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Civil War reenactment, military exhibits planned at D.A. Varnado Museum
As part of a recent Civil War re-enactment, north shore resident Jennifer Strohpaul is dressed in typical clothing women would have worn in that time period as she demonstrates cooking from that era.
Fri May 17, 2013
High Pearl River will keep speckled trout from leaving Lake Pontchartrain, guides say
Capt. Kris Robert has been participating in what has been a fantastic speckled trout run along the Trestles in eastern Lake Pontchartrain.
Wed May 15, 2013
Bill increases salary for local tax assessors
The Senate backed a proposal to let local tax assessors bump up their salaries by 4 percent each year for four straight years, sending the bill to the House with a 28-10 vote Wednesday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Wednesday at the Legislature
To adopt the percentage change in the consumer price index for 2012 to be used by the treasury to calculate the minimum parish severance tax allocation for FY14 SB46 Provides for the payment of group insurance premiums of certain retirees of the clerk of court's office in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Mon May 13, 2013
No discipline for LSP captain after hunting run-in
An internal investigation into a run-in between State Police Capt. Kevin Devall and an immigration lawyer on a Washington Parish hunting lease has sustained two allegations against Devall, including conduct unbecoming an officer.
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The Jindal administration's budget does not contain $42 million in termination pay and unemployment costs for the 5,000-plus state employees losing jobs because of its privatization of LSU hospitals, according to a report issued Monday.
Sat May 11, 2013
It's all about teamwork'
"If you don't move together, you'll never succeed." That could be the motto for many things in life, but Don Lawson, of the Toronto Fire Service, was referring to dragon boat racing.
Thu May 09, 2013
Milne Home breaks ground near Covington
Milne Home marked its Louisiana homecoming with a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday morning near Covington where its new $11 million community for developmentally disabled adults will be built.
Wed May 08, 2013
Thu May 02, 2013
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Holden womans disappearance still a mystery after five years
Thursday marks five years since a woman vanished from her home in Livingston Parish.
Cancer Connection Support Group meets May 8 in Covington: Health notes
The Cancer Connection Support Group will meet May 8 in Covington. This support group is for individuals, family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Medicaid expansion bill clears Senate committee
A state Senate panel late Tuesday narrowly endorsed a revamped Medicaid expansion plan that would use the private insurance marketplace to provide health care coverage to Louisiana low-income adults.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Best of New Orleans
Leaders of the pack
Smokes are likely to continue to be comparatively cheap in Louisiana after Rep. Harold Ritchie , D-Bogalusa, pulled a bill April 22 that would have bumped the per-pack tax from 36 cents to $1.41. One day later, the House Ways & Means Committee snuffed out a plan by Rep.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Political Horizons: Legislature back to serving the governor
In the windshield wiper world of political commentary, the twilight of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration was widely accepted just a couple weeks ago.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
More cigarette tax bills fail
A second bid in two days to increase the state tobacco tax struck out with legislators Tuesday at the State Capitol.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Crump, Haymaker to receive Baton Rouge humanitarian award
Maxine Crump and Richard Haymaker are to be honored Thursday with the 34th annual Powell-Renznikoff Humanitarian Award by the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations.
Senate approves bill proposing new grading scale for TOPS scholarships
Legislation aimed at pushing students to sign up for more advanced high school courses by weighing their grades on a five-point scale when calculating TOPS scholarships passed the Louisiana Senate unopposed Tuesday.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
The Town Talk
Louisiana cigarette tax hike shelved amid opposition
BATON ROUGE -- A bid to raise cigarette taxes to the rates charged in neighboring Texas stalled in the House tax committee Monday, as lawmakers continue to show resistance to raising any of Louisiana's current tax rates.
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Cigarette tax hike shelved amid opposition
A bid to raise cigarette taxes by $1.05 per pack has stalled in the House tax committee, amid legislative resistance to tax increases.