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Local group files amended suit against Commonwealth Advisors

A group of local retirees who lost millions of dollars in life savings they had invested with Commonwealth Advisors has filed an amended lawsuit against the firm and its owner, Walter Morales, raising new allegations in

DATE: April 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. committee supports removing unconstitutional anti-sodomy law

A House committee narrowly agreed today to advance Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith's bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex. The Associated Press reports the criminal justice...

DATE: April 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: US Secretary of the Navy to deliver LSU commencement address … Survey shows LSU professors' wages relatively low … La. courts lack effective collection method, audit says

At the podium: Ray Mabus, the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and leader of America's Navy and Marine Corps, is set to deliver the keynote address during LSU's spring commencement exercises on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. As...

DATE: April 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Bill would allow concealed guns in La. restaurants

A bill allowing concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police officers to come armed to restaurants serving alcohol has the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. The Associated Press reports the committee voted 9-3 to advance the...

DATE: April 02, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. lawmakers to take up 'Advocate' and 'Times-Pic' battle over legal notices

La. lawmakers to take up 'Advocate' and 'Times-Pic' battle over legal notices

The newspaper war between The Advocate and The Times-Picayune has spilled over into the Legislature, where several bills have been filed that would allow The New Orleans Advocate to bid on publishing lucrative legal ads in...

DATE: March 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Judge upholds La. police pension bid to access Hershey records regarding African child laborers

Hershey Co., the largest chocolate maker in the U.S., was ordered Tuesday to face a lawsuit by a Louisiana police pension fund that's seeking to force it to turn over records about cocoa from African farms that may use illegal child labor. Bloomberg...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Share of La. private-sector workers with employer-sponsored retirement plans shrinking, report says

Between 2000 and 2012, the share of private-sector workers in Louisiana who participated in an employer-sponsored retirement plan shrank from roughly 48% to 39.5%. According to a new state-by-state analysis of the economic pressures facing future...

DATE: March 05, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Jindal proposing new court program for veterans

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'll ask lawmakers to create a specialized court program to treat military veterans convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. The Associated Press reports the program would be modeled after the state's "drug court" program, which...

DATE: February 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. juvenile justice leader defends Jetson closure

The head of Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice apologized today for upsetting people by abruptly closing the youth prison near Baton Rouge and moving its inmates in the middle of the night. But The Associated Press reports that Mary Livers,...

DATE: February 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

<i>Gravity</i> always wins

Gravity always wins

In theaters Friday: Pompeii, Three Days to Kill

DATE: February 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

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