah Baskerville, Ar'Darius Washington, Davin Cotton

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:54:49 GMT

LSU struck gold early Saturday afternoon, as the Evangel trio of linebacker Micah Baskerville, defensive lineman Davin Cotton and defensive back Ar'Darius Washington each gave head coach Ed Orgeron their verbal pledge at the LSU Boys From The Boot recruiting weekend. Each of the three prospects were recently ranked in the top 20 in-state prospects in the newly released Nifty 50 rankings, giving the Tigers a talented trio of defenders.

Shark attack victim Glenn Dickson in critical condition

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:50:43 GMT

'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with campaign rally in Florida after First Lady Melania led the crowd in The Lord's Prayer US and British spies uncover Kremlin 'plot to kill Montenegro's Prime Minister and overthrow the government in election day coup to stop country joining Nato' 'Shaping and spreading a skein of lies': Kellyanne Conway attacked by her alma mater's president in scathing letter rebuking Trump administration 550lb woman, 75, is found with her skin MOLDED to her chair after being left to sit in the same place for months Innocent man jailed for 24 years after being framed over a British tourist's murder in New Orleans is freed by two lawyers who exposed a jaw-dropping fit-up that shames the US legal system Teacher-turned-stripper who 'slept with her 17-year-old student hundreds of times' is sentenced to three ... (more)

Tim Gautreaux continues telling stories of south Louisiana

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:58:16 GMT

Tim Gautreaux, who writes about the lives of south Louisiana men and women, released a new collection of short stories in January. Tim Gautreaux, who writes about the lives of south Louisiana men and women, released a new collection of short stories in January.

Fake, real, Rainy Day? House moves budget cut bill

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:49:55 GMT

Fake, real, Rainy Day? House moves budget cut bill Amendments restore cuts to higher ed, safety net hospitals. Check out this story on House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, and House Democratic delegation Chairman Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, discuss the budget bill on the House floor Friday.

Louisiana Nifty 50 for 2018: Nos. 20-11

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:43:51 GMT

Gibson is an impressive all-around back. He runs with tremendous balance, has the wiggle needed to shake defenders in the open field, and is deceptively strong.

Edwards: Session meltdown unlikely

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:39:26 GMT

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he doesn't believe members of Louisiana's House of Representatives will allow the special session he called to fix the state's midyear budget deficit to end in a do-nothing stalemate even as many continue to resist using a full measure of the Rainy Day Fund. "At the end of the day I cannot imagine the House would allow the process to come crashing down," Edwards told reporters at the Capitol.